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PODCAST: Boston officials urge public to submit photos, video

Jeremy Hobson Apr 16, 2013
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Boston officials urge public to submit photos, video

Jeremy Hobson Apr 16, 2013
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A day after three people were killed and over 130 injured by two bombings at the Boston Marathon, the search for answers is well underway. The FBI has taken charge of the investigation and is appealing for any video, audio and still images taken by spectators. But sifting through all the submissions in an organized fashion presents a significant challenge.

Of all the programs in the federal budget, Section 8 housing doesn’t have much fat to cut. The program provides rent vouchers to families earning an average of less than $13,000 a year. But sequestration has left housing authorities with a stark choice: Eliminate some vouchers altogether, or ask people to contribute more.

Yahoo has bought Summly, Snip.It, and Jybe among other small startups you may never have heard of. The strategy, basically is: Smart people will develop smarter products. Shares are up more than 50 percent under Mayer, but analysts say it has nothing to do with her or Yahoo’s main business. 

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