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The Key To Keeping Lice At Bay? A Lot Of Hot Air

When kids are infested with head lice, a certain amount of panic — even desperation — can spread through a household. Parasite expert Dale Clayton knows that nightmare all too well, but now he also has a solution — using hot air to dry lice out and kill them and their eggs.
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What Makes Gas Prices Continue To Rise?

Why does a gallon of gas at the pump cost an average of $3.93? Why might it soon hit $4? Robert Siegel asks Robin West, the chairman of PFC Energy, an energy consulting firm.
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Hacking For Sale: Lucrative Deals For Security Firms

Security firms like Vupen are selling hacking techniques to the highest bidder — typically government agencies — for six-figure price tags. Audie Cornish talks to Forbes reporter Andy Greenberg about the market for security vulnerabilities and who's buying them.
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AOL Sale The Latest Shot In Tech Patent War

AOL is selling a trove of patents to Microsoft for about $1.1 billion. The announcement sent AOL's share price soaring. A shareholder group had been complaining that the struggling company hadn't acted to realize the value of its patents. Many tech companies have been moving aggressively to assemble large patent portfolios as they battle over intellectual property.
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Cause Marketing and Ethical Branding

Whether it's saving yogurt lids to beat breast cancer or buying a particular brand of diapers to help vaccinate poor children, we are increasingly encouraged to do good by going shopping. Diane and her guests explore the world of consumer marketing and philanthropy.

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Facebook Is Buying Instagram

The social networking site is paying a reported $1 billion in stock and cash for the photo-sharing app.
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Fresh Air Remembers Mike Wallace Of '60 Minutes'

The CBS News correspondent who became famous for his two-fisted interview style and hard-hitting interviews with politicians, celebrities and newsmakers died Saturday. He was 93. Fresh Air remembers Wallace with excerpts from a 2005 interview.
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Sony Reportedly Cutting 10,000 Jobs

The one-time leader in entertainment technology has fallen behind rivals like Apple and Samsung, losing money for four straight years. But Sony's new CEO is trying to turn it around. According to Japanese news reports and the Wall Street Journal, that involves eliminating 10,000 jobs worldwide — about 6 percent of its overall workforce.

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