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Study Ranks e-Commerce Sites by Security and Password Policy

Posted: 02/13/2014 - When deciding which web sites and web services to patronize, you probably don’t consider their password security policies. But as a recent study shows, perhaps it’s something you should take into account.

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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin Convicted of Taking Bribes

Updated: 02/12/2014 - A federal jury has convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office.

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Graco Recalling Nearly 3.8M Child Car Seats

Posted: 02/11/2014 - Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats, sold from 2009 through 2013, because children can be trapped by buckles that may not unlatch.

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Should Plastic Shopping Bags Be Banned?

Posted: 02/11/2014 - What are we to do about the billions of plastic shopping bags that Americans use – and often throw away – each year?

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NC Regulators Shielded Duke's Coal Ash Pollution

Posted: 02/09/2014 - Environmental groups have tried three times in the last year to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clear out leaky coal ash dumps like the one that ruptured last week, spewing enough toxic sludge into a North Carolina river to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools.

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It Had Better Rain in California

Posted: 02/04/2014 - The ongoing severe drought in California will likely have ripple effects nationwide, affecting grocery store receipts in all 50 states, and putting a dent in the nation's economy.

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GOP Ponders Scandal's Toll on Christie's Future

Posted: 02/01/2014 - Fellow Republicans are assessing the damage of new allegations that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about a traffic-blocking operation orchestrated by top aides earlier than he has acknowledged.

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Researchers: New Technique Turns Ordinary Cells into Stem Cells

Updated: 01/29/2014 - A simple lab treatment can turn ordinary cells from mice into stem cells, according to a surprising study that hints at a possible new way to grow tissue for treating illnesses like diabetes and Parkinson's disease.

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Price for First-Class Stamp Rises to 49 Cents

Posted: 01/26/2014 - It's going to cost you a few pennies more to mail a letter. The cost of a first-class postage stamp is now 49 cents - 3 cents more than before.

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