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For $3 Billion, Apple Buys Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics

The deal brings hip-hop producers Dr. Dre and Jimmy lovine into the Apple fold. And it also marks a strategic shift for the company, which has always eschewed splashy acquisitions.
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Authors Angered Over Amazon's Dispute With Publisher Hachette

Amazon wants better terms for print and e-books and is refusing pre-orders for upcoming Hachette books, and slowing delivery for those already ordered. Authors are complaining on the Internet.
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Lifting Ban On Crude Oil Exports Would Boost U.S. Economy

Ending the four-decade ban on U.S. crude oil exports would lower gasoline prices, create jobs and boost government revenues, according to a study by the energy arm of IHS, a global consulting firm.
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Apple Buys Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics For $3 Billion

Apple's acquisition of the audio equipment and subscription streaming music service co-founded by Dre and record-producer Jimmy Iovine is the computer-maker's largest-ever such purchase.
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Google's Attempt To Make A Self-Driving Car: Big Idea Or Bad Idea?

Google is getting into the automobile business. Since the industry is littered with failed upstarts and revolutionary ideas, NPR's Sonari Glinton asks: Why would anyone want to do that?
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Study Questions Need For Employer Health Care Requirement

The component of Obamacare that requires employers to provide health insurance has been delayed twice. Now, groups on both sides of the political spectrum are arguing to get rid of it altogether.
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The Anatomy Of A Corporate Tweet: 140 Characters In 45 Days

Business Insider reporter Aaron Taube recently took a look at the world of corporate social media, where writing a 140-character tweet can take up to 45 days. He explains the long and careful process.
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Church Group Announces Boycott Of NPR Over 'Tell Me More' Cancellation

The National Black Church Initiative is calling for its members not to give money to NPR, telling the network it "has abandoned the African American community, and we must turn a deaf ear to you."
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SnapChat CEO's Emails Didn't Disappear, Come Back To Shame Him

The CEO of the self-destructing messaging platform Snapchat says he's "mortified" his misogynistic fraternity emails were made public.
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Big Breweries Move Into Small Beer Town — And Business Is Hopping

With 18 craft breweries, Asheville, N.C., has become a sort of Napa Valley of beer. Now the city is getting an infusion of new suds and cash as large, out-of-state breweries build facilities nearby.

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