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Technology Columnist Sheds Light On New Bulbs

Buying a light bulb isn't as simple as it used to be. Now, you can choose a light bulb that will save you money because it uses less power. And, you can pick a bulb that might last longer than you do. Linda Wertheimer talks to Rich Jaroslovsky, technology columnist for Bloomberg News, about the latest light bulb technology.
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Google Acquires Israeli Mapping Service Waze

Waze makes a crowds-sourced traffic app that uses input from drivers. It will complement Google's mapping capability. The deal is seen by many as a defensive move by Google to keep Waze from being acquired by Apple or Facebook.
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Hands-Free Gadgets Don't Mean Risk-Free Driving

Systems that turn a driver's speech into text are the most distracting. Drivers in a University of Utah test experienced a kind of inattention blindness that mean they sometimes overlooked potential hazards.
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Rick Perry's War On The Blue States

Gov. Rick Perry, a red state conservative, is sticking it to blue states by trying to persuade their businesses to move to Texas.
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Why You'll Be Paying More For Beef All This Year

No, your eyes aren't fooling you: Prices for burger and steak meat have been going up this summer. Why? The ongoing drought in the Midwest has created a shortage of feed, raising expenses for ranchers and forcing some to cull their herds. And economists don't expect the beef price hikes to let up this year.
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Immigration Bill May Keep Wage Exemption For Foreign Herders

Peruvian shepherds on guest worker visas tend thousands of sheep in Wyoming, but they only make about half of what agricultural workers elsewhere are paid. Some ranchers say the exemption from minimum wage requirements is necessary; workers' rights advocates say it's exploitation.
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Did Sony Already Win Gaming's Next-Gen Console War?

It's that time again, when the video game gods unveil the new beasts that they will soon release into the wild and see who comes out on top. But at its E3 presentation this week, Sony may have taken the early lead with its PS4, a next-generation system with features that seem aimed at those disappointed with Microsoft's Xbox One.
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Pushed Off The Job While Pregnant

At a time when most pregnant women work, there are new efforts to keep companies from unfairly targeting employees because of a pregnancy. Allegations of pregnancy discrimination persist and have even risen in recent years despite a decades-old law against it.

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