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Doge At 'Dega: Dogecoin Sponsors Race Car

Back in March, when a someone posted on the social media site Reddit that NASCAR driver Josh Wise was without a sponsor, the Dogecoin community stepped in. Now the car is ready to race at Talladega.
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Dartmouth Celebrates 50 Years Of BASIC Computer Language

The new programming language, developed five decades ago, didn't require code to be entered on punch cards. It also allowed computer novices to begin programming without a lot of academic training.
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Merger Possible In Home Entertainment Industry

AT&T wants to purchase satellite TV provider DirecTV, as The Wall Street Journal first reported. The deal would likely be worth around $40 billion.
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Senate Republicans Block Bill To Raise Federal Minimum Wage

One of the Democrats top election themes this year was stopped cold in the Senate on Wednesday. Republicans successfully blocked Democrats from even taking up a bill to raise the minimum wage.
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Seattle Proposal Would Raise City's Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

Seattle politicians are likely to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour this year — the highest big-city wage in the nation. But some of the city's business owners are leery of the $15 mark.
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Is It Still College Without Football?

Temple University in Pennsylvania and the New College of Florida are keeping costs low by cutting amenities and some varsity sports. But will running this play make them less attractive to applicants?
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High-Tech Maker Spaces: Helping Little Startups Make It Big

Inventing a new product is hard if you can't afford to build a prototype. Enter maker spaces, workshops boasting shared high-tech tools. Entrepreneurs love them, and big backers are taking notice.
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Twitter CEO Hopes To Attract Users By Clearing The Clutter

Dick Costolo calls the @ sign "scaffolding" that gets in the way of clear communication. And he says Twitter has to bridge the gap between the brand's global awareness and user engagement.
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Renegade Cider Makers Get Funky To Cope With Apple Shortage

Few U.S. farmers grow the tannic apples traditionally used to make hard cider. So craft cider makers are using eating apples and adding chili, chocolate and tropical juices to boost their flavor.
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Widening Sanctions On Russia Rattle Some In Western Oil Industry

The latest round of sanctions against Russia has created a lot of uncertainty for U.S. and European oil and gas companies. They're growing concerned that another round of sanctions could target Russia's energy sector, jeopardizing Western oil companies' activities there.

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