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Skype to Offer Translations

| Thursday Dec 18, 2014
Skype is getting a translator. For the first time, people who speak different languages will have their conversations translated in real time through the online-calling service. CNET's Bridget Carey joins CBSN with the details.

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Pharmacy Officials Face Racketeering Charges

| By Denise Lavoie | Dec 17
A co-owner and a pharmacist at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy blamed for a 2012 deadly meningitis outbreak face charges of racketeering for allegedly causing the deaths of patients who received tainted steroids.

Napster Co-founder to Invest in Allergy Research

| By Olga R. Rodriguez | Dec 17
Napster co-founder Sean Parker missed most of his final year in high school and has ended up in the emergency room countless of times because of his deadly allergy to nuts, shellfish and other foods. Now he wants to fund efforts to find a cure.

Saudi Prince's News Channel to Go Live in February

| By Reem Khalifa | Dec 16
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's pan-Arab news channel will finally take to the airwaves early next year.

Sales of Macadamias Soar in Korea After Nut Rage

| By Youkyung Lee | Dec 16
Nut rage imploded the career of a Korean Air Lines executive and embarrassed her family and country. Now South Korean retailers are experiencing the unexpected upside: a boom in sales of macadamias.

France to Ban Uber's Low-Cost Service in 2015

| Dec 16
Uber's low-cost ride ride-hailing service will be banned in France from the start of next year, the government said Monday as hundreds of taxi drivers blocked roads around Paris to protest what they claim are its unfair business practices.

Google Researching Use of Color in Business

| By Stacey Plaisance | Dec 16
Google is one of the major U.S. corporations researching the power of color in the working world, in everything from workspaces to marketing and branding.

Uber Backtracks on Price Hikes During Sydney Drama

| Dec 15
The cab-hailing company Uber was promising free rides and refunds Monday for people fleeing central Sydney after coming under criticism for hiking prices during a hostage crisis that was unfolding there.

McDonald's to Trim Menu, Examine Ingredients

| By Candice Choi | Dec 14
McDonald's is planning to simplify its menu and maybe even the number of ingredients it uses in its food as it fights to hold onto customers.

Cat Books: Purrfect Holiday Gifts for Feline Fans

| By Sue Manning | Dec 12
Fans insist felines are getting more popular as they ride the coattails of Internet sensations like Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub and Nora, the piano-playing cat.

Spanish News to Vanish from Google News Globally

| By Alan Clendenning | Dec 12
Google News in Spain will shut down on Dec. 16 - several weeks before a new Spanish intellectual property law takes effect Jan. 1 requiring news publishers to be paid.

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