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Can't Ask That? Some Job Interviewers Go To Social Media Instead

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:06pm

In the hiring process, employers aren't permitted to ask about things like if you go to church or intend to have children. But is it OK for employers to check social media sites for this information?

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GM Recall Distrust Trickles Down To Dealers

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:00pm

The General Motors recall puts its dealerships in an uncomfortable spot, having to placate customers as both parties wait for replacement parts to arrive. Brian Bull of WCPN reports that many are reconsidering whether they'll ever buy a GM car again.

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Onlookers Show No Worry Over Market's Week In Tumult

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:00pm

The stock market endured a volatile week as investors sold off technology stocks. Weak bank earnings added to the sour mix. But the selloff hasn't triggered alarm, and indicators for the broader economy are mostly positive.

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'God' Files Suit In New York To Resolve Credit Dispute

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:19pm

God Gazarov, a Russian immigrant who owns a jewelry store in Brooklyn, says Equifax won't give him a credit history, suggesting he change his first name to resolve the problem.

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Tech Alternatives To Passwords Could Help Thwart Hackers

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 5:51am

A bug called Heartbleed has revealed a hole in one of the most popular encryption programs online. Tech professionals are working on other ways to protect your data beside needing a password.

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Amazon Buys Digital Comics Company ComiXology

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:12am

The company makes a mobile app for buying and reading digital comics, including titles from Marvel and DC Comics. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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Retiring SEC Attorney Takes Parting Shot At Agency

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:12am

In his goodbye speech, James Kidney said the SEC didn't do enough to take down Wall Street during the Great Recession. David Greene talks to Kidney about his candid speech and his years at the SEC.

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Facebook And Netflix Lead Tech Stock Slide

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:12am

In the biggest one-day drop in nearly two and a half years, the Nasdaq fell 3 percent on Thursday.

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Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:53am

Repaying college debts prevents many Americans from investing in homes or retirement. The impact can add up — for individuals and the economy as a whole, a researcher says.

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One-Day Sale: Google Glass Will Be Available For A Cool $1,500

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:59pm

The wearable computing headset will be available for anyone to purchase, for one day only, on Tuesday. Google says it's expanding the Glass testing program to get more feedback.

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Drilling Frenzy Fuels Sudden Growth In Small Texas Town

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:08pm

The boom has brought unexpected prosperity — and many new problems — to Cotulla. It's in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale area, which has quickly become the nation's No. 2 oil-producing region.

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GM To Take $1.3 Billion Charge Linked To Recall

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:01pm

The announcement comes on the same day that the automaker said it was suspending two engineers linked to the ignition switch defect that triggered the recall.

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How Rwanda's Only Ice Cream Shop Challenges Cultural Taboos

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:36pm

Rwanda is a hot country, and people love dairy products. But the culture discourages public displays of need, including hunger. The women running the lone ice cream shop are trying to change that.

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What A Ban On Taxi Apps In Shanghai Says About China's Economy

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:42pm

The smartphone apps let people summon cabs and negotiate prices directly with drivers. Officials say they benefit the young and the rich. But they're also a free-market challenge to state control.

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Stephen Colbert Will Take Over 'Late Show'

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:24am

The Comedy Central star will sit behind the desk after David Letterman retires next year, CBS announced Thursday.

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Wonk Week In Washington: When Briefings Are Better Than Blossoms

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:41am

Let the tourists stare at the cherry blossoms. This week, with its World Bank and IMF meetings, is for the true, serious wonks who just can't get enough of lecture halls and soggy hors d'oeuvres.

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Mon Dieu! No More Work Email At Home For Some French Workers

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:56am

Under new rules, about 1 million tech workers and consultants will be required to switch off their work phones outside office hours.

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Burger King Looks To Rule In Crimea After McDonald's Abdicates

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:24am

One fast-food empire says it plans to move in to the disputed peninsula after the other decides to at least temporarily close its shops.

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Jobless Claims Drop To Near 7-Year Low

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 7:48am

There were 300,000 applications filed last week. That's the fewest since May 2007. Economists say the data are another sign that the labor market is gaining some strength.

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Ex-Interns Want Credit For Taco Bell Idea

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

Taco Bell has been serving Doritos Locos Tacos since 2012. Four former interns say they came up with the idea in 1995 but were told it wasn't marketable.

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