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No Deal On Bangladesh Garment Factory Compensation Fund

At a meeting in Geneva, companies failed to set up a compensation fund for victims of the April disaster — the worst in the industry's history. Only one company announced compensation, and of the 20 invited for the meeting, nine turned up. One critic said the meeting lacked "clarity around objectives."
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Mount McKinley's Gotten Shorter Again

Twice in recent decades more accurate measurements have led experts to say North America's tallest peak is shorter than they thought. It's still No. 1 on the continent, though.
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What Does The Future Of Crime Look Like?

The world is becoming increasingly open, and that has implications both bright and dangerous. Marc Goodman works to prevent future crimes and acts of terrorism, even those security threats not yet invented.
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Will Sequencing Your Genes Change The Way You Live — And Die?

Do you know your genome? It might not be such an usual question in the future. Entrepreneur Richard Resnick says genome sequencing is going to get cheaper and faster — and will turn health care, and perhaps politics, upside down.
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When Will Driveless Cars Be A Part Of Our Everyday Lives?

Researcher Sebastian Thrun helped build Google's amazing driverless car, which he says will not only revolutionize how we get around, but also save lives.
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'Biblical' Flooding Rages In Colorado

Torrential rains around Boulder and nearby areas have led to at least three deaths and numerous washed-out roads. Forecasters warn that while the downpours should taper off Friday, even modest rains could cause more flooding.
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A Few Takes On How To Fix The Tech Industry's 'Bro' Problem

The tech industry's sometimes sexist "brogrammer" culture came into focus this week, when an offensive app was presented at an industry hackathon. So we asked developers, community leaders and others in the tech sphere to share their ideas for addressing the industry's cultural schism.
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Retailer Blames Unlucky 13 For Lower Earnings

Men's Wearhouse stocks are down 10 percent, CEO Doug Ewert thinks he knows the reason why. The fear of the number 13. He blames superstitious brides for postponing their weddings to avoid 2013.
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Feds Seek To Corral Medical Marijuana 'Wild West'

The Obama administration's decision not to challenge pot legalization in Washington and Colorado is reverberating in states where regulation of medical marijuana has been scant.
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Sound Pioneer Ray Dolby Dies At 80

Dolby, who invented some of the technologies that revolutionized film and sound recording, was instrumental in developing surround sound technology. Dolby had been living with Alzheimer's and was diagnosed with leukemia this summer.

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