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Finland-Based Startup Will Let You 'Pay With Your Face'

Uniqul is testing out an innovation that uses military grade algorithms to match your photo to your payment account in the database. It promises to shorten transaction time to five seconds.
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Daimler Profits Rev Up In Second Quarter

The German company that owns Mercedes-Benz made a lot of money in the second quarter. Daimler says net profit rose to more than $6 billion, up from about $2 billion in the same quarter last year. The company says it has seen car sales in Europe bottom out, but at the same time, there's been strong demand for some of its new models. Daimler also sold off the rest of its stake in the parent company of Airbus, which helped its numbers.
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Apple's iPhone Sales Up, But Profits Down

Apple sold more iPhones than expected last quarter — though its profits are down over last year. Still, in a quarter where other tech companies aren't meeting expectations, some analysts say Apple isn't doing too badly.
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Congress Weighs Whether Big Banks Can Own Commercial Assets

The Senate Banking Committee is looking into whether big banks should be allowed to own key commodity businesses, ranging from warehouses that store metals to oil pipelines. Consumer advocates say the banks sometimes create bottlenecks that push up prices. The banks, not surprisingly, say that's not so.
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Boeing Is Flying High With Latest Earnings

The aircraft maker Boeing says its latest quarterly earnings rose a surprising 13 percent this quarter, despite all the troubles with the new 787 Dreamliner. The outlook is less rosy for another big U.S. manufacturer: Caterpillar, the heavy machinery maker.
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As Obama Renews Jobs Push, How Is The Economy Doing?

President Obama is launching an effort to renew focus on job creation for the middle class, at a time when many Americans think the country is still in a recession. While the economy continues to improve, weakness lingers — especially in the job market.
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Online Marketers Take Note Of Brains Wired For Rewards

Are you addicted to technology? Do you check email obsessively, tweet without restraint or post on Facebook during Thanksgiving dinner? Many techies and marketers are tapping into powerful reward mechanisms in our brain to make their products as compelling and profitable as possible.
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Being In The Minority Can Cost You And Your Company

Social scientists recently made an interesting discovery: The wage gap between blacks and whites (working identical jobs) varies greatly by location.
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Taco Bell Says Adios To Kids' Meals And Toys

Kids' meals have never been a huge moneymaker for Taco Bell, so the move is probably a lot less financially painful for the company than it would be for, say, McDonald's. Nutrition advocates have long criticized the plastic playthings included in fast food kids' meals.
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Steve Cohen Fights Back Against Claims Of Insider Trading

Last week the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accused SAC founder, Steven Cohen of negligence. The complaint alleges Cohen failed to supervise employees the SEC believes were engaged in insider trading. On Tuesday, Cohen and SAC fired back.

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