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    Glimmer of Hope for Holiday Retailers

    Glimmer of Hope for Holiday Retailers
    Dec. 29--Retailers posted a welcome increase in sales over the holidays, but industry experts say the future still holds a lot of uncertainty. "There are so many unknowns ... it's just hard to predict," said Lars Perner, a marketing professor with the USC Marshall School of Business. Consumer spending rose 3.6 percent from Nov. 1 through Dec. 24 compared with the ...
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    FCC Steps Up Internet Regulatory Efforts; Republicans, Telecoms Fight Back

    FCC Steps Up Internet Regulatory Efforts; Republicans, Telecoms Fight Back
    National broadband was one of the  key campaign promises  that President Barack Obama made in 2008.  His Federal Communication Commission chief, Chairman Julius Genachowski, has tried to deliver on that promise, but has a difficult path ahead.The FCC's plan to is to take spectrum from television, re-auction it to wireless companies, and use part of the proceeds to finance new lines for the ...
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    Fox News Claims Responsibility for Wikipedia Porn Purge

    Fox News Claims Responsibility for Wikipedia Porn Purge
    In the war over internet censorship and online morality, it was not the government, but rather Fox News that struck the latest blow.  The news agency has triggered a purging of pornographic content from the world's most popular online encyclopedia, Wikipedia.The parent company of Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, silently conducted the removal of thousands of images.  It is reportedly also is preparing a new policy concerning ...
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    20 Million-plus Collect Unemployment Checks in '09

    20 Million-plus Collect Unemployment Checks in '09
    WASHINGTON - A record 20 million-plus people collected unemployment benefits at some point in 2009, a year that ended with the jobless rate at 10 percent. As the pace of layoffs slows, the number of new applicants visiting unemployment offices has been on the decline in recent months. But limited hiring means the ranks of the long-term unemployed continues to grow, ...
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    Battered Midwestern Cities see Unemployment Drop

    Battered Midwestern Cities see Unemployment Drop
    WASHINGTON - Signs of life among U.S. manufacturers helped lower unemployment rates in much of the industrial Midwest, a Labor Department report Tuesday showed. Still, jobs are likely to remain scarce in the next few months nationwide. Unemployment rates dropped sharply in November in cities such as Peoria, Ill., Elkhart, Ind., and Fort Wayne, Ind., the department's report said. Those cities ...
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    Google Says That It Collected Data from Open Wi-Fi Networks by Accident

    Google Says That It Collected Data from Open Wi-Fi Networks by Accident
    Google has raised concerns on more than one occasion from users and privacy advocates who are concerned about the wealth of private data Google collects and stores. This information includes search history of users who use the search engine and more.One of the more controversial programs that Google runs is its Street View program. Google sends cars outfitted with cameras and ...
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    Fox News Claims Wikipedia is in "Chaos" After Porn Purge

    Fox News Claims Wikipedia is in "Chaos" After Porn Purge
    Who's in charge of Wikipedia these days?  According to a Fox News source, "No one. It’s chaos.”If their recent report is to believed, Wikimedia Foundation President and Wikipedia co-founderJimmy Wales has seen his control of the site dramatically slashed and his rights reduced to the "same capabilities of a low-level administrator."That shocking claim comes in the wake of a pornography purge that began last week on Wikipedia.  The ...
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    Steve Jobs Promises World "Freedom From Porn" in Email Flame War

    Steve Jobs Promises World "Freedom From Porn" in Email Flame War
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Gawker Media aren't exactly on the warmest terms.  After all, Gawker's blog Gizmodo bought a lost iPhone prototype tore it apart, damaging it in the process, and spilled its secrets to competitors and the general public alike.  And at Jobs' request police raided the house of Gizmodo blogger Jason Chen, who is suspect of buying the lost/stolen prototype.On Saturday night, Gawker blogger Ryan ...
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    Geithner's NY Fed told AIG to keep quiet on deals

    Geithner's NY Fed told AIG to keep quiet on deals
    WASHINGTON — Controversial deals that sent billions of bailout dollars to Goldman Sachs and other banks were kept quiet under pressure from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, then led by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. E-mails between lawyers for the New York Fed and bailed-out insurance conglomerate American International Group show AIG wanted to disclose some details about payments it ...
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    Best Value Colleges for 2010

