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Thursday, June 7, 2012

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  • Wis. Recall Results Strike A Blow To Labor
    Public sector unions in Wisconsin targeted Republican Gov. Scott Walker and lost; he easily survived a recall vote. His victory leaves many asking the question: What's next for organized labor?
  • How The Housing Industry Affects Students' Future
    New research shows that booms and busts in the housing industry help determine where high school students apply for college. Booms trigger applications to better colleges, busts to lesser quality schools.
  • Planned EU Oil Embargo Looks Set To Squeeze Iran
    The European Union is set to stop all purchases of Iranian oil on July 1. Exports are already down, and lower prices means less profit on sales that do go through. So far, Tehran refuses to budge on its nuclear activities. But analysts say Iran has no clear way around the boycott.
  • Panetta Makes An Unannounced Trip To Afghanistan
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has arrived in Afghanistan to review the progress of the war and to discuss plans for withdrawing forces. Panetta's trip comes a day after a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan left more than 20 people dead and at least 50 wounded.
  • Bradbury Revered In Space Exploration Community
    Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury died Tuesday at the age of 91. Among other things, he wrote The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451. Commentator Andrew Chaikin talks about the influence Bradbury had on science and the space program.
  • A Scientist's 20-Year Quest To Defeat Dengue Fever
    Scott O'Neill's big idea to rid the world of dengue is both clever and complex: He wants to infect mosquitoes with bacteria so they can't carry the virus that causes the disease. But, it turns out sticking mosquito eggs with a needle full of bacteria isn't easy. "It's incredibly frustrating work," he says.
  • Nasdaq To Pay For Botched Facebook Trades
    The Nasdaq stock exchange will pay $40 million in compensation for troubled trades that occurred during Facebook's initial public offering. Nasdaq clients lost millions of dollars because of computer glitches. The opening trade was delayed by more than 30 minutes, and many investors were unsure if their trades had gone through.
  • Google Shows Map Features, Apple Likely To Follow
    Google has announced new features in its mapping service such as 3D and offline maps. The unveiling came just days before Apple is expected to announce its own mapping software.
  • Big Data Needs May Create Thousands Of Tech Jobs
    The need to store digital information is growing. Tens of thousands of new jobs are expected to be created over the next six years to take full advantage of that ocean of information known as big data.
  • HBO Says 'No' To Streaming Service Request
    Fans who were hoping to watch shows on the web without having to go through a cable or satellite providers, got a swift response to their request from HBO: No. An Internet campaign asked people to tweet how much they would be willing to pay for a standalone HBO GO streaming service.

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