Nov 23, 2016

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Holiday gift trends, regulating poultry prices,  and an interview with "Codebreaker" host Ben Johnson about whether VR can save us.

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Nostalgia is driving up sales for Polaroid

Nov 23, 2016
Tech correspondent Molly Wood talks to Polaroid CEO Scott Hardy about his company's resurgence in the age of retro aesthetic.
Visitors check out the Polaroid stand at the 2014 IFA home electronics and appliances trade fair on September 5, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. 
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Critics cluck over a benchmark for chicken prices

Nov 23, 2016
A common price index for chicken meat is raising questions.
A woman inspects frozen chicken on sale at a supermarket on 10 March 2006. 
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My Economy: Free college "changed my life"

Nov 23, 2016
Mike Essl is fighting to bring back free tuition at New York's Cooper Union.
Mike Essl, a graduate and acting dean of the Cooper Union School of Art, bears a tattoo of the college's iconic Foundation Building.
Leo Sorel/Courtesy of The Cooper Union

Maybe we should call it 'Binge Friday'

Nov 23, 2016
Streaming services are looking to capitalize on Black Friday's captive audience.
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For the perfect holiday gifts, check the trend forecast

Nov 23, 2016
Some gifts are worth waiting in line. Some gifts are not.
General atmosphere shot at the Holiday Tree Lighting at The Village at Westfield Topanga on November 19, 2016 in Woodland Hills, California.
Brian Gove/Getty Images for Westfield Topanga

Employers figuring out the latest twist in new overtime rule: an injunction to halt it

Nov 23, 2016
What can businesses and their employees expect, now that the new rules are on hold?
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Ok Go and Morton Salt made a music video that could save Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2016
The rock band joins forces with the company to create a music video.
The rock band OK Go teamed up with Morton Salt to create a music video with a purpose.
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Virtual reality: can it save us?

Nov 23, 2016
Virtual reality gear isn't just a popular holiday gift.
A visitor tries a Virtual Reality headset at the Facebook exhibition booth during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Lima on November 18, 2016. 

 
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