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Teens prefer texts over calls to reach friends

Apr 21, 2010
A new survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project says texting has skyrocketed for teens. The survey says teens prefer texting to...
Posted In: teen, texting

Happy 84th birthday, Queen Elizabeth II!

Apr 21, 2010
The Queen normally celebrates her birth privately on the actual day and publicly with a June ceremony at Buckingham Palace. In addition to the...
Posted In: Queen Elizabeth II

GM head footing the bill for private jet

Apr 21, 2010
Who says the company can't still have a private jet? General Motors CEO Edward E. Whitacre Jr. is footing the bill for today's chartered flight to...
Posted In: GM

Google unveils censorship, user data requests

Apr 20, 2010
For the first time, Google has disclosed the number of requests it has received from government agencies worldwide to remove content from its...
Posted In: Google

L.A. gets its first pot-friendly hotel

Apr 20, 2010
A hotel that opened in the '20s in L.A.'s Koreatown is having another grand opening tonight in celebration of what owner's hope will be its new...
Posted In: los angeles, pot

Census: Women equal men in earning advanced degrees

Apr 20, 2010
According to 2009 U.S. census figures, women are virtually equal to men in obtaining advanced degrees. Nearly 6 in 10 advance degree holders...
Posted In: census, Education

Illinois Republican won't take Goldman contributions

Apr 20, 2010
Republican Congressman Mark Kirk has returned $54,010 in campaign contributions from Goldman Sachs as he runs for the open Illinois Senate seat in...
Posted In: Goldman

Volcano export woes bring New Zealand windfall

Apr 20, 2010
We reported yesterday that the airline snafu caused by Eyjafjallajokull's eruption has had a severe impact on domestic and international imports...
Posted In: New Zealand, volcano

LA's Pinkberry to close its first store

Apr 20, 2010
L.A. has a thing for frozen yogurt, and Pinkberry has made the trend notably more visible since the chain opened in 2005. L.A. also has a thing for...
Posted In: L.A., Pinkberry

Appliances rebate program a hit

Apr 19, 2010
U.S. consumers are quickly snatching up government rebates for energy-efficient appliances....
Posted In: appliances, rebate

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