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IPO Market Shows Signs Of Strain

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:09am

High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial has put off its IPO indefinitely. The move caps a rough week in the IPO market. Ten companies made their debut this week and all 10 received rough receptions.

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When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:03pm

Thirty-six years after Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employers still have very different interpretations of what they're required to do to accommodate expectant mothers.

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Who's Crazy Enough To Start A Newspaper In 2014? Ask LA Register

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:04pm

The Los Angeles Register is a newspaper that just launched this week. Despite dropping newspaper sales, Ben Bergman of KPCC reports that the publisher thinks there's still an audience for print.

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Got A Hobby? Might Be A Smart Professional Move

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:46pm

Workers who have a creative outlet outside the office are more likely to be creative problem solvers on the job, a study suggests. Oh, and they have more fun.

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BP Exec Who Led Cleanup Settles On Charges Of Insider Trading

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:14pm

Keith A. Seilhan, who was the incident commander directing the company's cleanup effort, allegedly sold $1 million in BP stock based on non-public information about the extent of the spill.

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Can The Peer Economy Deliver Profits?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:27pm

Postmates is among a group of app-powered services popping up around the U.S., with a simple promise: deliver food or merchandise in as little as an hour. But can they succeed where Kozmo.com didn't?

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How Long Would You Have To Work To Buy A Burger In Your City?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:48pm

How long does the average person have to work to buy a burger in his or her neighborhood? Here's the answer for six cities across the country.

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You've Served Your Country, Now Get To Class

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:45am

Government benefits enable military veterans to attend college, but accessing them is complicated. So how can veterans pay for higher education?

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Jobless Claims Stay Near 7-Year Low

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:38am

The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.

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Book News: Did Amazon Unintentionally Create A Drug Dealer Starter Kit?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:36am

Also: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health is said to be stable but "very fragile"; Dave Eggers' new book is called Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

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To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:34am

A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.

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Farmer Disputes Georgia's Release Date For Vidalia Onions

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:07am

Farmer Delbert Bland has begun shipping the first truckloads of his harvest to supermarkets. The state's agriculture commissioner says Vidalia onions aren't supposed to go out until next week.

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Does Business Innovation Depend On A CEO's Age?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:07am

Analysis of innovation at private companies in the U.S. and across the world finds an inverse relationship correlation between disruptive innovation and the age of managers at those companies.

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Under Pressure To Cut Costs, Wall Street Banks Downsize

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:07am

Many banks report earnings this week. Bank of America turned in a loss after taking a big charge for legal expenses. Citigroup will lay off about 300 stock and bond traders in an effort to cut costs.

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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:30am

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.

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Meet The Sisters Saving Spanish Horses From Slaughter

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:28am

Once status symbols for newly minted millionaires, horses are now the voiceless victims in Spain's economic crash. Two sisters are adopting horses that might otherwise end up in the food supply.

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When Divorce Leads To A Happily Ever After For A Small Business

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:27am

Most often, when married business owners divorce, both relationships sour. But that's not always the case. Some couples have figured out a way to make their companies succeed even after they've split.

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Episode 532: The Wild West Of The Internet

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:33pm

Most websites end in .com, .gov or .edu. But a bunch of new domains have just been added. Now there's .ninja, .bike, .plumbing and .cool. In all, over 1,000 new top-level domains will be added.

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Legal Moves Might Mean Fiscal Relief, And More PR Troubles, For GM

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:39pm

General Motors is signaling its plans to ask a bankruptcy judge for protection from lawsuits related to a defective switch recall. This could further complicate its current public relations crisis.

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Man Reaches For The Sun For A Solution To Pakistan's Gas Crisis

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:00pm

A plan to replace imported oil with domestic natural gas has led to fuel shortages and long lines in Pakistan. A businessman has spent $500,000 of his own money to develop an affordable solar car.

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