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CES: 35 Football Fields of Gizmos Galore

You can never be too thin seems to be the mantra at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Ultra-thin laptops and slender next-generation TVs are being showcased along with thousands of other gadgets and gizmos. The show is so massive that if you walked from booth to booth you would travel more than 15 miles.
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Budget Director To Take Over Chief Of Staff Duties

White House Chief of Staff William Daley is stepping down from his post and will be replaced by Budget Director Jack Lew. Over the summer Lew was deeply involved in negotiations to raise the debt ceiling. Daley has only been on the job for about a year.
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Texas Asks Feds To Delay Health Insurance Rebate Plan

Under the Affordable Care Act, health plans that spend too much on administrative costs instead of medical care are required to offer rebates to customers. Some states, such as Texas, aren't ready for this change just yet.
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Hard Day's Delight: A School Of Rock, At The Office

There's no better way to build a team than to start a band, say the executives of one telecom firm who met while playing music. Soon, their employees will play against each other in a companywide battle of the bands. The only rule is they have to pick an instrument they don't already know how to play.
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News From CES: Some Ford Vehicles Will Give Drivers Voice Control Of NPR's App

The latest version of NPR's mobile news application can be controlled using your voice in some Ford vehicles.
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A TV That Watches You? Must Be Time For The Consumer Electronics Show

A TV set from Lenovo will respond to voice commands and know who you are by using facial recognition.
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Seeking Female Founders In The Tech Startup Scene

The founders of Google, Facebook and Twitter are all male. Only 4 percent of one high-profile tech incubator's grants went to groups with a female founder. But the leader of a new startup accelerator for women says, "That next visionary is ... going to be wearing a skirt and a great pair of shoes."
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People Want More Coins, That's A Good Sign For The Economy

The United States Mint says demand for quarter, dimes, nickels, and pennies was up this year. During the financial crisis, demand for coins hit record lows as people dug into their piggy banks and coin jars for extra cash.

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