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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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    Is our Country on a Collision Course?

    Is our Country on a Collision Course?
    As an accountant and auditor I have been trained to make assessments on the health of organizations. In fact, we even have a special model we use called the Altman Z-Score. This mathematical formula determines the probability that an organization will go into bankruptcy. As I read Lawrence Kadish’s article titled, Taking the National Debt Seriously in the Wall Street Journal, ...
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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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    Electric Cars to Get Noisy to Protect Blind Pedestrians

    Electric Cars to Get Noisy to Protect Blind Pedestrians
    There are many good things about hybrids and electric vehicles. They save fuel costs for the drivers and produce less pollution. However, for some people hybrids and electric cars pose a big problem, particularly for the visually impaired.A bill was proposed in April of 2009 in the Senate that would force automakers producing electric and hybrid vehicles to integrate a system ...
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    Showcase Marketable Skills in Your Resume

    Showcase Marketable Skills in Your Resume
    Have you thought about the skills you're listing in your resume's Skills section? If you treat this section as an afterthought, you could be missing an opportunity to show employers you've got the right skills for the job. When completing the Skills section, consider the skills that would be important to the job you're seeking. The best way to get started ...
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    US House Passes Tax Breaks for New Hires

    US House Passes Tax Breaks for New Hires
    Despite doubts among many US lawmakers that it will create many jobs, the House on Thursday passed legislation giving companies that hire the jobless a temporary payroll tax break. The measure passed 217-201 on a mostly party-line vote. The bill also extends federal highway programs through the end of the year. Some Democrats feel the approximately $35 billion jobs bill is ...
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    BP Robots Place Cap Over Well Leak

    BP Robots Place Cap Over Well Leak
    After last week's disappointing endeavor with the top kill procedure, BP has placed a containment cap over the leaking well pipe on Thursday with intentions of ceasing at least 90 percent of the flow of oil into the ocean.  With the use of robot submarines, BP was able to cut the remains of the damaged riser pipe and lower the containment cap over the leaking ...
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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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    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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    Health Care Reform: What Will Change?

    Health Care Reform: What Will Change?
    After all that time, effort and debate, we have health care reform. What does it mean for you? First up is this CCH briefing that highlights the tax changes made by the bill. This CBS News summary examines further provisions in the bill, including expanded coverage, insurance reforms, individual and employer mandates, and how Congress plans to pay for the bill. ...
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    How Does a Falling Dollar Impact You?

    How Does a Falling Dollar Impact You?
    Massive spending, large fiscal deficits, and huge debt accumulation (currently $12 trillion, having doubled in past 8 years)…this is the story of our Government. Throw in a loose monetary policy and it is no wonder other countries continue to talk of moving off the dollar as the world’s chief currency reserve. This past week President Obama was in Asia and they ...
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    What's Wrong -- and Right -- About Our Financial System

    What's Wrong -- and Right -- About Our Financial System
    This financial crisis has been one long headache brought on by deception, confusion and incomprehension. Unless you have a Ph.D. in economics, your eyes probably glazed over long ago at long-winded descriptions of credit default swaps, collateralized debt obligations, mortgage-backed securities and the like. What we need is a good sound bite, an easy-to-remember phrase that helps the masses understand what ...
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    Federal Deficit Projected at $1.35T

    Federal Deficit Projected at $1.35T
    Jan. 27--The economic stimulus bill's price tag has risen to $862 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday -- a $75 billion jump that's a result in part to the fact that, despite the spending, joblessness has risen and the government is paying out more than expected on unemployment benefits. The CBO, in a new report, also said spending in fiscal ...
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    What Your Work Dreams Really Mean

    Most of us at some point have woken up in a cold sweat after a horrific nightmare about work. Whether about showing up naked at the office or missing a career-changing deadline, each of these dreams could have a deeper meaning about how you feel about your job. Wonder what your work dreams are telling you about your relationship with ...
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