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Unemployment Fell in Half of U.S. States in May

Unemployment Fell in Half of U.S. States in May

Unemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, led by drops in California, West Virginia, New York and Hawaii. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in 17 states and...

Will Wall Street Finally Put Clients First? Maybe Some Day — But Don’t Hold Your Breath

Will Wall Street Finally Put Clients First? Maybe Some Day — But Don’t Hold Your Breath

Newsflash: The person giving you financial advice may not have your best interest at heart. It’s been that way since before Richard Whitney stole millions from a “widows and orphans” fund in the 1930s....

When It Comes To Consoles, Is Everything Nothing?

When It Comes To Consoles, Is Everything Nothing?

Gaming is as big as ever, and the next home consoles are preparing to step into the spotlight and possibly expand the category even further. Is there a ceiling to our sky-high expectations? Console...

Bernanke Says Little, Market Plummets: Welcome to the Post-QE Economy

Bernanke Says Little, Market Plummets: Welcome to the Post-QE Economy

What a strange world we are living in when Ben Bernanke holds a press conference to say that he’s essentially going to do nothing, and the markets go down 200 points. That was the...

What’s Europe Got Against Google? France Threatens Fines Over Privacy

What’s Europe Got Against Google? France Threatens Fines Over Privacy

With Google already trying to contain the damage to its reputation from the National Security Agency (NSA) leaks, it now risks another dent to its image, as European privacy officials threaten to fine the...

Continuing Education for Entrepreneurs

Continuing Education for Entrepreneurs

What inspires you to get up and get it done every day?  The answer may be different for every entrepreneur, but you’ll find plenty of motivating ideas in this new crop of business books....

Microsoft’s Vision Of A Digital Future Is Delayed, But Still Alive

Microsoft’s Vision Of A Digital Future Is Delayed, But Still Alive

Yesterday was the first big news day of the next generation. Sure, the PlayStation 4 reveal was exciting. Yes, the internet exploded (many times) as the Xbox One came into focus. Of course, E3...

Weekly U.S. Jobless Aid Applications Rise to 354,000

Weekly U.S. Jobless Aid Applications Rise to 354,000

U.S. unemployment benefit applications rose by 18,000 last week to a  seasonally adjusted 354,000. Despite the gain, the level remains consistent with  moderate job growth. The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile...

A $50 Movie Ticket? Theaters Try Selling a Supersized ‘Mega Ticket’

A $50 Movie Ticket? Theaters Try Selling a Supersized ‘Mega Ticket’

People complain that $50 is too steep of a price to bring a family of four to the movies. Yet this week theaters are seeing how many fans will pay $50 per person for a package...

Ben Bernanke to Markets: Chill Out!

Ben Bernanke to Markets: Chill Out!

One of the more conspicuous ironies of the stock market in recent years is that it tends to go down when the Federal Reserve is forecasting an improved economy. That’s because faster economic growth makes it more likely...