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DISTRACTED DRIVING

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Dashboard technology that lets drivers text, email and do other tasks with voice commands is actually more distracting than simply talking on a cellphone, a new study finds. Yet the devices are being marketed as a safer alternative. By Joan Lowy.

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NSA SURVEILLANCE

WASHINGTON â¿¿ The man who leaked documents revealing two secret surveillance programs tells a Chinese newspaper he fled to Hong Kong to reveal criminal action, not hide from justice. But Edward Snowden also says he has no plans to come back voluntarily. In Washington, NSA Director Keith Alexander faces questions from Congress, but likely won't answer many. By Donna Cassata.

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â¿¿ NSA SURVEILLANCE-SNOWDEN â¿¿ Mostly through his own words, a picture of Edward Snowden is emerging: computer whiz, high school and Army dropout. But some of his claims appear exaggerated.

ESPN-3-D

NEW YORK â¿¿ ESPN will stop broadcasting in 3-D by the end of the year, dealing a major blow to a technology that was launched with great fanfare but has been limping along for years. The sports network says there were too few viewers to make 3-D broadcasts worth it. It didn't say exactly how many viewers had, but the number was "extremely limited and not growing." By Technology Writer Peter Svensson.

SMALLBIZ-SMALL TALK

NEW YORK â¿¿ When it comes to hiring, small business owners can't be rushed. Jobs are being added. But small business owners are taking their time and bringing on new staffers when it makes sense. Many are waiting for signs that sales will remain strong. They also want to be sure that they can afford the added expense of new workers. For the newest companies â¿¿ startups that don't have revenue yet â¿¿ hiring depends on whether they can get money from investors. This conservative approach to hiring helps explain the slow but steady growth in jobs nationwide the last few months. By Business Writer Joyce M. Rosenberg.

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