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With Google's Robot-Buying Binge, A Hat Tip To The Future

The price and difficulty of building robots has fallen, and Google has scooped a half-dozen robotics firms. It's a safe bet that bots will be an increasing part of our workplaces and daily lives.
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A Beer Backlash To LGBT Exclusion In St. Patrick's Parades

Beer makers Guinness and Sam Adams withdrew sponsorship from New York and Boston's St. Patrick Day parades, respectively, over the exclusion of openly gay, lesbian and transgender participants.
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GM Recalls 1.2 Million SUVs For Problem With Air Bags

This is separate from General Motors' recall of 1.6 million small cars for a problem with ignition switches. The company believes the recalls will trim $300 million from profits this quarter.
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Attorneys General Ask Big Retailers To Pull Tobacco From Stores

In letters sent to Wal-Mart and other store chains, officials ask the companies to follow the example of drugstore chain CVS, which has announced it's ending sales of tobacco products.
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Clothing Retailer Lands End To Split From Sears

Lands End, the outdoor clothing retailer, will spin off from Sears Holdings Corp. next month and operate as a stand-alone, publicly traded company.
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Chinese Tech Giant Alibaba Plans To Launch IPO In U.S.

Alibaba, known as the Chinese Google, announced plans for an initial public offering in the U.S. The IPO could be one of the biggest in the tech sector's history, but investing could bring risks.
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New Generation Of Blimps Set To Take Flight

The new re-designed Goodyear blimp is slated to take off on its inaugural flight Monday.
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Paying For College: No Easy Answers For Many Families

After adjusting for inflation, the cost of tuition more than tripled between 1973 and 2013. That reality has been forcing more and more students to take on staggering debts.
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FDIC Sues 16 Big Banks, Accusing Them Of Fixing Interest Rates

The lawsuit claims the banks' manipulation of the London interbank offered rate caused failed U.S. banks to suffer substantial losses.
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Joe Dobrow: "Natural Prophets"

Author Joe Dobrow discusses his new book about the entrepreneurs and ideals that shaped today's natural food industry.

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