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Alisa Palson works on a project at HeatSync Labs in Phoenix.

Hackerspaces :: Turning Ideas into Reality

CORPORATE | By Emaun Kashfi | Thursday Aug 28, 2014
The tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things. They are part of a growing global movement of so-called hackerspaces.

Video Games Come of Age as Spectator Sport

CORPORATE | By Barbara Ortutay, Ken Sweet | Aug 28
Twitch is an online network that attracts visitors who watch live and recorded footage of other people playing video games-in much the same way that football fans tune in to ESPN. You think that's weird? Twitch has 55 million monthly users.

California's Early Warning System for Earthquakes

LEGAL | Aug 28
A new early warning system developed at UC Berkeley provides a heads-up 10 seconds before an earthquake hits. Similar systems are already in place in Japan and Mexico, but the Berkeley team says $80 million is required to send message.

Tax Refunds May Get Hit Due to Health Law Credits

LEGAL | By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 28
Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day? But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law, it's not too early.

Napa Winemakers Tally Cost of Damage from Earthquake

Aug 27
California's earthquake struck just as the fall harvest was picking up. Winery buildings, equipment and wines were destroyed. Carter Evans reports.

Burger King Move Could Provide Huge Tax Reduction

LEGAL | Aug 27
As Burger King looks to purchase a Canadian donut chain, the merger could mean huge savings for the American fast food giant. If the deal is completed, and Burger King moves, the result would be a significantly lower corporate tax rate.

Nick Howell a member of the McLean family who owns Uncle Matt's organic orange juice company, places a vial containing the tamarixia wasp to release in their orange groves in hopes of combating the citrus greening disease.

Invasive Insect Threatens Iconic Florida Citrus

CORPORATE | By Tamara Lush | Aug 27
The $9 billion citrus industry is facing its biggest threat yet, putting at risk the state's economy and very identity. Blame a mottled brown bug no bigger than a pencil eraser and a disease called "the yellow dragon."

Amazon to Buy Video Game Streaming Platform Twitch

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Aug 27
Amazon is buying video game streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to expand its presence in gaming. As video gaming grows into an online spectator sport, gameplay video feeds are becoming increasingly lucrative.

Chief engineer Sadayoshi Koyari poses for photographers in front of the Land Cruiser 70 van during the Land Cruiser Motor Show at a Toyota showroom in Tokyo.

Toyota's Most Rugged Land Cruiser is Back in Japan

CORPORATE | By Yuri Kageyama | Aug 27
Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rugged off-roader that's favored for challenging terrains and as an aid agency vehicle in disaster zones.

Southern Decadence Grand Marshals XL Reba Douglas, Chad Boutte & Aubrey Synclaire

Southern Decadence in 'The City That Care Forgot'

By EDGE | Aug 26
Get ready for the invasion as over 150,000 revelers are expected to descend on New Orleans for the giant 43rd Southern Decadence Celebration of Gay Life, Music & Culture August 27-September 1.

Is the U.S. Stock Market Rigged?

LEGAL | Aug 26
Steve Kroft reports on "Flash Boys," a book by Michael Lewis that reveals how some high-speed traders work the stock market to their advantage.