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The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:28am

The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.

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Fortune-Tellers, Step Aside: Big Data Looks For Future Entrepreneurs

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 4:05pm

A venture capital firm is trying to target entrepreneurs before they create startups, or even have a business idea. There's no crystal ball involved — just public data and predictive analytics.

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Upstart Challenges Facebook On User Privacy

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 6:57am

Ello is a new social network — one that requires an invite to join. But Facebook dominates the market with a billion users, and it's tough for competitors to survive. So what does it take to make it?

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Atlantic City Falls From Glittering Resort To Bargain Basement

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 8:55am

With four casinos shuttered, a fifth on the brink and 7,000 jobs lost, the once-glittery Atlantic City ponders a path to the future.

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Tech Week: Who's Offline, How Hong Kong Connects, How Google Works

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 4:49am

Also in this week's tech roundup, America's biggest bank says 76 million households were affected by its summer hack.

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New 15-Year Mortgage May Open Homeownership Door For More Buyers

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:00pm

The 30-year mortgage is the foundation of the real estate market. But now some advocates are proposing a new type of 15-year loan that would allow people to own more of their home more quickly.

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JPMorgan Chase The Latest Big Target In Cyberattacks

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:14pm

A summer cyberattack on the world's biggest bank was among the largest corporate hacks ever discovered. JPMorgan Chase revealed on Thursday that 76 million households were hit in the data breach.

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Make Room, Food Trucks. Mobile Fashion Stores Have Hit The Streets

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:14pm

Entrepreneurs who want to launch a retail business in the fashion industry have found a more affordable way to do it — by drawing inspiration from the food truck craze.

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How Tough Is The Mortgage Market? Even Bernanke Can't Get Refinanced

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 9:45am

The former Fed chair told an audience in Chicago that he was unable to refinance his home loan, adding that lenders "may have gone a little bit too far on mortgage credit conditions."

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Unemployment Falls To 5.9 Percent

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 8:01am

The September rate is down from 6.1 percent in August and is at its lowest level in 6 years.

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U.S. Manufacturing: A Remembrance and A Look Ahead

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:06am

A century ago, U.S. manufacturers were building a mountain of wealth that unskilled workers could climb. Today, economists see U.S. factories flourishing, but say workers will see fewer opportunities.

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Obama's Approval Rating Dragged Down By Economic Disconnect

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:05am

President Obama gets low marks for his handling of the economy — and that creates an opening for Republicans heading into next month's midterm elections.

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Achy Feet Rejoice! Designers Are Showing Flats For Spring

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:05am

Audie Cornish talks to Sally Singer of about the latest from the world's runways. She's been attending Fashion Weeks in New York, Milan, Paris and London.

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September Jobs Report To Shed Light On Weak August Numbers

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:05am

The jobs report for September is due out Friday morning. Economists think employers added about 215,000 jobs to payrolls. The unemployment rate is expected to hold steady at 6.1 percent.

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JPMorgan Chase Data Breach Exposes Millions Of Households

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:05am

Accounts for 76 million households and 7 million businesses were compromised. Hackers got personal contact information such as names and email addresses, but not passwords or Social Security numbers.

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Bedbugs, Lava And Bowling Balls: Inside My Homeowners Insurance Policy

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 2:35am

What the fine print in my policy says about how insurance works.

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To Reverse Driver Shortage, Trucking Industry Steers Women To Jobs

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:57pm

The American Trucking Association says they are short 30,000 truckers. As the economy rebounds and shipping picks up, trucking companies are looking for new ways to bolster their numbers.

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Business And Journalism Collide At ESPN

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 3:59pm

ESPN is the NFL's biggest business partner, but it's also a news source for objective coverage of the league. Among its reporters is Don Van Natta, formerly of The New York Times.

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Netflix's Adam Sandler Movies Could Be Big Wins Or Silent Flops

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 3:28pm

Netflix has announced a deal to make four movies with comedian Adam Sandler exclusively for its streaming video service. It will also stream an upcoming movie while it's still showing in theaters.

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40 Years Of Income Inequality In America, In Graphs

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:46am

Households at the top saw the biggest gains. Those at the bottom stagnated. But what about the people in between?

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