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    MF Global Fires All 1,066 Brokerage Employees

    The spectacular collapse of the brokerage unit at MF Global has now cost all 1,066 employees their jobs.

    There's word from the trustee overseeing the liquidation of the unit once headed by former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D) that the employees were fired today, according to The Wall Street Journal's High Wire blog, The Associated Press, Bloomberg News and other outlets.

    As many as 200 of the employees may be rehired "to assist in the wind down of the business and processing of bankruptcy claims," High Wire adds.

    The firm filed for bankruptcy protection on Oct. 31. It had made "big investments in European sovereign debt," as NPR's Zoe Chace reported, and lost big in the eurozone financial crisis. An investigation into the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars that investors had entrusted with the company is underway. Corzine resigned last week.

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    Chess Wars: 20 Inmates, 5 Weeks, 1 Champion

    Deep in the woods of New Hampshire, 20 inmates are engaged in a fierce chess tournament in a secluded prison. The prize may be just a paper certificate, but even then, winning means a lot.
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    Birmingham Chefs Test Appetite For New Flavors With Supper Clubs

    Pop-up dining experiences are cropping up across the country. While diners savor an exclusive meal, chefs get to try out recipes and gauge the local market for their food before opening a restaurant.
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    Court Orders Government To Explain The Holdup With 7,000 Clinton Emails

    A federal judge wants the Department of Justice to formally explain why it hasn't been able to meet a deadline set for releasing all of Hillary Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of state.
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    Password Security Is So Bad, President Obama Weighs In

    In unveiling a sweeping plan to fund and revamp cybersecurity, the president asks citizens to consider using extra layers of security besides the password.

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