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Tibco to be sold to private equity firm for $3.98B

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Tibco Software Inc. said Monday that it is selling itself to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for about $3.98 billion.

Fingerprints help hospital track patients, records

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

A southern Indiana hospital is using fingerprints to link patients to their medical information in a move officials hope will prevent medical identity theft.

Vermont cell free ban for drivers' starts Oct. 1

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Vermont drivers are being reminded that it's almost time to put down those cell phones while they're behind the wheel.

Lenovo looks to expand after IBM acquisition

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.'s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business, Lenovo's chairman said Monday.

SC conference focuses on arts, technical studies

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

The nation's deputy secretary of energy is speaking at a two-day conference in South Carolina focusing on so-called STEM studies — science, technology, engineering and math — as well as the arts.

Los Alamos chief to give global security lecture

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

The director of Los Alamos National Laboratory will give this year's Distinguished Global Security Lecture at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

For some gays abroad, social networking poses risk

| |Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

For gay men in the dozens of countries that criminalize their sex lives, social networking can be a blessing or a curse.

Fair urged to modify accounting practices

|Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

Auditors say the State Fair of Louisiana could take several steps to improve its accounting practices.

Pence's information hub will put data to new uses

| |Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

Gov. Mike Pence's rollout of a new, $9 million government management system earlier this month focused a fair amount on its bells and whistles. But underlying the new system, which the governor promised will make government more efficient and transparent, is a plan to better use troves of government data and predict how tax dollars should be allocated.

A look at regulations for mobile-based businesses

|Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

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Tech-friendly cities struggle with new biz rules

| |Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

A renowned technology hub that is home to some of the country's top universities, Boston is emerging as an unlikely battleground for web-based businesses like Airbnb and Uber, with some saying more regulations are needed to prevent the upstarts from disrupting communities and more established industries.

Clarification: GMO Labeling-Oregon story

| |Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

In a story on Sept. 29, The Associated Press reported on a ballot measure that would require GMO labeling in Oregon. The story should have specified that large state farming groups are backing the campaign against the measure.

Goodyear aims to use rice husk byproduct in tires

| |Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

One of the world's biggest tire manufacturers is taking another step toward more environmentally friendly production by incorporating a byproduct created by the burning of rice husks into a material used in high-end tires.

Newport voters must choose again on gambling

| |Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

Voters in Newport are trying to decide once again whether to allow the expansion of gambling in a city better known for its mansions than its slot machines.

INFLUENCE GAME: Government takes on the Internet

| |Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

Should the company that supplies your Internet access be allowed to cut deals with online services such as Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster?

China busts smugglers of iPhone 6 in Shanghai

|Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

China in recent days has busted a slew of smugglers bringing Apple iPhone 6 models into the country ahead of their official release here, with officials on Sunday reporting the latest seizure of 453 smartphones in Shanghai.

Man who raised $55K for potato salad throws party

|Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014

An Ohio man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad threw a huge public party Saturday that promised "peace, love and potato salad."

US judge refuses to halt fracking in Nevada

| |Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014

A federal judge has refused to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing that could harm sage grouse and cause more environmental damage than the Bureau of Land Management admits.

Maryville students, teachers dive into iReach

| |Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014

Foothills Elementary School third-graders gather in groups, huddled around 9.7-inch LED multi-touch displays.

School of Mines secures $4.8M Air Force contract

|Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology will develop energy efficient technologies for members of the U.S. Air Force thanks to a $4.8 million contract the school was awarded this week.