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Obama, Biden Announce $600M For Job Grants

Obama, Biden Announce $600M For Job Grants

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are trumpeting $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs. (April 16)

France Bans Work E-Mail After 6 PM

France Bans Work E-Mail After 6 PM

Source: John Johnson / Newser / USA Today France already has a 35-hour work week, and a new rule is designed to make sure that it doesn’t start shading toward 40 hours because of work-related e-mail. The Guardian reports that the rule forbids workers from checking their phones or computers for work stuff after 6 p.m., […]

Why Is Amazon Paying Workers Up To $5K To Quit?

Why Is Amazon Paying Workers Up To $5K To Quit?

Source: G. Chambers Williams III, The Tennessean / USA Today NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Amazon.com hopes the workers in its scores of fulfillment centers across the USA are happy in their jobs. But if they’re not and would rather be doing something else, Amazon has a deal: The company will pay them a bonus — up to $5,000 — […]

Jobless Claims At Lowest Level In 7 Years

Jobless Claims At Lowest Level In 7 Years

Source: Roger Yu and Doug Carroll / USA Today The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in seven years, beating economists’ estimate and reflecting an improved outlook for the job market. For the week ending April 5, the seasonally adjusted initial claims fell 32,000 from the […]

7 Doctors Got More Than $10M From Medicare In 2012

7 Doctors Got More Than $10M From Medicare In 2012

Source: Peter Eisler, Meghan Hoyer and Alex Beall / USA Today WASHINGTON — In 2012, seven physicians in the country received more than $10 million in reimbursements for services billed to Medicare, according to newly released federal data. They range from ophthalmologists who submitted claims for specialized, high-cost drug treatments to pathologists who billed the program […]

How To Protect Yourself From The ‘Heartbleed’ Bug

How To Protect Yourself From The ‘Heartbleed’ Bug

Source:  Richard Nieva  / CNet.com A major new security vulnerability dubbed Heartbleed was disclosed Monday night with severe implications for the entire Web. The bug can scrape a server’s memory, where sensitive user data is stored, including private data such as usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers. It’s an extremely serious issue, affecting some 500,000 servers, according to Netcraft, […]

Major Security Bug Called ‘Heartbleed’ Exposes Internet Data

Major Security Bug Called ‘Heartbleed’ Exposes Internet Data

Source: Lindsey Bever / The Washington Post A newly discovered security bug nicknamed Heartbleed has exposed millions of usernames, passwords and reportedly credit card numbers — a major problem that hackers could have exploited during the more than two years it went undetected. It’s unlike most of the breaches reported over the past few years, in […]

U.S. Bacon Prices Rise After Virus Kills More Than 6 Million Piglets

U.S. Bacon Prices Rise After Virus Kills More Than 6 Million Piglets

Source: AP / CBS News MILWAUKEE – A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more. Estimates vary, but one […]

Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o Named Newest Ambassador For Lancôme

Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o Named Newest Ambassador For Lancôme

Source: Beth Stebner / New York Daily News Fresh off her Academy Award win, “12 Years a Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o has been named the newest ambassador of luxury beauty brand Lancôme. The Mexican-born Kenyan actress —  already a darling in fashion circles for her flawless yet daring sartorial choices — said in a statement Friday that […]

Michelle Singletary: A 21-Day Financial Fast Will Improve Your Money Management

Michelle Singletary: A 21-Day Financial Fast Will Improve Your Money Management

Source: Michelle Singletary / The Washington Post I’m inviting you to take a 21-day financial fast in which you will buy only necessities. The fast is really about curbing the need to consume. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a good steward or a spendthrift; all of us consume more than we need. Win a Budget […]

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