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  • Shopping for companies with charitable causes?

    Shopping for companies with charitable causes?
    Just as consumers make their preferences for cereal flavors or pizzas known with dollars, they can choose to patronize companies that they believe do good in the world. And companies are competing for consumer attention with labels calling out their causes.
  • Smoke weed, turn into a pothead? Not so fast.

    Smoke weed, turn into a pothead? Not so fast.
    Los Angeles Times Opinion LA blogger Paul Whitefield argues that a just-released study reporting differences in the brain scans of marijuana consumers versus non-users may just validate the stereotype that those who ingest the substance become "potheads."...

    4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in U.S. in 2013

    4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in U.S. in 2013
    A report released Thursday said 4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in the U.S. in 2013, up from 2.8 million in 2012. Thefts were largely responsible for the increase in devices that were permanently separated from their owners, according to...

    Obamacare enrollments hit 8 million

     Obamacare enrollments hit 8 million
    WASHINGTON — Driven by a last-minute flood of enrollments, particularly in California, sign-ups for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's online marketplaces hit 8 million, President Obama announced Thursday. The total exceeded the...

    Amid marijuana safety concerns, Colorado unveils pot vending machines

    Amid marijuana safety concerns, Colorado unveils pot vending machines
    LITTLETON, Colo. — In the posh resorts of Vail Valley, where celebrities are as common as the paparazzi who stalk them, a machine has suddenly stolen the limelight. Meet Zazzz, thought to be the nation's first identity-verifying marijuana...