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NYSE Halts Trading After Computer System Issues

A problem with the New York Stock Exchange's computer system forced the exchange to halt trading in all securities on Wednesday morning. NYSE-listed stocks continued trading on alternative exchanges, and prices did not plunge. But the shutdown is a huge black eye for the NYSE.
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The Blog Ewe Didn't Know Ewe Needed: Google Sheep View

It's the year of the sheep, so it follows that a new blog would celebrate the woolly four-legged creatures. Readers submit sheep spottings from around the world, with the help of Google Street View.
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The Effects Of D.C.'s New Tax On E-Cigarettes And Vaping

Local vape shop owners say D.C.'s 70 percent tax on electronic cigarettes will drive them out of business and hurt District residents who use vaping to quit smoking.

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Amid New Overtime Rules, More Employers Might Set Email Curfew

As the Obama administration looks to expand the number of employees eligible for overtime pay, more companies may curtail the use of email after hours to cut labor costs.
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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

The president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, chats about the future of higher education — and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Ads that stalk you on every device. Drones that trespass on your property. And companies that spy on your email in-box. The Computer Guys and Gal are here to explain.

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New Challenges To Recycling In The United States

Falling commodity prices are putting a squeeze on American recycling companies. What this means for cities, counties and the future of recycling programs in the United States.

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Hackers Target Controversial Italian Cyber Espionage Company

Spyware belonging to the security firm Hacking Team has been detected in many countries with repressive regimes. The firm's client list is secret, but a hack has made thousands of documents public.
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Overloaded Computers Give NASA's Pluto Team A Fright

NASA had a heart-stopping moment over the weekend, when engineers lost contact with a spacecraft they sent to Pluto. A computer crash was behind the problem.
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Hacking Team Breach Reveals Firm Sold Spying Tools To Repressive Regimes

What happens when one of the most notorious hacking companies gets hacked? That's the situation unfolding for one Italian company, which sells surveillance software to governments across the globe.

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