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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Death, taxes and cable mergers

Death, taxes and cable mergers


Death, taxes and cable mergers

Posted: 14 May 2014 09:02 AM PDT

It's officially merger season in the cable, telecom and broadband world.

College grads in deeper debt than nongrads

Posted: 14 May 2014 09:04 AM PDT

College graduates with student loans often dig themselves deeper into debt.

Samsung to pay chip plant employees with cancer

Posted: 14 May 2014 08:41 AM PDT

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Google Glass is for sale again

Posted: 14 May 2014 07:50 AM PDT

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Stocks cool off Wednesday

Posted: 14 May 2014 07:39 AM PDT

Wall Street might need a break.

Be wary of the no money down iPhone 6

Posted: 14 May 2014 06:32 AM PDT

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Cost of World Cup dream: $3,000 to $30,000

Posted: 14 May 2014 06:11 AM PDT

If you've ever dreamed of going to the soccer World Cup, now is the time. But brace yourself, this isn't going to be cheap.

Pimco sees another $30 billion drain away

Posted: 14 May 2014 04:38 AM PDT

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Car buyers are still waiting for the no-haggle revolution

Posted: 14 May 2014 04:14 AM PDT

"One-price Car Selling Catches On" read the headline in the San Francisco Examiner. The elimination of haggling with the sales manager and his sharp pencil was "a revenge fantasy come true for anyone who's ever suffered through a high-pressure sales pitch." The article went on to report that a Chrysler Buick dealer in St. Petersburg, Fla. claimed that his sales had doubled since he fired his sales staff and began slapping a dollar amount on the window of every new car on his lot and told customers, "That's our price. Take it or leave it." The article went on to assert that "a growing number of dealerships across the U.S. have replaced haggling with fixed, non-negotiable prices."

Washington state defies minimum wage logic

Posted: 14 May 2014 04:06 AM PDT

Raising the minimum wage could lift hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers out of poverty, but it's also a job killer. Right?

Stocks: In need of a break?

Posted: 14 May 2014 05:30 AM PDT

Wall Street might need a break.

British ex-GSK executive charged in China bribery case

Posted: 14 May 2014 03:06 AM PDT

China has accused the former head of GlaxoSmithKline's operations in the country of ordering colleagues to commit bribery as part of a widespread scheme designed to raise drug prices.

Why many retired women live in poverty

Posted: 13 May 2014 04:18 PM PDT

Gender inequality doesn't end at the workplace. For many women, the gender gap haunts them well into their retirement years, when far more women find themselves living in poverty.

Mark Cuban thinks Clippers will sell for 'far north' of $1 billion

Posted: 13 May 2014 03:32 PM PDT

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Ben Bernanke lunch auctions for $70,500

Posted: 13 May 2014 01:22 PM PDT

Two anonymous bidders paid a pretty penny Tuesday to have lunch with Ben Bernanke and Timothy Geithner.

IRS said to make $13B in improper refunds

Posted: 13 May 2014 01:08 PM PDT

The U.S. government doled out more than $13 billion last year in improper payments of a tax credit meant to help the working poor, according to a government watchdog.

Military to get refunds on overcharged student loans

Posted: 13 May 2014 02:25 PM PDT

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Wall Street 'experts' pick loser stocks

Posted: 13 May 2014 02:36 PM PDT

The smart money has been awfully dumb lately.

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