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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, an Apple employee grabs an iPhone 6 for a customer at the Apple Store during the launch and sale of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones, in Palo Alto, Calif. Apple on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 said it sold 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, or 16 percent more than a year ago, which is a record for the quarter. That’s partly due to excitement over new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models that Apple began selling last month. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
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FILE - In this July 22, 2014 file photo, a man rests outside a McDonald's restaurant in Beijing. McDonald's reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2014, file photo, Senate candidate, Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., speaks at a campaign stop at VFW Post 5951in Bossier City, La. An old political stand-by _ the future of Medicare _ is emerging as the go-to attack in Louisiana’s bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections. “The $700 billion that Obamacare cut from Medicare spends it on other programs,” Cassidy said, referring to the law shifting some health care spending to premium subsidies for working-age policy holders. “The $700 billion in the Ryan budget puts it back into the trust fund.”  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
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In this photo taken Oct. 9, 2104, body products on display at a Whole Foods in Washington. There’s a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street. Wander through the grocery store and check out the shelves where some detergents, hand lotions and clothing proclaim organic bona fides. Absent an Agriculture Department seal or certification, there are few ways to tell if those organic claims are bogus. Some retailers, like Whole Foods, have stepped in with their own requirements for what can be labeled organic. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood itemsThe meaning of 'organic' can be fuzzy for personal care items, cleaners and textiles
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FILE - This Friday Aug. 31, 2012, file photo shows French energy giant Total CEO Christophe de Margerie delivering his speech during the MEDEF summer Forum, on the campus of the HEC School of Management in Jouy en Josas, near Paris, France. The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said. Total "confirms with deep regret and sadness" that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a private plane crash at the Moscow airport, the company said in a press release dated Tuesday and posted on its website. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
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This product image provided by Google shows the mood music feature on the mobile version of Google Play. The new feature is being released Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in an update to Google Play’s music subscription service, “All Access,” which costs $10 per month.  (AP Photo/Google)
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Pro-democracy protesters watch a live TV showing talks between Hong Kong government officials and students at an occupied area outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Hong Kong officials and student leaders hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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  • Underage students should steer clear of fake IDs

    It is no secret that Texas State students wildly anticipate the day they turn 21 and can legally go out on The Square. In the meantime, many underage students make the decision to borrow IDs from legal friends or order one from a fake ID manufacturer. The University Star, Wed, Oct 15 2014 @ 06:30 PM
  • Tobacco sales remain constant after city prohibits public smoking

    Despite the city- and campus-wide smoking ban, Marvelous Smoke and High Life Glass Works, the smoke shops closest to campus, haven't seen a difference in tobacco sales since either policy was instated. Texas State has been a tobacco-free campus since fall 2011. The University Star, Tue, Oct 14 2014 @ 02:11 AM
  • What channel is the UL-Lafayette vs. Texas State game on?

    The University of Louisiana-Lafayette takes to the road Tuesday to meet Texas State in San Marcos, Texas, in a Sun Belt Conference game. It's the first of two straight Tuesday games as the Cajuns meet Arkansas State next week., Mon, Oct 13 2014 @ 04:27 PM
  • Out-of-staters moving to Travis County, Austinites moving to the suburbs

    Three Central Texas counties recorded significant population gains, and Travis County appeals in a large way to people moving from out of state. None of this comes as a big surprise, but the details behind the data sometimes present unexpected blips on the radar screen. Business Journal, Thu, Oct 9 2014 @ 11:11 AM
  • Brothers' skateboard company focuses on environment, eco-friendliness

    Luke, Spencer and Dane Adamson pose Oct. 5 in their workshop, "The Board Shack," where they create handmade wooden skateboards for their company, Rio Board Co. Since the popularization of the buy-one give-one business model by companies such as TOMS, others have been inspired to combine entrepreneurial goals with aspirations to give back to the community. The University Star, Thu, Oct 9 2014 @ 04:41 AM
  • San Marcos robbery rate at all-time low

    The U.S. Census reports San Marcos is the fastest-growing city in the nation. However, even with the growing population, robbery rates are at their lowest point in three years. The University Star, Thu, Oct 9 2014 @ 04:41 AM
  • Man falls from balcony during robbery attempt

    A man fell from the fifth story of the Vistas San Marcos apartment complex Wednesday afternoon after allegedly attempting to rob one of its residents. The San Marcos Police Department received a report that a male was burglarizing an apartment, said Sgt. The University Star, Thu, Oct 9 2014 @ 04:41 AM
  • CPS leadership camp aims to transform agency culture

    Senior staff at the Department of Family and Protective Services spent Wednesday learning leadership skills. It's the first time that's happened and is part of the plan to transform the agency's work culture and keep more staff from leaving. KXAN-TV Austin, Wed, Oct 8 2014 @ 03:29 PM
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