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Aug 7, 2013

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President Barack Obama canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The president will still attend the G-20  summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. But what exactly do the high tensions with Russia mean for U.S. business, especially when our trade relationship with Russia is smaller than you might think? Atlanta is opening a brand-new school with a high price tag, the latest urban school district to spend hundreds-of-millions of dollars on a public school.

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Wouldn't you like the dial-in info for the Al Qaeda conference call?

Aug 7, 2013
The Daily Beast reported the tip that led to closing U.S. embassies in the Middle East and Africa came from an Al Qaeda conference call.

U.S. trade feels little love from Russia

Aug 7, 2013
President Barack Obama canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Simple math adds up to a $147 million school

Aug 7, 2013
Atlanta is opening a brand-new school with a high price tag, including spending on a fancy cafeteria and gym.

Building (and buying) a cheaper electric car

Aug 7, 2013
Flashy electric-car maker Tesla is struggling to become more profitable, and GM and Daimler are cutting prices on their zero-emission models

Why technology has ruined summer camp

Aug 7, 2013
Commentator Beth Teitell says technology is ruining the camp experience because it allows parents to monitor kids 24/7.

You Hate My Job: I work at the DMV

Aug 7, 2013
Next in our series, "You Hate My Job" -- a day on the other side of the counter at the DMV.

Spat over Gibraltar smells fishy

Aug 7, 2013
Spain is punishing the British territory of Gibraltar supposedly over a row about fishing, but some British lawmakers say this is mere saber-rattling to distract attention from Spain's domestic economic problems.

Wildland firefighting: A family affair

Aug 7, 2013
It's been a tough year in wildland firefighting with multiple deaths in Arizona and elsewhere. This mother-daughter pair grapple with the stress, danger and excitement.

Chips find their way from inside computers to inside your body

Aug 7, 2013
Does having a computer chip embedded in your brain sound like science fiction? Turns out, it's happening now and companies are figuring out how to cash in.
The implant in Lee's ear.
Courtesy of Rich Lee

President Barack Obama canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The president will still attend the G-20  summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. But what exactly do the high tensions with Russia mean for U.S. business, especially when our trade relationship with Russia is smaller than you might think? Atlanta is opening a brand-new school with a high price tag, the latest urban school district to spend hundreds-of-millions of dollars on a public school.

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