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USDA creates new government certification for GMO-free

The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Sally Beauty confirms data breach

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. confirmed Thursday that there was an “illegal intrusion” into its payment card systems, marking the company’s second data breach in just over a year. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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GM to invest $1 billion in Detroit-area tech center

General Motors Co. plans to spend $1 billion on construction and renovations at its Detroit-area technical center, a top-to-bottom overhaul aimed at boosting innovation and employee attraction... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Profiles of Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment victims

Eight people were killed in an Amtrak train derailment Tuesday night in Philadelphia. The victims include an Associated Press employee, a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, a Wells Fargo... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Twitter founder feeling 'Super' as he heads in new direction

Biz Stone knows abandoning a struggling project to try something else can be a smart move. After all, he was part of a team that dumped the seldom-heard podcasting service Odeo nearly a decade ago... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Toyota, Mazda announce 'long-term partnership' in technology

Toyota Motor Corp. and Japanese rival Mazda are expanding their partnership to a long-term one focusing on technologies in the areas of safety and fuel efficiency. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Verizon Wireless, Sprint settle allegations of bogus charges

Verizon Wireless will pay $90 million and Sprint $68 million to settle charges that the mobile giants allowed phony charges on their customers' monthly bills so they could keep a cut of the profit,... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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For marketers, e-sports enticing to reach millennials

The latest ally in competitive gaming's fight for mainstream awareness just might be marketers. Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Tech exec's loss raises question: How to grieve and work?

What happened to Sheryl Sandberg could happen to anyone: The woman who wrote the book on balancing career and family will have to figure out how soon she will return to her high-profile job... Read more »

May 7, 2015

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High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents

Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home... Read more »

May 5, 2015

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Google embeds engineers as professors

Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course. Read more »

May 3, 2015

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Summer camps with a mission: To create cybersecurity experts

At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about... Read more »

May 2, 2015

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Japan prime minister touts economic synergy with US in visit

The United States and Japan will work toward strengthened economic ties, including promoting more direct investment in each other's markets and approval of a Pacific trade agreement, officials said... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Inked and irked: Apple Watch users report tattoo problems

It's an annoying problem for the unlucky few: the Apple Watch's heart rate monitor and even some other features might not work if you have a tattoo on your wrist. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Crowdfunding: Where social media meets innovation

A decade ago, launching a startup venture was a “pipe dream” for most people, even in the “land of opportunity” that is the United States. Today, more small businesses are... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Japanese premier to tout bullet train in California visit

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is starting a three-day visit to California with plans to check out some of the region's tech innovations, lend support to expanded commercial ties and even promote... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Would animals swim differently on an alien planet?

If finned swimming animals evolved in an ocean on an alien world, what would they look like? Quite possibly a lot like the ones on Earth, a team of researchers says. Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Forget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event

The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal

After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat's home... Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Review: Getting your Apple Watch? Here's how to use it

Apple Watches are arriving Friday to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago. Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Google posts mixed 1Q results amid new threats to company

Google has been looking more vulnerable as a technological upheaval nibbles at its dominance in Internet search, while the company also deals with a potentially massive regulatory headache in... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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First lady: Tech industry to train, hire 90,000 veterans

Michelle Obama announced Thursday that the technology industry has promised to hire and train 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years — the latest private-sector... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Wall Street odds don't favor Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal

Wall Street appears increasingly convinced Comcast's $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable is dead. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Volvo prepares to send 'Made in China' cars to US

On the verge of exporting the first "Made in China" cars to the United States, Volvo is determined to show they are as good as vehicles it produces in Europe. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Want to get married — or stay single? Move to these states

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Single? In a relationship? Married? Your relationship status may depend a lot on the city that you're living in. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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