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Fight Fraud Hotline

On the Calendar:  Monday, 11/24/2014 8:00 AM
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European Parliament May Propose Breaking Up Google

European lawmakers leery of Google's inescapable presence in nearly all of the Internet's workings may propose to break up the company.






Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:53:57 GMT
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A federal judge in New York approved approved what she called a "highly unusual" accord.






Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:13:56 GMT
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:15:20 GMT
Taylor Swift Doubles YouTube Views After Shaking Off Spotify

Views of Taylor Swift's YouTube videos doubled in the week after her team pulled her entire catalog off the music-streaming service.






Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:04:52 GMT
What's Selling Better: iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus?

Apple's first phablet, the iPhone 6 Plus, has been well received by consumers, but its smaller-screened cousin is far outperforming in terms of sales.






Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:26:55 GMT
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Pick a beverage, and you probably know somebody who's very, very serious about it, graduating from aficionado to, let's face it, snob.






Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:13:31 GMT
China Could Hack U.S. Infrastructure: NSA Chief

Admiral Mike Rogers said attackers have been able to penetrate such systems and perform "reconnaissance" missions to determine how the systems work.






Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:30:22 GMT
Tired of Doing Laundry? Robot Comes to the Rescue

This semi-humanoid robot is very near being capable of doing the laundry from start to finish - your dream of a "Jetsons" lifestyle draws near!






Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:00:25 GMT
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