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Is Online Gambling Legal If Bitcoins, Not Dollars, Are At Stake?

With no government ties, Bitcoin is used to buy everything from blogging services to Brooklyn-made cupcakes. Theoretically, millions of dollars are being kept in the digital currency. And it's increasingly being used by specialized websites to offer online gambling. But is Bitcoin gambling legal?
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New Hampshire Cuts Red Tape To Put Nanobreweries On Tap

Small, local breweries are trendy, but in many places, starting one can involve a lot of red tape, thanks in part to Prohibition-era liquor laws. New Hampshire is the first state to try to change that. But is the "nano" model really sustainable?
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Using 3-D Printers To Make Gun Parts Raises Alarms

Owners of 3-D printers can create all sorts of imaginative items — cups, tools, jewelry. All they need is a design and the printer. But now some gun parts are being produced with this technology, alarming some in the burgeoning 3-D printing industry.
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Viral Story About Free Wi-Fi Spotlights Mostly Hidden Policy War

You've heard of the war on women, the war on religion, and more recently even the war on the Second Amendment. Washington is full of so-called wars. But a war on Wi-Fi?
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Economy To Slow This Year As The Government Tightens, CBO Says

The Congressional Budget Office expects 1.4 percent growth this year, down from 2.3 percent in 2012. The nation's unemployment rate will likely stay near 8 percent this year.
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The Twitter Ads Spawned By Super Bowl Blackout

When the lights went out in the stadium at Super Bowl XLVII, Twitter lit up. Advertising teams from various companies capitalized on the break in play with Twitter ad campaigns. Advertising professional Bob Dorfman explains why Oreo's ad was so successful and how social media has changed strategy.
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Score More Dates By Improving Your Credit

In the past, having a good credit score made you an attractive candidate for credit cards or loans. But did you know your credit score nowadays can also make you an attractive - or unappealing - date? Host Michel Martin finds out why a growing number of singles are asking for more than just a telephone number.
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The Growing Threat Of Cyber-Espionage

A new intelligence report warns the U.S. is the target of massive cyber-espionage, mostly from China. What the U.S. is doing to address economic and national security threats posed by cyber attacks.

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Dell Seals $24.2 Billion Buyout Deal; Founder Among Buyers

Michael Dell is in the group buying the computer maker. Analysts say the debt the company is taking on will be another challenge for Dell.

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