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Clever Hacks Give Google Glass Many Unintended Powers

Whether it's facial recognition or snapping photos with a wink of an eye, hackers are proving it's possible to re-engineer Google Glass in a number of creative ways.
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Economy's Growing At 'Modest To Moderate Pace,' Fed Says

The central bank's latest "Beige Book" review of conditions around the nation adds to evidence that the economy continues to chug along.
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Your Love Of Quinoa Is Good News For Andean Farmers

Despite reports to the contrary, the global quinoa boom has not put the superfood out of reach for the people in Bolivia and Peru who grow it — though it has raised prices. And these farmers want consumers to know that overall, the world's love affair with quinoa is raising their standard of living.
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Asiana Decides Not To Sue San Francisco TV Station

The Bay Area station KTVU offered an apology for airing the bogus names of the crew piloting the 777 that crash-landed in San Francisco. The apology satisfied the airline.
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Bernanke: Fed's Monetary Policies Not On 'A Preset Course'

The Federal Reserve Chairman continued to soothe investors, saying the Fed would not wind down its bond-buying program until economic conditions improve.
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Rising Interest Rates Worry Banking Industry

Five years after the start of the financial crisis, the U.S. banking industry continues to earn strong profits. On Tuesday, Goldman Sachs became the latest big bank to report better than expected earnings. But rising interest rates mean a riskier environment for banks.
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Civil Servants In Greece 'Sit-In' To Fight For Their Jobs

Greece's two largest unions held a general strike and anti-austerity demonstrations on Tuesday. Now, the country's parliament will debate and vote on deep civil service cuts. Greece must downsize the public sector in order for it to keep getting international bailout loans.
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Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke To Address Members Of Congress

It's semi-annual testimony time for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Sounds dry but lots of people will be hanging on his every word these next two days. Markets have been on a wild ride since Bernanke delivered a news conference last month. In that speech he laid out plans to scale back the Fed's bond-buying program.
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Hasbro Cuts Off Funding To National Scrabble Association

The company had spent millions of dollars supporting the independent group. The National Scrabble Association played a support role for the Scrabble community for more than 25 years. It worked with Merriam-Webster to create an official dictionary, and it refereed tournaments. Hasbro is now taking over those duties.
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Yahoo's Stock Soars, Sales Remain Flat

There's been excitement on Wall Street about a turnaround at Yahoo since Marissa Mayer became head of the company last year. Mayer has completed high profile acquisitions and sought to improve worker morale. Second quarter revenues missed expectations as Yahoo struggled to corral advertising dollars.

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