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Post A Survey On Mechanical Turk And Watch The Results Roll In

Researchers are paying people pennies to take their surveys on MechanicalTurk.com, an Amazon site. Researchers save time and survey-takers earn a few bucks.
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Automakers Eye Laser Lights To Let Drivers See Farther At Night

BMW has started making a car with optional laser headlights, which are brighter and more energy-efficient than even LED lights. Laser technology could also end up in street lights and projectors.
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Sanctions On Russia: Why The Europeans May Say Nyet

The U.S. has threatened sanctions following Russia's actions in Crimea, but European countries have been more circumspect. Part of the reason: Europe's dependence on Russian money and energy.
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Chipotle Says There's No 'Guacapocalypse' Looming

Yes, climate change raises the risk that avocados will become extra pricey. But Chipotle says that news reports suggesting it could be forced to drop guacamole from the menu are vastly overstated.
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Italian Publisher Launches Pope Francis Fan Magazine

The premiere issue of Il Mio Papa (or My Pope) includes a pull-out centerfold of the smiling, cassock-clad pontiff. But Francis tells an Italian newspaper there's too much hype surrounding his papacy.
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Job Growth Was Weak Again In February, ADP Survey Shows

Bad weather may be at least partly to blame for the relatively low number of jobs added to private payrolls last month. Economists expect to hear more about February's slow growth later this week.
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Obama's Budget: Magic Wand Or Club?

Under the president's plan, wealthier Americans would be paying more in taxes, while poorer ones would be getting new tax credits. Republicans, on the other hand, prefer a different approach.
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The Town Where Everyone Talks About Death

In La Crosse, Wisconsin, almost everyone plans for their death. Not coincidentally, La Crosse spends less on end-of-life care than any other place in the country.
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Air Travel Expected To Reach 2008 Levels

The airline industry trade group Airlines for America has released its Spring 2014 projections.
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House Approves Measure To Ease Flood Insurance Hikes

Two years ago, an overhaul bill passed with the goal of pulling the federal program out of debt. When homeowners started calling lawmakers about sharp premium hikes, both chambers moved swiftly.

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