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It's Fast, and at $280K Furiously Expensive

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:59am
The British are giving the Italians and Germans a run for their money in the supercar race.McLaren Automotive this week is rolling out its latest entry in the increasingly crowded supercar field: the 650S.






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Car-hacking: A New Fear For Drivers of Tech-Loaded Vehicles

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:59am
Add car-hacking to the list of motorists' fears.A University of Michigan survey shows that Americans are nervous about whether new computer technology in vehicles could be hacked and the data stolen.






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BlackBerry CEO: Reports of Our Phones' Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:59am
No, BlackBerry isn't planning to exit the phone business, despite reports this week.Reuters published a report Thursday saying BlackBerry "would consider exiting its handset business if it remains unprofitable," quoting company CEO John Chen.






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Dow Drops 80 More Points One Day After Big Tech Sell-Off Slump

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:57am
Stocks slumped at the opening on Friday, extending the prior day's technology-driven rout, after JPMorgan Chase reported a far weaker-than-expected quarterly profit.The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which dropped 266 points on Thursday, was 80 points down in early morning trading.






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Inflation Rears Its Head as Food Prices Rise Again

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:42am
U.S. producer prices recorded their largest increase in nine months in March as the cost of food and services rose, pointing to some pockets of inflation at the factory gate.The Labor Department said on Friday its seasonally adjusted producer price index for final demand increased 0.






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Infographic: Have You Filed Your Taxes Yet?

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:11am
It's that dreaded time of the year again: tax time. With the April 15 deadline fast approaching, the Internal Revenue Service expects to receive a flood of 35 million tax returns over the next few days. Already it's received almost 100 million tax returns.






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Inflation Rears Its Ugly Head as Food Prices Rise Again

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:11am
U.S. producer prices recorded their largest increase in nine months in March as the cost of food and services rose, pointing to some pockets of inflation at the factory gate.The Labor Department said on Friday its seasonally adjusted producer price index for final demand increased 0.
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Tax Day Is When?! Smartphone Apps Make Filing Easy

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:25am
April 15 is looming -- but no worries, you can file your taxes from your phone.If you’re lucky enough to have a brief and simple filing, there are a handful of reliable tax apps that can make the filing process a breeze. No sweat, a photo, and a few taps on a smartphone.






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Unfriendly Skies: Spirit Airlines Leads in Customer Complaints

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:04pm
The traveling public loves to complain about Spirit Airlines.That's according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, which found that the low-cost carrier generated the most complaints for its size.Frontier Airlines ranked second, with American and United, the two largest U.






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Airlines Plan to Serve Targeted Ads to Idle Fliers

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 7:47pm
Airlines are about to start making more money off fliers.The pro: It won’t cost fliers a dime. The con: It includes more ads with creepily accurate targeting.






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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: We're Getting Closer to Delivery by Drone

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 7:47pm
Amazon apparently is making progress on its goal of eventually delivering small packages to your home by drone.In his annual letter to shareholders, made public Thursday, CEO Jeff Bezos provided an update on the company’s accomplishments and projects over the past year.






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Amazon Will Pay Some Workers $5,000 To Quit

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 7:31pm
Take this job and shove it — oh, and thanks for the $2,000.Amazon said this week that it has started a program called Pay to Quit, in which it offers workers at its fulfillment centers between $2,000 and $5,000 to quit.






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Pardonnez-moi, Boss, I Can't Answer the Phone Now, I'm Chez Moi

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:44pm
Ever tempted to ignore the boss' telephone call or email when you're home relaxing at night or on the beach at the weekend?Well, a group of French workers will be able to remain incommunicado outside of office hours, without fear of the consequences, according to a new labor agreement.






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Amazon To Buy Digital Comics Company comiXology

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:42pm
Amazon is buying New York-based digital comic book publisher comiXology for an undisclosed sum to beef up its entertainment content.The deal, announced Thursday, is expected to close in the second quarter.






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Tech Demands More H-1B Visas As Critics Cry Foul

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:42pm
Hundreds of thousands of applications for visas meant to bring specialty workers to the United States were filed in early April, but critics of the program say the current system is broken and may discourage companies from hiring American workers.






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Russian Economy Hammered by Massive Money Drain

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:27pm
While Russian President Vladimir Putin plots his next move into Ukraine, capital is fleeing Russia.Russia's central bank this week confirmed that some $64 billion in assets held by Russians headed for the exits in the first three months of this year — roughly matching the total for all of 2013.






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Stocks Tumble in Tech Share Rout; Nasdaq's Worst Day in 2 Years

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:55pm
Stocks were slammed on Thursday, with high-flying technology and biotech shares leading the declines that saw the Nasdaq posting its worst session in more than two years.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed unofficially down 266 points or 1.62 percent.






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Stocks Tumble Amid Tech Share Rout

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:24pm
The stock market plunged Thursday after investors fled high-flying technology shares for safer stocks.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 266 points or 1.62 percent. The selling was worse, however, in the tech-laden Nasdaq, which had its worst day since November 2011, dropping 129 points or 3.






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FTC Fines Data Broker for Suggesting Potential Hires Were Sex Offenders

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:38pm
Most people applying for work are worried about checking their resumes for typos. But maybe they should be checking to see whether they have the same name as someone who's committed a sex crime.






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GM Adds Part to Recall, Says Key Can Be Removed While Running

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:51pm
General Motors said Thursday it is adding ignition lock cylinders to its existing recall of more than 2 million older model cars in the U.S. because the ignition key can be removed while the engine is running, leading to a possible rollaway or crash.






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