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London Puts Stop To Sidewalk Bins That Track Cellphones

The Renew company has been asked to cease tracking the cellphones of pedestrians who pass its recycling bins, which also double as kiosks showing video advertisements. The bins logged data about any Wi-Fi-enabled device that passed within range.
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The Future Of Television

Higher costs, new technology and alternative TV programming options are leading many viewers to cut the cord to cable.

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Book News: Does Lance Armstrong Have The Right To Lie In His Memoirs?

Also: the first English-language bookstore in Cuba; the role of public libraries during natural disasters; the best books coming out this week.
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Port Of Baltimore Up For Another Record-Breaking Year

Officials say that the port handled over 9.55 million tons of general cargo from July 2012 to June 2013, topping fiscal 2012's 9.33 million tons. 

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U.S. Postal Service Reports Quarterly Losses

The U.S. postal service posted $740 million in losses last quarter — making it nearly $4 billion so far this year. These losses come despite major trims to the operating budget in 2013.
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Premium Parking Space Comes With Big Price Tag

A parking spot in London is on the market for $465,000. That buys an outdoor location near Buckingham Palace and a 91-year lease.
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Sequestration Has Georgia Town On Edge

Warner Robins, Ga., is a booming community that is entirely dependent on civilian Defense Department employment. The local Air Force Base is massive, but because it's mostly a logistics depot, the bulk of the employees are not service members.
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Food Delivery Hits The Web, But Restaurants Pay The Price

If you're a takeout or delivery customer, websites like Seamless and Grubhub are a marvel. Just type, click your order and the food is on its way. But if you're a restaurant, this shift to the web may not sit so well with you.
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Too Much, Too Fast: China Sees Backlash From Massive Growth

Years of rapid industrial expansion have left many parts of China contending with thick smog and dirty water. The move comes at a time when China is trying to shift away from the investment-led economic model that has generated such dizzying growth in recent years, but the global economic downturn has made the transition a lot more challenging.
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Maryland's Tax-Free Week: Aug. 11-17

Maryland's tax-free school shopping holiday is underway this week.

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