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Bits Blog: Next for Virtual Reality: Video, Without the Games

54 min 28 sec ago
The buzz around virtual reality is about how the technology can be used for games. But a new company called Jaunt, which just raised nearly $28 million, wants to use it to make films.

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Corner Office: Paula Long of DataGravity, on Mutual Accountability

3 hours 33 min ago
The chief executive of DataGravity, a data management firm, says setting clear expectations is paramount.

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DealBook: Bank of America Reaches $16.65 Billion Mortgage Settlement

3 hours 57 min ago
With the settlement, the largest by a single company in American history, Bank of America’s legal bill related to mortgage issues is approaching $70 billion.

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Sears Holdings Posts First-Half Loss of Nearly $1 Billion

4 hours 39 sec ago
The company, which owns Sears and Kmart stores, says it lost $975 million in the first six months of the year.
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Wall Street Slightly Higher Despite Weakness in China

4 hours 13 min ago
Investors were also still digesting the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting and awaiting a speech by the Fed chairwoman, Janet L. Yellen.
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Debate That Divides : How Scottish Independence Relates to Larger Tax Fights

4 hours 25 min ago
A debate over what currency an independent Scotland would use is part of a larger question over the advantages of large countries versus small ones.
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DealBook: Family Dollar Rejects Takeover Bid by Dollar General

4 hours 59 min ago
Instead, Family Dollar Stores is holding firm to its earlier $8.5 billion merger deal with Dollar Tree, arguing that it poses far less antitrust risk.

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Disney Unveils New ‘Star Wars’ Game for Mobile Devices

5 hours 9 sec ago
In addition to the game, Star Wars: Commander, the company plans to roll out a new animated television movie and a related TV series in October.
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U.S. Jobless Claims Fall Further Than Expected

5 hours 24 min ago
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a sustained improvement in labor market conditions.

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Fresh Data Reflect Anemic Growth in Eurozone

5 hours 39 min ago
A survey from Markit Economics of purchasing managers showed that the bloc’s output barely edged up this month in both services and manufacturing.

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You’re the Boss Blog: The True Price of Customer Service

5 hours 58 min ago
With business getting better, the stress level from working overtime has increased, and I am starting to experience something I might call “value conflict.” We want to give the customers great service, but we also don’t want to burn out our people.
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Sears Posts Loss as Sales Fall Again

6 hours 9 min ago
Sears Holdings Corp., owner of Sears department stores and the Kmart discount chain, reported its ninth straight quarterly loss as sales continued to shrink.
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Women's Wages: How a Part-Time Pay Penalty Hits Working Mothers

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:12
Working fewer than 40 hours per week, as women are likelier than men to do, often results in a lower per-hour wage, furthering the gender gap in pay.
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Popular and Free, SoundCloud Is Now Ready for Ads

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:01
On Thursday, as part of a new licensing deal with entertainment companies, SoundCloud will begin incorporating advertising and for the first time let artists and record labels collect royalties.

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Nestlé Moves Toward Humane Treatment of Animals at Its Suppliers

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 21:30
The Swiss food giant will no longer buy from farms that keep animals in packed cages or that dehorn cattle or dock their tails without anesthesia, among other things.
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China August HSBC Flash PMI Slips to Three-Month Low

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 21:26
Growth in China's vast factory sector slowed to a three-month low in August as output and new orders moderated, a preliminary private survey showed on Thursday, reinforcing concerns about increasing softness in the economy.

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DealBook: $16.65 Billion Mortgage Settlement Nears for Bank of America

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:28
Even as the accord nears completion, prosecutors are preparing a separate civil case against Angelo Mozilo, the man who came to embody the risk-taking for which Bank of America is now paying dearly.

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Former Aéropostale Executive Is Sentenced to 8 Years for Fraud

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:05
Christopher Finazzo, the former second in command at Aéropostale, the apparel company, was convicted of fraud and conspiracy in a scheme with a vendor.
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DealBook: First Investors Financial Services Pays Penalty in Credit Report Case

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:46
The auto lender agreed to pay a $2.75 million penalty over accusations that it consistently gave giant credit reporting agencies flawed reports about thousands of car buyers.

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New Era in Safety When Cars Talk to One Another

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:28
A government-sponsored pilot program in Ann Arbor, Mich., is exploring the benefits that occur when vehicles can talk with one another, and their surroundings.

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