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Even A Small Meal For A Doctor Can Tip The Balance For A Brand-Name Drug

Researchers say the time doctors spend with drug company representatives when they are dropping off meals is probably more important than the food in influencing prescription choices.
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The Brexit Vote And What's At Stake For Europe And The US

British voters go to the polls on Thursday to decide whether or not to stay in the European Union: Join us to discuss what an exit vote could mean for the U.S., remaining EU members and the postwar structure of Europe.

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Workers Find Safe Spaces In Private Slack Channels, But How Safe Are They?

Workers always find ways to confide — through sign language on assembly lines or now, digitally, on private Slack channels. But privacy experts warn these spaces may not be as safe as they seem.
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Silicon Valley's Bloody Plant Burger Smells, Tastes And Sizzles Like Meat

Impossible Foods took a high-tech approach to creating a meat-free burger that replicates the real thing. It's all designed to tempt carnivores to eat less meat. And it's set to hit restaurants soon.
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Low Oil Prices Fuel Reconsideration Of Petroleum Reserves

The Department of Energy is considering the future of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Some argue it's no longer needed or should be smaller because U.S. oil production has increased.
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Darjeeling 2.0: Last Auction Of India's 'Champagne Of Teas' Goes Digital

Darjeeling is one of India's most prized and priciest teas. For over a century, it was sold at live auctions steeped in tradition, with all due pomp. But the last of those auctions ended this month.
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Big U.S. Companies Are Weighing In On This Week's 'Brexit' Vote, Too

U.S. firms that do business in the United Kingdom, such as Mars and Chase, are speaking out against the idea of the U.K. leaving the EU. They say it would complicate their operations in Europe.
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Vehicle Blamed For 'Star Trek' Actor's Death Was Subject Of Recall

Anton Yelchin, who played the role of Pavel Chekov, died after he was pinned against a fence by his SUV. He might have fallen victim to a defect that prompted Jeep to send warning letters to owners.
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Are Millennials Chocolate Chip-o-crites?

Millennials profess to care about ethical sourcing when grocery shopping. But a study of chocoholics ages 18-35 shows just how different values and behavior can sometimes be.
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The Big Costco Credit Card Switcheroo

As of Monday, Costco has officially moved on from its 16-year relationship with American Express and is now partnered with Visa.

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