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Netflix, Comcast Reach Streaming Agreement

Under the deal, Netflix will pay Comcast a fee to ensure its movies and TV shows stream smoothly. Consumers complain they encounter buffering and slowdowns when they try to access Netflix shows.
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Shipping Container Of Cigarettes Washes Ashore

The container with 14 tons of cigarettes washed ashore in Britain. It is thought to be one of many lost from a cargo ship on Valentine's Day that was battered by 30-foot waves during a fierce storm.
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Pentagon Officials To Outline Defense Budget Priorities

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will outline budget priorities during a news conference on Monday. A key question for the Pentagon: How to curb growth of military pay and benefits?
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America's Richest Political Activists Pour Money Into SuperPACs

Hedge fund billionaires Thomas Steyer and Paul Singer are among those deploying their money to promote their issue agendas. Selected congressional candidates will receive political contributions.
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Moviefone To Go Silent, App Will Continue

To find out movie listings, all you needed to do was call 777-FILM. Because calls have dropped off, the automated phone service will be discontinued. The app will still show movie listings.
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Industry Challenges EPA's Greenhouse Gas Rules In High Court

The case focuses on the Clean Air Act permitting required of companies that want to build or modify facilities expected to emit a lot of gases. Critics call the requirement costly and time-consuming.
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A Father Plays Call Of Duty With His Son, Watched By Thousands

Jason Munkel introduced his father to the game a year ago, and their channel on the streaming site Twitch has grown dramatically. Twitch has also grown, and with millions watching games every month.
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Making The Coffee Shop Your Office, Without The Guilt

Anyone who has ever worked out of a coffee shop has faced this question: How many drinks must I buy to justify staying here? Some overseas coffee shops offer the option to pay for the space up front.
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How Tracing The Oil In Your Pop-Tarts May Help Save Rain Forests

A Kellogg shareholder helped nudge the company to buy palm oil that's fully traceable to its source. The hope is that more transparency in the industry will prevent environmental and labor abuses.
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Obama And Democratic Governors Agree: Raise Minimum Wage

President Obama met Friday with more than a dozen Democratic governors at the White House. They emerged from the meeting declaring their united support for a higher national minimum wage.

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