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HBO shows coming to Amazon ... not Netflix

If you still haven't seen 'The Sopranos' or 'The Wire,' you will soon be able to stream episodes of these and other older HBO hits on Amazon Prime. Is the Amazon-HBO deal a blow to Netflix?  More

Travelers set to splurge in 2014

The average person expects to spend $6,136 on travel in 2014, based on a new TripAdvisor survey.  More

MLB takes a swing at the video game business

Major League Baseball launches RBI Baseball '14, marking the first time a major pro sports league has developed and released its own console game.  More

Students cry foul over athlete unions

Northwestern football players will vote Friday on forming a union, but a survey indicates that non-athletes on college campuses are worried that the costs will go up for everyone if student-athletes are treated like employees.  More

China factories extend slump

China's factories continued to struggle in April, according to an early gauge of activity in the country's all-important manufacturing sector.  More

Grandfather launches smart gun push after Sandy Hook shooting

The grandfather of 6-year old Sandy Hook shooting victim Ben Wheeler has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance an idea he hopes will make guns safer.  More

Meet four kings of Alibaba's online retail empire

Alibaba's shopping sites account for 80% of online retail in China. Meet four successful merchants.  More

GM: New changes could have prevented deadly recall crisis

The automaker claims new changes to its engineering and quality departments announced Tuesday could have prevented the flaw tied to 13 deaths.  More

Delinquent IRS employees paid bonuses by the agency

Some IRS employees got bonuses even after paying their tax bills late and under-reporting their income.  More

AT&T, Chernin set sights on streaming video

With $500 million, the companies will seek to invest in video-on-demand channels and streaming video services.  More

Airbnb faces off with New York over housing rentals

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing Airbnb for the identities of users he believes may be violating state housing laws.  More

Supreme court quizzes Aereo: Do TV streams break the law?

Upstart Aereo goes before Supreme Court justices in challenge by broadcasters who say TV streaming services violates copyrights.  More

GM accused of hiding ignition flaws in 2009 bankruptcy

Plaintiffs lawyers argue that GM lost liability protections by concealing flawed ignition switch from bankruptcy court.  More

Manchester United: Losing games and money

Manchester United have sacked their coach after a disastrous season, which means they'll miss out on Europe's lucrative Champions League next season.  More

Bitcoin for political campaigns may get ok

The Federal Election Commission on Wednesday will consider approving the use of bitcoin for political campaign contributions.  More

Gun silencer sales are booming

The civilian market for silencers soared 37% in 2013, overshadowing the growing market for guns.  More

Valeant bids for Botox-maker Allergen

Valeant Pharmaceuticals has teamed up with Bill Ackman to make a multi-billion dollar offer for Botox-maker Allergan.  More

Grads hit with defaults when co-signers die, go bankrupt

Student loan borrowers are suddenly being thrown into default and told to repay their loan in full when the co-signer on their loan -- often a parent or grandparent -- dies or files for bankruptcy.  More

Tesla to build cars in China

Elon Musk says that Tesla is planning to build a manufacturing facility in China as the electric car maker expands its footprint in the country.  More

Silicon Valley firms accused of hiring conspiracy

Google, Apple and other big tech companies face a class-action suit accusing them of colluding to suppress wages by agreeing to not hire each other's employees.  More

Thomas Piketty on his book 'Capital'

Economist Thomas Piketty talks rising income inequality, extreme executive pay, and the future of unions while discussing his bestseller 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century.'  Play

Move over Facebook, Alibaba's mega IPO is coming

Chinese tech company Alibaba is readying for an IPO that could be the biggest ever for a tech firm, trouncing even Facebook.  More

Cool cars from the Beijing Auto Show

Here are some of the cars the world's automakers have unveiled this week for Chinese buyers.  More

What the heck is Aereo, anyway?

Aereo is an innovative way to watch and record shows on local television stations. But is it legal?  More

Reports: Ford decides CEO succession

Ford Motor will formally tap Mark Fields as its next CEO and reveal a formal retirement date for CEO Alan Mulally.  More

Netflix to increase subscription prices

The streaming video company said Monday that it planned to increase subscription prices for new customers by one or two dollars a month within the next few months.  More

Regulator reverses approval of powdered alcohol

A federal agency that had originally approved a new powdered alcohol product reversed its position Monday.  More

700-page book by French economist is Amazon's top seller

Piketty's 700-page economics book "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" tops Amazon's list of best selling books, and is sold out.  More

Supreme Court case could change how you watch TV

Upstart Aereo says it has found a way to give consumers easier access to local broadcast TV for $8 a month. Broadcasters say Aereo is stealing copyrighted programs.  More

Millions slip into Obamacare 'coverage gap'

The human toll of the 'coverage gap' can be found all too easily in Hidalgo County in Texas, one of 24 states that opted out of expanded Medicaid under Obamacare.  More
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