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'Concussion' delivers strong, if corny, blow-by-blow of true story
Entertainment
Published in 25-12-2015
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"Concussion" is the story of Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian pathologist working in Pittsburgh, who discovered a degenerative brain disease called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) suffered by many football players. A natural consequence of the game, it's caused by multiple blows to the head, and it results in motor-neuron symptoms, aggression, suicidal tendencies and early dementia. For thos ...>>
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'Joy' director Russell loves 'to find the extraordinary'
Entertainment
Published in 25-12-2015
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At first blush, the subjects of the director David O. Russell's last two films might not seem like the stuff of award-winning cinema. A man with bipolar disorder returns home to live with his folks ("Silver Linings Playbook"). [...] in his latest film, "Joy," which opens on Christmas Day, a woman from Long Island overcomes adversity to design a mop. "Joy" is very loosely based on Joy Manga ...>>
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Paris climate goals mean emissions need to drop below zero
Technology
Published in 25-12-2015
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STOCKHOLM (AP) If governments are serious about the global warming targets they adopted in Paris, scientists say they have two options: eliminating fossil fuels immediately or finding ways to undo their damage to the climate system in the future. The first is politically impossible the world is still hooked on using oil, coal and natural gas which leaves the option of a major cleanup of the at ...>>
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Choking on smog, Rome and Milan issue no-car day edicts
Technology
Published in 25-12-2015
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In Rome, home heating is blamed along with heavy traffic for the eye-stinging, throat-irritating air. [...] air quality improves, thermostat settings in Rome's homes and offices cannot exceed 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit.) The total daily hours that furnaces can run is being reduced from 12 to eight, except for schools and hospitals.
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Kiddie tablets 'grow up' as competition grows
Technology
Published in 25-12-2015
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Tablets designed just for kids are getting more sophisticated as they face increased competition from regular tablets. [...] some of those companies are looking to take back some of the sales to older kids that they've lost over the years, offering premium products most with price tags of over $100 that look and perform less like toys and more like the ones adults use. The use of Android ...>>
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Dr. Alfred Gilman, Nobel Prize-winning cell researcher, dies
Technology
Published in 25-12-2015
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Dr. Alfred Gilman, who won a Nobel Prize for his breakthrough research into the inner workings of cells and later left Texas' much-ballyhooed $3 billion cancer-fighting initiative, citing a lack of oversight that led to a scandal, has died. "The mechanism that he found explains how many drugs act, it explains how many hormones act and it basically explains how the body re ...>>
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APNewsBreak: EPA wants toxic Nevada mine on Superfund list
Technology
Published in 25-12-2015
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(AP) Fifteen years after U.S. regulators started assessing damage and health risks at an abandoned Nevada copper mine, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving to designate the contaminated land a Superfund site, a step the state could still oppose. Rural neighbors of the World War II-era mine that has leaked toxic chemicals for decades won a $19.5 million settlement in 2013 from companies ...>>
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It's another big win for reverse mortgages
Business
Published in 25-12-2015
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In the vast universe of consumer borrowing, reverse mortgages get little respect. When I write about them, the next day's mail has chiding notes suggesting that I failed to tell the gruesome downside. Wade Pfau, a professor of retirement income at the American College of Financial Services, did a study that examined probable results of seven ways of using a reverse mortgage. The lowest ov ...>>
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Last-minute gifts you can get within hours from Amazon Prime Now
Business
Published in 25-12-2015
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Whether you procrastinated on your holiday gift list, left someone off, or just have a late RSVP'er in your family, Amazon Prime Now's quick delivery service is basically your Christmas miracle.

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Financial literacy is the greatest gift of all
Business
Published in 25-12-2015
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The average American suffers from a stunning lack of financial literacy. Talking about money could be the greatest gift of all.

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Too late? Discounts could get much deeper after Christmas
Business
Published in 25-12-2015
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Exchanges, returns and continued heavy use of gift cards are expected to provide a boost for retailers well into January.

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Photos: Vintage Christmas ads from around the world
Business
Published in 25-12-2015
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If you think America has the market cornered on Christmas commercialism, think again.

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Texas loses jobs in August but Houston jobless rate dips
Economy
Published in 25-12-2015
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The state-wide rate, however, is adjusted for seasonal employment shifts such as school schedules and typical hiring patterns around major holidays. Despite gains in hospitality and leisure - a large category that includes bars and restaurants - professional services and construction, the Texas economy lost 13,700 jobs in August.

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IMF warns of global economic dive
Economy
Published in 25-12-2015
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The International Monetary Fund this week warned the world that grim times could lie ahead.

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AT&T cuts from Houston call center
Economy
Published in 25-12-2015
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Layoffs at the 3900 Dacoma credit and collections office will be finalized by Nov. 21, the letter said, adding that affected employees could be hired elsewhere in the company, leave with severance or voluntarily retire.
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