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iOS App Store downloads spike in October, reaching record high

The release of two popular new phones has helped to heat up the already popular market -- a 39 percent rise year-over-year for app downloads....

ConstructionWatch: Expo Line Sepulveda Stop More Than 80 Percent Complete

The Expo Line extension to Santa Monica is now over 80 percent complete, with the stations starting to look like real, functioning stops. The Palms, Westwood/Rancho Park, and now Expo/Sepulveda stations have their shade and rain covers. The Sepulveda...

California College Students Walk Out Of Class To Protest Tuition Hikes

24 minutes agoNews : The Two-Way

The University of California system recently approved a 5 percent tuition hike, annually, for up to five years. Students at UC Berkeley have taken the lead in protesting the measure.

Boy moms more social in chimpanzees

DURHAM, N.C. -- Nearly four decades of observations of Tanzanian chimpanzees has revealed that the mothers of sons are about 25 percent more social than the mothers of daughters. Boy moms were found to spend about two hours more perShow More Summary

Redbox to Raise Prices in January

The news caused shares of parent company Outerwall to rise 9 percent read more

Spain’s Legislature Approves Tax Reform for 2015

According to Tax News, Spain’s legislature has approved a tax reform with the following changes: The Spanish corporate income tax will fall from 30 percent to 28 percent in 2015. It will drop to 25 percent in 2016. The minimum personal...Show More Summary

6 Illinois Counties With Some of the Highest Sales Tax

On top of the regular cost of buying everyday things, most Illinoisans also have to pay three different sales taxes on top of the price of goods. That's right, three. Illinois state sales tax is currently set at 6.25 percent, and city sales-tax varies throughout the state. Show More Summary

Patients Far More Likely to Have Imaging Scan if Seen by Non-Physician Provider

Advanced practice clinicians, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, are 34 percent more likely than primary care physicians to prescribe an imaging exam for patients, according to a Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Latino voters overwhelmingly support Obama's immigration actions

It would be something of an understatement to say that Latino voters support President Obama's executive action on immigration: The poll found that 89 percent of Latino voters support Obama’s decision to give temporary legal status to nearly five million undocumented immigrants. Show More Summary

What people think about climate change around the world — in one map

This map, from Sophie Yeo at Responding to Climate Change, rounds up surveys and polls from around the world since 2009 that look at views on climate change from abroad. For example, some 84 percent of people in Argentina think climate change is caused by humans, according to a poll from marketing research firm Ipsos […]

(VIDEO) AOL Tops comScore Rankings of Video Advertising Properties

In comScore's monthly ranking of video advertising properties, AOL reached the top spot for the time. It  ranked #1 in video ad reach, serving ads to 53.8 percent of the total U.S. population in October. BrightRoll Platform came in second...Show More Summary

Get music accessories for 50% off from Motorola for a limited time

In the run-up to Black Friday, Motorola is holding a sale on music accessories from their online store. Customers can get 50 percent off of headphones, speakers, and other products until 11:59pm ET tomorrow, November 25.

‘TV Liberation Tour’ Reminds People TV is Still Free, Gives Away 1,000 Free Antennas

In an effort to remind consumers they don’t need to pay for cable to watch local TV, Antennas Direct, TVFreedom.org and LG Electronics have a plan to give out thousands of digital TV antennas across the country. “About 80 percent ofShow More Summary

Pass-through Businesses Earn More Income than Corporations

Much of the growth in business income since 1980 has come from pass-through businesses. Pass-throughs now earn over 60 percent of all net business income. In 2011, pass-throughs earned $1.3 trillion in business income compared to around...Show More Summary

We Will All Howl: Antony Hegarty on the State of Transfeminism

“They announced two weeks ago that in the last 40 years, the number of wild animals has dropped by one-half, and we’re expecting a 50 to 70 percent extinction event of all species by the end of the century,” Antony Hegarty says. “I always...Show More Summary

Study finds most older adults qualify for statin therapy under new cholesterol guidelines

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - November 24, 2014 - Nearly all individuals in their late 60s and early 70s -- including 100 percent of men -- now qualify for and should consider starting a statin medication to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease,...Show More Summary

American Express CEO on small businesses’ power to create jobs

CEO Kenneth Chenault says he expects small businesses will continue to build on the 50 percent of the work force they already command

Poll: 89 percent of Latino voters support Obama's immigration action

Nearly nine in ten Latino voters approve of President Obama's decision to unilaterally shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, according to a poll released Monday by Latino Decisions. "It is the most unified we have ever measured our community in any of the polling we've done," Latino Decisions co-founder Matt Barreto told MSNBC. Show More Summary

FBI: Officers Killed With Firearms Decreased 40 Percent As Gun Sales Soared In 2013

On November 24 the FBI released stats showing the number of officers killed in the line of duty during 2013 decreased by approximately 40 percent at a time when private gun sales were breaking records. According to the FBI, 26 officers were "feloniously killed" with firearms in 2013. Show More Summary

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