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Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption And Trillions Of Bacteria

A Brooklyn waste treatment plant has become an unlikely lab for an ambitious effort to turn millions of tons of food scraps from New York City's apartments and restaurants into renewable energy.
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Customer Surveys Are Here To Stay. Suggestions For Improvement?

Companies want to know what you think of their product — and they're not afraid to ask. Surveys might be annoyingly pervasive to customers, but they provide valuable information for a low price.
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Seattle Moves To Curb Uber, Other Ride-Share Services

Taxi companies have been vocal opponents of web-based "ride-share" services, which they say have an unfair advantage because they're playing by different rules.
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What Pepsi Can Teach Us About Soft (Drink) Power In Russia

The soft drink giant is one of the few big U.S. firms with major investments in Russia. And the reasons why say a lot about why the U.S. has less leverage in Russia than it might like.
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Colorado Collected $2.1 Million In January Taxes On Recreational Pot

Another $1.4 million in taxes and fees were collected from the sale of medical marijuana. This indicates that about $14 million worth of marijuana was sold during the first month of legalization.
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SXSW: Software, Apps Still Rule But A Hardware Resurgence Is On

Technology talk is often focused on software and programs that run inside our devices. But a "maker movement" is driving interest toward making the physical devices themselves.
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Groups Use Cash Prizes To Encourage Saving

Organizations are trying to find ways to get people with lower incomes to save more. One program urges families to set aside a part of their tax refunds so they have money for emergencies.
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Hedge Fund Turns To Lobbying To Back Up Its Billion-Dollar Bet

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman first invested against Herbalife, then lobbied politicians to go after the company. Eric Lipton of The New York Times reported on the story, and he has more details.
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Casinos, Sites Of Excess, Might Actually Help Families Slim Down

A recent study finds that a casino's expansion was associated with an increase in family income in its community. In turn, that increase in household income helped lead to a decrease in childhood obesity.
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The Upside Of All This Cold? A Boom In Ice Cider

Canada invented ice cider in the '90s. Now it's becoming trendy and Vermont wants to cash in, too. The frigid winter has been just the stuff to turn the state's frozen apples into tasty dessert wine.

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