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Last Build Date: Mon, 29 May 2017 15:55:00 GMT

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Why You're Reading Work Emails Today

Mon, 29 May 2017 11:47:00 GMT

Americans are still not taking enough vacation -- and when we do, we work.Kou Meng, product manager of RenRen Credit Management Co., sleeps on a camp bed at the office early morning, in Beijing, China, April 27, 2016. Office workers sleeping on the job is a common sight in China, where a surplus of cheap labour can lead to downtime at work. But in China's technology sector, where business is growing faster than many start-up firms can hire new staff, workers burn the midnight oil to meet deadlines and compete with their rivals. Some companies provide sleeping areas and beds for workers to rest during late nights. REUTERS/Jason Lee SEARCH "JASON SLEEP" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES

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What to Buy on Memorial Day, and What Can Wait Until June

Mon, 29 May 2017 15:55:00 GMT

Memorial Day may call for a solemn spirit but it has also morphed into one of the biggest weekends for shopping for deals.Giulia Pugliese, 15, right, shops for clothes with friends at Roosevelt Field shopping mall in Garden City, N.Y. Teens are shopping like their parents during the back-to-school season, and that's putting a lot of pressure on retailers to change the way they market to them. More teens are thrifty nowadays, a habit picked up from their recession-scarred parents.

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Tourism and Terrorism: Vacation Hot Spots Step Up Security

Mon, 29 May 2017 11:54:34 GMT

Iconic tourist destinations around the world are undergoing big security changes in the wake of recent terror attacks in Europe.

Police Guard Airport Terminals Amid British Airways Chaos

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:41:02 GMT

Police guarded the doors of Heathrow airport's Terminal 5 on Sunday, turning away travelers unless they were within 90 minutes of departure.Travelers stranded outside entrances to Heathrow airport's Terminal 5 on Saturday after British Airways flights were canceled.Passengers stand at the British Airways check-in desk Saturday at Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino, near Rome, after the airline's Gatwick and Heathrow airports suffered an IT systems failure.

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How Dating a Colleague Could Tank Your Company — or Worse

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:40:00 GMT

Entrepreneurs fall in love just like most people. Poor relationship choices, however, can put their businesses — and lives — at risk.

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British Airways Hit by Global Outage, Cancels Flights

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:38:00 GMT

The airline announced it was canceling all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick after passengers reported long check-in lines.There were long check-in lines at Heathrow's Terminal 5.There were long check-in lines at Heathrow's Terminal 5.An employee distributes water to stranded travelers outside the entrances of Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 after British Airways flights where canceled at Heathrow Airport in west London on May 27, 2017.

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Chipotle Says Hackers Hit Most Restaurants in Data Breach

Sat, 27 May 2017 05:29:00 GMT

Chipotle says hackers used malware to steal customer payment data from most stores; amount of payment cards or customers affected is unknown.This Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, photo, shows the marquis signs for the Chipotle restaurant in Pittsburgh's Market Square.This Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, photo shows a Chipotle restaurant in Delray Beach, Fla.

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GM Accused of Cheating on Diesel Emissions

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:02:00 GMT

General Motors became the sixth automaker accused of using some form of cheat device to pass its diesel emissions tests, according to a class-action lawsuit.President Donald Trump and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao sit down to talk with auto industry leaders, including General Motors CEO Mary Barra, United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams and Ford CEO Mark Fields, at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, on March 15, 2017.

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818 Hot Dogs Eaten Every Second, and Other Memorial Day Facts

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:04:00 GMT

Here's everything you ever wanted to know about how America celebrates Memorial Day, from the number of hot dogs eaten to the cost of Trump's weekend getaway.Hot dogs sit on a plate during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw up to 40,000 fans on July 4, in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Tesla Workers Suffer Almost Twice as Many Serious Injuries: Report

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:12:00 GMT

Workers at the Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, California, suffered serious injuries almost twice as often as average, says a study by non-profit Worksafe.Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc., attends a key delivery ceremony of the company's premium electric sedan Model S vehicles to customers in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.A Tesla logo hangs on a building outside of a Tesla dealership in New York. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

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Don't Say We Didn't Warn You: It's Going to Be the Busiest Memorial Day Since 2005

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:05:00 GMT

Around 40 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend — the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005.Holidaymakers and tourists sunbathe on the beach on a hot summer day. REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier

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UPS Fined $247M for Illegally Shipping Cigarettes

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:46:00 GMT

A federal judge ordered UPS to pay $247 million in damages and penalties for "illegally shipping" large volumes of untaxed cigarettes in New York.United Parcel Service aircraft are loaded with air containers full of packages in Louisville, Kentucky. REUTERS/John Sommers IIUnited Parcel Service aircraft are loaded with air containers full of packages in Louisville, Kentucky. REUTERS/John Sommers II

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G-7 Leaders Brace for Clashes With Trump on Trade, Climate

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:19:00 GMT

World leaders braced for contentious talks Friday with President Donald Trump at the G-7 summit after he earlier lambasted allies at NATO.President Donald Trump heads to the G-7 after some awkward moments at Thursday's NATO summit.The summit begins in the Ancient Theatre of Taormina, which dates from the 3rd century BC.

