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Alibaba Found Success By Acting Like A Dating Site

Getting big isn't easy. Alibaba's founder leveraged his relationships with Chinese manufacturers and created one of the most valuable networks on the Internet.
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Apple: iOS 8 Prevents Cooperation With Police Unlocking Requests

In the rollout of its new mobile operating system, Apple says it has made it technically impossible for the company to unlock phone data, even in response to a law enforcement warrant.
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Holder Urges Bigger Rewards For Wall Street Whistleblowers

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the government needs to pay whistleblowers more money if it wants to prevent financial sector fraud.
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Bezos' Space Company To Develop Rocket Engine

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that his space company, Blue Origin, is partnering with U.S. based United Launch Alliance to work on a rocket engine. Currently, the U.S. relies on Russian rockets.
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Wilderness Area Accused Of Inhibiting Idaho Town's Economy

Since President Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, Congress has set aside more than 109 million acres for federal protection. But off-limit landscape represents untapped potential for towns.
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Vermont Nonprofit Successfully Helps Homeowners Weatherize

Old houses that dot New England's landscape are often expensive to heat. A nonprofit housing agency in Vermont is using customer service to get homeowners to make their houses more energy efficient.
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'American Gothic' House Available To Rent

The renter of Iowa's most famous house is moving out. The farm house pictured in Grant Wood's painting, American Gothic, is rented out by the state's historical society.
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Fed Pledges To Keep Interest Rates Low For A While

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen took questions from reporters on Wednesday afternoon after the central bank's release of a new policy statement. The Fed said that its bond-buying stimulus program would end next month but it will still be a "considerable time" before short-term interest rates are increased.
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3.7 Million Comments Later, Here's Where Net Neutrality Stands

A proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission's history. What's next?
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How Catholic Insurance Companies Outsource Contraceptive Coverage

For years Catholic health plans have been arranging for independent insurance firms to provide contraceptive coverage to their enrollees.

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