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FCC Chairman Hints at Support of Broadband Reclassification
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FCC Chairman Hints at Support of Broadband Reclassification

Tom Wheeler's latest comments are being viewed as the strongest sign yet that he plans to sign with President Obama on strict net neutrality rules.
Foie Gras Is Now Legal Again in California
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Foie Gras Is Now Legal Again in California

A federal judge overturned the ban on the controversial delicacy, creating beef with animal-rights activists.
23andMe's Database of Genetic Information Is Going to Make It Lots of Money
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23andMe's Database of Genetic Information Is Going to Make It Lots of Money

The company just announced a lucrative deal with the biotech firm Genetech, and says many similar deals are in the works.
FTC Takes No Action Against Yelp Following Year-Long Investigation Into Review System
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FTC Takes No Action Against Yelp Following Year-Long Investigation Into Review System

Despite outcry from small-business owners, this marks the second inquiry by the FTC that has resulted in no further action, according to Yelp.
Wet Seal Just Made Two-Thirds of Its Stores Disappear
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Wet Seal Just Made Two-Thirds of Its Stores Disappear

The teen retailer's struggle with declining sales is another reminder to mall-loving millennials that their childhood is over.
Bitstamp Expected to Resume Trading Within Hours
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Bitstamp Expected to Resume Trading Within Hours

The Bitcoin exchange, which shut down following a security breach, says it will begin trading the virtual currency again within the next day or so.
American Apparel Tries On Something New: Ethics.
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American Apparel Tries On Something New: Ethics.

After firing its scandal-mired chairman, the company has updated its code of ethics to include rules about workplace relationships.
Monster Sues Apple's Beats Over Alleged Fraud
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Monster Sues Apple's Beats Over Alleged Fraud

Audio-equipment maker Monster, which helped create Beats by Dre headphones, says it was unfairly cut out before Beats was sold to Apple last year.
McDonald's Japan Apologizes After Tooth Found in Food
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McDonald's Japan Apologizes After Tooth Found in Food

After declining sales, a french-fry shortage and this latest scandal, executives probably miss the days when their biggest concern was the Hamburglar.
C. Wonder, the Preppy Fashion Chain Founded by Tory Burch's Ex, Is Officially Closing Up Shop
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C. Wonder, the Preppy Fashion Chain Founded by Tory Burch's Ex, Is Officially Closing Up Shop

After a brief but dramatic run, the company has shuttered the last of its stores.
Verizon CEO: No 'Significant' Talks to Buy AOL
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Verizon CEO: No 'Significant' Talks to Buy AOL

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said reports that the company has held concrete talks to acquire AOL are 'not accurate.'
Taco Bell Pleads: 'America Wants a Taco Emoji. America Needs a Taco Emoji.'
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Taco Bell Pleads: 'America Wants a Taco Emoji. America Needs a Taco Emoji.'

The popular Tex-Mex chain is petitioning for a taco emoji on Change.org.
Sony Is Bringing Back the Walkman (Again)
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Sony Is Bringing Back the Walkman (Again)

Interested? That will be $1,119.99.
Lower Trademark Filing Fees Coming Soon
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Lower Trademark Filing Fees Coming Soon

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be charging lower filing fees starting in the middle of January.
McDonald's Hopes New Ads Will Have Customers Feeling the Love
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McDonald's Hopes New Ads Will Have Customers Feeling the Love

The struggling fast-food titan has created a new ad campaign and revamped its menu to halt sliding sales.
Report: Chobani Is Considering Replacing Its CEO
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Report: Chobani Is Considering Replacing Its CEO

After a product recall and some large profit losses, the Greek yogurt company is reportedly mulling a management shakeup.
Why You Should Make Vacation Time a Priority This Year
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Why You Should Make Vacation Time a Priority This Year

Regularly taking time off to spend with friends and family vastly improves well-being across all income levels, according to a new Gallup survey.
For the Second Time, Elon Musk and Wife Split
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For the Second Time, Elon Musk and Wife Split

Elon Musk will reportedly pay his ex-wife $16 million in cash and other assets.
How Sony Employees Reacted Immediately After the Hack
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How Sony Employees Reacted Immediately After the Hack

Employees relied on phones and note pads to reach one another, and paychecks had to be cut manually using an old machine.
Court Approves $5.9 Million Settlement in Conde Nast Internship Case
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Court Approves $5.9 Million Settlement in Conde Nast Internship Case

Those who interned at the publishing giant from June 2007 to the present are expected to receive payments up to $1,900.
North Korea Had Help With Sony Hack, Investigators Say
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North Korea Had Help With Sony Hack, Investigators Say

An official close to the ongoing investigation says that some aspects of the hack were beyond North Korea's abilities.
'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Game of Thrones' Top the Most Pirated Media of 2014
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'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Game of Thrones' Top the Most Pirated Media of 2014

Unsurprisingly, piracy numbers line up with the year's box office numbers and television ratings.
Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Valued at $45 Billion
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Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Valued at $45 Billion

The company raised a fresh $1.1 billion from investors and is currently the No. 3 smartphone company in the world behind Samsung and Apple.
For the First Time, an Emoji Has Been Named the Most Popular Word of the Year
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For the First Time, an Emoji Has Been Named the Most Popular Word of the Year

The heart emoji appears billions of times per day across blogs, Twitter, Facebook and major news outlets, according to a study by the Global Language Monitor, an Austin-based analytics firm.
'The Interview' Earns $18 Million in Opening Weekend
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'The Interview' Earns $18 Million in Opening Weekend

The embattled film became the No. 1 online movie in Sony's history.
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