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After yesterday's tornado in Moore, Okla. -- where residents got about 15 minutes of warning -- we ask if tornado prediction has gotten better, and how it can continue to improve. What would it have taken to get more than 15 minutes? In tech-ish news, Apple's tax issue comes to the Hill with Tim Cook. But Apple isn't the only company that has funds beyond the reach of the IRS. Also, before you order dinner, news is out that Grubhub and Seamless, two online delivery services, are merging. Just how do these services make money and what about the restaurants?

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Hold the spoon -- World Nutella Day back on after being called off

May 21, 2013
Nutella-maker Ferrero called for an end to the day celebrating the chocolate hazelnut treat, then backed off.

This burger brought to you by a test tube

May 21, 2013
Dutch scientists will shortly unveil a burger that uses meat grown at great expense in a laboratory. Growing meat is more efficient in the long-term, but people may not take to it.

How do delivery services like Grubhub and Seamless make a profit?

May 21, 2013
Two of the biggest restaurant takeout services, Grubhub and Seamless, will merge. A look at exactly how their business works, and how individual restaurants factor in.

How much would Apple's overseas cash help the U.S. economy?

May 21, 2013
Apple’s $100 billion in overseas cash is just part of the nearly $2 trillion in U.S. corporate funds that are beyond the reach of the IRS. What difference could that money make if it was brought home?

What will it take to make tornado prediction better?

May 21, 2013
Prediction for tornadoes like the one in Moore, Okla., has gotten pretty good. Building thousands of new radar stations would make it better.

Working in the dark, in the aftermath of Moore's tornado

May 21, 2013
Recovery begins for those in the tornado's wake in Moore, Okla.

Senator Carl Levin and Tim Cook clash in tax haven hearing

May 21, 2013
Senator Carl Levin says big companies are abusing tax loopholes. Apple's Tim Cook says they uphold the spirit of the law.

Why companies are getting rid of cubicle walls

May 21, 2013
Businesses are moving away from individual offices and high-walled cubicles to more open environments. Fitting more workers into a smaller space also slashes rent costs.

After yesterday’s tornado in Moore, Okla. — where residents got about 15 minutes of warning — we ask if tornado prediction has gotten better, and how it can continue to improve. What would it have taken to get more than 15 minutes? In tech-ish news, Apple’s tax issue comes to the Hill with Tim Cook. But Apple isn’t the only company that has funds beyond the reach of the IRS. Also, before you order dinner, news is out that Grubhub and Seamless, two online delivery services, are merging. Just how do these services make money and what about the restaurants?

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