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Attention White-Collar Workers: The Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs

The machines have long been used in manufacturing, but Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots, says they're now poised to replace humans as teachers, lawyers and even journalists.
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President Gets His Own Twitter Account: 'It's Barack. Really'

Obama's bio on @POTUS says he is "Dad, husband and 44th President of the United States."
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'Mad Men' Finale: A Love Letter To Fans Filled With Mostly Happy Endings

AMC's Mad Men ended its seven-season run on Sunday. Fans may have loved how characters' stories were resolved, but critics may question how writers got them there.
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Often Employees, Rarely CEOs: Challenges Asian-Americans Face In Tech

A new study shows that Asians and Asian-Americans are underrepresented at executive levels in five large tech companies. Four tech professionals weigh in with their experiences and perspectives.
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Rental Rules In California Raise Questions About Who's Using Airbnb

Santa Monica, Calif., approved a law that would outlaw most short-term rentals in the city. Some say many listings are by big companies. Others say such laws hurt homeowners trying to make ends meet.
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The Outsized Optimism Of The Entrepreneur

You might think a great idea plus hard work equals business success, but the math is seldom simple. Two entrepreneurs, one whose venture failed and one who's still going, tell why they took the risk.
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Asian-Americans Face Challenges In Reaching Tech Leadership Roles

A new report on diversity in Silicon Valley shows that Asians and Asian-Americans are underrepresented at the management and executive levels at five large companies. Two Asian-Americans share their experiences.
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She's Almost Real: The New Humanoid On Customer Service Duty In Tokyo

In Tokyo, a stylish new department store receptionist isn't a human at all. It's a lifelike silicone robot with movements so real, it's fooling some customers.
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Amtrak CEO Pledges To Install Speed Control Technology By End Of Year

The CEO of Amtrak pledged Thursday to install automated speed control technology on the Northeast Corridor by the end of the year. An Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia was traveling over 100 mph at a curve where the speed limit is 50. But some say simpler solutions — like putting a second engineer at the controls — might be a cheaper way to save lives.
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Speed Control Technology Could Have Stopped Amtrak Derailment

NPR's Melissa Block interviews Steven Ditmeyer, former director of research and development at the Federal Railroad Administration, about technology that slows trains before a derailment or collision.

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