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Friday, March 21, 2014

By all odds, few left in $1 billion NCAA challenge

By all odds, few left in $1 billion NCAA challenge


By all odds, few left in $1 billion NCAA challenge

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 08:53 AM PDT

The chance of winning $1 billion in the NCAA brackets was always the ultimate long-shot - 9.2 quintillion to one by some estimates.

Friday Links

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 08:43 AM PDT

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Microsoft defends its right to read your email

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 08:40 AM PDT

Microsoft is defending its right to break into its customers' accounts and read their emails

The $100,000 live-streaming flight data recorder

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 08:35 AM PDT

When Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared two weeks ago, evidence about what went wrong vanished with it. Any answers are likely trapped in the flight data recorder.

Stocks pull back from record highs

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 07:32 AM PDT

Brace yourself, it's going to be a bumpy ride. Stocks soared right out of the gate Friday, but the momentum is already starting to fade.

Time Warner Cable CEO to get $80 million golden parachute

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 06:31 AM PDT

Time Warner Cable CEO Robert Marcus stands to get a $80 million golden parachute for negotiating the sale of the company to rival Comcast.

U.S. sanctions on Russia begin to bite

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 09:09 AM PDT

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Passengers' families could collect millions

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 08:03 AM PDT

Will families of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 get their day in court?

Subprime mortgages making a comeback

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 04:29 AM PDT

Borrowers with bad credit were shut out of the mortgage market after the housing bubble burst, but now a handful of small lenders are starting to offer subprime loans again.

How to tame your workers' wandering eye

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 04:09 AM PDT

The job market is finally looking brighter: Recruiters are circling, pay is climbing and companies are scrambling to keep their best employees from leaving.

Stocks: Set to close week with a gain

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 04:57 AM PDT

This week saw tweaks to Federal Reserve policy, rising tensions between the West and Russia and continued concerns about slowing growth in China.

Mt.Gox finds 200,000 bitcoins in old wallet

Posted: 20 Mar 2014 11:19 PM PDT

Embattled exchange Mt.Gox said Friday that it has found 200,000 bitcoins in a "forgotten" digital wallet -- a haul worth $116 million at current prices.

GM CEO Mary Barra to testify before Congress

Posted: 20 Mar 2014 07:10 PM PDT

GM CEO Mary Barra will testify before a U.S. congressional subcommittee on April 1 as part of an investigation into the automakers' handling of a flawed ignition switch.

Risks in focus as China's economy slows

Posted: 20 Mar 2014 07:06 PM PDT

Here's some bad news for the global economy: Growth in China appears to be slowing, a trend that could force Beijing to put vital reforms on hold.

IRS monitor: $1 million phone scam 'largest ever'

Posted: 20 Mar 2014 06:32 PM PDT

If the phone rings and the caller says he represents the IRS, be suspicious.

Netflix blasts Internet providers: 'Consumers deserve better'

Posted: 20 Mar 2014 03:56 PM PDT

Netflix isn't backing down in its fight against the country's largest Internet service providers.

3 simple steps to get out of debt

Posted: 20 Mar 2014 02:16 PM PDT

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Symantec fires CEO, shares plunge

Posted: 20 Mar 2014 02:09 PM PDT

Security giant Symantec fired its president and CEO Steve Bennett Thursday, sending shares plunging 7% in after-hours trading.

Google tries to NSA-proof Gmail

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 06:05 AM PDT

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Sell your wheels, now

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 07:41 AM PDT

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