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Did Steve Jobs lower your salary?

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Basketball Diaries: Lessons in leadership from the Final Four coaches

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Console wars heating up

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With Nintendo's Wii U now more than a year old, the two remaining members of the triopoly of video game console makers - Microsoft and Sony - are now vying for market share with the latest versions of their signature consoles.
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Companies' all-time best April Fools' Day pranks

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Minimum wage hike: Why what happens in Connecticut may not stay in Connecticut

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How to tell If stress is destroying your performance

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Happiness can boost employee productivity by 10 percent

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Why did the man behind Windows jump ship, and who’s left to steer?

What does Steven Sinofsky's abrupt departure from Microsoft mean for Windows … and the way the company will compete with Apple and Google? More>>

Google Free Zone brings the Internet to feature phones for free

Google Free Zone enables feature phone users use mail, Web search and Google+ for free. Is it generosity at work, a savvy market grab, or both? More>>

How Apple's victory over Samsung will affect you

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Why do McDonald's burgers look different from their advertisements?

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  • UK unemployment keeps falling amid recovery

    UK unemployment keeps falling amid recovery

    Britain's unemployment rate has fallen below 7 percent for the first time in five years, with earnings growth narrowly outstripping inflation.
    Britain's unemployment rate has fallen below 7 percent for the first time in five years, with earnings growth narrowly outstripping inflation for the first time since 2010.
  • Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

    Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people...
    Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs...
  • Russian economy slows amid Ukraine crisis

    Russian economy slows amid Ukraine crisis

    Russia's economy minister says growth slowed to 0.8 percent in the first quarter due to uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine.
    Russia's economy minister says growth slowed to 0.8 percent in the first quarter due to uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine.
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