    Best Value Colleges for 2010
    A four-year degree doesn't have to bury college-bound students in debt. Faced with state budget cuts and recession, some colleges and universities are stepping up their financial aid offerings. Many of those schools are on The Princeton Review's list of 100 Best Value Colleges for 2010, four-year public and private institutions that strive for both quality and affordability. "These schools are ...
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    More Employers Looking at Social Networking Sites

    More Employers Looking at Social Networking Sites
    If you're looking for a job, you may want to do more than brush up your resume. You may also want to re-examine your Facebook page. More and more, employers are prowling social network sites - such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter - to check on potential new hires. "It can be a legitimate way to see if someone is a ...
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    Banks Shut in Fla., Mo., NM, Ore., Wash.

    Banks Shut in Fla., Mo., NM, Ore., Wash.
    WASHINGTON - Regulators shut down banks Friday in Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington, bringing to nine the number of bank failures so far in 2010, following 140 closures last year in the toughest economic environment since the Great Depression. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. took over the five banks: Charter Bank, based in Santa Fe, N.M., with $1.2 billion ...
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    Use Public Speaking Skills to Ace Your Job Interview

    Use Public Speaking Skills to Ace Your Job Interview
    To have a successful job interview, you'll want to appear poised, calm and confident. As CEO of Media Training Worldwide, TJ Walker coaches clients on how to speak to live audiences and the media. Those same skills apply to job interviews, Walker said. "You want to look comfortable and relaxed. You want to be understood and, most importantly, you want your ...
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    Upcoming iPhone Leaked, Gizmodo Gadget Blog Gets Hands On

    Upcoming iPhone Leaked, Gizmodo Gadget Blog Gets Hands On
    "Is you is or is you ain't my baby?" Over the weekend, Engadget posted pictures of what it claimed to be the next generation iPhone 4G. The pictures sparked quite a debate over their authenticity and many flatly rejected the design saying that it was too ugly to be an iPhone. Detractors noted the blocky shape and seams along the edge ...
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    Palm Suffers Another Setback as Executive, Retail Partner Quit

    Palm Suffers Another Setback as Executive, Retail Partner Quit
    The financial and structural problems for Palm continue to pile up with no apparent viable outcome other than selling the company.Palm started the week already under constant pressure, but it got worse when it was disclosed Michael Abbott, Palm Vice President of Software and Services, abandoned the company as Palm admitted it may be more difficult to find a new buyer ...
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    Economic Reports Point to Gradual Recovery

    Economic Reports Point to Gradual Recovery
    WASHINGTON - A report on unemployment claims and a forecast of U.S. economic activity pointed Thursday to an economy mending slowly, without the job growth needed to fuel a vigorous recovery. The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week. But the four-week average for jobless claims, which smooths out fluctuations, fell. That was an ...
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    Fewer States Add Jobs as Recovery Sputters Along

    Fewer States Add Jobs as Recovery Sputters Along
    WASHINGTON - In a reversal of earlier gains, more states lost jobs than added them in November, signaling that hiring is occurring only sporadically around the country. Unemployment rates dropped in 36 states and the District of Columbia, but that trend appeared to reflect more people leaving the work force. Unemployed people who stop looking for jobs out of frustration aren't ...
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    Government to Launch Apple Antitrust Probe

    Government to Launch Apple Antitrust Probe
    If there's one big company that knows to ruffle feathers, it would be Apple.  Apple has filed a  scatter-shot suit against HTC citing patent infringement, trying to slow down Google's Android OS's momentum.  And in the app arena, Apple has been waging a war of words and actions against Adobe's popular Flash medium.Apple has never allowed Flash Player to touch the iPhone - that ...
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    How to Save an Interview Gone Wrong

    How to Save an Interview Gone Wrong
    Everything was going so well. Your solid handshake was met with a warm smile from the hiring manager. The interview started off with some small talk that segued into some skillfully answered questions. You can already see what your desk is going to look like. Then, as suddenly as a lightning strike, the interview takes a turn for the worse. Whether ...
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    Economic Projections and Actionable Advice

    Economic Projections and Actionable Advice
    One of my goals is to educate my clients and friends as to what is really happening in the economy and what steps they should take in order to place themselves and their organizations in the best position for success. In that light, where are we? We are nearing the bottom of this recession, but still have very high unemployment, a ...
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