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After Factory Layoffs, Struggling To Stay On The Economic Ladder

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:29pm

Lynn Eldredge has had six different jobs since he was laid off from a tractor manufacturer in 2000. Fourteen years later, he makes the same amount of money at his current job that he did back then.

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A Good IT Person Needs To Be Half Technologist, Half Psychologist

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:58pm

Your doctor and lawyer may know a lot about you. But in a time when we are using computers to socialize, keep track of finances, do work and store family photos your IT person probably knows more.

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Why Are Men Leaving The American Workforce?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:14pm

In the 1960s, men slowly but surely began leaving the workforce and many never came back. The trend continues today. Economists cite a number of reasons, from technology to international competition.

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'Shark Week' Fuels Shark-Meat Feeding Frenzy At Restaurants

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:30pm

The craze to embrace all things shark during Discovery's "Shark Week" in August is exploding onto menus. But the hype doesn't hide the fact that many of these creatures are endangered.

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Book News: Petitions, Orwell And The Amazon-Hachette Fight

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 7:49am

Also, an interview with Ursula Le Guin; notable books coming out this week.

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Autobot$ Rule: Why Transformers 4 Is China's Box Office Champ

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

Transformers: Age of Extinction hauled in more than $300 million to become the country's all-time top-grossing film. A loyal and nostalgic fan base and action set in China help explain its popularity.

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Tourists Pay To Be Locked Up In Budapest's Cellars

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

Many escape-room games have sprung up in the Hungarian capital recently. The tourists playing the game have to find their way out by solving a series of mysterious clues.

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BuzzFeed Receives $50 Million Investment

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

BuzzFeed is expected to use the funds from a venture capital firm to add a number of new content sections and expand news coverage. Earlier, Disney was interested in purchasing BuzzFeed.

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Items Up For Sale At Unclaimed Baggage Center Reflect Trends

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

It has been called the lost luggage capital of the world. Bags and suitcases that can't be reunited with their owners end up in northern Alabama at the Unclaimed Baggage Center.

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Amazon Blocks Pre-Orders Of Some Disney Movies

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

Amazon is taking on another big media company, Disney. The action comes at a time when the retailer's contract dispute with the Hachette Book group is heating up.

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In China, 'Transformers' Capture Box Office Record

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

In the U.S., moviegoers spent more than $240 million to watch Age of Extinction, the series' 4th installment. In China, the movie did even better — becoming the biggest box office hit of all time.

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Detroit Struggles To Get People Who Bailed On Water Bills To Pay

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

Bankrupt Detroit is dealing with $90 million in delinquent water bills. And it's not just residents who aren't paying their water bills, even some businesses have missed payments.

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Critics Blame Airbnb For San Francisco's Housing Problems

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:30am

Some have found that renting on a nightly basis brings a lot more money than long-term leases, but people concerned about a shrinking rental market have turned to legal action and protests.

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Rural Town Needs Plumber, Hopes A Student Will Take The Plunge

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 4:02pm

There's no licensed plumber in Jackman, Maine. So one family is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a local student or former graduate willing to get licensed as a plumber and return to work there.

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A New Golden Age For 'Silver Bullets'? Airstreams Make A Comeback

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 4:02pm

The iconic aluminum trailers bring back nostalgic memories. But the company is still manufacturing new trailers — and enjoying a recent surge in sales, fueled by demand for the sleek, retro style.

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Entrepreneur Looks Beyond Africa's Problems To Focus On Solutions

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:16am

To promote global trade, Vital Sounouvou founded a company that connects producers with traders, allowing a farmer in Benin to sell products to a buyer in South Africa — with just a cellphone.

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Virtual Reality's Next Hurdle: Overcoming 'Sim Sickness'

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 4:26am

Researchers as well as virtual reality hardware and software makers are concerned, and working to better understand motion sickness caused by some VR technologies.

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Virtual Reality's Next Hurdle: Overcoming 'Sim Sickness'

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 4:26am

Researchers as well as virtual reality hardware and software makers are working to better understand motion sickness caused by some VR technologies.

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Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 4:14am

In one of the world's poorest countries, where many women still wear head-to-toe burqas, lavish spending and competition among brides is fueling a boom in shops selling pricey and glamorous dresses.

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