Wed January 8, 2014
The Protojournalist

Can Amazon's Jeff Bezos Save Planet Earth?

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 1:07 pm

Jeff Bezos.
David Ryder Getty Images

Look. Up in the sky — and in that little package with the A-to-Z logo. It's a bird. It's a plane.

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Wed January 8, 2014
The Two-Way

December Posts Strongest Job Gains Of 2013, Survey Shows

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 11:25 am

Job seekers have their resumes reviewed at a job fair expo in Anaheim, Calif., in June 2012.
Jae C. Hong AP

This post was updated at 11:20 a.m. ET.

Last year ended on a high note for U.S. employment, with December ticking off 238,000 new private-sector jobs, topping the previous month for the best showing of 2013, according to the latest data from the ADP National Employment Report.

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Wed January 8, 2014

Former Banker Could Help Feds Learn More About Swiss Accounts

A Swiss banker has pleaded not guilty to charges he helped thousands of Americans evade paying their taxes. Raoul Weil was one of the top managers at UBS, a Swiss bank that helped nearly 20,000 Americans hide their assets in secret accounts.


Wed January 8, 2014

Customers Reap Benefits From American, US Airways Merger

One month after its merger with US Airways, American Airlines has introduced some procedural changes for its customers. The world's largest airline is assuring its best clients they'll keep their perks.


Wed January 8, 2014

Butter Consumption Jumps To 40-Year High

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 7:12 am

The average American eats 5.6 pounds of butter — a 25 percent increase over the past decade. Its jump in popularity is due to an overall trend towards natural foods, and a "smear" campaign against processed butter alternatives.


Wed January 8, 2014
The Salt

A Cheesy Meltdown: Kraft Warns Of Velveeta Shortage

Originally published on Thu January 9, 2014 1:24 pm

According to an AdvertisingAge report, Velveeta may be a little hard to come by in some areas over the next few weeks.
Paul Sakuma AP

If I say Super Bowl food, you think ... Velveeta? Maybe Velveeta with Ro*Tel.

Oh, yes. Ro*Tel's Famous Con Queso.

What could be more Sunday-in-January-indulgent than hot, creamy, processed cheese mixed with diced tomatoes & green chilies.

I have to admit, I've scooped up my share of con queso on a nacho chip or two.

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Wed January 8, 2014

Intel Striving Not To Miss Next Wave Of Computing: Wearables

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 7:12 am

Intel was a powerhouse in the age of personal computing, making its revenues from powerful chips built into PCs. But it has largely missed the mobile computing revolution. With PC sales slumping, Intel is intent on becoming relevant in the next wave of computing — wearables.


Wed January 8, 2014

Apple Reports $10 Billion In App Sales

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 7:12 am

In December alone, iPhone and iPad users spent $1 billion downloading virtual games and gadgets. Apple credits its new operating system for inspiring both new apps and redesigns of popular old ones.


Wed January 8, 2014

Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 2:31 pm

President Lyndon Johnson, on the porch of Tom Fletcher's cabin, listens to Fletcher describe some of the problems in Martin County, Ky., in 1964.
Bettmann Corbis

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson stood before Congress and declared an "unconditional war on poverty in America." His arsenal included new programs: Medicaid, Medicare, Head Start, food stamps, more spending on education, and tax cuts to help create jobs.

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Tue January 7, 2014
All Tech Considered

Tech Fit For The Showroom, But The Runway Might Have To Wait

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 10:27 am

The Navigate Jacket from Wearable Experiments uses GPS navigation and a mapping app on the wearer's smartphone to signal directions. It's part of a new trend of wearable tech that some speculate will be a billion-dollar industry.
Rupert Kaldor Wearable Experiments

The human body is a limited piece of real estate.

For years, tech companies raced to make the smartphone a beautiful device with soft curves and bright screens. Now, the industry is racing to make clothes that free up your hands from the phone while still connecting you to streams of digital information.

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