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Tropicana down one Indiana riverboat

Aug 25, 2008
Tropicana's Casino Aztar is up on the auction block after months in limbo. The Evansville, Ind. riverboat was set to sell to Reno, Nev., hotel and...
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Wii have your technology

Aug 21, 2008
Motion sensor technology is one of the keys to Nintendo Wii's success, but the world's best-selling video game console could lose its title if its...
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Bicycle roundup

Aug 20, 2008
Several days ago the Associated Press reported electric bicycles are selling well....
Posted In: bicycles, bike sharing, commute, David Byrne, elecric bicycles
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Target adjusts its aim at market

Aug 20, 2008
From Advertising Age....
Posted In: branding, marketing, shopping, Target
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Treo has a new deal-o

Aug 20, 2008
Come on, admit it -- the iPhone's far from perfect. Given the slew of recent problems the technology has endured lately, it's no wonder the...
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Tire rolling resistance standards and your fuel efficiency

Aug 19, 2008
From Cindy Skrzycki's business column at WashingtonPost.com....
Posted In: fuel efficiency, sustainability, tires
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Vioxx clinical study influenced by marketing

Aug 19, 2008
The painkiller Vioxx, which was found to double the risk of heart attack and stroke, has been off the market for nearly four years. This morning, a...
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Wine expert: boxed wine better for the environment

Aug 18, 2008
From an op-ed piece by Tyler Cowen in The New York Times....
Posted In: carbon footprint, milk, sustainability, wine
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Open-source textbooks

Aug 18, 2008
In response to rising textbook prices, some academics are writing their own textbooks -- for free. From an article in the Los Angeles Times:...
Posted In: free, open source, textbooks
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Rupert Murdoch is now frenemies with Facebook

Aug 18, 2008
From The New York Times....
Posted In: BusinessWeek, Facebook, Fox News, MySpace

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

This issue has been going on for some time, actually. Anyone in the restaurant business feels this pain. More than a year ago the price for our...

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

 If you’re a shrimp lover you may be wondering why you’re paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It’s actually a bacterial...

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Real estate flippers are back!

I'm glad to see others have commented about the thoughtless reference to a pit bull. The Maryland legislature recently passed and Governor O...

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When the coal layoffs trickle down

My great grandfather started in the coal mines of Southwestern Virginia in 1936 during a time when logging companies such as W.M. Ritter were...