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Want to Become a Billionaire? Go Ivy League

1 hour 38 min ago
American universities produce most of the world's billionaires, a new study shows.






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5 Guilt-Free Ways to Make Sure You Use All Your Vacation

3 hours 31 min ago
Americans say they're worried about being seen as office slackers, but taking vacations can boost productivity and health.






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Why Millennials' Woes Could Harm the World's Economy

5 hours 7 min ago
Millennials will not be the only ones suffering the consequences if we let youth unemployment rates soar unabated.






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Amazon Fire Phone Proves To Be an Expensive Flop

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:48
Amazon says it recorded a $170 million write-down in the third quarter largely related to its unsold stockpile of Fire smartphones.






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Microsoft Co-Founder Bumps Ebola Effort to $100 Million

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:17
Paul Allen said the money will pay for programs to train doctors and to build special containment units to evacuate any who get infected.






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Dow Surges 200-Plus Points Despite New Ebola Scare

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:41
Benchmark index is back in positive territory for the year.






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Dow Surges 200-Plus Points on Earnings Optimism

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:35
Benchmark index is back in positive territory for the year.






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Why Mark Zuckerberg Spent Years Learning Mandarin

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:58
"Having China will make Facebook's global ascent complete. And that's absolutely what they want."






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IRS Bumps Up 401(k) Contribution Limits for 2015

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:57
Taxpayers are about to get a bit more elbow room for retirement savings.






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Americans Working for Free About 1 Week a Year

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:39
We're piling up unused vacation days at the highest rate in 40 years.






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The Secret to Getting a Cheap Thanksgiving Flight

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:12
Holiday season is just around the corner.






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What Billionaires Really Spend Each Month

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:26
Being rich is getting expensive.






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Even Bankers See a Risk in Rising Wealth Gap

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:05
You know the expanding wealth gap is getting bad when bankers are warning about the risks to the economy from it.






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Feds Offer Apology for Air Bag Warning Snafu

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:29
A series of mistakes from the nation's highway safety watchdog left motorists scrambling for information on a massive air bag recall.






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Meet the $299 Smartphone You Can Only Get By Invite

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:16
A start-up Chinese smartphone maker is having a one-hour flash sale to buy its $299 smartphone, which is normally available by invite only.






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Pricey Suds: Guinness to Tap Luxury Beer Market

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:09
Buying the newest Guinness brew entails Champagne tastes and a little more than your standard beer budget.






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Now There's an Uber Service for Flu Shots

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:27
Uber is bringing back the house call for flu vaccinations.






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Camel Maker Snuffs Out Workplace Smoking

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:55
Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.






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Saving for Retirement: 'Later' Is a Bad Idea

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:02
More than half of middle-class Americans say they plan to save more for retirement "later" to make up for not saving enough now.






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Top 10 Most Unbelievable Excuses for Calling in Sick

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 02:20
If these excuses that bosses report hearing from employees are to be believed, American workers are getting into some serious hijinks.






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