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Culinary Institute's School For 'Foodpreneurs' To Cook Up Innovation

The Culinary Institute of America may be best known for churning out chefs. But its graduates are charting new career paths that require more business chops and it's launching a school to mentor them.
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The Guy Who Delivers HIV Medicine On His Bicycle

A South African teenager got tired of waiting in the clinic for his grandparents' HIV meds. So he came up with a solution. All it took was a bicycle.
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Once The Darling Of The Living Room, Plasma Screens Take A Bow

The technology that was once on every videophile's entertainment room wish list is fading to black. Hosts Robert Siegel and Melissa Block remark on the demise of the plasma screen TV.
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Halliburton To Buy Baker Hughes For $34.6 Billion

The deal, which must be approved by regulators, would combine the world's second- and third-largest oilfield services providers. The new company would be a formidable rival to Schlumberger Ltd.
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'Flying Doughnuts': Airbus Files Patent For A New Kind Of Plane

The new design would seat passengers within a circular seating area rather than in short rows inside a tube.
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Controversial Cholesterol Drug Redeemed By Global Clinical Test

Merck's Vytorin reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke more than a cholesterol-lowering statin alone. The findings come from an international study of more than 18,000 people in 39 countries.
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Top Spenders On Capitol Hill Pay Billions, Receive Trillions

A new analysis by the Sunlight Foundation examines corporations that expend the most money in Washington on campaign contributions and lobbying. Defense contractors and finance giants lead the pack.
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To End Food Waste, Change Needs To Begin At Home

The U.S. throws out 35 million tons of food each year. While many restaurants, supermarkets and processors are taking responsibility, many consumers aren't. An EPA pilot program aims to change that.
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Google's Lollipop Wants To Change The Way We Use Our Phones

The latest update to Google's Android operating system is more than just a facelift. It's an introduction to the future of Google's Web.
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Fines Don't Appear To Deter Mine Safety Violations

An NPR investigation found that mine workers are at greater risk of injury in mines that are able to avoid paying safety fines. Changes in mine safety enforcement could make penalties more effective.

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