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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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