Apr 16, 2012

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The Supreme Court heard arguments today on whether pharmaceutical companies have to pay overtime to their sales reps -- and it could affect how overtime works for everyone. OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation service, is getting some new competition from…

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China is not about to eat America's lunch

Apr 16, 2012
Commentator Vijay Vaitheeswaran says America's culture of creativity and innovation beats out China's state-run capitalism.

The decisions that led to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Apr 16, 2012
A new book explores how BP's management led to Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, and whether it could happen again.

Food Network eats into OpenTable's business

Apr 16, 2012
OpenTable seated 89 million people in North America last year. The Food Network’s owner plans to compete with lower fees for restaurants.
OpenTable seated 89 million people in North America last year. The Food Network’s owner plans to compete with lower fees for restaurants.
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Uncle Sam doesn't mind taxpayers paying extra

Apr 16, 2012
Tomorrow is Tax Day. Some people write checks for more than they owe to help pay down the nation's public debt.

Supreme Court enters decades-old overtime debate

Apr 16, 2012
What the high court decides in the class action lawsuit against drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline may change overtime rules for all U.S. employers.

Demand for dark chicken meat is rising

Apr 16, 2012
Thanks to TV chefs, the dark meat of chicken thighs and drumsticks are getting a leg up on the once-popular chicken breast.

On its way: Packaging you can eat

Apr 16, 2012
Researchers are coming up with edible membranes to package tomato soup and hot chocolate. But whether people would want to eat the whole product is another story.

Los Angeles hosts a 10-mile-long block party

Apr 16, 2012
CicLAvia, an event that brought 100,000 people out on their bikes, got people to linger where they usually don't.

Walmart launches disc-to-digital service

Apr 16, 2012
DreamWorks Animation SKG and five other studios are teaming up to convert DVDs into an online movie library.

The Supreme Court heard arguments today on whether pharmaceutical companies have to pay overtime to their sales reps — and it could affect how overtime works for everyone. OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation service, is getting some new competition from The Food Network. Walmart has officially entered the movie streaming business. Imagine drinking a juice and then eating the juice box — edible packaging could soon be a reality. And Los Angeles held its CicLAvia event this weekend, bringing more than 100,000 people out on bikes and showing the value in changing how people see a city.

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