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Singapore inquest rules American killed himself

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 21:28

An American engineer who was found dead in his apartment in Singapore last year killed himself, a judge ruled Monday, rejecting suspicions by the man's parents that he was murdered…

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Hundreds file complaints over hog-farm waste

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 21:19

Nearly 600 residents of Eastern North Carolina have notified Smithfield Foods that they plan to file lawsuits charging that stench, flies and pollution from the world’s largest pork producer have…

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Facebook pushes search feature to more users

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 20:03

Users who may have grown frustrated with Facebook's rudimentary search feature are getting an updated version designed to make it easier to find people, places and photos on the site.

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Help for hire: Internet startups clicking with customers

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 18:34

Dawn McCoy used to have to call a handyman for home repairs, a taxicab for a ride to the airport, a caterer to help out at a dinner party.

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Detroit, embracing new auto technologies, seeks app builders

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 18:33

After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1998, Brian Mulloy followed the path of many of his classmates, fleeing his home state for a job in a bustling city.

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Fake product reviews may be pervasive, study finds

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 18:00

Consumers often turn to the Internet to research a product before buying. Fake reviews are always a concern, and the problem may be bigger than previously thought.

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Online privacy increasingly tough to achieve

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 18:00

Services that offer secure Web browsing and search have been enjoying a surge in popularity since the revelations about National Security Agency monitoring of domestic phone calls, email and Internet…

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5 reasons plane crashes are now more survivable

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 16:18

The crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco Saturday highlights how improvements in aviation safety have made it more likely that passengers will survive a crash. The major…

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Safety advances boost plane crash survival odds

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 15:28

Passengers in plane crashes today, such as the one in San Francisco involving Asiana Airlines Flight 214, are more likely to survive than in past disasters.

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Target founder Douglas Dayton dies at 88

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 12:28

Douglas Dayton, who led the transformation of a family department store into retailing giant Target Corp., has died at the age of 88.

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Why gloomy 2Q earnings outlook might not be so dim

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 11:28

For Corporate America, it's the season of low expectations.

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NYC cases show crooked cops' abuse of FBI database

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 11:23

It's billed by the FBI as "the lifeline of law enforcement" - a federal database used to catch criminals, recover stolen property and even identify terrorism suspects.

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Temporary jobs becoming a permanent fixture

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 09:03

Hiring is exploding in the one corner of the U.S. economy where few want to be hired: Temporary work.

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'Despicable' explodes, 'Lone Ranger' bombs at box office

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 03:00

With "Despicable Me 2" dominating the Fourth of July box office, it was no holiday for "The Lone Ranger."

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Gail MarksJarvis: Interest in CDs likely to remain low as rates falter

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 03:00

Your hunt for your next CD is likely to be as disappointing as the last. In fact, it might be even more disheartening.

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GSK program lets employees tackle global health issues through volunteerism

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:00

GlaxoSmithKline’s PULSE Volunteer Partnership program matches employees with 46 nonprofits in 35 countries to help address global health issues and a host of other challenges. This year, the PULSE program…

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Job turnover increases in recovering market

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:00

Patrick McAvoy knew his job had some drawbacks. As a contract employee at the University of Maryland-Baltimore, he lacked benefits and long-term stability, but he stayed on as an events…

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Keep these tips in mind when tackling thorny family business problems

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:00

Family businesses will face a wide range of issues and challenges over the life of the business. Here’s a list of issues, solutions and pointers to help navigate through problems…

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1 million North Carolinians will move to subsidized health insurance

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 16:40

While most residents will keep their current coverage, the Affordable Care Act will give North Carolinians one or two new options for subsidized individual insurance plans. Blue Cross and Blue…

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William Peace criticized over refusal to name trustees who approved retail center purchase

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 19:45

William Peace University, citing school policy, has declined to provide the names of its trustees who recently voted to invest nearly two-thirds of the school's $33 million endowment to acquire…

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