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San Francisco Requires New Buildings To Install Solar Panels

San Francisco already required buildings to be "solar ready," and starting in 2017, actual panels will be mandated. It's the first major U.S. city to take such a step, according to the bill's sponsor.
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EU Files New Antitrust Charges Against Google Over Android Apps

It's the latest case against big U.S. companies by European regulators, who have also targeted Apple, Starbucks, Amazon and Intel.
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Utah Declares Porn A Public Health Hazard

The state's governor signed a resolution saying pornography harms individuals and society, and calling for research and poverty change to "address the pornography epidemic."
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Mitsubishi Says It Tricked Fuel Mileage Tests On Some Cars

While the scandal seems to be limited to the Japanese domestic market, Mitsubishi Motors says it's now investigating vehicles it made for overseas markets, as well.
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World's Steel Makers To China: Time To Cut The Glut

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker says the United States will join other nations in trying to curb China's steel output. Chinese steelmakers are overproducing, hurting prices and jobs, she says.
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Too Much Empty Space In Pepper Tin Prompts Class-Action Lawsuit

A large spice company recently started putting less pepper in its tins — and leaving empty space at the top of the tin. There's a technical term for that empty space: "non-functional slack fill."
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Breaking Up The Banks May Be More Complicated Than It Seems

Bernie Sanders says one of his first acts as president would be to begin the process of breaking up big banks. But there's a problem: The president doesn't really have any direct authority to do so.
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Are The New Credit Cards Chipping Away At Our Patience?

Despite the switch from the magnetic stripe credit cards to chip cards last October, the new technology is still not widely adopted. Visa unveiled an upgrade to speed up checkouts but barriers remain.
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Innovative Blood Testing Company Theranos Under Criminal Investigation

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou about the criminal investigation into the Theranos blood lab.
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UnitedHealth To Leave Most Obamacare Exchanges In 2017

Blaming a lack of profitability, UnitedHealth says it will drop out of most health marketplaces insurance exchanges next year. The insurer's first quarter profits in 2016 were $1.6 billion.

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