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Businesses Are Hanging Up On Voice Mail To Dial In Productivity

It was a workplace necessity not long ago. Now voice mail is the latest mode of communication to be phased out by the digital age. Companies big and small are cutting it to save time and money.

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Businesses Are Hanging Up On Voice Mail To Dial In Productivity

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Cartons of eggs are stacked on shelves at Laurenzo's Italian Center, May 21, 2015, in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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For Bakers And Restaurants, Egg Supply Is Getting Ugly

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Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium re-opens this week with a new look. Steve Lowry/Ryman Auditorium hide caption

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Nashville's Living History Museum Expands

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A woman smokes a cigarette in a Beijing shopping market, even though the practice is now banned inside public spaces. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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How Does A City Stop 4 Million Smokers From Lighting Up?

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Abortion-rights supporters (foreground) try to disrupt an anti-abortion march to the Texas Capitol during a Texas Rally for Life on Jan. 24 in Austin, Texas. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Court Decision On Texas Abortion Law Could Hasten Clinic Closures

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