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London Netflix Office Searches For Qualified Couch Potato

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:52am

The office is looking to hire a tagger. That is someone to watch Netflix titles and categorize them. The successful applicant may work from home.

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Goods Sold In Cuban Shops Often Come From Florida Stores

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Some stores specialize in the Cuba trade, selling everything from discount clothes to car parts for Soviet-era cars. It's a legal way around the 50-year-old trade embargo.

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Firm Reimage Itself To Avoid Confusion With Extremist Group

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Isis, the mobile Wallet platform, wants to avoid confusion with ISIS, the acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Isis' CEO noted rebranding isn't easy, but it's in the firm's best interest.

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Judge Preliminarily Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

The landmark deal would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims. The ruling came about two weeks after the NFL agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages

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Truckers Strike At 2 Calif. Ports, Larger Labor Dispute Looms

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:13am

Independent truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are on strike against three large trucking firms. At the same time, a deadline for a new contract with dockworkers has passed.

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As Wire Transfer Options Dwindle, Somali-Americans Fear A Lost Lifeline

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:35am

Every year, money transfer brokers help Somali-Americans send more than $200 million to family members in Somalia. But one of the few banks to support that process will soon back out.

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Paintballing The Boss: Office Team-Building Exercises Gone Bad

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:33am

Sometimes team-building exercises get a bad name for good reasons. Dangerous piñatas and co-workers tripping on mushrooms might deter some. But weathering bad team-building can also forge new bonds.

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Couple Revives Lost Moroccan Fig Liquor, One Bottle At A Time

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:39pm

Jews have made mahia, a spirit made with fermented figs, in Morocco for centuries, but the tradition has all but died out. A New York couple aims to reintroduce the drink that once connected a nation.

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From Pen And Paper To 3-D, Look Who's Challenging Google Maps

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:07pm

Today, digital maps are a big business, and Google has become nearly everyone's go-to cartographer. But there are challengers out there — and you might be surprised by some of the competition.

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Asian-American Leadership Programs Tackle The 'Bamboo Ceiling'

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:23pm

The programs aim to address a lack of Asian-American representation among top executives by highlighting the cultural tendencies of American workplaces.

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Book News: Does Anyone Actually Finish Thomas Piketty's 'Capital'?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:14am

Also: an essay on domestic violence from Kelly Sundberg; notable books coming out this week.

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Land Bank In Newburgh, N.Y., Tasked With Fixing Up Decay

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

Land banks are public entities created to revive vacant or tax-foreclosed properties. The small city of Newburgh on the Hudson River has been trying to revive itself using a land bank.

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'A Hard Day's Night' Premiered In London 47 Years Ago

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

The black-and-white film was a cheeky snapshot of the biggest band in history: The Beatles.

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Wash. Retailers To Sell Recreational Marijuana On Tuesday

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

Washington state is to roll out retail pot sales this week after voters approved a referendum on recreational marijuana in 2012. But a backlog of growers and processors are awaiting licenses.

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CBS Lost Appetite For Government Watchdog Stories, Attkisson Says

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

When the investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson left CBS this year, she did not do so quietly. She contends the network refused to run stories that might damage President Obama.

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Programs Target Poverty In Obama's 5 'Promise Zones'

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 5:48pm

The idea is to basically carpet-bomb specific urban neighborhoods and rural areas with programs like after-school classes, GED courses and job training, with the goal of turning those areas around.

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It's A Nice Day For A Flash Wedding

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 4:16am

In these pop-up weddings, locations are never booked, planning is minimal and fingers are crossed that you don't get asked to leave before you finish the ceremony.

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To Sign Or Not To Sign: Artists Big And Small Face The Label Question

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 4:15am

Land a deal with a label or put out records on your own: Both options carry big risks. For musicians today there's a middle ground, but getting your songs in front of people will still cost you.

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Tech Week: The Facebook Fail, Internet 2025 And Fondue Footwear

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 11:53am

Sheryl Sandberg apologizes for Facebook's "poorly communicated" secret user-testing, Reading Rainbow sets a Kickstarter record, plus more headlines in this week's tech news roundup.

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Ex-Editor Gets 18 Months In U.K. Phone Hacking Case

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 7:29am

Andy Coulson, the former editor of the now defunct News of the World, was found guilty last week of conspiracy to hack personal voicemails.

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