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Luxury Cars Do Poorly In New Type Of Crash Test

The first models tested to see how they do in a particularly deadly type of crash — when the front corner of a car strikes a tree or other stationary object — generally did not offer very good protection.
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Despite Layoffs, Google's Motorola Strategy Aims At Innovation

Google will lay off about 20 percent of Motorola's mobile unit in an attempt to get the struggling mobile phone maker back in the black. Recent hires suggest that Google will focus on cutting-edge hardware to raise Motorola's prospects.
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Crayfish Go On The Menu To Restore Lake Tahoe's Blue Hue

Nevada recently green-lighted a project to harvest crayfish in Lake Tahoe. It's the first time since the 1930s that commercial fishing has been allowed in the lake. The venture is small, but the hope is that it will keep the lake clear of algae — and provide a local dish for area visitors.
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Eyeing Latinos, NBC News Snuggles Up To Telemundo

NBC News' top-rated Nightly News with Brian Williams draws a modest number of Hispanics, compared with the population at large. Network executives see that as a growth opportunity, and they're turning to their Spanish-language sister network, Telemundo, for help in realizing it.
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Boosting Travel Options, Google To Buy Frommer's

Frommer's is one of the best-known travel guide-book companies. The search giant is trying to offer more robust travel related results and sell more ads. Last year, Google bought the Zagat restaurant review brand as well.
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Original 'Cosmo' Girl Helen Gurley Brown Dies At 90

Brown became famous in the 1960s with her bestseller Sex and the Single Girl. In it, she urged single women to embrace careers and sexuality. The book led to a three decades long career editing Cosmopolitan. Brown took the magazine from dowdy home and garden coverage to a saucy handbook for single women.
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Google To Buy Frommer's Travel Guides

Financial terms were not disclosed, but one news report said Google will pay about $23 million. The deal could allow Google to sell travel-related ads against search results that feature Frommer's.

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