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May 4, 2013


May 4, 2013

Pictures on a wink and a glare

Google Glass lets users take pictures with winks; privacy advocates aren't thrilled by the possibilities.

May 4, 2013

Buffett supports Dimon's dual roles

Warren Buffett Buffett's remarks come as shareholders vote on splitting the JPMorgan Chase chairman's duties.

May 4, 2013

PepsiCo splits with Wayne over lyrics

Lil Wayne The rapper made a reference to civil rights martyr Emmett Till in a song released this year.

May 4, 2013

After tragedy, L.L. Bean to take closer look at overseas factories

With more than 500 dead in Bangladesh, the Freeport firm and other retailers re-examine their international suppliers.