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Microsoft CEO Backtracks On Suggestion That Women Shouldn't Ask For Raises

During a talk at a conference about women in technology, Satya Nadella said those women who don't ask for raises would be compensated by "karma."
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Stock Market Has Wild Week Of Ups And Downs

The stock market has been on a tear this week in both directions. The Dow was down more than 270 points on Tuesday and up by a similar amount Wednesday. On Thursday, it was down by more than 300 points in mid-afternoon.
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How College Students Battled Textbook Publishers To A Draw, In 3 Graphs

The price of new textbooks has gone through the roof. But what students spend on books has barely budged.
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Customers Can Keep The Tip — Which Might Please Restaurant Workers

A handful of restaurants are experimenting with no-tipping models, guaranteeing their servers a base level of pay. So far, satisfaction is up and turnover is down.
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You Can Create A Hit Video Game About Anything. Even Making Toast

Game designers get deep inside your brain to keep you playing. We challenged them to design a video game about the most boring thing we could think of: making toast.
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Feds Monitor LA's Fashion District After Money Laundering Raid

The Treasury Department imposed stricter rules on businesses in the city's fashion district. Authorities raided businesses last month on suspicion they were laundering money for Mexican drug cartels.
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Justices Will Decide Whether Workers Must Endure Unpaid Inconvenience

Some employees who worked for an Amazon fulfillment warehouse in Nevada had to wait nearly 25 minutes after each shift to be screened by security. They want to be compensated for that time.
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Obama Proposal Could Extend Overtime Benefits To More Workers

Two-thirds of salaried workers used to get overtime automatically when they worked more than 40 hours a week, but thanks to a George W. Bush-era decision, only about 1 in 10 qualify today.
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Apple Says iOS Encryption Protects Privacy; FBI Raises Crime Fears

Apple says its new operating system for the iPhone features encryption so secure that not even Apple has the key to it. But the FBI warns that the software could limit its ability to fight crime.
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Love Pine Nuts? Then Protect Pine Forests

An expensive delicacy among nuts, pine nuts are foraged — not farmed — from distant forests. In some places, the delicate ecosystems that produce the nuts are disappearing.

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