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As Commodity Prices Slide, Layoffs And Restructurings Follow

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

So far, most Americans have benefited from falling commodity prices: Consumer inflation has remained low. But now the pain is spreading as companies like Caterpillar and Alcoa respond to hard times.

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Amid VW Scandal, Critics Want Access To Carmakers’ Computer Code

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Most of us are unaware of what goes on under the hood of our car. Some people, including safety researchers, would like to access the software. But a 1998 copyright law stands in the way.

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Atlanta Tries To Carve Out A Niche In Tech

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Many local startups say their biggest hurdle is cash. It’s such a common complaint, Atlanta’s mayor is launching a venture capital fund to help tech companies get off the ground.

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Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates Among 2015 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Award Winners

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Representing fields from chemistry to poetry, the 24 MacArthur Foundation Fellows will each receive $500,000 over the next five years.

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German Prosecutors Investigating Former Volkswagen CEO

Monday, September 28th, 2015

The investigation will focus on whether fraud was committed through the sale of diesel-powered vehicles equipped with technology that cheats emissions tests.

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