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MID-DAY UPDATE: Two Americans share Nobel Prize in Economics

Bill Radke Oct 11, 2010

The Nobel Prize in Economics goes to Americans and a British/Cypriot citizen. Their work is timely: How economic policies affect unemployment.

Microsoft may be King of the PC, but it’s way behind in the smartphone game. Today MSFT hopes to change that with the release of its Windows 7 operating system for mobile devices.

The Internet has slammed newspapers, the Postal Service, flea markets… so why is the phone book still surviving? I talked with Ammon Shea, author of “The Phone Book: The Curious History of the Book That Everyone Uses But No One Reads.”

The Russian military has come up with an inventive way to deceive the enemy and save money at the same time: inflatable weapons.

And, are you expecting holiday discounts as big as last year’s? Don’t.

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