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It's Three's Company Now: Microsoft Names New CEO

Satya Nadella is just the third CEO in Microsoft's 39-year history. He's a Microsoft insider tasked with re-energizing the company and making it more relevant in a future likely to be dominated by mobile technology. As Nadella moves into his new role, he will be supported by Bill Gates, who is stepping down as chairman to become more involved with technology development.
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Senate Steps Into The Data Breach Controversy

The Senate Judiciary Committee spent the day looking into recent data thefts at Target and Neiman Marcus. Lawmakers know there is a big problem, but they are struggling with what role the federal government should play is creating new standards to safeguard consumer data.
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Drugmakers And NIH Band Together To Speed Up Research

Ten pharmaceutical companies have agreed to cooperate with the National Institutes of Health in the hunt for new medicines to treat Alzheimer's disease, Type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. All the scientific data produced by the venture will be shared publicly.
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Congress Sends Five-Year Farm Bill To White House

With a vote of 68-32, the Senate approved a sweeping farm bill Tuesday that will set rules and practices for American agriculture. The bill does away with controversial direct cash payments made to farmers under a subsidy system, replacing it with crop insurance.
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Microsoft Announces Nadella As CEO, New Role For Gates

After a long and closely watched CEO search, Microsoft has tapped Satya Nadella, an insider and 22-year veteran of the company. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is stepping down as chairman and will help Nadella shape technology and product development.
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MyRA and IRA: Understanding Options For Your Retirement Savings

Host Michel Martin talks with financial planner Louis Barajas about how IRAs work, and how investors can use them to help people prepare for retirement.
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U.S. Borrowing Is Less Of An Economic Worry, At Least For Now

The Congressional Budget Office says the federal budget deficit in fiscal 2014 will shrink to $514 billion — far less than it was at the height of the Great Recession. While the short-term outlook is a bit brighter, the CBO says there's still plenty to worry about in the long term.
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Microsoft Picks Insider Nadella As CEO; Gates Takes New Role

Satya Nadella has been with Microsoft since 1992. Most recently, he led the company's "cloud and enterprise" group. Bill Gates, Microsoft's co-founder, will no longer be the company's chairman. He's going to be a "technology adviser" to Nadella.
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8 Things Worth Knowing About Microsoft's New CEO, Satya Nadella

He's hyper-educated and his background is in the cloud. Learn more about the Indian-American Microsoft veteran who became the third CEO in the company's 38-year history.
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Senate Expected To Pass Long-Delayed Farm Bill

The Senate is heading toward final passage of a five-year, half-trillion dollar farm bill Tuesday afternoon. Proponents are pointing to its elimination of direct subsidies and replacement with crop insurance. But critics say crop insurance continues to provide overly generous subsidies to even wealthy corporate farms.

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