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A New 'Smart Rifle' Decides When To Shoot And Rarely Misses

A new rifle goes on sale on Wednesday, and it's not like any other. It uses lasers and computers to make shooters very accurate. A startup gun company in Texas developed the TrackingPoint rifle, which is so effective that some in the shooting community say it should not be sold to the public.
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Google Launches A Streaming Music Service

On Wednesday the company launched All Access, a paid subscription service that will put it in direct competition with Spotify and Pandora.
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Airlines Can Keep You From Snapping, But Not Sharing Photos

A recent incident on a commercial airliner raises an interesting question: can an airline bar you from taking pictures on their plane?
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Can Star Power Make New Orleans' Food Deserts Bloom?

Actor Wendell Pierce, who stars in David Simon's Treme, is trying to combat New Orleans' food deserts by building convenience and grocery stores in the city's neediest areas. But a host of stumbling blocks still make it hard to get fresh, healthful foods to people living in these areas.
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Wal-Mart Has Its Own Plan To Help Bangladeshi Garment Workers

The world's largest retailer has declined to join European labels in a legally binding agreement to improve safety at factories in the South Asian country.
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Cup Of Joe With Apple CEO Goes For $610,000

It turns out that the desire to speak with Apple CEO Tim Cook, along with $610,000, will buy you a cup of coffee. That's the winning bid offered in a charity auction for up to an hour of Cook's time.
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Is A Smaller Budget Deficit A Lasting Trend?

The Congressional Budget Office has sharply revised down the outlook for the federal budget deficit. Some temporary factors are being cited for the projected improvement. Keeping the deficit on a downward path may depend on the economy, analysts say.
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Stay-At-Home Dads, Breadwinner Moms And Making It All Work

For decades, the role of breadwinner was reserved for men, but today, more than a quarter of American working women earn more than their spouses. That means more fathers are opting to stay home with the kids.

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