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If you import from China, you know it's Chinese New Year -- because business grinds to a halt

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Lia Sagehorn couldn't tell you if the upcoming Chinese spring festival marked the Year of the Monkey or the Year of the Woolly Mammoth. What the director of production at a local clothing brand does know is that for a few weeks her factories in China...(more) 



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Strong quake hits Taiwan; 221 people pulled out from rubble

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 221 people from two residential high-rises that collapsed when a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn Saturday, leaving still others trapped inside.... 



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BlackBerry cuts 200 jobs in Ontario and Florida to trim costs

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BlackBerry Ltd is cutting 200 jobs at its hometown headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said on Friday, as the smartphone maker moves to turn around its fortunes and put more emphasis on its enterprise software business. "As BlackBerry continues...(more) 



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Strong quake hits Taiwan; 160 pulled alive, many trapped

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling a complex of two high-rise residential buildings where rescuers pulled out more than 160 people. More are still believed to be trapped inside.... 



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Google is exploring wireless charging for self-driving cars

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LinkedIn Corp's shares closed down 43.6 percent on Friday, wiping out nearly $11 billion of market value, after the social network for professionals shocked Wall Street with a revenue forecast that fell far short of expectations. The rout in the stock cost LinkedIn chairman Reid Hoffman...(more) 



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Zika Sexual Transmission in US Prompts Health Warning

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U.S. health officials are warning men who travel to countries where Zika is spreading to take steps to prevent spreading the virus through sex if their partner is pregnant. 



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LinkedIn shares dive on weak forecast

a shared story    3 hours 58 minutes ago
LinkedIn shares plunged more than 40 percent on Friday after a weak outlook from the career-focused social network fueled fears of a slowdown. LinkedIn reported a loss of $166 million for 2015, far wider than the $16 million deficit for 2014. The outlook "implies material deceleration...(more) 



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EPA: Traces of contaminant found in 3 Colorado water systems

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DENVER (AP) -- Traces of widely used and potentially harmful chemicals have shown up in three drinking water systems in Colorado, prompting officials to shut down three wells and start looking for the source.... 



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Verizon just blatantly betrayed net neutrality by excluding its video app from data caps

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The FCC's net neutrality rules, passed last year, explicitly ban internet providers from a number of discriminatory measures like throttling and blocking, but there's evidently a huge loophole that every major wireless carrier in the US has rushed to exploit. T-Mobile's Binge On program, which throttles...(more) 



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Australia’s plan to make a digital representation of everything

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Collecting and openly sharing data on just about everything in real time could help transform ecological research and economics, say its proponents 



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Airbnb hosts are having a hard time gouging guests for the Super Bowl

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Airbnb envisions everyone’s home as the hotel room of the future — a cheap and unique place to crash in almost every country in the world at any time. For Super Bowl 50, the short-term rental service is being flooded with eager hosts trying to turn...(more) 



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Way Before Zika, Rubella Changed Minds on Abortion

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In the 1960s, an outbreak of rubella virus expanded women’s access to abortion in the United States. Could Zika do the same in Latin America? 



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