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New Initiative Aims To Encourage Diversity In Kids' Publishing

A nonprofit organization called First Book is planning to buy up and distribute thousands of childrens' books in order to convince publishers that a market exists for diverse characters and cultures.
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The Merits Of Income Inequality: What's The Right Amount?

Economists say too much income inequality is a bad thing. But they also say some inequality is necessary, and even good for society. Here are suggestions for finding that balance.
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In 'Clash Of The Financial Pundits,' Clarity For The Investor?

Millions of Americans get their financial advice from high-profile pundits on talk radio and cable television. The new book Clash of the Financial Pundits looks at how they affect our investments.
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Tech Week: The Right To Be Forgotten And The Open Internet

In this week's roundup, a European court says private citizens will be able to get Google to remove certain search results. And, a look at what's next for the FCC's Internet regulations.
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Apple, Google, Agree To Drop Patent Infringement Dispute

The highest-profile suit between the two companies involved one patent essential to the way cellphones operate on a 3G network.
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FDA Dangles Golden Ticket To Spur Drugs For Neglected Diseases

The Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new drug for leishmaniasis came with a voucher that can be redeemed to speed up the approval of a much more lucrative drug in the future.
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Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

Like the nature of white-collar work itself, the concept and design of the office has evolved over more than a century, from the counting-houses of nineteenth-century clerks to the cubicles we love to hate. Author Nikil Saval joins us to explore the history of our workspaces.

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Will Soda Lovers Drink To Less Sugar?

U.S. sales of sugared and diet sodas have slumped. So soda-makers are trying to win back consumers with new flavors and less sugar. But historically, midcalorie sodas haven't sold very well.
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Regulating the Sharing Economy: Rules for Uber and Airbnb

As upstarts like Uber and Airbnb challenge stalwarts in the taxi and hotel industries, cities are struggling to encourage innovation while still ensuring fairness and public safety.

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Feds Slap GM With $35 Million Penalty For Safety Law Violations

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that General Motors has entered into a consent decree with the U.S. government, a response to how the company handled its ignition switch recall. As part of the agreement, GM will pay a record penalty of $35 million.

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