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Data Mining Being Used to Set Insurance Rates; Critics Cry Foul

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:00pm

Some insurance companies use data-mining software to help them set their rates. Consumer advocates believe it's unfair and can cause discrimination.








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Girls may not believe it, but they rule when it comes to money

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:59am

Girls and money smarts: perfect together.








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Girls may not believe it, but they rule when it comes to money

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:44am
Girls and money smarts: perfect together. Sure, women make up just 24 percent of workers in so-called STEM fields—those that deal with science, technology, engineering, and math. And women are scarce in the leadership ranks of finance.






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Seafood Chain Still Uses 'Lots' of Trans Fats: Health Group

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:28am

Joe’s Crab Shack advertises that it uses "zero trans fat oil,” but a health advocacy group said Wednesday the seafood chain still uses the artery-clogging fats in alarming amounts.








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Stocks Shoot Up, Dow Adds 100 Points, as Yahoo Results Shine

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:57am
Stocks rose on Wednesday, extending gains into a third session, after better-than-expected earnings from Yahoo bolstered gains in the technology sector.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 106 points in early morning trading, the S&P 500 was up 9 points and the Nasdaq rose 24.






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Housing Starts Rose as Weather Warmed, But Less Than Expected

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:57am
Groundbreaking on new homes rose less than expected in March and building permits fell, pointing to underlying weakness in the housing market that could persist despite better weather.The Commerce Department said on Wednesday that housing starts increased 2.






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GM to Seek Court Protection Against Faulty Ignition Lawsuits

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:42am
General Motors, which is recalling 2.6 million cars, says it will ask a federal bankruptcy court to bar plaintiffs from proceeding with lawsuits against the automaker for claims related to any actions before it filed for bankruptcy in 2009.






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The 'Zero-Emission' Engine Is Almost Ready for Prime Time

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:42am
STUTTGART, Germany — At the Mercedes-Benz headquarters here, a showroom display illustrates the rapid evolution of the iconic luxury brand’s hydrogen-fueled cars.In a 1992 prototype, the fuel cell takes up the entire cargo area of a delivery van.






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Lumberjack, reporter: Best, worst jobs of 2014

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:11am







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Legal Expenses Sink Bank of America Earnings

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:09am
Bank of America posted a first-quarter loss as the No. 2 U.S. bank recorded $6 billion in litigation expenses related to a settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency and other mortgage-related matters.






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GM to Launch Product Development Group Focused on Safety

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:59pm
General Motors Co. will create a new global product integrity organization that will focus on product safety and quality, GM Chief Executive Mary Barra said in a speech Tuesday.






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Mustang Turns 50: Nightly Viewers Share Photos of Their Pony Cars

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:28pm
It appears we have quite a few Mustang enthusiasts among our Nightly News viewers.Last night, after Harry Smith's report about the famous muscle car's 50th anniversary, Brian Williams asked viewers to share images of their own Mustangs. We were flooded with tweets and emails.






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Yahoo's Growth Anemic as Turnaround Chugs Along

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:13pm
Yahoo Inc. barely managed to expand its core advertising business in the first quarter despite Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's two-year effort to revive growth at the Internet pioneer.But its shares jumped 8 percent on strong results from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.






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Got $1,500? Google Glass on Sale for One Day Only in U.S.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:26pm
The most talked about product of the nascent wearable era is available to the general consumer — but only today.Google Glass is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display that lets users take photos and video, search the Web, and use apps. It responds to voice commands.






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Best cheap cities for raising a family 

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:26pm
Americans thinking about having a family can expect to spend close to a quarter-million dollars to raise each child to the age of 18, according to a 2013 government estimate. If the total seems shocking, consider moving to a community where it’s less costly to live.






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Stocks Take a Roller-Coaster Ride; Rise, Fall, Close on a High

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:10pm
Stocks went on a roller-coaster ride on Tuesday, first climbing on some strong corporate earnings, then dropping on poor economic data, before closing the day on the upswing again.






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'No Wild Places': Travelers Seek Unexplored Territory

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:39pm
An increasing number of travelers — not just millennials — are shunning the double decker bus, questing for something rare and authentic and in some cases, even unplugged.






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Expedia CEO Sells Central Park Condo to Jack Reacher Author

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:39pm

Since he moved cross-country to head Expedia in 2005, Dara Khosrowshahi has finally sold his New York condo in the Orwell House.








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Stocks Take a Roller-Coaster Ride, Close Day on a High

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:39pm
Stocks went on a roller-coaster ride on Tuesday, first climbing on some strong corporate earnings, then dropping on poor economic data, before closing the day on the upswing again.






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Got $1,500? Google Glass on Sale for One Day Only in US

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:39pm
The most talked about product of the nascent wearable era is available to the general consumer — but only today.Google Glass is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display that lets users take photos and video, search the Web, and use apps. It responds to voice commands.






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