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Cybersecurity Merger Ups FireEye's Stock Price

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 3:22am

In a $1 billion deal, FireEye acquires Mandiant, which gained fame last year for linking cyberattacks to a Chinese military unit.

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Consortium Threatens To Pull Plug On Panama Canal Expansion

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 7:43pm

Grupo Unidos por el Canal, made up of Spanish, Italian, Belgian and Panamanian firms, says it will halt work if it doesn't get paid for $1.6 billion in cost overruns in the next three weeks.

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For The Unemployed, Ideas To Help Bridge The Gap To Work

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 5:13pm

More than 1 million people lost their unemployment benefits as 2014 began. Whether or not those benefits get extended, economists say there are ways to change the program that will make it work better. One suggestion is work sharing, which has helped reduce Germany's unemployment.

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The Widening Wealth Gap: Bringing Income Inequality Into Focus

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 3:23pm

The widening gap between the rich and poor in the U.S. has become a central touch point for economists, pundits and politicians across the U.S. New York City's newly sworn-in mayor, Bill deBlasio, was elected after campaigning against a city divided between the haves and have-nots. President Obama has called tackling inequality the defining challenge of our time, saying that growing inequality and a lack of upward mobility jeopardizes the American dream. But what, exactly, is income inequality? Audie Cornish puts that question to Drew DeSilver, a senior writer for the Pew Research Center's Fact Tank blog.

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Cork Versus Screw Cap: Don't Judge A Wine by How It's Sealed

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 2:49pm

Remember screw caps on jugs of wine? These days, many winemakers have wholeheartedly embraced the screw tops — not just for their ease of use, but for the way they seal the wine's taste. Now many consumers are learning to look past the enclosures former downmarket reputation.

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Jobless Claims Were Nearly Unchanged Last Week

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 7:47am

But the fact that 339,000 applications were filed — the fewest in a month — is a hopeful sign. Meanwhile, the most-anticipated news about the labor market each month, on the unemployment rate and job growth, won't be released until Jan. 10.

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