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Google Mines Our Data For Future Product Ideas

This week in San Francisco, Google held its annual developers conference. It was there that the search industry giant laid out its vision for its future and ours.

And You Thought Your Coworkers Had Lame Reasons For Absences

A British health care company has compiled some real doozies of excuses for missing work. Here are some interesting ones that appeared in The Daily Telegraph: My fish is sick, I've had a hair dye disaster and a cup of baked beans landed on my big toe.

Demand For Ammunition Is Up. Why Aren't Prices?

Demand increased recently, leading to widespread shortages. An economics textbook would say ammo sellers should have raised prices rather than have empty shelves. But that hasn't happened.

Congress: Where Food Reforms Go To Die?

As Congress gets to work on the farm bill, two common-sense, bipartisan reform measures seem to have gotten run over somewhere along the way. The first would set minimum standards for housing egg-laying chickens. The second sought to change how the U.S. provides food aid to people in foreign nations.

No More Smuggling: Many Cured Italian Meats Coming To America

Culatello. Capocollo. Sopressata. It will soon be legal to import a whole new world of Italian cured pork products, thanks to the USDA's decision to end a decades-long ban. Every Italian region and province, and even many towns have their own distinctive salumi.

A 'Wake-Up Call' To Protect Vulnerable Workers From Abuse

For decades, a turkey-processing company housed intellectually disabled men in squalid conditions, subjecting them to physical and emotional abuse while paying them $2 per day. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently won a huge judgment against the company.