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Rent the Runway, a Designer Fashion Start-Up, Raises $60 Million by MIKE ISAAC


By MIKE ISAAC

Investors are bullish on the company’s prospects, particularly its new subscription-based, Netflix-like business model.

Published: December 19, 2014 at 08:37AM

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Hubble Sweeps a Messy Star Factory


This sprinkle of cosmic glitter is a blue compact dwarf galaxy known as Markarian 209. Galaxies of this type are blue-hued, compact in size, gas-rich, and low in heavy elements. 265 more words

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Kraft Chief to Step Down as Company Seeks Change by STEPHANIE STROM


By STEPHANIE STROM

The chief executive, Tony Vernon, will be succeeded by John Cahill, a former PepsiCo executive who is Kraft’s chairman.

Published: December 18, 2014 at 07:00PM… 9 more words

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7 Ways to Reverse Obesity and Diabetes

What disease affects EVERY other American and one in four kids? Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. Type 2 diabetes in America has tripled since the 1980s, and researchers estimate one in three Americans will have diabetes by mid-century. 1,142 more words

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Mortgage rates hit a new low for the year

Amid falling gas prices and investor nervousness, the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate loan fell to 3.8%, a rate not seen since May 2013. 15 more words

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75th Anniversary of NASA Ames


December 20, 2014 marks NASA Ames Research Center’s 75th Anniversary. The center was established in 1939 as the second laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, and was named for the chair of the NACA, Joseph S. 70 more words

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Yemen’s Children Go Hungry as Its Government Weakens by KAREEM FAHIM


By KAREEM FAHIM

The country, which has one of the highest rates of child malnutrition, is struggling through a failing transition to democracy and facing a rebel uprising. 12 more words

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