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Amazon One Hour Delivery Service Available In Atlanta

Amazon.com is expanding its one-hour delivery Prime Now service to Atlanta. The service, which works through a mobile app, is already available in New York City, Baltimore and Miami.

When Wal-Mart Comes To Town, What Does It Mean For Workers?

This is the second in a two-part story about Wal-Mart. Read and listen to Part 1 here.

U.S. Creates First Sanctions Program Against Cybercriminals

The U.S. wants to slap sanctions on cybercriminals.

Pew: 'Smartphone-Dependents' Often Have No Backup Plan For Web Access

Looking back on the clunky desktops of home offices, smartphones have expanded the definition of what it means to "go online." With all of the apps and mobile capabilities available to us now, it's no surprise that smartphone ownership has grown.
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Atlanta Streetcar To Continue Offering Free Rides

Atlanta city officials say streetcar passengers may ride for free through the end of 2015.

Hackers Teach Computers To Tell Healthy And Sick Brain Cells Apart

Brain researchers are joining forces with computer hackers to tackle a big challenge in neuroscience: teaching computers how to tell a healthy neuron from a sick one.

Want To Do A Little Astrophysics? This App Detects Cosmic Rays

Scientists in California are hoping to use your smart phone to solve a cosmic mystery. They're developing an app to turn your phone into a cosmic ray detector.
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Lockheed To Pay $2M To Settle Allegations It Overbilled Government

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say Lockheed Martin Corporation has agreed to pay $2 million to settle allegations it overbilled the government for fuel it used while manufacturing planes for the U.S. Air Force.
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Georgia Senate Passes Ride Sharing Legislation

The state Senate has overwhelmingly passed a slightly tweaked substitute measure to a House bill that apparently clears the way for Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing firms to keep operating in Georgia.

Heinz And Kraft: Before They Were Food Giants, They Were Men

Heinz and Kraft. When we hear those names we think ketchup and Velveeta, right?

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