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One More Speed Bump For Your Retirement Fund: Basic Human Impulse

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:02pm

Basic human impulses often conflict with saving for retirement. For one thing, people hate losing something — even more than we love winning. Behavioral economists call this "loss aversion."

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A Week Into His New Job, Controversy Forces Mozilla CEO To Resign

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:09pm

Brendan Eich is a co-founder of Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser. But his personal donation to an anti-gay-marriage campaign means he's no longer CEO.

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Transatlantic Duo Looks Into The Future Of Flight

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:02pm

Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Airlines, and Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, discuss the future of the aviation business. Delta and Virgin recently announced a transatlantic joint venture. As more mergers and partnerships develop, what's in it for the consumer?

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In One Word, What's Your Biggest Source Of Work-Related Stress?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:48pm

We asked: What's your biggest source of work-related stress? Tell us in one word and a photo. Here's what people had to say.

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Jobless Claims Rose Last Week

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:44am

The uptick to 326,000 applications still kept claims near the lower end of a range they've been in for the past year or so. On Friday, the government will report on the March unemployment rate.

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Women Defy Hollywood's Conventional Wisdom

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:02am

A new study shows that films featuring prominent female characters profit more than those that don't.

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In Ann Arbor, Obama Gathers Support For Minimum Wage Hike

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

The Senate could vote on a minimum wage bill as soon as next week. But it is hard to imagine the Republican-controlled House will take it up.

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Breakfast Waffle Wars Heat Up

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

Taco Bell last week announced its Waffle Taco. Not to be outdone, White Castle is adding Waffle Sandwiches to its breakfast line. Fast food breakfast is a $50 billion market.

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China Produces Plan To Boost Disappointing Economic Growth

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

China's new package is designed to keep the country on track to reach target growth rates of 7.5 percent for this year.

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Odds Aren't Improving For Long-Term Unemployed Workers

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

There is still be a huge number of people who have been out of work for six months or more. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution.

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Amazon Unveils Fire TV, Its Video Streaming Device

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

Amazon is making an aggressive move toward your living room TV with a new video-streaming device. Amazon Fire TV joins a crowded field of devices vying for the same spot.

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W.Va. Political Shift Changes Fundamentals Of Government

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

Linda Wertheimer talks to Evan Osnos about his New Yorker piece in which he explores how the coal industry has become a political player in the state, and what that could mean for future regulation.

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First Test For College Hopefuls? Decoding Financial Aid Letters

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:38am

You got in! But just how much money is that school offering you? Financial aid award letters can be confusing, so we've put together a sample letter — and translated it into plain English.

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Traders Defend High-Speed Systems Against Charges Of Rigging

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:51pm

Author Michael Lewis says high-frequency traders have figured out a way to game the system. Some of those traders say that while there are "bad actors," high-speed trading plays a legitimate role.

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Stop, Thief! When Colleagues Steal From The Office Fridge

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:50pm

Colleagues steal Greek yogurt and half-eaten oranges and bosses help themselves to their employees' frozen dinner. Yes, fridge theft is apparently rampant in offices all over the world.

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Cycling's Catching On In Texas, For A Very Texas Reason

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:03pm

Texans overwhelmingly choose cars and trucks for their commutes, but in cities like Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, policy leaders have incentives to support cycling. They say it's good for business.

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Should We Close Part Of The Ocean To Keep Fish On The Plate?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:28pm

Tuna, swordfish and other migratory fishes are being overfished by vessels on the high seas. A new proposal says we should close these international waters for a few years to let the fishes rebound.

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GM Has 'Culture Of Cover-Up,' Key Senator Says

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:14pm

For the second day, General Motors CEO Mary Barra faced tough questions from Congress about how her company responded to defects that contributed to at least 13 deaths.

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Job Growth Picked Up Some Speed In March, Survey Signals

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:56am

Private employers added an estimated 191,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report. Also, more jobs were added in February than previously thought.

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Protesters Fault Taiwan For Trade Deal With China

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:13am

Taiwanese students have demonstrated against a trade agreement between Taiwan and China. The protesters see the pact as another step toward economic absorption into mainland China.

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