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Microsoft's Windows 10 Is Now On 75 Million Devices, Company Says

Microsoft vice president Yusuf Mehdi announced Tuesday that the new operating system is running in 192 countries and on a wide range of devices, including ones made as early as 2007.
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Why French Winemakers Are Seeing The World Through Rosé-Colored Glasses

Many vintners in southern France used to make a few bottles of rosé only for themselves. Now demand for the pale, dry wine has skyrocketed, transforming the lives of the region's winemakers.
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Investors' Biggest Enemy Could Be Their Natural Instincts

Panicked selling after stocks have already crashed in value is a lousy investment strategy. But our human brains send us all kinds of bad impulses when it comes to investing.
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China's Missteps Tarnish A Reputation For Economic Management

China's leaders were, until recently, seen as highly competent in managing the economy. But a bungled currency devaluation and a stock market collapse have challenged the conventional wisdom.
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Spilled Sewage Forces Closure Of Hawaii's Famed Waikiki Beach

During the height of summer tourist season, miles of beaches have been closed. Flooding from heavy rains caused more than 500,000 gallons of waste to overflow from manholes and cascade into the surf.
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Louisiana Finds Tracking Government Vehicles By GPS Saves Money

Louisiana has become the first state to track nearly all of its government vehicles. It's hoped to cut down on fuel use and prevent accidents. And, the project is off to a good start.
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U.S. Investors Watch Nervously As Retirement Funds Drop

The stock market lately is giving indigestion to some people who told their financial advisers that they're ok with moderate risk. Others are just trying to tune out the roller-coaster market news.
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Why Can't We Bet On U.S. Elections? Blame 16th Century Rome

You can spend millions on lobbyists or ads to influence the presidential election, but it is mostly illegal to bet on who will win the White House. But centuries ago, people bet on the papal election.
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Beyond Jane Fonda Tapes: Home Workouts Go Virtual

In New York City, an instructor leads an indoor cycling class while participants at home around the country ride along — and compete with other riders — on special bikes outfitted with tablets.
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Online Magazine Searches For The Worst Store Name Puns

NPR's Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish talk to Reyhan Harmanci of the website Atlas Obscura about its reader contest to select the worst businesses that use puns in their names.

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