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Russia and China have struck a big deal that assures Gazprom a very big market in China for many years to come. We explain what Gazprom is and its strategy as a state-owned enrgy giant. Plus, Google may be planning to put ads in unusual places like thermostats, glasses, watches and refrigerators because it hopes to put its operating systems into the places as well. But peopl are already tuning out ads on their devices and TVs. So how hard will it be to ignore an ad when it becomes a bigger- and unavoidable- part of your daily routine? And should the ad industry be worried?

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Won't you be our neighbor?

May 21, 2014
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Portrait of American educator and television personality Fred Rogers (1928 - 2003) of the television series 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood,' circa 1980s.
Photo by PBS Television/Courtesy of Getty Images

Your coffee cup probably isn't recyclable… yet

May 21, 2014
Big names like McDonald's and Jamba Juice have tossed polystyrene cups.
The Rumpke Recycling center in downtown Dayton, Ohio. Rumpke is currently upgrading its facilities for processing single-stream recycling in the area—but says it can't use most paper cups.
Lewis Wallace

Turns out, shame and fear don't fight cancer

May 21, 2014
What we can learn from one clinic's experiment with mammogram "marketing".

Will women CEOs still stand out in 2024?

May 21, 2014
Harvard Business School Professor says the pipeline is full of them.

Gazprom goes to China, Russia's economy rejoices

May 21, 2014
Russia and China strike a natural gas deal that assures Gazprom a very big market.

Why people are still buying GM cars post-recall

May 21, 2014
GM says it has recalled close to 14 million vehicles this year.

What to do when your refrigerator starts advertising

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May 21, 2014
Google may be planning to put ads in unusual places, like thermostats and watches.

China and the U.S.: Who's spying on whom?

May 21, 2014
The New York Times' David Sanger on what government spies look for in 2014.

Russia and China have struck a big deal that assures Gazprom a very big market in China for many years to come. We explain what Gazprom is and its strategy as a state-owned enrgy giant. Plus, Google may be planning to put ads in unusual places like thermostats, glasses, watches and refrigerators because it hopes to put its operating systems into the places as well. But peopl are already tuning out ads on their devices and TVs. So how hard will it be to ignore an ad when it becomes a bigger- and unavoidable- part of your daily routine? And should the ad industry be worried?

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