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HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords

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Will robots take over the workforce? 4 predictions from experts

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OKCupid's experiment is lazy, unethical and a creative failure

By letting their engineers experiment on users, OKCupid and Facebook showed an astounding lack of imagination.
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Why summer Fridays are good for business

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How Apple's victory over Samsung will affect you

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Why do McDonald's burgers look different from their advertisements?

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  • Germanwings pilots union plans strike for Friday

    Germanwings pilots union plans strike for Friday

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:39 AM EDT2014-08-28 06:39:00 GMT
    A German union representing pilots says it is planning a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits.
    A German union representing pilots says it is planning a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits.
  • Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

    Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:59:19 GMT
    Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans.
    Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans.
  • Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to ex-CEO

    Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to ex-CEO

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:59:40 GMT
    A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO will buy a majority stake in the business.
    A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO is buying the company from rival relatives.
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