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Amazon and Whole Foods

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Amazon is getting into the grocery business and your next shopping list could be a lot more high tech.

The online retail giant Amazon has announced its intention to buy the health food chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Now, you can imagine a world where a drone delivers your organic sugar so you can whip up some treats for your child's class or provide you with all the ingredients you need for dinner while Alexa reads you the recipe.  read more »

The Diamond Business

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The economy is improving, and the evidence is in the accessories.

Marc Fink is CEO and Chairman of Fink's Jewelers which currently has 15 locations on the East Coast. He says the sale of diamonds and jewelry is on the uptick, which means a lot of competition for him and a lot of choices for you.

“I'd say the most important thing is to deal with people that you think are reputable, that have been in business for a long time, that you can trust, that have a good reputation in your community, people that look you in the eye, people that sell quality brands.”

Fink says with so many ways to buy jewelry, profit margins in the industry have shrunk over the past twenty five years to keep up with competition. But more stones on the market does not mean all quality is the same.  read more »

Obama in Pictures

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Trying to sell a book about president Obama? How about a little help from president Obama.

Pete Souza is the former white house photographer credited for capturing some of the most iconic moments of Mr. Obama's presidency and preserving them on his popular Instagram account. Now president Obama is returning the favor with a little plug of his own.

The former president has agreed to write the foreword for Souza’s new book called “Obama: An Intimate Portrait.” The book of photos will contain 300 images taken during Mr. Obama's time in the white house. Souza says they show him in all parts of life from tense moments in the situation room surrounded by staff to laughing and having fun with his two daughters.  read more »

Toxic Coworkers

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Feeling a little under the weather? Turns out your co-worker could be to blame, even if they're perfectly healthy.

According to a joint study by the University of Calgary’s School of Business and The London School of Economics toxic co-workers can have a negative reaction on your health. These are people who are rude, make unfair demands of you and make the workplace an uncomfortable place to be.

The study found that people who have to deal with toxic coworkers on a daily basis reported symptoms that included headaches, stomach problems and sleepless nights. In one case, a woman named Cari said the endless demands from her supervisor caused her hair to fall out in clumps.  read more »

Robo-Cop Car

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Robo cop has a new ride and you can own it.

OR3 is the world's first robotic security car. It was created by a startup company in Singapore for companies to use to keep projects and employees safe. The car weighs 176 pounds and is about the size of a golf cart. It comes with 3D sensors and GPS and other instruments designed to detect unattended bags.

If a bag is left for more than five minutes the car will send out an alarm. It can also tell the difference between people the company marks as employees and intruders. If an unknown person is detected it will send a drone after him, for about three hundred feet.  read more »

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Podcast: Obama in Pictures

  • Artist: Brian Banmiller
  • Title: Obama in Pictures
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