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Amazon Raises Minimum Purchase For Free Shipping By $10

As the busy holiday shopping season looms, the giant retailer raised its minimum order size from $25 to $35. The change took effect Monday, the company says.

European Parliament Joins List Of Those Upset With The NSA

France, Mexico and Brazil are also among the U.S. allies that have expressed their displeasure following reports of NSA spying activities in their countries.
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Katy Butler: "Knocking On Heaven's Door: The Path To A Better Way Of Death"

About 24 million Americans are helping care for aging parents. One woman's story of how her father's final years led her mother to defy the medical system and meet death on her own terms.


Why Isn't Like A Typical E-Commerce Site

The federal government's beleaguered health care exchange site,, shares little in common with the e-commerce sites consumers use every day. On most e-commerce sites, prices are simple to find. Not so on And that may be one of the reasons relatively few visitors to the site have actually enrolled.

How Long Do They Really Have To Fix That Obamacare Website?

President Obama says he's pretty frustrated with the messed-up computer system for insurance enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. If he gets it fixed by mid-November all will be well, analysts say. But further delay could mean real trouble.

5 Questions Kathleen Sebelius Must Answer

It's not yet clear when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before Congress. But it won't be soon enough for the Republicans who are calling for her resignation as a result of the Internet mess that is

Sometimes You Need Your To-Do List To Be A Bit Bossy

Dan Amira, a senior editor at New York Magazine, reviews Carrot To-Do, a to-do list app with attitude.

Small Kentucky Town Makes High Tech Glass Amid Bucolic Farmland

The small farming town of Harrodsburg, Ky., is the home of Willow Glass, thin and flexible, soon to find it's way into the marketplace. It's made by Corning in the same plant that developed Gorilla Glass, the protective cover for Apple's iPhone, and now used by more than thirty other makers of personal devices.

The 'Tech Surge' Is Racing Against The Clock

The Obama administration is sending in computer engineers from inside and outside government to fix the ongoing problems with But the Affordable Care Act's legal deadlines mean that the programmers will be racing against the clock.

Online Dating Is On The Rise (But There Are Still Haters)

We're buying cars online, ordering groceries online and, more and more, finding love there too. Online dating, and social support for it, is at an all-time high. But whether you're beginning or ending relationships digitally, you might have some awkward encounters.