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Can Riots Be Predicted? Experts Watch Food Prices

High food prices have often been cited as a factor behind mass protest movements. But a group of researchers say food prices can actually be used to predict when social unrest will occur. And according to their mathematical modeling, we've hit the threshold for more waves of riots.
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$11,000 Machine Offers Exquisite Coffee Experience

Blossom One is a coffee-maker designed by some folks who've worked for the likes of BMW, Tesla Motors and NASA.The machine has a built-in camera and WIFI.
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Iran's Currency Hits Another Record Low

Western sanctions, intensified this year by the Obama administration, have been wrecking Iran's economy.
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Retailers Pay More For Fraud-Related Costs

The cost of retail fraud is going up. For every dollar of fraudulent merchandise that's bought, retailers have to pay nearly $3 in fraud related costs. There's another price too, one many retailers aren't even aware of.
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2013: 'The Year Of The Midsize Sedan Battle'

Fall is here and that's when automakers roll out their latest models — with new technologies, better fuel efficiency and other bells and whistles. Renee Montagne talks to automotive analyst Michelle Krebs, of Edmunds.com, about the new models.
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JPMorgan Sued Over Mortgage-Backed Securities

New York's Attorney General has filed fraud charges against JPMorgan Chase. The civil complaint alleges fraud in the sale of mortgage backed securities in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. The securities at issue were put together by Bear Stearns, but that firm collapsed and was acquired by JPMorgan.

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