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Burger Chain Sonic Plans to Accelerate Expansion

WSJ US News - 16 min 46 sec ago
Sonic Corp. is regaining its appetite for expansion, with ambitious plans to grow its 1950s-style carhop restaurants in new parts of the country as it seeks to narrow the gap with rival burger chains.
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Microsoft slashed Windows XP custom support prices just days before axing public patches

Info World - 1 hour 13 min ago
Just days before Microsoft retired Windows XP from public support, the company drastically reduced the price of custom support agreements that give large companies and government agencies another year of XP patches, experts reported today.
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A Small Irish Whiskey Brand Takes on Bacardi Over Trademark

Businessweek Daily - 1 hour 59 min ago
Entrepreneur Andre Levy says the liquor giant's "actions are a danger to all entrepreneurs and to Irish heritage."
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Housing Market Slow to Hit Its Spring Stride

WSJ US News - 2 hours 23 min ago
A flurry of recent housing data suggests that the market's spring selling season is getting off to a slow start, a worrisome sign after a winter of expectations that warmer weather would rekindle growth.
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U.S. Industrial Production Rises in March

WSJ US News - 2 hours 25 min ago
U.S. industrial production rose in March, a sign the economy is moving past lackluster winter months
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U.S. Stock Futures Pare Gains After Housing Data

WSJ US News - 2 hours 35 min ago
U.S. stock futures pared gains slightly after data showing housing starts rose less than expected.
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Johnson Controls to Buy Air Distribution Technologies

WSJ US News - 2 hours 36 min ago
Johnson Controls agreed to purchase Air Distribution Technologies from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for about $1.6 billion, expanding its position in the buildings market.
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Podcast: Comic relief

Macworld - 2 hours 58 min ago

We’re back for another look at the past week in Apple (and related tech industry) news. We touch on Amazon’s purchase of Comixology and what the retail giant might get out of the deal, discuss the latest announcements and apps from Dropbox, try to read the tea leaves and figure out what the future of the iTunes Store holds, decide whether or not we’ll be upgrading our car stereos for aftermarket CarPlay units, and attempt to decipher just what is going on with the whole analyst/pundit community.

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U.S. Bancorp Profit Drops on Softer Mortgage Revenue

WSJ US News - 4 hours 1 min ago
U.S. Bancorp's first-quarter earnings fell 2.2% as the regional lender posted weaker mortgage banking revenue.
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Mt. Gox Gives Up on Rehabilitation Bid

WSJ US News - 4 hours 11 min ago
Defunct bitcoin exchange has given up its plan to rebuild under bankruptcy protection and said it has agreed with a Tokyo court on the first step toward liquidation.
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Intel sells more tablet chips but profits still fall

Info World - 4 hours 14 min ago
Intel shipped 5 million processors for tablets in the first quarter, but profits fell as PC sales remained weak. Net income for the quarter ended March 29 was $1.9 billion, down 5 percent from a year ago, Intel said on Tuesday. Revenue increased 1 percent to $12.8 billion.
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Microsoft launches toolset for capturing 'ambient intelligence'

Computerworld - 4 hours 29 min ago
Microsoft is targeting the growing volume of data being generated by both machines and humans: CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday showed off tools that could help organizations better understand -- and profit from -- this trove of information.
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Rushed Heartbleed fixes may expose users to new attacks

Info World - 4 hours 42 min ago
In the race to protect themselves from the Heartbleed vulnerability, enterprises could be opening themselves up to new attacks if they aren't careful. Perpetrators of some of the most virulent cyberattacks on the Internet will try to take advantage of the chaos that's bound to occur in some IT shops as administrators and developers hurriedly respond to Heartbleed, the widespread OpenSSL flaw that was discovered last week, a top researcher at Kaspersky Lab said.
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Alibaba Flexes Muscles Before IPO

WSJ US News - 4 hours 46 min ago
Despite challenges, a big surge in profits and revenue has put the Chinese e-commerce giant on track for a $15 billion stock sale, just shy of what Facebook sold when the social-networking firm went public in 2012.
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Citic Pacific to Buy Parent for About $37 Billion

WSJ US News - 4 hours 58 min ago
Hong Kong-listed Citic Pacific said it will buy the assets of its China state-owned parent, Citic Group, leading to the parent's being listed for the first time.
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PNC Profit Rises on Lower Expenses

WSJ US News - 5 hours 2 min ago
PNC Financial Services Group said quarterly profit rose as the regional bank reported loan and deposit growth and lower expenses.
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Rushed Heartbleed fixes may expose users to more attacks

Computerworld - 5 hours 8 min ago
In the race to protect themselves from the Heartbleed vulnerability, enterprises could be opening themselves up to new attacks if they aren't careful.
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Intel looks to Android, not Microsoft, to boost tablet business

Computerworld - 5 hours 22 min ago
In case it wasn't clear already, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined at the hip. Intel is trying desperately to grow its share of the tablet market, and with Windows flunking out on those devices, Android is where it's at.
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How to get a job in manufacturing IT

Computerworld - 5 hours 28 min ago
To excel in manufacturing, tech workers need to be one part tinkerer and one part visionary, with a bit of analytical acumen thrown in as well.
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Rolls-Royce, Daimler Price Stake at $3.3 Billion

WSJ US News - 5 hours 48 min ago
Rolls-Royce and Daimler have valued the German auto maker's 50% interest in their joint venture at $3.36 billion.
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