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Hold on, that may be cancer calling

Jul 25, 2008
Three prominent neurosurgeons told CNN last week that they did not hold cellphones directly to their ears, which has stirred up an old debate on...
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Plugging electric cars

Jul 24, 2008
If you're interested in the development of electric-car technology, you might enjoy C-Net's video report from the Plug-In 2008 car conference in...
Posted In: electric cars
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Moscow may be difficult for U.S. expats

Jul 24, 2008
The consulting firm Mercer reports the cost of compensating expats has jumped by nearly 20 percent in the past 12 months, thanks to a weaker U.S....
Posted In: cost of living, expats, Moscow
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Google does Wikipedia one better -- $

Jul 23, 2008
Wikipedia, as we're sure you know, has become the encyclopedia of the Internet, with tons of information compiled by people who, for the most part,...
Posted In: Google, knol, Wikipedia
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Hershey's not melting away yet

Jul 23, 2008
A few chocolate snobs in our office turn their noses up at Hershey bars, but -- at the risk of sounding like a pitch man -- there's still something...
Posted In: candy, Hershey, marketing
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Bad days for newspapers, democracy

Jul 23, 2008
It's almost not news anymore that newspapers' revenues are plummeting, they're cutting staffs of talented journalists, and the news -- locally,...
Posted In: media, newspapers
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Global warming? Just pass the lime

Jul 22, 2008
This news item may very well end up in the "Too good to be true" bin, but it has a magic-bullet allure for alleviating global warming. . ....
Posted In: global warming
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Adapting to a bleak oil crunch scenario

Jul 22, 2008
If you haven't already, it may be time to start some long-term planning on lifestyle changes to accommodate the continuing escalation of gas prices...
Posted In: Oil, public transportation
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Lots of barking over Verizon ad

Jul 22, 2008
Verizon has a new TV ad for the LG Dare phone that has set off a storm of complaints from animal rights groups, including the Humane Society of the...
Posted In: advertising, animals, pitbulls, Verizon
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Los Angeles keeps it trim

Jul 22, 2008
Among the many things Los Angeles is known for, keeping trim might be at the top of the list. You can even see it in the city's recent politics....

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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...