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Want Your Cheese To Age Gracefully? Cowgirl Creamery's Got Tips

The co-founders of Cowgirl Creamery were among the first American cheesemakers to be recognized by the prestigious French cheese guild. So they know a thing or two about storing and using old cheese.

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Google Is Becoming A Car Manufacturer

The company that started as a search engine is making a big leap into the auto industry. Scientists at Google X are building self-driving cars they plan to debut (at least in test mode) this summer.

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How To Shop For Long-Term Care Insurance

Buying insurance is always a gamble — weighing the total cost of monthly premiums against the chance that you'll need pricey care. So how can you tell if long-term care insurance is right for you?

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