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The End Of Buttons: The New Gesture-Control Era

The newest smartphones are abandoning both physical and on-screen buttons in favor of gestures. As with so much behavior change ushered in by technology, the change happens before we take wider notice.
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Virginia Trash Hauler Gets Creative To Increase Recycling

One company in Virginia has tried new, creative techniques to encourage more people to recycle.

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The U.S. Defense Contractors That Benefit From Aid To Egypt

The U.S. provides around $1.3 billion in annual aid to the Egyptian military. A good deal of that money actually goes to U.S. defense contractors that provide hardware and services for Egypt's army. Here's a list of the companies receiving the biggest contracts.
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University Pages: LinkedIn Launches New College Profiles

The professional connections site LinkedIn launches a new section of its social network Monday, as University Pages targets young people who want to connect with colleges. More than 200 schools are already on the network, says LinkedIn, which also dropped its minimum age, to 14 in the U.S.
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JPMorgan Chase's Hiring Practices In Asia Probed

The Securities and Exchange Commission reportedly has opened a bribery investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase hired the children of powerful Chinese officials to help the bank win lucrative business. JPMorgan says it is fully cooperating with investigators.
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N.Y. Art Dealer Faces Charges In Forgery Case

Long Island art dealer Glafira Rosales is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges of money laundering and wire fraud. Prosecutors say Rosales was involved in selling $80 million worth of counterfeit Modernist paintings that turned out to be the work of one anonymous painter.
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Inexpensive CNC Machines Turn Students Into Manufacturers

Manufacturing is increasingly being done with robotic power tools that cost tens of thousands of dollars. They're known as CNC or computer-numerical-control machines. A California company is making low-cost CNC machines that will help in the classroom.
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How To Get 'Young Invincibles' To Sign Up For Obamacare

The federal health care law requires young people to sign up for coverage. The health insurance premiums of younger, healthier adults will be important to balancing the cost of covering older, sicker Americans.
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Post Hurricane Sandy: Architects Face Increased Legal Risks

It's been nearly 10 months since Superstorm Sandy hit the Northeast — and coastal communities are still trying to rebuild. Many homeowners are turning to building professionals to reduce the risk of future floods. But in doing so, architects and designers may be exposing themselves to legal risk.
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Consider Wedding Insurance To Get Hitched Without A Hitch

The average cost of an American wedding cost more than $28,000 last year. Travelers insurance is now offering wedding insurance. There's coverage for failed wedding pictures, the caterer goes out of business, gifts go missing, etc.

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