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App Allows Guys To Automate Texts To Girlfriend

For guys who forget to give enough attention, there's the BroApp. It automates text messages from guys to their girlfriends.
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CBO Assesses Affordable Care Act's Economic Effects

The Congressional Budget Office predicts the Affordable Care Act will create incentives for millions of workers to cut back on their hours, or even retire early. That could drag down the economy.
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Connecticut Looks To Sell Its Obamacare Exchange To Other States

Problems with online insurance marketplaces have hampered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in many states. Connecticut, a success story, is trying to turn its expertise into a business.
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A Smartphone That Tries To Slip You Off The Grid

The Android-based Blackphone, set to hit the market this summer, will help answer the question of whether consumers are willing to pay for privacy.
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Drought Could Dry Up Nevada Dairy Farmers' Expansion Plans

Severe drought has left northern Nevada's farmers scrambling to find enough feed for the cows they already have. It comes as farmers are under pressure to expand to provide powdered milk to China.
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An Old Law, A Snowy Winter, And A Modern-Day Salt Shortage

The Jones Act, which dates back to World War I, is part of the reason New Jersey ran short of salt this winter.
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Yellen Acknowledges Weaker Economic Data; Markets Rally

Citing "softness" in the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed will try to determine if the results are a new trend or are related to this winter's intense cold and storms.
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Telework: Not Just For Moms And Millennials

New research finds that nearly one-third of full-time workers do most of their work remotely. But just who those workers are — and how much work they're doing — may come as a surprise.
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Delta's Frequent-Flier Rule Change May Be Sign Of Things To Come

In an effort to give their best customers their best rewards, airlines may look at how much you're spending, not how far you're traveling.
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Wipe Off That Mustache, Milk's Got A New Slogan

The dairy industry is ending its long-running "Got Milk?" advertising campaign, replacing it with two words: "Milk life." Andrew Novakovic, a professor of agricultural economics, explains the change.

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