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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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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 4:05am

David Greene has the Last Word in business.

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2010 World Cup Helped South Africa Attract Latin American Tourists

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 4:05am

Brazil's World Cup soccer stadiums and hotels are packed. But events like that don't pay for themselves. South Africa hosted the last World Cup and the country wasn't left entirely empty handed.

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Business News

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 4:05am

David Greene has business news.

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Fastest Growing U.S. City Faces Housing Shortage

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 4:05am

Census data show San Marcos, Texas, is the U.S.'s fastest growing city. Students make up many of the 10,000 people who've moved there since 2010, pushing the population from 45,000 to over 54,000.

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Facebook Apologizes For Manipulation; Data Research Likely To Go On

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 4:05am

A mood study that Facebook conducted on unwitting users has been criticized. Data science plays an integral role at Facebook — for bottom line reasons, and in collaboration with academic researchers.

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Authors Take Opposite Sides On Hachette, Amazon Spat

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 5:34pm

Bestsellers published by traditional means accused Amazon of "unfair pricing." Self-published authors penned a stinging critique of traditional publishing.

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SunTrust Settles In Probe Into Mishandled Home Loan Modifications

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 4:41pm

The bank's mortgage-lending arm agreed to pay up to $320 million to resolve allegations that it bungled applications for the federal Home Affordable Modification Program.

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In A Battle For Web Traffic, Bad Bots Are Going After Grandma

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 4:13pm

"Bad" Web bots are going after everyone they can, but why? Because by hijacking Grandma's computer, they make it look as if she visits a site often, thus making the site more valuable to advertisers.

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Jobs Numbers Buoys Dow Above 17,000 For The First Time

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 3:27pm

The Dow rallied on better-than-expected news from the jobs market. The S&P also closed higher, continuing its positive run.

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Export-Import Controversy Gives Rise To A Tale Of Two Washingtons

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 3:09pm

While a debate rages over the future of the Export-Import Bank in Washington, D.C., the bank's potential demise has drawn warnings from the other Washington — Washington state. Ashley Gross of KPLU reports that businesses, labor unions and politicians are raising alarm bells about potentially severe consequences.

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Hiring Is Looking Good Now, But Wage Growth Lags

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 3:03pm

The improving labor market in June did not translate into significant pay hikes. Wages were just 2 percent higher compared with a year ago. Consumer prices have been rising at a 2.1 percent rate.

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Federal Highway Program Could Run Out Of Money Next Month

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:50pm

The Highway Trust Fund has been billions short for years. Without more money, the White House says construction delays will put people out of work, but Congress can't agree on a fix.

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New Jobs Numbers: Has Economic Recovery Reached A Tipping Point?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:15am

The economy added 288,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent. NPR's Marilyn Geewax and The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy discuss the latest jobs report.

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Germany Votes For First-Ever Minimum Wage, Around $11.50

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:25am

By comparison, the U.S. is debating a raise to its minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. The new German law includes several exceptions.

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The Future Internet Is Not So Free Or Open, In Pew's New Survey

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 8:58am

Pew surveyed more than 1,400 tech industry leaders and academics to find a troubling consensus: By 2025, the Internet will be more balkanized, more surveilled and less open.

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U.S. Monthly Jobs Report For June Set To Come Out

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 7:16am

Last month, the U.S. job market hit a milestone, finally surpassing pre-recession levels.

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