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New York Consumers Frustrated By Insurance Delays

New York's health insurance marketplace is working, but some consumers are still having problems with insurers. Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield is the state's largest insurer and the target of a lot of consumer complaints.
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Security Experts Say Data Thieves Are Getting Harder To Fight

Even retailers that invest heavily in sophisticated security systems are seeing new vulnerabilities from rogue hackers who are buying software tools on the black market.
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Game Over For Nintendo? Not If Mario And Zelda Fans Keep Playing

Some analysts say that Nintendo's days are numbered because sales of its new console, Wii U, have been lackluster. But since Nintendo still offers some of the most popular game franchises, the love of Zelda and Mario may keep the company going for a long time.
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Google Buys Nest, May Soon Know How Cool You Like Your Home

The search giant bought Nest, the home automation startup with smart thermostats and smart smoke detectors that are found in homes around the world. It signals a tipping point for "the Internet of things."
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How The Hackers Did It: A Dicussion About Target's Data Breach

Millions of American customers of both Target and high-end retailer Neiman Marcus had their credit card information stolen over the 2013 holiday season. Melissa Block speaks with Mark Rasch, former Department of Justice prosecutor for cyber crimes, about how hackers may have acquired so much sensitive information — and what might be done with it.
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Ford's New F-150 May Pave The Way For More Aluminum Cars

The reinvention of the Ford F-150 is the most anticipated car launch at Detroit's North American International Auto Show. The truck is lighter and expected to have a higher fuel economy — and experts say Ford's future may lie with the success of the vehicle.
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Japan's Suntory To Buy Maker Of Jim Beam, Maker's Mark

The companies said the transaction is worth $16 billion and has been unanimously approved by both boards. It deal will create the world's third-largest maker of premium distilled spirits.
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Soft Launching In Nine Months? You'll Need A Social Strategy

Everyone's announcing their pregnancy on Facebook these days. That means it's important to consider your social media strategy, and NPR's Melody Kramer mines the tech startup culture for some humorous ideas.
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California's Pot Farms Could Leave Salmon Runs Truly Smoked

Marijuana cultivation is booming along the state's North Coast. But these plantations, critics say, guzzle enormous amounts of water while also spilling pesticides and fertilizers into waterways that are important sources of the West Coast's salmon species.
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Volkswagen To Invest $7 Billion In North American Operations

The cash infusion is part of an effort to boost sales in the U.S., which slid 7 percent last year. A new 7-seat SUV designed specifically for the American market is a central part of the new investment plan.

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