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    Migrant wages just got a boost

    Undocumented student Vlad Stoicescu-Ghica, 21, originally from Romania, walks though campus Friday at the University of California, Los Angeles. Stoicescu-Ghica, now an undergraduate student at UCLA, has been able to get jobs on campus since qualifying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA. He’s hoping President Barack Obama’s executive action shielding up to 5 million immigrants who live in the country illegally from deportation will do the same for his mom.

    Nov 22, 2014 8:23 PM

    Dishwashers will become waiters, and day laborers will move to full-time work on farms, forcing employers to pay higher wages for new workers. A 1986 immigration law covering 2 million people pushed up pay by 15 percent in the first six years for those workers.

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    Review: Apple’s iOS 8 provides a smarter type

    Associated Press reporter Michael Liedtke demonstrates the Swype keyboard on an Apple iPhone in San Francisco.

    Nov 22, 2014 6:04 AM

    Apple’s new keyboard is so much smarter than its predecessor that most longtime iPhone and iPad users probably will be quite happy just to use it. But there are some other options out there to explore.

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    Boxer-clad coders adorn Silicon Valley’s billboard boom

    Workers install a billboard for GitHub Inc. in San Francisco earlier this month. Billboard sales around San Francisco and the Silicon Valley are undergoing a renaissance, as the old-school advertising format benefits from the technology froth.

    Nov 22, 2014 6:11 AM

    Some of the most expensive property in Silicon Valley these days is about 14 feet high, 50 feet wide and overlooking the highway. Billboard sales around the region are undergoing a renaissance, with just one firm on pace to take in more than $6 million from technology companies this year.

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    Facebook again tries to simplify privacy policy

    One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy — and make it much shorter — to explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users.

    Nov 22, 2014 6:33 AM

    One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy — and make it much shorter — to explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users.

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    Locavore movement takes to deer hunting

    Successful deer hunters check in their deer last week at the check station in Hillsboro, N.H. Fish and Wildlife officials suspect that interest from local food connoisseurs is helping to level off a drop in the number of hunting license holders.

    Nov 22, 2014 3:10 PM

    Hunting participation increased by 9 percent from 2006 to 2011, the latest U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s national five-year survey found, and wildlife officials around the country suspect that it’s local food connoisseurs — or locavores — partly helping to level off the declines.

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    Twitter vows to help fight online abuse of women

    Twitter recently announced a partnership with the nonprofit Women, Action & the Media, which previously persuaded Facebook to crack down on gender-based violence under the #FBrape campaign.

    Nov 22, 2014 6:17 AM

    Twitter recently announced a partnership with the nonprofit Women, Action & the Media, which previously persuaded Facebook to crack down on gender-based violence under the #FBrape campaign.

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