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Startups Often Focus On Data Security Too Late, If At All

There's been a proliferation of devices that allow people to track their health and learn about potential medical problems. Startups offering digital services where customers quantify themselves in various ways are out in full force at the Consumer Electronics Show. But what are those companies doing to protect customer data?
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Alcoa To Pay $384 Million Penalty For Bahrain Bribes

Alcoa and a subsidiary of the the U.S. aluminum giant, will pay $384 million to the U.S. government for engaging in corrupt practices. The payment is part of a settlement in a bribery case involving the royal family of Bahrain.
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Safety Group Sues Buckyballs Founder In Product Recall Case

The government is going after Craig Zucker, the creator of a "desk toy" consisting of small round magnets that wound up being swallowed by a lot of children. The Consumer Product Safety Commisision initiated a recall but rather than go along, Zucker shut down his company.
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Minimum Wage Loses Ground Since Its Banner Year In 1968

When President Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty 50 years ago, part of it was a pushed to increase the nation's minimum wage. Low-wage workers actually saw their purchasing power peak while Johnson was in office.
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Steeler Fan Goes To Court Over Blown Call

Referees blew a call that may have let San Diego into the playoffs instead of the Pittsburgh Steelers. In this litigious society, Steelers fan Daniel Spuck decided to act. He filed a motion asking for an injunction to keep San Diego out of the playoffs.
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On Monday's Show: Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates

David Green talks to Steve Inskeep about his upcoming interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Gates has a new book out titled, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War.
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Same-Sex Couples In Utah Made Eligible For Federal Benefits

The marriages of more than 900 couples have been put on hold as courts weigh in. But "those families should not be asked to endure uncertainty regarding their status as the litigation unfolds," Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday.
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Labor Department's December Report Shows Jobless Rate Dipped

The Labor Department on Friday said the nation's jobless rate fell to 6.7 percent as U.S. employers added 74,000 jobs to payrolls while more Americans stopped looking for work in December. In November, the unemployment rate was 7 percent.
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Christie 'Heartbroken' Circle Of Trust' Was Violated

The mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey, says he's taking Governor Chris Christie at his word, that Christie was not involved in the lane closures to the George Washington Bridge that turned Fort Lee into a parking lot. But not all residents are convinced.
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Why Hospitals And Families Still Struggle To Define Death

If a person loses all brain function, he or she is considered legally dead. But the cases of Jahi McMath and Marlise Muñoz have shown that even though doctors can declare someone dead, families and the courts might not always agree with that definition.

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