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Good Times For Airlines, So Where Are The Deals?

As the price of oil trickles down, the airline industry is projected to have a historic good year. Whether passengers will see cheaper airfares or fewer fees as a result is still up in the air.

IPv6: A New Internet Expands The Web By Trillions Of Addresses

A new Internet protocol system launched Wednesday, adding trillions upon trillions of new Internet addresses that can now connect almost everything you own to the Web. Here's what you need to know about all that extra digital real estate.
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Exxon Mobil Leaving Fairfax For Houston

By 2014, energy giant Exxon Mobil will be moving their Fairfax campus to a new facility in Houston, Tex., moving more than 2,000 jobs out of the county.


What Wisconsin's Recall Means For Labor Unions

The unsuccessful attempt to oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker may well embolden governors of other states to challenge unions in order to curb collective bargaining rights. One labor studies professor put it this way: "There will be other dominoes; other states will fall."

Economy Grew At 'Moderate Pace' In April And May, Federal Reserve Says

According to reports collected by the central bank, the economic outlook remains "positive." That's more upbeat than the kinds of things many economists have been saying in recent days.

Delta CEO Pushes For National Airline Policy That Lets 'Free Market Work'

That's not to say airlines want more regulation, CEO Richard Anderson said. But they do want a policy that does such things as improve and modernize the air traffic control system.

Nearly 6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Reportedly Stolen

A Russian hacker claims to have hacked into the business networking site. LinkedIn says compromised passwords have been disabled.

Drop In Productivity Paints 'Mixed Picture'

While in the past such a decline has signaled that hiring might soon pick up, that may not be the case this time around.