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Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

Since 2009, a federal watchdog has levied only 22 penalties against health care organizations for failing to safeguard information about patients.
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A Glut Of Ph.Ds Means Long Odds Of Getting Jobs

Only 1 in 5 Ph.Ds in science, engineering and health end up with faculty teaching or research positions within five years of completing their degrees. But universities keep churning them out.
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Using A Can Of Coke To Explain A Currency Lesson

The U.S. economy has been doing well. That's pushed the value of the U.S. dollar up — relative to other currencies. A strong dollar sounds like good news, but there are winners and losers.
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White House Move To Protect Nest Eggs Sparks Hopes And Fears

The Labor Department will draft new rules requiring retirement advisers to put consumers' best interests first. The industry warns low-income people might lose out on financial planning advice.
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Long Before Net Neutrality, Rules Leveled The Landscape For Phone Services

The new FCC rules require service providers to be a neutral gateway to the Internet. The move has precedent in the 1930s, when regulators enacted "common carrier" rules on phone service companies.
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FCC Approves New Rules Intended To Protect Open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines — 3 to 2 — to approve new net neutrality rules that would regulate access to the Internet more like a public utility.
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Higher Wages, Lower Prices Give Consumers A Break

Something very unusual is happening in the U.S. economy. Traditionally, workers lose buying power to rising prices. But lately, paychecks and prices have been heading in opposite directions.
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FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For 'Open Internet'

The FCC approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the agency will ensure that no entity "should control free open access to the Internet."
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Maryland Army Vet Helps Fellow Service Members Transition To Civilian Work

When Capt. Justen Garrity found it nearly impossible to find a job after he left the U.S. Army, he decided to strike out on his own.

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Attention, Shoppers: Prices For 70 Health Care Procedures Now Online!

It's not exactly Priceline.com for knee replacements. But a website from the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute could helping patients shop around for the best values.

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