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Supreme Court Rules Against Patents For Abstract Ideas

At issue in the case, Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International: Do software inventions get the same kinds of patent protections as other inventions? The court's decision was unanimous.
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American Apparel Ousts Its Controversial Founder, Dov Charney

The company said it made the decision in the wake of allegations of misconduct against Charney. It did not elaborate. He has been subject to past lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct.
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Free College For All: Dream, Promise Or Fantasy?

The movement for free tuition is growing. Time to look a gift horse in the mouth.
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Three Unions Approve Contracts With DCPS

Unions representing principals, classroom aides and custodians at DCPS have given the thumbs up to new contracts, sending them to the D.C. Council for approval.

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China Forges Stronger Economic Ties With Greece

China is one of the largest investors in Greece, and has poured money into the country at a time when other investors balked. Beijing wants Greece to be its gateway to Europe's marketplaces.
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American Apparel Fires Its Controversial CEO

Dov Charney was the founder of the sweatshop-free clothing company. He's been forced out amid an investigation into alleged misconduct
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When It Comes To Dating, Some People Have A Type

Match.com is partnering with another service to offer facial-recognition technology. It will compare photos of clients' exes with database photos in the hopes of finding faces with similar features.
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With Loyal Customers In Mind, Amazon Unveils Fire Phone

At a gala party on Wednesday, Amazon launched its first smartphone. It is distinguished from other phones by the ease with which you can use it to buy things from Amazon.
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D.C. Real Estate Agent Attracts Buyers With His Prose

Real Estate agents often take poetic license with listings: light-filled patio unit means basement apartment. Tom Faison got bored writing the usual listings, and now his are mini works of art.
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How Your State Rates In Terms Of Long-Term Care

AARP ranked each state and Washington, D.C., according to the cost and quality of long-term care and support services. An online scorecard helps consumers compare services in each region.

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