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How a poison pill works

Mar 23, 2015
Want to deter a company from buying you out? Use a poison pill!
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How hostile takeovers work

Mar 10, 2015
Hostile takeovers are all about applying extreme force in the form of cash.
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Explaining deflation: Why falling prices can be bad news

Feb 25, 2015
Falling prices can be great for the economy ... until they turn into deflation.
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Herd immunity, explained

Feb 10, 2015
Vaccination only works if most of the population has been inoculated.
Miami Children's Hospital pediatrician Dr. Amanda Porro, M.D prepares to administer a measles vaccination to Sophie Barquin,4, as her mother Gabrielle Barquin holds her during a visit to the Miami Children's Hospital.
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Net neutrality: Whole lot of drama in those two words

Jan 27, 2015
Here's what the term means and why Americans are lobbying the FCC to keep the policy in place.
Protesters rally in support of "net neutrality" outside Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C.
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London’s poppies prove the value of public art

Nov 11, 2014
Millions went to London to see an art exhibit. It's free, and it made a profit.
All these people came to London to see a work of public art.

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Why the VIX is like the Headless Horseman

Oct 22, 2014
The VIX is also known as the Fear Index. Making it perfect for Halloween
The Headless Horseman on stage at The Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest 2014 Honoring 'Sleepy Hollow' at Dolby Theatre on March 19, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
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In the cloud, you are the weakest link

Sep 2, 2014
The celebrity pictures hack has everyone a-twitter about the safety of the cloud. But the chances are, you're the problem.
A customer tries out the new Apple iPhone 5C at the Berlin Apple Store.
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