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Last Build Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:49:09 GMT

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Facebook is a 'living, breathing crime scene,' says one former tech insider

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:39:00 GMT

Three Silicon Valley insiders, including Mark Zuckerberg's former mentor, are sounding off on what they say is Facebook's failure to protect users.A demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference on April 18, 2017, in San Jose, Calif.

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It's not just you — Americans received 30 billion robocalls last year

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:49:09 GMT

Americans continue to be bombarded with robocalls — and from all indications, the problem is getting worse. So what's the best way to cut them off?

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After backlash over 'monkey hoodie' ad, H&M hires diversity leader

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:59:00 GMT

H&M has appointed a diversity leader in response to outrage towards an ad showing a black child dressed in a hoodie reading "coolest monkey in the jungle."

EPA eases path for new chemicals, raising health fears

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:31:19 GMT

After EPA streamlines approval process, critics say that the agency is skipping vital steps that protect the public from hazardous chemicals.This Aug. 29, 2017 file photo shows the TPC petrochemical plant, with downtown Houston in the background.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies about the fiscal year 2018 budget during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 27, 2017.Protestor Cathy McFeeters holds a sign up at the New Hanover County Government Complex on June 15, 2017 during a press conference after officials from Chemours Company meet with Wilmington area officials about GenX, a chemical the company's plant in Fayetteville has been releasing into the Cape Fear River. The river water is used for drinking water in much of Southeastern North Carolina.In this video grab, Nancy Beck speaks about the use of science in the rule-making process on March 9, 2017 in Washington.

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How your credit score affects your quality of life

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:13:46 GMT

From where you live to the quality of your relationships, a bad credit score can affect your everyday life in powerful ways.If your credit score needs work, don't apply for any new loans or credit cards. This could tank your score even harder.

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Is this the way forward for millennial retail?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:55:00 GMT

This millennial hot spot and convenience store in Seattle is creating jobs and opportunities on both sides of the counter.Woman browses the aisles of Cone & Steiner in Seattle, Wa.Woman browses the aisles of Cone and Steiner in Seattle, Wa.Dani Cone, founder of Seattle-based Cone and Steiner, works at one of her stores.

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Consumer watchdog considering repeal of payday lending rule

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:58:00 GMT

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is reconsidering a payday lending rules. Annual interest rates on loans can exceed 300 percent.Mick Mulvaney speaks during a news conference after his first day as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington on Nov. 27, 2017.

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Five ways for small businesses to reduce employee healthcare costs

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:15:43 GMT

Employee healthcare is one of the highest costs that businesses pay annually. Here are five ways to use employee wellness programs to save.

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A new editor brings new ideas to a predictable Vanity Fair

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:25:15 GMT

The new editor of Vanity Fair will have to confront the slow speed of monthly print magazines, and find new ways to increase digital revenues.Copies of the February 2018 issue of Vanity Fair featuring Emily Blunt.Radhika Jones speaks at the Time 100 gala in April 2016.Vanity Fair’s flamboyant editor-in-chief and Hollywood ringmaster, Graydon Carter, in February 2015.The Vanity Fair Oscars party in February 2017.The February 2018 issue of Vanity Fair featuring Emily Blunt.

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Dow Jones hits 26,000 mark just 12 days after breaking 25,000

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:45:00 GMT

The Dow hit the 26,000 mark for the first time, as fourth-quarter earnings kicked into high gear.Traders celebrate on the main trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as the Dow Jones Industrial Average passes the 20,000 mark shortly after the opening of the trading session.

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No more airbrushing for CVS's beauty product ads

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:32:58 GMT

The nation's largest drugstore chain said it would stop "materially" retouching models in ads for its store-brand beauty products by 2020.

