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The Transformation Of American Factory Jobs, In One Company

A few decades ago, many workers at Standard Motor were illiterate. Today, they need to learn a computer language to operate the machinery.
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Kodak Retirees Worry Amid Bankruptcy Talk

About half of Kodak's 38,000 retirees still live in Rochester, N.Y., where the company is based. Many of them are anxious about their pensions and retiree health care coverage amid reports that the company is preparing for a Chapter 11 filing.
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CES: Tech Launching Pad, Home To 8 Million Types Of iPod Cases

More than 3,100 companies flocked to the Consumer Electronics Show to hawk their wares this year, and the show's host estimates that 20,000 products are launched there. Many of the small companies founded for the show won't be back next year, but their hustle is infectious and some become huge.
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Pro-Pipeline Canada To Americans: Butt Out, Eh?

Canada's environmental organizations are working hard to block a proposed oil pipeline to its west coast. But the country's conservative-led government is pointing to American support and accusing those groups of being lackeys of nefarious foreign interests.
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A War To Watch: YouTube Takes On Television

YouTube's future success depends on increasing the amount of time people spend watching videos on the site. The Google-owned website plans to roll out more than 100 new, professionally produced channels in a push to draw viewers away from television, and onto the Web.
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Better Make Your Excuse For Being Late A Good One

The job-search site CareerBuilder has released a survey on the most outrageous excuses for coming in late. Employers across the country submitted gems like: I thought I won the lottery.
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Bain Employees Fight Back After Campaign Attacks

Workers in the private equity industry are miffed that their business is becoming a dirty word in the presidential campaign. The indignation at such attacks runs especially deep at Bain Capital in Boston, the private equity firm started by Republican front-runner Mitt Romney.

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