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Three Huge Record Labels Are Preparing to Take a Lot of Money From Their Artists

On Wednesday, representatives from more than 700 independent record labels signed the "Fair Digital Deals Declaration." The statement, mocked up by …

6 Lessons Travel Teaches You That College Never Will

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>Travel versus college: the eternal debate rages on with no clear-cut winner. Faced with rising tuition costs and a less than satisfying job market, many would-be college students are ditching their knapsacks and textbooks for rucksacks and guidebooks. But is putting your future …

Raise Taxes to Fix the Wealth Gap, Millionaires Say

In the heated debate over inequality, the wealthy are usually portrayed as the cause rather than the solution.<p>But CNBC's first-ever Millionaire Survey reveals that 51 percent of American millionaires believe inequality is a "major problem" for the U.S., and nearly two-thirds support higher taxes on …

Income Inequality

Federal report: Warming disrupts Americans' lives

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans are already feeling man-made global warming, from heat waves to wild storms to longer allergy seasons. And it is …

NASA weighs the ethics of sending astronauts into space for years

Since NASA launched MAVEN on a yearlong mission to Mars at the end of last year, the organization has been thinking about sending more people into space for longer periods of time. To prep for these kinds of missions, NASA asked the Institute of Medicine, the health division of the National Academy …

The story of Cortana, Microsoft's Siri killer

Technically, Cortana isn’t supposed to exist for at least another 500 years, but that’s not stopping Microsoft from bringing her to life this week. While Apple has Siri and Google has Google Now — both digital assistants that run on smartphones — Microsoft is taking an approach that mixes the best …