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Apple Upgrade Tracks Customers Even When Marketing Apps Are Off

Apple's Bluetooth-based customer tracking system, iBeacon, just got better, if you ask marketers. But privacy researchers aren't so sure.
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Florida's Freshwater Springs Attract Vacationers

Florida is most popular for its beaches and theme parks but it has hundreds of freshwater springs too. In central Florida, no springs may be more prized than those at Ichetucknee Springs State Park.
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Retailers Want Your Tax Refund

It's the deadline to file your taxes. And if you're getting a money back, retailers want it. They're offering sales and promotions to separate you from your hard-earned refund.
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2 Senior Executives Leave General Motors

The departures of the senior vice presidents for Communications and for Human Resources, follows on the heels of strong criticism of the company's handling of the recall of nearly 2.6 million cars.
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The 7.5 Million Insured Through Obamacare Are Only Part Of The Story

Millions signed up for health insurance through state exchanges and HealthCare.gov. But another several million bypassed the exchanges and bought health coverage directly from insurers.
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A Small Tablet Company Brings High-Tech Hopes To Haiti

A tablet computer assembled in Port-au-Prince makes the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation the latest player on the high-tech stage. Economists hope such jobs help grow Haiti's middle class.
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Social Security Chief: Women Live Longer, So They Should Save Early

For women, lower average career earnings translate into smaller Social Security payments. Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin says women shouldn't wait to start saving for retirement.
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Ooops! US Airways Accidentally Includes Lewd Photo In Tweet

Airlines commonly use Twitter to address the concerns of customers. When US Airways did that Monday, its response included a graphic picture of a naked woman.
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When The Wealthy Need Cash, Pawn Shops Can Be Appealing

The pawnbroker Borro has high-end customers, but it's not the only pawn shop that caters to the wealthy. Why are the rich turning to a type of credit usually associated with lower-income clients?
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Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways

Servers and bartenders say those addictive glowing screens are changing restaurant experiences, and not for the better. "This is just sort of the new norm," psychology professor Thomas Plante says.

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