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Tired Of Inequality? One Economist Says It'll Only Get Worse

In his new book, Average Is Over, Tyler Cowen predicts that America will become a new, more creative meritocracy. Though he believes a rise in income inequality is inevitable, he hopes that "happiness inequality isn't going up in the same way."
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For Native Americans, Mental Health Budget Cuts Hit Hard

Suicide rates among Native Americans are already four times the national average. And with recent cuts in federal funding for mental health services across the country, suicide prevention programs may lose ground in the communities that need them most.
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Tina Brown To Leave The Daily Beast

Celebrity editor Tina Brown announced Wednesday that she's leaving the news and opinion website to launch her own media company. She has been a regular guest on Morning Edition. Brown plans to produce live forums on news topics.
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Coming Soon: A Jolt Of Caffeine You Can Spray On Your Skin

A topical caffeine spray will be available for purchase in November. Creator Ben Yu says spraying caffeine instead of drinking it will provide a more steady stream of energy.
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Pets Or Livestock? A Moral Divide Over Horse Slaughter

Horse slaughter is banned in the U.S., but thousands of American horses are shipped to Canada and Mexico for slaughter every year. Investors argue restarting the practice in the U.S. would be better for business and offer a more humane end for horses that are neglected under the current model.
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Verizon Makes Blockbuster Bond Sale To Buy Vodafone

Verizon is spending $130 billion to buy out Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless. It's planning to pay about half that amount in cash, so it's started raising cash with an enormous bond issue of more than $40 billion.
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Sexism In The Tech Industry Takes Center Stage

Over the weekend, a pair of sexually explicit presentations at a major tech conference laid bare a long-standing gender disparity problem in tech.
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Five Years Later, Lehman Brothers Fall Still Stings

Sept. 15 is the anniversary of collapse of Lehman Brothers, which many see as a watershed moment in the financial crisis. We look back at a time when fear and uncertainty gripped financial markets and policymakers around the world and drove the world economy into the Great Recession.
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Court Decision Means Another Look At Google Street View Case

A federal appeals court said Tuesday that it would not dismiss a lawsuit accusing Google of wrongly collecting people's data and online activities through its Wi-Fi systems as its Street View cars crisscrossed the world.
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Chinese Premier Says Foreign Companies To Get 'Equal Treatment'

Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday outlined a number of moves aimed at restructuring the Chinese economy and promoting moderate but sustainable growth.

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