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‘Google-like’ search engine puts NSA snooping back in the spotlight ‘Google-like’ search engine puts NSA snooping back in the spotlight

The following is an excerpt from James Rogers | August 26, 2014 | Foxnews.com | The National Security Agency’s surveillance machinery is again in the spotlight after a media report claimed that it is secretly providing data to almost two dozen U.S. government agencies via a powerful “Google-like” search engine. Details of ... Read More

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Obama Approves ISIS Surveillance Flights Over Syria Obama Approves ISIS Surveillance Flights Over Syria

The following is an excerpt from MARTHA RADDATZ, MARY BRUCE and CHRIS GOOD | August 26, 2014 | abcnews.go.com | President Obama has approved U.S military surveillance flights over Syria to track the Islamic militant group ISIS, a group that American warplanes have been attacking in neighboring Iraq, ABC News has confirmed. The ... Read More

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Apple Planning 12.9-inch iPad for 2015: Bloomberg Apple Planning 12.9-inch iPad for 2015: Bloomberg

The following is an excerpt from reuters.com | August 26, 2014 | (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is preparing to roll out a larger, 12.9-inch version of its iPad for 2015, with production set to begin in the first quarter of next year, Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter as ... Read More

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Warren Buffett to Help Burger King Avoid ‘Mythical’ Taxes Warren Buffett to Help Burger King Avoid ‘Mythical’ Taxes

The following is an excerpt from Rob Garver | August 26, 2014 | Thefiscaltimes.com | A couple of years ago, billionaire investor Warren Buffett was making the rounds of cable television business shows talking about how corporate taxation in the U.S. really isn’t all that high. “It's a myth that American corporations ... Read More

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World’s Largest Tidal Energy Project To Start Construction Off Scottish Coast This Year World’s Largest Tidal Energy Project To Start Construction Off Scottish Coast This Year

The following is an excerpt from Maria Gallucci | August 25, 2014 | ibtimes.com | Construction of the world’s largest tidal energy array is ready to begin offshore Scotland. Atlantis Resources Ltd. (LON:ARL), the project’s developer, said it raised the £51 million ($85 million) it needs to launch the first phase ... Read More

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Almost There: S&P 500 Hits, Can’t Hold 2000 Almost There: S&P 500 Hits, Can’t Hold 2000

The following is an excerpt from Ben Levisohn | August 25, 2014 | Barrons.com | The S&P 500 tried but failed to close above 2,000 today. The benchmark index rose 0.5% to 1,997.92, a new closing high but off its intraday high of 2,001.95. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.4% to ... Read More

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Potential 2016 Contenders Flocking to I.A., N.H. Potential 2016 Contenders Flocking to I.A., N.H.

The following is an excerpt from Lisa Crivelli | August 25, 2014 | msnbc.com | If you’re not visiting New Hampshire you’re not running for president… and Texas Governor Rick Perry made the pilgrimage there this weekend. It was Perry’s first visit. According to a report from NBC News and U.S. News ... Read More

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8 Ways to Transform Your Current Ride Into a Cutting Edge Tech Car 8 Ways to Transform Your Current Ride Into a Cutting Edge Tech Car

The following is an excerpt from Antuan Goodwin | August 20, 2014 | cnet.com | We round up 8 driver aid and infotainment technologies of today and tomorrow that can be added the ride that you already own. Today's cars are pretty advanced collections of technologies. They can help you to drive ... Read More

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How Chinese Tech Billionaires Are Leading The Country’s Ice Bucket Challenge How Chinese Tech Billionaires Are Leading The Country’s Ice Bucket Challenge

The following is an excerpt from Liyan Chen | August 20, 2014 | Forbes.com | The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has now traveled across the Pacific to the Middle Kingdom. On August 18, Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Chinese fast-growing smartphone maker Xiaomi Technology, proudly accepted Russian tech investor Yuri Milner’s nomination in ... Read More

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How Magic Conqered Pop Culture How Magic Conqered Pop Culture

The following is an excerpt from Lev Grossman | August 19, 2014 | Time.com | When I was a kid, in the 1980s, fantasy was not entirely OK. It had, let us say, some unpleasant associations. It was fringey and subcultural and uncool. In my suburban Massachusetts junior high, to be a ... Read More

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