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The first step to merger: Buying domain names?

Mar 13, 2012
U.S. Airways is reportedly interested in a possible merger-type deal with American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corp. One way it is showing its affection? Buying up domain names.
Posted In: domain names, US Airways, airline industry, Mergers and Acquisitions
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PODCAST: A Hollywood flop, a booming transit system

Mar 12, 2012
At the end of March, funding for more than 100,00 highway and transit projects dries up unless Congress can agree on an extension. We get another look at people struggling one year after the Fukushima disaster in Japan. And NBC experiments with a new kind of 'Must See TV,' stacking its Monday night line up.
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Building skyscrapers at record speed

Mar 12, 2012
A new 30 story building in China went up in just two weeks. How is this possible and more importantly, how can it be safe?
Posted In: skyscraper, China
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Teens still watching many hours of TV a day

Mar 9, 2012
We might have overestimated the extent to which the use of iPhones, iPads, Netflix and Facebook are taking over the lives of teens.
Posted In: television, teenagers
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PODCAST: 227,000 jobs added, Greek crisis averted

Mar 9, 2012
The monthly unemployment numbers are released by the Labor Department today. How did February fare? Chris Farrell explains how the process for finding a job has changed in the last few years. The cost of the federal food stamp program has also changed since the start of the recession, doubling to 45 million Americans who are now receiving food assistance. And at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, the focus might be shifting from music to technology.
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PODCAST: Waiting on Greece, Mickey D's grows

Mar 8, 2012
It's deadline day -- again -- in Greece, but if all goes well, we'll get past this hurdle in the European Debt Crisis and probably move on to another one. For the first time in 15 years, Peyton Manning is no longer an Indianapolis Colt. In China, the maker of the iPad's lawyers are fighting a Chinese court decision that ruled Apple doesn't own the trademark for the name iPad in China. And the city of Chattanooga, Tenn. wants to join a growing list of U.S. cities with its own typeface, to be used in everything from stationary to street signs.
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'SimCity' to return next year, in 3D

Mar 8, 2012
The first "SimCity" came out 23 years ago. But a new version will debut next year. How will it fare in the competitive gaming market?
Posted In: games, computers, sim city
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Steven Van Zandt extended interview: Available online only

Mar 7, 2012
Listen to more of our interview with the actor/musician, now starring in the Netflix original series, "Lilyhammer."
Posted In: television, Music, Netflx, Steven Van Zandt
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PODCAST: Super Tuesday wrap-up, Netflix reverses roles

Mar 7, 2012
Super Tuesday wrapped up last night, and the economy once again emerged as the leading issue of that election day. In Washington state, emergency rooms are struggling with Medicaid payment plans. A federal jury in Texas has convicted Allen Stanford of defrauding investors to the tune of $7 billion in a Ponzi scheme. And actor Steven Van Zandt tells about about the current state of television.
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PODCAST: The Oreo's centennial, gas prices (slightly) lower

Mar 6, 2012
Super Tuesday is upon us, but even candidates who are cash-rich thanks to super PACs weren't able to get on the ballot in some states. NFL investigators met yesterday with a former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator, who has apologized for running a bounty scheme that rewarded players for injuring opponents. China's announcement that its economy will have slower days ahead set global markets into a tizzy yesterday; investors are now worried dark days are ahead for everyone else, too.

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