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Electric Car Review Dust-Up May Put Brakes On Tesla Profits

After The New York Times published a scathing review of Tesla's Model S electric car, the automaker's CEO took to Twitter to slam the reporter. Disputed facts aside, the timing of the spat could hurt Tesla, which is under pressure to improve its financial performance.
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Comcast To Finish Buying NBCUniversal For $16.7 Billion

Comcast Corp. said Tuesday it will complete its buyout of NBCUniversal from GE for about $16.7 billion, ahead of schedule. Comcast, the nation's largest cable company, has owned 51 percent of NBCUniversal since their $28 billion merger in 2011.
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An Accused Killer Seeks An Audience With Everyone

The former Los Angeles police officer accused of killing three people and shooting others addressed a letter to Americans airing his grievances. How are we to respond?
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The Blizzard 'Nemo' Highlights The Hype Cycle Of Storms

The hype surrounding major storms follows a predictable pattern — plenty of buildup and panic before it peaks, plateaus and peters out. Could this kind of hype cycle have consequences for storm victims?
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Would A Storm By Any Other Name Be So Scary?

The Weather Channel has granted itself naming rights for winter storms, calling the current nor'easter Nemo. While many meteorologists gripe that it's just a marketing gimmick, others think it might help people focus on severe weather and plan accordingly.
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'Onion' Photo Pokes Fun At Outgoing Energy Secretary

It's a fake story from The Onion with a doctored photo showing Energy Secretary Steven Chu in bed with a solar panel. Chu played along. On Facebook, he said he wouldn't confirm or deny the charges, but clarified his stepping down is unrelated.
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That Was A Great Blackout Last Night

The blackout during the third quarter of last night's Super Bowl was the one spontaneous event of the whole evening, and the one thing that brought out the best in social media.
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For Super Bowl Ads, More Social-Media Savvy

For years, Super Bowl ads have gone viral after they've aired. But these days brands like Doritos and Volkswagen are turning to social media to crowdsource ad creation — and to boost the buzz long before the big Sunday kickoff.

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