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Boeing and Lockheed just got $882 million to keep launching satellites

A joint venture between Boeing (BA) and Lockheed Martin (LMT) has won a contract worth $882 million to continue their satellite-launching program for …

Whole Foods to stop selling products made by inmates

NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods will stop selling products made using a prison labor program after a protest at one of its stores in Texas.<p>The company …

Mountainside Memorial Features 100 Blooming Gardens That Change with the Seasons

On an island in the Hyogo Prefecture within the memorial city of Awaji, there's an array of buildings and green space known as Awaji Yumebutai. This complex, which was created in the mid-1990s by architect Tadao Ando, was originally designed to sit on the side of a mountain–an area that had …

Tim Tebow scores in Eagles’ debut

Tebowmania was restarted with a warm Philly welcome.<p>Tim Tebow threw for 69 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first game in two years, Kenjon Barner returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown and ran for a score and the host Eagles beat the Indianapolis Colts 36-10 Sunday.<p>Tebow got a standing …

How IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad's bizarrely frugal habits and 'disagreeable' personality trait made him one of the richest self-made billionaires

With a net worth of $48.1 billion at its height, he was one of the world's richest self-made billionaires.<p>If you ask Malcolm Gladwell, whose books have been read by millions of people, Kamprad succeeded thanks to an often-unpopular personality trait: disagreeableness, and not caring if people …

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There's an internal joke at Google that sums up the company’s big change

Larry Page is now the CEO of a new company called Alphabet, which oversees all of the new big-picture initiatives Google has been launching as of late. Google is now a subsidiary of Alphabet, and Sundar Pichai will be its CEO.<p>It's a massive shakeup, but one former Google employee we spoke with said …

An accurate and affordable on-ear headphone? It does exist

Here's an under the radar pick for an outstanding headphone, where the price/sound quality ratio definitely qualify as excellent. The Noontec Zoro II HD on-ear headphone's winning sonic neutrality allows it to play well with all music genres.<p>Then there's the bass, the Zoro II HD's low-end is nice …

A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens' deadly eruption

SEATTLE (AP) — Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top and raining volcanic ash for miles around. Today, the volcano has become a world-class outdoor laboratory for the study of volcanoes, ecosystems …

Tech billionaires are paying hundreds of millions to get their privacy back

The purchase included two separate parcels: the Kahu'aina Plantation, a 357-acre former sugarcane plantation, and Pila'a Beach, a 393-acre property with bright white sand.<p>The property is large enough for a set of villas or even a resort. But Zuckerberg apparently plans to only build one home: an …