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Made In The U.S.A.: Childless Chinese Turn To American Surrogates

Growing numbers of Chinese have hired American surrogates, allowing a couple to get around China's ban on the procedure and its birth limits. It also guarantees a coveted U.S. passport.

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Searching The Planet To Find Power For The Cloud

The quest for cheap, reliable electricity to power enormous cloud computing facilities is sending tech companies to the ends of the earth.

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To Keep Business Growing, Vendors Rebrand Pot's Stoner Image

In Colorado, where recreational pot is now legal, stores are working hard to stand out — marketing to fans of organic, locally grown produce and trying to liken using pot to enjoying a glass of wine.

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