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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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    How Mike Birbiglia Applies 'Yes, And ...' To Improv And Beyond

    Birbiglia's new film follows a fictional New York improv troupe. Don't Think Twice explores the tension between personal ambition and being an "endlessly generous" team player.
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    Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

    Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
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    Where Tim Kaine And Hillary Clinton Stand On Key Issues

    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton's running mate. The two agree on how government should tackle abortion and gun control, but disagree on the authorization of military force.
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    Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

    Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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