Oct 22, 2012

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Who is the fabled "undecided voter" in this election? UCLA professor Lynn Vavreck explains. Meanwhile, some employers are actually telling their employees who to vote for -- but is that legal? Tomorrow, Facebook will reveal how they are doing on…

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New technology for Fed's money-counting machines

Oct 22, 2012
Now the Federal Reserve's money-counting machines can read bills worth $20 or less even if they're upside-down. They used to destroy bills that weren't stacked correctly.

The real energy gusher produced by Ohio fracking: Oil

Oct 22, 2012
The presidential campaign talks a lot about coal in Ohio, but the fossil fuel of the moment is oil. Fracking has made possible a second oil boom, more than a century after the state's first one.

What more can Lance Armstrong lose?

Oct 22, 2012
Stripped of endorsements and now his seven Tour de France titles, the cyclist could be the target of lawsuits by past sponsors.

You can get fired for talking politics at work

Oct 22, 2012
Depending on where you live, and what kind of company you work for, your boss can tell you who they want you to vote for. And they can fire you if you don't.

Another look at the undecided voter

Oct 22, 2012
Taking a closer look at why some voters remain undecided.

The trouble with mobile

Oct 22, 2012
More people than ever can go online from their phones and tablets, but advertising hasn't caught up.

Ancestry.com in $1.6 billion deal, will focus on Europe

Oct 22, 2012
Ancestry.com has been acquired by a private equity group. The genealogy site has plans to expand services in Europe.
A woman poses with a Union Jack painted on her face at Trafalgar Square in London. Interest in ancestry is on the rise in Europe, as more people leave their home countries to find work elsewhere in the European Union.
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Clicking your way to a top-notch education

Oct 22, 2012
Millions of students are taking courses from Harvard, Stanford and MIT for free.

Who is the fabled “undecided voter” in this election? UCLA professor Lynn Vavreck explains. Meanwhile, some employers are actually telling their employees who to vote for — but is that legal? Tomorrow, Facebook will reveal how they are doing on mobile advertising, an area in which a number of Internet giants are struggling. Now that Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his endorsements and Tour de France titles, we look at what else he has to lose. The website Ancestry.com was just sold for a whopping $1.6 billion. And Scott Tong reports on fracking in Ohio.

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