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In Turnaround, More Moms Are Staying Home, Study Says

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:41pm

The number of "stay at home" moms in the U.S. has been on the decline for decades. But a newly released Pew Research Center survey shows a 6 percent increase from 1999 to 2012.

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Will Disclosing Employee Information Make Wages More Equal?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:44am

This week, President Obama signed executive orders aimed at narrowing the gender wage gap, but some critics say they don't actually address the issue.

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After GM, Now Toyota Recalls More Than 6 Million Vehicles

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:01am

The recall involves some of the Japanese automaker's top-selling vehicles, including some model years for the Camry sedan, RAV4 SUV, Corolla, Yaris and Matrix.

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Sixth Grade Investors Outdo College Investment Clubs

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

Math classes at Oak Grove Lutheran School in Fargo, N.D., made a number of investments. One of the classes beat out investment clubs at universities including Cornell, Columbia and NYU.

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Tax Preparers Often Get Returns Wrong

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

Tax Day is less than a week away. The Government Accountability Office examined the work of 19 paid tax preparers – 17 got things wrong.

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Why Men Outnumber Women Attending Business Schools

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

New research explores gender disparities in business school enrollment by the different ways men and women appear to process ethical compromise.

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Encryption Flaw Puts Internet Security At Risk

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

If you bank online or sign into work remotely using a virtual private network, your data may not be safe. A flaw in the encryption program OpenSSL could expose much of the encrypted traffic.

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Kosher Food Producer Manischewitz Sold To Bain Capital

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

Manischewitz has been bought by a unit of the private equity firm Bain Capital for an undisclosed amount. The new owner wants the 126-year-old brand move beyond its niche on the kosher shelves.

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GM At Odds With Feds Over Recall-Related Documents

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:51pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fining the automaker for not answers all of its questions about ignition switch problems, but General Motors says it's doing its best to comply.

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The Security Bug That Affects Most Of The Internet, Explained

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:19pm

Google, Yahoo and other major Internet companies use OpenSSL to protect your data transactions with them. Turns out a bug called Heartbleed has been exposing much of their data, and yours.

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New Rules Force Big Banks To Keep A Bigger Cushion

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:01pm

Banking regulators at the FDIC and the Fed are voting on whether to impose tougher rules on big banks. Analysts think that the new regulations, which are expected to pass, will hurt growth prospects.

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Natural Disasters Are Rare, But So Is Mudslide Insurance

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:01pm

Dozens of people lost their homes in the massive slide in Oso, Wash., but few are likely to see an insurance payout. That's because mudslide coverage is not included in a typical homeowner's policy.

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The Politics Of Equal Pay: It's More Than A Women's Issue

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:26pm

The pay equity issue, which President Obama and Democrats are using as a central campaign theme, could also gain traction with male voters.

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Why Chocolate Is A Bargaining Chip In The Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:01pm

Russia banned chocolate made by the leading Ukrainian presidential candidate at a time when political tensions are high between the countries. And we wanted to know: Is the chocolate any good?

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Prepaid Debit Cards Not As Simple As They Seem

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:29am

More people are using prepaid debit cards, but not all the cards work the same way, especially when it comes to the fees they charge. Money Coach Alvin Hall gives some tips.

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Windows XP Users, It's Time To Upgrade. Here's How.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:11am

Microsoft support for Windows XP stops Tuesday. If you're still using the 12-year-old operating system — an estimated quarter of PC users still run XP — here are some tips to get through an upgrade.

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Bliss Ends When Microsoft Pulls The Plug On XP Support

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

Bliss is the default computer desktop image when Microsoft's Windows XP operating system is launched. The photo, taken by Charles O'Rear, is of a highway in Napa Valley after a storm cleared.

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Earned Income Tax Credit Helps Lift Workers Out Of Poverty

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to David Wessel, of the Brookings Institution and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal, about the Earned Income Tax Credit. It's one of the government's anti-poverty programs.

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Fewer Complaints Help To Boost Airline Quality Ratings

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

The nation's airlines are running late more often and losing more suitcases. But passengers are complaining less, that's boosted airline quality ratings to their highest level ever.

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Obama's Executive Orders Take On Unequal Pay For Women

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

President Obama signs two executive orders Tuesday morning, designed to encourage federal contractors to pay men and women equally. The move could bring more Democratic-leaning women to the polls.

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