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Toyota Discontinues Youth-Oriented Scion Brand

Toyota has killed off its struggling Scion brand. The lineup of small cars targeted economy-minded young buyers. But those marketing efforts failed to win over millennials in any significant numbers.
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Luxembourg Hopes To Rocket To Front Of Asteroid-Mining Space Race

The tiny European country will be investing in research and building a regulatory framework to help make a futuristic industry — the extraction of minerals from objects in space — a reality.
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Michigan Governor Wants $30 Million To Help Pay Bills For Lead-Tainted Water

Flint residents are still being billed for water that's unsafe to drink. Tens of thousands of petitions have demanded a moratorium on residents' drinking water bills.
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Sayonara, Scion: Toyota Ending Brand Geared Toward Younger Drivers

The car brand aimed at younger drivers has seen dwindling sales, with only 56,167 cars sold last year in the U.S., according to Toyota.
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Environmental Outlook: The Growth Of Large-Scale Indoor Urban Farming

From Newark to Tokyo, large-scale indoor farms are being built in and around cities worldwide. Proponents argue they provide fresher crops to local consumers, while cutting transportation costs, carbon emissions and water use. But skeptics say they are not cost effective and consume too much energy. The pros and cons of indoor urban agriculture.

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California Utility Faces Criminal Charges Over Ongoing Gas Leak

The leaking well near Porter Ranch, Calif., has been spewing methane gas into the air for months now. The company already faces civil suits; now, prosecutors are filing misdemeanor criminal charges.
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Zika Virus Prompts Tata Motors To Rename New Car

The new hatchback, which hasn't been launched yet, was named Zica. That was before the virus by the same name exploded as a public health emergency.
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Intel Discloses Diversity Data, Challenges Tech Industry To Follow Suit

Intel is revealing more details about its diversity goals — the ones the chipmaker has met and failed to meet — than any other Silicon Valley giant to date.
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Art World Captivated By 'Fake Rothko' Trial

The chairman of Sotheby's is suing a gallery that sold him a fake Mark Rothko painting. That trial is underway in Manhattan. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Noah Charney, author of The Art of Forgery.
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The Hong Kong Bookseller Who's Keeping 'Banned' Books On His Shelves

Five people in Hong Kong's book industry have disappeared. All were linked to books forbidden in mainland China. Paul Tang says he has no plans to remove works critical of the Chinese leadership.

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