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Are Firms Ready for Rising Tide of Older Workers?

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 5:03pm
It's the latest thing in retirement: not retiring. More workers are planning to continue in the workforce past age 65, and some plan to never quit.









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Should Ashley Madison Users Worry About Blackmail?

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:56pm
The hack of adultery website Ashley Madison highlights yet another data breach risk: Blackmail.









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Chemicals on Legal Pot Raise Safety Concerns

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:14pm
Because marijuana has been illegal so long, neither growers nor scientists have reliable research on safe herbicide and pesticide levels on the crop.









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Chemicals on Legal Pot Raise Safety Concerns

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 2:38pm
Because marijuana has been illegal so long, neither growers nor scientists have reliable research on safe herbicide and pesticide levels on the crop.









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NYC Mayor to Uber: No, I Won't Do a Live Debate

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 2:19pm
Mayor de Blasio is rejecting Uber's call to have a live debate about their differences.









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Green Light: Fake City for Driverless Cars Opens

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 2:00pm
Driverless cars don't have to worry about hitting pedestrians in Mcity, which opened Monday at the University of Michigan.









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Go Set a Record: 'Watchman' Sells 1M+ Copies in 1st Week

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 12:05pm
The novel was released on July 14, 55 years after the author's only other published work, "To Kill a Mockingbird."Harper Lee's unexpected new novel "Go Set A Watchman" has become the fastest selling book in the history of publisher HarperCollins, with more than 1.1 million copies sold in North America in the first week, the company said on Monday. The novel was released on July 14, 55 years after the author's only other published work, "To Kill a Mockingbird," a classic story of racial injustice in the American South. "Watchman," written in the 1950s, was a first draft of "Mockingbird" with many of the same characters. It made headlines with its depiction of noble lawyer Atticus Finch as a racist and bigot, a stark contrast to the idealistic, younger Finch of "Mockingbird" who put his principles on the line to defend a black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman. HarperCollins, a unit of News Corp, said on Monday it had ordered reprints several times and now has a North American print run for 'Watchman' of more than 3.3 million. It did not give sales figures or print runs for the rest of the world. "First week sales of 'Go Set a Watchman' have far exceeded our expectations," Brian Murray, president and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers said in a statement. "We are thrilled to see readers responding to this historic new work from an iconic author like Harper Lee." Lee, now 89, withdrew from public life shortly after the success of "Mockingbird" and the 1962 Oscar-winning film version starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch.









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Fake Hotel Booking Sites Stir Travel Turmoil

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:51am
It's easy to make a mistake when you book a hotel reservation online. In fact, scammers and dishonest businesses are counting on it.









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Adultery Site Ashley Madison Hacked, User Data Leaked

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:00am
Hackers have stolen and leaked the personal details of users of Ashley Madison -- a site that hooks up people who want to have affairs.A group or indi









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A&P Grocery Chain Files for Bankruptcy

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 9:47am
Grocery store operator A&P is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with plans to sell off stores as it faces increasingly tough competition.









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A&P Grocery Chain Files for Bankrutpcy

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 9:47am
Grocery store operator A&P is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with plans to sell off stores as it faces increasingly tough competition.









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Greek Banks Reopen but Tax Jumps by 10 Percent

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 6:04am
Greeks woke up Monday morning to a new era: banks were finally open after being closed down for three weeks.









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How Minimum Wage Hikes Affect a Cup of Coffee

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 8:15pm
Prices for a cup of coffee have in many cases risen much more than anticipated by economists after minimum wage increases, an NBC News survey finds.









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How to Nab Travel Deals as Competition Shrinks

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 11:02am
With vacation season underway, where can consumers find the best travel deals? At online travel sites or directly from airlines?









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Part-Time Jobs That Will Help You Get By

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 7:47am
Find out which skills will enable you to get by on part-time work in "the Gig Economy."









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Think You Know the Right Way to Load the Dishwasher?

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 7:10am
Most people think they know the right way to load silverware into a dishwasher -- and are certain the other way is wrong. It's not quite so simple.









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Iran Caviar Won't Be on U.S. Shelves Anytime Soon

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 5:19pm
Even if sanctions end, Iran's coveted caviar won't land in the U.S. soon because of conservation- and import-related regulatory hurdles.









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As Kids Near College, Keep Watchful Eye on 529 Plans

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 12:36pm
Unless you're careful, risks could be lurking in your 529, say financial advisers.









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How to Make Amazon Prime Day Last All Year

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 8:31am
Just because Prime Day is over doesn't mean smart shopping needs to end. Here are some tips on how to get the best deals when you're buying online.









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Uber, Lyft Face Questions Over Disability Access

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 5:01pm
The Massachusetts attorney general's office is examining how Uber and Lyft ensure equal access for people with disabilities.









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