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Marriott Cutting IT Employees From Bethesda Headquarters

The international hotel chain says it will be contracting with other companies for IT services to create efficiencies for the company.

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E.U. Bailout Tax Sparks Bank Run In Cyprus

Citizens of Cyprus did not react well to the news that their government wants to allow the E.U. to take nearly 10 percent of their savings deposits in exchange for a $13 billion bailout. Banks are closed through Tuesday after worries over bank runs. Depositors stood in long lines to withdraw money over the weekend.
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NCAA Tournament Contributes To Lost Productivity

Every year the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas studies how much the NCAA men's basketball tournament could cost employers. The firm predicts about 3 million Americans will spend one to three hours at work watching games.
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Court To Sentence AT&T Hacker Andrew Auernheimer

A hacker who released more than 100,000 AT&T customer email addresses will be sentenced in a federal courtroom in New Jersey on Monday. Andrew Auernheimer exposed a security flaw on AT&T's iPad service.
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U.S. Probes Abuse Allegations Under Worker Visa Program

Recent allegations that a McDonald's franchise abused students, who came to the U.S. on cultural guest work visas, is reactivating the debate about how immigration reform should deal with guest workers, and whether the State Department's efforts to curb abuse have failed.
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Craft Brews Slowly Chipping Away At Big Beer's Dominance

Beer is a $200 billion a year business in the U.S., but most of that money goes to the two companies, Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors. But smaller "craft" breweries are challenging that dominance, and it's a battle that's being waged on grocery store shelves and the taps at your local pub.

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