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Tech Giants Will Pay $415 Million To Settle Employees' Lawsuit

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:42pm

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe were accused of colluding to keep tech worker salaries low and avoid recruiting one another's employees.

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Public Sales Of Google Glass To End Later This Month

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:55pm

In an announcement, the company said Glass is not dead, it's just going through a "transition.

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Limited Insurance Choices Frustrate Patients In California

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:20pm

California is seen as an Obamacare success story. But tens of thousands of people in the northern part of the state have only one insurer available on the health plan exchange.

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Largest Unit Of Gambling Giant Caesars Files For Bankruptcy

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 3:46pm

Caesars — the giant gambling company — put its largest unit into bankruptcy on Thursday. The company was acquired by private equity firms Apollo and TPG in 2008 just as the financial crisis was pushing the economy into recession. It never recovered and has more than $20 billion in debt.

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Remaking Vegas In A Tech Billionaire's Image: Will It Last?

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 3:46pm

Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh pumped $350 million into downtrodden downtown Las Vegas to make it a home for startups and a place young people want to live again. Three years in, is it working?

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Obama Shifts Federal Sick-Leave Rules, Urges Congress To Follow

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 3:21pm

Federal workers can take an advance of up to six weeks of sick leave under a new policy unveiled Thursday. The White House is urging Congress to make paid sick leave mandatory.

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Health Insurance Prices: Highest In Alaska, Lowest In Sun Belt

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:09am

A look at the 10 least and 10 most expensive places for health insurance shows a wide gap in prices for the same level of coverage.

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Too Many Glitter Bomb Orders Crash Website

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 6:23am

A startup in Australia is in the revenge business. For $10, it will send a person who offended you an envelope full of glitter, along with a note explaining what the person did to deserve it.

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Federal Watchdog To Let Teamsters Union Off Its Leash

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

For decades, the union has had federal oversight because of charges of corruption and racketeering and ties to organized crime. In a court agreement, the stage was set to lift that oversight.

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Tweaks To Cadbury Creme Eggs Not Going Over Easy In The U.K.

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 2:22am

Now is the time when Cadbury's colorfully wrapped chocolate eggs hit stores in Great Britain. But the company has changed the chocolate used in the treats, and that's left many Britons "shellshocked."

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Businesses Try To Stave Off Brain Drain As Boomers Retire

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 2:21am

Employers are trying to hang onto older talent by offering flexible work hours, more attractive health care benefits or having retirees return to mentor younger workers.

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After Foie Gras Ban Lifted In California, Some Chefs Face Threats

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 7:34pm

A ban on foie gras that went into effect in 2012 was overturned last week. Now some chefs offering the dish have received enough threats to get law enforcement involved.

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Dollar's Rise Is Good News For The U.S., For Now

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 5:31pm

The dollar's value keeps climbing. That's a sign of a healthy economy, especially compared to some of America's biggest trading partners — but it also has the potential to slow U.S. economic growth.

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Falling Oil Prices Have North Dakota Migrants Rethinking The Boom

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:59pm

Falling oil prices are leading to a slow down in drilling. And that means workers are rethinking the long commutes they've been making for once-steady, good-paying jobs.

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Finding, Selling Flaws In Apple's Code Can Be Lucrative Work

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:51pm

Every time there is a big new release of some Apple software or operating system, hackers get to work — finding a flaw in Apple's computer code can be very lucrative.

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New EPA Guidelines Limit Methane Release From Drilling

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:16pm

The rules are mostly voluntary, which disappoints environmental groups, but they should ratchet down the amount of leaked methane from new or modified oil and gas operations, which contributes to climate change.

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Amazon Gains Ground With Online-Only Shows

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:16pm

With the announcement this week that Woody Allen will write and direct a new television series for Amazon, the online retailer is now poised to be a major force in television.

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Obama Pushes FCC To Expand Broadband Access

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 1:16pm

The president is asking the agency to address state laws that could inhibit competition for high-speed Internet service. The move could draw opposition from major cable and Internet companies.

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Health Insurance Startup Collapses In Iowa

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:16am

Obamacare provided billions in seed money to help establish insurance companies called co-ops. One of the biggest has now gone under, and its state overseer is telling clients to switch carriers.

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In Brazil, A Once-High-Flying Economy Takes A Tumble

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:14am

A few years ago amid a global recession, Brazil was the darling of the financial markets. But last year, the country barely avoided recession. Prices are soaring, and investors are looking elsewhere.

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