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D.C. Council Shoots Down Capital Gains Tax Cut

A proposal from D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray to lower the capital gains tax for investors in District-based technology companies has been shot down by the council.

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Newsweek's 'Muslim Rage' Cover Mocked On Twitter

Audie Cornish talks to Cairo-based journalist Ashraf Khalil about the sarcastic Twitter response to a Newsweek cover story headlined "Muslim Rage." The story was about violent protests in the Muslim world that were sparked by an online video that denigrates Islam's Prophet Mohammed.
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Can Anyone Compete With Apple?

Demand for Apple's iPhone 5 is expected to be so big that one economist predicted sales could boost the U.S. economy 1/2 percent. And Apple's going to court to shut down what it sees as copycats. Slate columnist Farhad Manjoo talks about who's competing with Apple, and whether it's working.
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The Pros And Cons Of Gathering Biometric Data

The FBI plans to move forward with a facial recognition system that's set to be fully implemented by 2014. Facial recognition is just one part of many biometric tools the FBI eventually plans to use to gather and store intelligence information, including fingerprint searches and iris scans.
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Google's Digital Library Plan Hits Another Snag

Since its founding more than a decade ago, Google has been trying to scan all the world's books to make them searchable online. But the effort has been stalled because of opposition from the Authors Guild. On Monday, a judge put the case on hold while Google appeals whether authors should receive class status.
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Agreement Reached For Commercial Space Flights Out Of Virginia

Virginia's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport will operate commercial flights as part of the state's push to develop the facility as a premier site for space programs.

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Singapore's Rising Tech Industry Draws Expat Innovators And Investors

Lower taxes weren't the only thing that attracted Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin when he made his new home in Singapore in May. The World Bank lists Singapore as the easiest place to do business. Increasingly, money and talent are drawn to the city-state's tech sector.

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