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Teachers can become frustrated when students don't seem to try hard when it comes to schoolwork. There's a surprising explanation of why some students might not be putting their best effort forward.
Desalination facilities are under construction across California that would make ocean water drinkable. Environmentalists debate whether more plants would only worsen long-term water issues.
Bjorn Ulvaeus is gonna take a chance on a restaurant in Stockholm. He wants to serve Greek food, and dish up live performances set to an ABBA soundtrack. Audience participation encouraged.
At Gravity Payments in Seattle, the CEO announced the new minimum wage. Some employees will more than double their pay. The boss will take a pay cut to make the $70,000 a year minimum wage possible.
After a nearly five year investigation, European Union officials on Wednesday charged Google with antitrust violations and opened an investigation into its Android operating system.
Etsy — the company best known for selling handmade goods — is going public. The financial media is having a lot of fun with this IPO, even mocking it as "artisanal." But it's actually serious business. The company has grown steadily and is considered one of the more promising recent IPOs.