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Some Hospitals Will Now Offer You an Interest-Free Loan

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:10:00 GMT

A surprise medical bill can break the bank. But for healthcare providers, it can mean going unpaid. A new strategy has hospitals offering loans.A man pushes a stretcher in a hospital.

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Harvard Dropout Mark Zuckerberg Returns to Give Commencement Speech

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:43:00 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg gave a highly anticipated commencement speech at Harvard, where he famously dropped out.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives the 2017 commencement address to Harvard University.

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More Shakeups at Ford as New CEO Names His Own Team

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:02:00 GMT

Just days after Ford announced a new CEO, the company has ousted a number of executives and even rehired one who had left for Uber.Ford logos are seen at an assembly line in Saarlouis. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler/File Photo - RTSK3FG

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Uber Overcharges Riders By Millions, Suit Says

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:38:00 GMT

Uber is skimming over $7.4 million per month from passengers in New York City alone, according to a class action lawsuit filed Wednesday.The logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street is seen in this photo illustration taken in Madrid on Dec. 10, 2014.

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Melania Mania: U.S Tourism to Slovenia Is up 30 Percent

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:41:00 GMT

The number of tourists in Slovenia rose by 8 percent year-on-year, boosted by the fact that First Lady Melania Trump was born in the country.First lady Melania Trump sits during a welcoming ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod near Tel Aviv, Israel on May 22, 2017.The Melania effect: Americans are traveling to Slovenia like never before.

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Some Uber and Lyft Riders Are Already Ditching Their Own Cars

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:46:00 GMT

The fast adoption of ride service technology bodes well for self-driving car technology, a big area of investment for many companies.In this photo released by Uber on May 19, 2016, a self drive car is seen during a test drive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While Uber has said little up to now about its plans in the sector, the California group last month was among the founding members of an industry group called the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets which also includes Alphabet unit Google, Ford, Volvo and Lyft.The car will have multiple sensors including radars, laser scanners, and high resolution cameras to map details of the environment.A smartphone app for Lyft drivers. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

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TSA Tests Tougher Screening for Carry-Ons at 10 Airports

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:32:00 GMT

At the 10 airports, fliers will have to haul out not just their laptops but also all devices larger than a cellphone, including tablets and e-readers.A passenger holding her baby prepares to go through a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport on December 29, 2009 in Los Angeles. FileA passenger holding her baby prepares to go through a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport on December 29, 2009 in Los Angeles. File

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Tourism to the U.S. Has Been in Decline Since Trump Took Office

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:28:00 GMT

Travel to the United States has dropped as much as 16 percent in the months since President Donald Trump took office.An Emirates Airlines Airbus A380From October 2016 through March 2017, Foursquare found foreign travel to the States had decreased by 11 percent, year over year.

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Many Americans Are Still Totally Confused About Credit Scores

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:44:13 GMT

Most Americans know a good credit score is important and a bad score can stop them from qualifying for a loan. But wait, there's more.Credit card issuers and mortgage lenders aren't the only ones who can see you credit score. It's worth the effort to build good credit.

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Trump Team Defends Budget's $2 Trillion Math Error

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:57:00 GMT

Trump's budget contains accounting that critics are calling into question.U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney arrives with President Donald Trump to meet with congressional Republicans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on March 21, 2017.

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Are Layoffs Looming at Five-Star Trump SoHo Hotel?

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:56:52 GMT

Room rates are sinking at the New York hotel, and up to 15 percent of the housekeeping staff may reportedly be laid off amid a post-election slump.

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Uber Admits Stiffing NYC Drivers by Millions of Dollars

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:25:42 GMT

Uber has admitted to underpaying its New York City drivers by tens of millions of dollars over the past two and a half years.Uber CEO Travis Kalanick speaks to students during an interaction at the Indian Institute of Technology campus in Mumbai, India on Jan. 19, 2016.

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