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An Online Shopping Passion Keeps Them Clicking

From mattresses to cars to handbags, there's almost nothing Anne Houseman wouldn't buy on the Web — and she's not the only one. According to one estimate, last year, 7 percent of overall U.S. retail sales were logged online, and that number is only expected to go up.
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A "Do Not Track" Option for Internet Users

Federal regulators consider requiring a "do not track" option on web browsers ...

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The DOJ E-Book Lawsuit: Is It 1934 All Over Again?

The Department of Justice's lawsuit against Apple and five major publishers for e-book price fixing sent shivers through the industry — but Jason Boog says this fraught relationship between American publishers, retailers and the DOJ goes back to the Great Depression.
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Your (Virtual) Future Self Wants You To Save Up

Experts say one of the biggest barriers to saving for retirement is psychological: It can be hard to save when retirement feels so far away. Now, new research has found a way around that barrier with technology that lets you "meet" a digital version of the person you're saving for — your retired self.
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Justice Department Sues For E-Book Price-Fixing

The Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit on Wednesday against Apple and five major publishers for allegedly colluding to drive up the price of e-books. Three publishers — Hachette, Simon and Schuster, and Harper Collins — settled with the Justice Department. Macmillan, Penguin, and Apple remain as defendants.
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VIDEO: Texting Guy Barely Escapes Bumping Into Bear

Vaz Terdandenyan was texting and walking at the same time. Oblivious to what was going on, he nearly walked into a 400-pound black bear. It's all on video.

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