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For $1.1 Billion, Facebook Snaps Up Instagram

Success for the popular photo-sharing app Instagram has been sudden and dramatic. Founded in 2010 by two Stanford University graduates, it now has 27 million users.
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'Do Not Track' Web Browser Option Gains Steam

Government regulators in the U.S. and Europe are putting pressure on the online advertising industry to adopt a new Web browser option called "do not track." The option is designed to offer users more privacy from the websites they visit — but there's still no consensus on precisely how much privacy the feature should provide.
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For Freelancers, Landing A Workspace Gets Harder

Many freelance workers opt to work in co-working spaces, where they rent cubicles and other office resources by the day or the month. Now, some companies, in an attempt to promote a certain environment, are becoming increasingly selective about who can work in their space.
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Calif.'s Prescription-Drug Monitoring System Feels Pain From Budget Cuts

Dozens of states electronically track the prescriptions for powerful narcotics like Vicodin and OxyContin to root out pill-shopping patients and unscrupulous doctors. But in California, a relentless budget crisis is threatening that system and causing deep concern among doctors and law enforcement.
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Unemployed Greeks Look To Create Their Own Jobs

Many young Greeks are worried that the nation's economy will take years to recover. Some are leaving for jobs abroad, but a few are starting businesses in the midst of the worst recession in decades.
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Federal Court To Weigh Graphic Cigarette Labels

A federal appeals court considers Tuesday how far the government can go in forcing a business — in this case cigarette makers — to warn consumers about its product. The FDA wants large, graphic warning labels on cigarettes to scare smokers, but tobacco companies say that violates their right to free speech.
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Why Matzo Makers Love Regulation

It's very difficult to make matzo in accordance with kosher law. That means fewer competitors for the matzo giants.

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