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Stocks End Lower Ahead of Jobs Report

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:35pm
Stocks ended flat after volatile trading Thursday ahead of the widely watched government jobs report, with the Dow and S&P 500 retreating from record intraday highs earlier in the session.The Nasdaq closed down nearly 1 percent, dragged by declines in momentum and biotech stocks.
    





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States Investigating Data Breach at Experian: Report

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:19pm
U.S. attorneys general have launched a multistate investigation into a breach in which criminals gained access to a repository of some 200 million Social Security numbers through a unit of data provider Experian Plc.
    





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Mozilla Co-Founder Resigns After Anti-Gay Marriage Controversy

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:17pm

Brendan Eich is resigning as CEO of for-profit Mozilla Corporation and also from the board of the nonprofit foundation which wholly owns it.


    





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UPS 'Brown' Gives Pink Slip to 250 Protesters

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:46pm
Brown just delivered 250 of its workers a pink slip. UPS has fired employees at a distribution and sorting facility in Maspeth in the Queens borough of New York after they walked off the job to protest the firing of former co-worker.
    





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Young Job Seekers, Check Your Mom at the Door

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:46pm
Human resources workers increasingly complain about millennials showing up unprepared or acting unprofessionally at job interviews. And with 44 percent of millennials underemployed, their parents may actually be more to blame than a weak job market.
    





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Why Microsoft Named Its Siri Rival 'Cortana' After a 'Halo' Character

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:15pm
Microsoft unveiled a long list of new products at its Build conference on Wednesday, but the company spent the most time on Cortana: a Siri-like digital assistant.
    





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Delphi's Liability in GM Recall Could Be Tested

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:00pm
Delphi Automotive's name does not appear on the outside of the 2.6 million vehicles recalled by General Motors since February, but the company is getting drawn into a mounting wave of litigation for its role in producing the faulty ignition switch that prompted the recalls.
    





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Diners Decide Menu, Chef of 'Programmable Restaurant'

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:29pm
What if opening night were less of a gamble for restaurants?Accomplishing this is the inspiration behind Dinner Lab's new venture — what it's billing as a "programmable restaurant.
    





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Stocks Slip Modestly After Weekly Jobless Claims Increase

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:42pm
Stocks wiped out their early gains to turn lower on Thursday as investors digested various economic data and seemed to take a pause ahead of the government's widely-watched non-farm payrolls report due on Friday.
    





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'Moving Into the Future': Smithsonian Updating Flight Exhibit

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:42pm
WASHINGTON — Some of the most iconic artifacts of aviation and space history are getting an updated display for the 21st century, with the Apollo moon landing as the centerpiece.
    





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Cereal Characters Lure Kiddies With Eye Gaze: Study

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:56am
If you ever got the creeps as a kid walking down the cereal aisle, you're not imagining things. Snap, Crackle and Pop were all staring at you.A new study from Cornell University finds that the cartoon characters on cereals marketed to kids are routinely designed so their eyes are shifted 9.
    





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Tax Deadline: Last-Minute Filing Tips for Maximum Returns

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:09am

With time running out to file your 2013 tax return, you want to make sure you're on top of the available deductions to maximize your tax savings.


    





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Meet the Billionaire Who Wants to Harvest the Moon

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:09am
As a child growing up in rural India in the 1960s and 1970s, Naveen Jain would gaze up at the moon and imagine a life beyond his modest surroundings. Today he's still gazing at the moon, but for far different reasons.Jain, 55, is co-founder of Moon Express, a Mountain View, Calif.
    





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The Rise of the Political Ultra-Rich

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:07am
The rise of the political oligarchsMoney and deep-pocketed donors have always played a key role in American politics, but the wealthiest Americans are now flexing their political muscles more than at any time in decades.
    





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Stocks Rise Slightly Following Weekly Jobless Claims Increase

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:07am
Stocks opened slightly higher on Thursday following a weaker-than-expected jobless claims report ahead of the widely-watched government's non-farm payrolls data on Friday.
    





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Vietnam's Solution for Corrupt Bankers: Firing Squads

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 9:36am
BANGKOK — For the most part, American bankers whose rash pursuit of profit brought on the 2008 global financial collapse didn’t get indicted. They got bonuses.Odds are that scandal would have played out differently in Vietnam, another nation struggling with misbehaving bankers.
    





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Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 9:05am
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to some strength in the labor market.
    





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Scores Fall Sick in Mass Faintings at Cambodian Factories

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:33am
Scores of garment workers have fallen sick this week at factories in Cambodia including two that produce clothing for sportswear giants Puma SE and Adidas, police and workers said on Thursday.
    





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Workaholic Americans Aren't Taking All Their Vacation

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:02am

More proof that Americans are workaholics: Even when we get paid vacation, many of us don't take it.


    





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Workaholic Americans aren’t taking all their vacation time

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:47am
More proof that Americans are workaholics: Even when we get paid vacation, many of us don't take it.A new survey of employees finds that only 25 percent of employees with paid time off took all of their vacation days last year. What’s worse, 15 percent took none of their vacation days at all.
    





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