Drone Flights Face FAA Hit

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A looming rule proposal would restrict commercial drone uses, require pilot license.

When Is Free Speech Illegal?

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A case before the Supreme Court over threats made on Facebook is highlighting long-standing tension between law enforcement and free-speech advocates over when threatening speech breaks the law.

Hong Kong Protests Sideline Jeweler

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Chow Tai Fook Jewellery, one of the world’s largest jewelers, is the latest high-profile corporate victim of the pro-democracy protests that have gripped Hong Kong for nearly two months.

Year-Old Messaging App Yik Yak Draws Big Valuation

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Yik Yak, the anonymous-messaging app that has spread rapidly across college campuses, is proof that it can take as little as a year these days to go from zero to a valuation of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Budweiser Ditches the Clydesdales for Jay-Z

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AB InBev plans to concentrate future Budweiser promotions exclusively on the 21- to 27-year-old age bracket, after years of developing advertising and marketing that appeals to all ages.

New Postmaster's Goal: Act Like the Private Sector

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Megan J. Brennan, who will become postmaster general in February, says the Postal Service has to develop products and services consumers want, and is convinced it can run more like a private-sector business.

Accident at DuPont Puts Plant in Spotlight

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DuPont’s chemical plant in La Porte, Texas, for many years has gained a strong reputation among industrial-safety experts for migrating to safer chemicals. But a deadly gas leak at the plant is now raising questions.

The Hassle of 'Hands Free' Car Tech

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Voice-activated car systems, once seen as aids to driver safety, are under scrutiny for software that often is unreliable, leading to a tide of complaints and a research questioning how safe they really are.

Latest 'Hunger Games' Ticket Sales Miss Target

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“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” sold $123 million of tickets in its debut weekend, easily making it the biggest opening of 2014, but the box-office take was 22% lower than the prior movie in the series.

Appeals Court Grants TV Programmers Stay in FCC Fight

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An appeals court granted TV channel owners a preliminary victory in their standoff with the FCC over disclosure of programming contracts, raising the prospect of delays to the agency’s review of pay-TV industry mergers.

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