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Database Flaws Cloud Sunshine On Industry Payments To Doctors

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

A federal website set to go live Tuesday will disclose drug and device companies’ ties to doctors. The release marks a milestone, but could be misleading for patients checking up on their doctors.

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Everything But The Squeal: How The Hog Industry Cuts Food Waste

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Large-scale hog operations get a bad environmental rap. But when it comes to processing the animals, the industry is a model of efficiency, making use of every last bit in sometimes surprising ways.

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Movie Theaters Hope To Add Another Dimension To Their Profits

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Domestic movie ticket sales seem to have topped out. Now, cinema owners are trying to lure customers — and justify higher ticket prices — with innovations like panoramic screens and so-called 4-D.

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Facebook Requires Real Names. What Does That Mean For Drag Queens?

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Dozens of queens’ profiles were deactivated recently because they used stage names. Facebook says requiring real names curbs abuse, but LGBT groups say it’s restricting — for drag queens and others.

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Amazon’s Original Content Primes The Pump For Bigger Sales

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

The company has a history of mediocre self-produced programming, but now it’s putting more money and talent into its movies and TV shows. It’s betting that better shows will lead to more online sales.

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