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Speculation Abounds Over Who Will Win Economics Nobel

The top contenders for the Nobel Prize in economics are said to be a pair of NYU professors who study entrepreneurship, and a Stanford researcher who did pioneering work into economic sociology.
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To Cut Student Debt, Florida College Cuts Off Some Student Borrowing

One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.
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The Holidays Bring A New Season For Credit Card Breaches

Shoppers are heading into the heavy-spending season with no new credit safeguards in place. Experts say it'll be at least another year before the U.S. system moves beyond technology from the 1970s.
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In Texas, Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

Texas is in the midst of a fracking boom, which is opening up huge energy reserves and bringing in jobs. But traffic fatalities, some involving inexperienced and fatigued truck drivers, have surged.
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Investors Flock To Ebola-Related Companies

Ebola-related stocks have been on the move since confirmation that the virus made its way onto U.S. soil. NPR's Arun Rath talks with journalist Wallace Witkowski at MarketWatch about Ebola investing.
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Tech Week: Women's Raises, Screen Time And Super-Locked Phones

Controversial remarks about women not needing to ask for raises, how people in tech often limit their kids' screen time and a heated debate over smartphone encryption topped our tech coverage.
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Kmart Says Its Store Registers Were Hacked, Exposing Credit Cards

The Sears-owned company says it removed the malware after it was discovered Thursday. It announced the exposure late Friday, saying no personal data or PIN numbers were lost.
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Microsoft CEO's Comments Reflect A Larger Workplace Problem

On Thursday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said it is good karma in some instances when women do not ask for a raise. Melissa Block talks to Maria Klawe, who was interviewing him, about the reaction.
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U.S. Gas Prices Continue To Slide Downward

On Friday, the price for benchmark crude oil in the U.S. fell below $85 a barrel. Oil production is outstripping demand by a wide margin and analysts say that situation may continue for a while.
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Microsoft CEO Nadella's Remarks Add To Tech's Sexism Problem

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is facing public criticism after his comments suggesting that women should not ask for raises. But they also underscore questions about tech's male-dominated culture.

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