Daily Archives: September 6, 2013

Wealth Matters: Seeking Investments That Are Profitable and a Little Bit Green

Many investors are no longer looking for companies in the vanguard of the green movement, but those that are making a profit while showing concern for social and environmental issues. read more

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Observatory: Hyperactivity Linked to Inner Ear Defect

A new study says a genetic defect may play a role in causing hyperactive behavior, suggesting that at least in some cases, hyperactivity can have a neurobiological root. read more

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Dot Earth Blog: Assessing the Role of Global Warming in Extreme Weather of 2012

Scientists find strong evidence of a greenhouse role in extreme heat and shifted odds of storm surges, but say most extreme weather is driven mainly by natural variability. read more

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Research Cites Role of Warming in Extremes

In examining a dozen extreme weather events last year, scientists found evidence that human activity was a partial culprit in about half. read more

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Bits Blog: Yahoo Releases Its First Government Transparency Report

Yahoo’s first government transparency report shows that government agencies in several countries filed data requests, but the most by far came from American agencies. read more

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Bits Blog: Google Introduces New Desktop Apps

Google’s new type of app gives it a path onto its competitors’ operating systems, an acknowledgment that people are not yet ready to live entirely online. read more

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Bits Blog: Not Ready for a Smartwatch? Try Bluetooth Earmuffs

Accessories like earmuffs and handbags with Bluetooth connections and speakers could pave the way for average consumers to adjust to wearable technology. read more

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European Automakers Hope Technology Can Lure Younger Buyers

Auto industry managers at the Frankfurt auto show next week will try to focus on shiny new technologies rather than the terrible state of the European car market. read more

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Judge Sets Restrictions For Apple on E-Books

Apple will face restrictions in its agreements with publishers, but not the extensive government oversight sought by the Justice Department. read more

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Judge Issues Injunction Against Apple in E-Books Case

A federal judge who found Apple liable for conspiring to fix e-book prices entered an injunction on Friday intended to bar the iPad maker from further antitrust violations. read more

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Currents: A New World Where We All Keep Score

Complex though you may be, ever more companies believe they can reduce you to a number. But how much confidence can we have in these numbers of our lives? read more

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Bits Blog: Facebook Delays New Privacy Policy

Facebook, the world’s largest social network, said it would delay the rollout of new privacy rules, which it had planned to put in place on Thursday. read more

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Apple hit with U.S. injunction in e-books antitrust case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge who found Apple Inc conspired to fix e-book prices imposed new restrictions on the iPad maker on Friday, limiting its agreements with publishers. read more

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Verizon sued by shareholder over $130 billion Vodafone deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc has been sued by a shareholder seeking to void its $130 billion buyout of Vodafone Group Plc’s stake in the companies’ wireless joint venture on the grounds the price is too high. read more

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