Airbus puts A380 superjumbo on death row amid weak sales

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:51:34 GMT

Airbus announced it outsripped rival Boeing in overall aircraft sales last year, but could abandon the double-decker A380 without a further order from Emirates.The new Airbus A380 super jumbo jet performs a demonstration flight, on the first day of the 47th Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, Paris.The A380 was marketed as a solution to congested airports.

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28 injured as floor collapses at Indonesia Stock Exchange

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:57:00 GMT

Social media images showed a mangled metal structure that had collapsed near the entrance to the multi-story Indonesian Stock Exchange.

This former identity thief now fights the crimes he helped perfect

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:13:54 GMT

Identity theft is about to get much worse, warns this former identity thief.Brett Johnson

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Iceland is out to end its gender pay gap. Can the U.S. follow?

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 10:21:00 GMT

Iceland is the first country to enforce equal pay laws by placing the burden of proof on employers, not workers.Women walk down a shopping street on in Reykjavik, Iceland.Anna Oskarsdottir uses a pressure washer to clean ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano off the deck of her home in Vik, Iceland.Women walk down a shopping street on in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Supreme court agrees to consider internet sales taxes

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:55:00 GMT

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to weigh whether states should be able to collect taxes on Internet sales, which would generate billions in revenue for local governments, but also raise the cost of online shopping for consumers.

Facebook's news feed changes are latest blow to publishers, brands

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:07:00 GMT

Facebook has warned that its newly refocused news feed will negatively affect the number of video views and referral traffic brands media companies receive.This file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of online social media and social networking service Facebook.

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America's debt load is hitting record — and risky — territory

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:52:00 GMT

Americans are hooked on debt again, and economic experts worry that our ballooning bills could pop in our faces.Credit cards are displayed in Haverhill, Mass. in June 2017.

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Five tips to help you be a better manager

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:26:52 GMT

How can you be a better leader right away? Try these five tips to become a better manager.Chet Pipkin (right), founder and CEO of Belkin, speaks to employee in California-based office.Chet Pipkin (right), founder and CEO of Belkin, speaks to employee in California-based office.

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This Carrier worker thought Trump would save her job. She was wrong.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:22:00 GMT

The Carrier plant in Indianapolis has a work force of 1,100 people after about 215 workers departed Thursday.U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump speaks at an event at Carrier HVAC plant in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Dec. 1, 2016.Renee Elliott, a press operator at Carrier Corp., chats with colleagues after participating in a "The State of the Working Class" event, sponsored by Good Jobs Nation, in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.

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Why it doesn't pay to play the female card

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:08:58 GMT

How can women earn respect in male-dominated careers? Amber Blonigan, founder of LA's Gi Automotive, offers her best advice.When Amber Blonigan founded Gi Auotmotive Group, she had little experience in the male-dominated industry. Today, her shop services some of LA's most expensive cars.

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We could be just one year away from driverless taxis

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:06:00 GMT

GM hopes to roll out by 2019 a fleet of robocabs with no steering wheel or pedals, a move that could signify the beginning of the end of personal car ownership.Chevrolet Bolt EVThe futuristic interior of the driverless Chevrolet Bolt EV.

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Senate in crosshairs of Fancy Bear hackers, security firm warns

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:17:00 GMT

Trend Micro says the group, often nicknamed Fancy Bear, whose hacking campaign scrambled the 2016 election, is still targeting U.S. organizations.Fancy Bears hackers website.

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Walmart announces raises, bonuses — then closes 63 stores without notice

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:48:50 GMT

Hours after Walmart announces raises and bonuses as a result of the new tax bill, it closed several of its Sam's Club stores.Wal-Mart president and CEO Greg Foran wears a Wal-Mart vest as he talks with employees at a new distribution facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 2015.

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What 2017 search trends tell us about the current job market

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:00:00 GMT

2017 saw a big spike in searches for jobs in hurricane recovery, the cannabis industry and remote work, but do those jobs even exist?A retail clerk shows cannabis plants to customers at the Harborside cannabis dispensary in Oakland, California, on Jan. 1.

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