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The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.

Maker Of 'Body Cams' Used By Police Reports Spike In Sales

What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out, Writing He's 'Proud To Be Gay'

In Bloomberg Businessweek, Tim Cook, now the most prominent business executive to come out, writes that his desire for privacy had held him back from publicly disclosing his sexual orientation.

GDP Posts Strong 3.5 Percent Growth Rate In 3rd Quarter

The economy performed better than expected in the July-September period, after making a 4.6 percent jump in the second quarter of the year.

Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.

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Apple's Tim Cook In Rare Company As Publicly Gay Chief Executive

In an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook comes out by saying he's proud to be gay and his silence was a matter of personal privacy. Two other publicly traded U.S. companies have publicly gay CEOs.

Moving Past The Password, But At What Cost?

Apps working with a new Twitter service would simply ask for your phone number instead of a password. In exchange, the company would get some of the most valuable information about you.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay

The head of the world's most iconic technology company says that although his sexual orientation has been no secret among friends and colleagues, now is the time to publicly acknowledge it.

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Record Those Work Hours, Get Some Beer

Minneapolis ad agency Colle + McVoy is using beer to get its workers to fill out their time sheets. Fill out your time sheet, swipe your card, and you get a free beer.

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The Independent Oil Producer You Usually Don't Hear From

Most Americans feel relieved when they see a drop in prices at the pump. Jason Bruns feels the opposite. A higher price of oil is good for him. He owns 10 oil wells in Kansas that produce about two barrels a day.

Week In The News: Midterms, Ebola And Mayor Tom Menino

October 31, 2014
Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur are followed by a Maine State Trooper as they ride bikes on a trail near her home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.  (AP)

Quarantines and Ebola. An exploding rocket. Apple’s CEO comes out. Hawaiian lava flows. Midterms in the home stretch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Wow Air Offering Flights To Europe For $99

October 30, 2014
Pictured is a Wow Air Airbus. (Aero Icarus)

A relatively new Icelandic airline called Wow Air is offering travelers flights at rates that seem almost too good to be true.

Menino Put His Stamp On Boston’s Skyline

October 30, 2014
A view from the Seaport District of Boston's downtown waterfront. (Flickr/Corey Templeton)

As Bostonians say goodbye to their former longtime mayor, who passed away Thursday at 71, they’re working and living in a city that Thomas Menino helped shape — old neighborhoods and new developments alike.

Soylent Isn't People; But Is It The End Of Food?

October 30, 2014
Soylent is a new meal-replacement substance meant to offer a complete nutritional alternative to traditional food. (Courtesy Soylent)

Soylent is a grey smoothie the consistency of pancake batter that claims it can replace all your food. On a crowded planet, is this the future of food? Plus: what does the Antares rocket crash mean for private space travel?

Why Homeownership Isn't Catching Up With The Rest Of The Economy

October 30, 2014
Realtor Helen Hertz stands in front of one of her listings in Cleveland Heights, Ohio Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Hertz, a real estate agent for more than three decades, has seen firsthand what has happened to the market in the wake of the recession and foreclosure crisis. (AP)

Home ownership rates are at a 20-year low. Millennials and more aren’t buying. We’ll look at what American’s think now about owning a home.

What Makes Somerville So Trendy, And Where’s The Next Somerville?

October 29, 2014
Bartender Melinda Maddox makes a cocktail at Backbar restaurant and bar in Somerville, Mass. Over the past several years, Somerville’s eclectic Union Square neighborhood has become a drinking and dining destination. (Steven Senne/AP)

Once upon a time it was known as “Slumerville,” but now Somerville is synonymous with hip and trendy.

Fusion Marks One Year In News

October 29, 2014
Workers are shown in the Fusion network's warehouse-turned-news hub known as Newsport, in Doral, Fla, Oct. 14, 2013. The English-language television network is targeting millennial Hispanics. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

The TV network, born from the marriage of Univision and ABC, caters to millennials — particularly Latino millennials.

FTC Sues AT&T Over Unlimited Data Plans

October 29, 2014
A man uses a cell phone as he walks past an AT&T store in New York, July 11, 2013. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

The Federal Trade Commission argues the telecom giant cut internet speeds for customers who were using too much data.

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

October 29, 2014
Michael Lewis, a financial journalist and author, is pictured at George Washington University on April 4, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including “Flash Boys” and “Liar’s Poker.”

Fed Keeps Rate At Record Low, Ends Bond Buying

October 29, 2014
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is pictured testifying before the House Financial Services Committee on July 16, 2014. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

As expected, the Federal Reserve is ending a bond purchase program that was intended to keep long-term rates low.

YouTube Considers Offering Subscriptions

October 28, 2014
A picture shows a You Tube logo on December 4, 2012 during LeWeb Paris 2012 in Saint-Denis near Paris. Le Web is Europe's largest tech conference, bringing together the entrepreneurs, leaders and influencers who shape the future of the internet. (Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images)

Google’s YouTube may soon offer users a subscription that allows them to watch videos free of advertisements.

Cartels Can Make Fracking In Mexico Expensive And Dangerous

October 28, 2014
Earlier this month, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson visited Mexico City to discuss Mexico’s energy reforms with members of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s government. (David Brown/Greater Houston Partnership)

Texas oil companies could make a fortune in Mexico, but there’s a catch: the shale plays are located in states overrun by organized crime.

Wynn Discussing Pollution Cleanup At Casino Site

October 28, 2014

Wynn Resorts will discuss its plans to clean up the polluted, former chemical plant site in Everett where it wants to build a $1.6 billion resort casino.

Why Are Electricity Prices Expected To Skyrocket In New England This Winter?

October 27, 2014
Peggy Udden, of Norwood, Mass., shovels her driveway in Norwood, Feb. 5, 2014. (Steven Senne/AP)

New England families planning their heating budget for the coming winter might be in for a cold shock.

Stressed European Banks Could Hinder U.S. Markets

October 27, 2014
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 8: A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during early trading on March 8, 2012 in New York City. The Dow Jones Industrial Average continues to rise with trading opening on a high note. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

NPR’s Marilyn Geewax discusses how actions in Europe could have ripple effects on U.S. markets. She’ll also share the latest on gas prices.

Two Dozen European Banks Fail ‘Stress Test’

October 27, 2014
Eurogroup President and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem reacts to the results of the comprehensive stress tests of European banks published by the ECB and the European European Banking Authority (EBA) at the Dutch Ministry of Finance in The Hague, The Netherlands, on October 26, 2014. (Koen van Weel/AFP/Getty Images)

Trading was suspended today in share trading for two Italian banks after they were among 24 banks that failed stress tests.

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