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Jobless claims soar after Hurricane Sandy Economic Report

Jobless claims soar after Hurricane Sandy Economic Report | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The number of Americans who sought unemployment benefits last week jumped to an 18-month high, largely a side-effect of the superstorm that battered parts of the East Coast.

First-time jobless claims soared by 78,000 to a seasonally adjusted 439,000 in the week ended Nov. 10, the Labor Department said. A government spokesman said applications surged in the parts of the country that lay in the path of Hurricane Sandy.

The aftermath of the storm has made it all difficult to get a good read on the health of the economy or labor-market trends: is hiring improving, weakening or staying the same?

“The bottom line is that in coming weeks the data will be extremely volatile and will likely not reflect the true picture of the labor market developments,” said Yelena Shulyatyeva of BNP Paribas.

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Big Data Analytics, Mobile Technologies And Robotics Defining The Future Of Digital Factories

Big Data Analytics, Mobile Technologies And Robotics Defining The Future Of Digital Factories | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
47% of manufacturers expect big data analytics to have a major impact on company performance making it core to the future of digital factories.

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The Dating Market Might Actually Be Worse For Educated Straight Women

The Dating Market Might Actually Be Worse For Educated Straight Women | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
After journalist Jon Birger entered his 30s, he began to notice a pattern in his social circle: Most of the men he knew were married or in a relationship and most of the women he knew were single and having...
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Donald Trump mocks Asians with broken English in speech

Donald Trump mocks Asians with broken English in speech | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump lampooned Asians during a campaign rally in Iowa, mocking them with broken English.
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Raid of Rentboy, an Escort Website, Angers Gay Activists

Raid of Rentboy, an Escort Website, Angers Gay Activists | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Several activists and sex workers said federal authorities had unfairly targeted the website, whose chief executive and several employees are facing prostitution charges.
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McDonald's cuts ties with chicken supplier accused of cruelty

McDonald's cuts ties with chicken supplier accused of cruelty | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Company says abuse depicted in animal rights group video is "unacceptable." Tyson Foods ends relationship with Tennessee poultry supplier.
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Marijuana tourism is a budding industry

Marijuana tourism is a budding industry | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
As marijuana laws have evolved, new industries are arising to meet the demand of weed enthusiasts.
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What’s next after market’s biggest bloodbath of the year

What’s next after market’s biggest bloodbath of the year | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
In the wake of Thursday’s rout, here are five things market watchers are tracking as they consider what could happen next.
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PM okays public utility telecom service programme - News VietNamNet

PM okays public utility telecom service programme - News VietNamNet | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
 The Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a programme on public utility telecommunication services from now to 2020.
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Social Chats OpenHouse w Tonya and Sharon chat w Anthony Graziano - YouTube

Social Chats Openhouse w Tonya and Sharon chat with Anthony Graziano about Integra Realty Resources and South FL. real estate market. 

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A self-made millionaire who studied 1,200 wealthy people found they all have one — free — pastime in common

A self-made millionaire who studied 1,200 wealthy people found they all have one — free — pastime in common | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
If it works for them, it may work for you.
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Why Women Who Love Working Out Are Injecting Botox Under Their Hair

Why Women Who Love Working Out Are Injecting Botox Under Their Hair | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Think 150 injections in the head, every nine months.
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The Case at the Heart of the Birthright Citizenship Battle

The Case at the Heart of the Birthright Citizenship Battle | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
With a renewed conversation challenging birthright citizenship, a look back at the 1898 case that first established the legal precedent in the U.S.
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H&R Block snuck language into a Senate bill to make taxes more confusing for poor people

The more confusing the taxes, the bigger the profits.
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FALSE: Florida Passes Law Which Makes Nudity Legal at All Public Beaches

FALSE: Florida Passes Law Which Makes Nudity Legal at All Public Beaches | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The state of Florida did not pass a law legalizing nudity on all public beaches. A fake news site passed off the claim as a real news story, though.
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Social Chats SFL with Tonya Scholz and Maria De Los Angeles chat with Zumba® Instructor Kathy Fontaine in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks ...
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Forget Beacons: The Future of Retail May Be Magnetic

Forget Beacons: The Future of Retail May Be Magnetic | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Did you know your local mall has its own unique magnetic signature? It does -- and in the future, it could help inform the way you shop.

On Monday, IndoorAtlas unveiled a new technology that should make it more convenient for shoppers to find what they’re looking for when they visit a mall. Rather than merely indicating where a store is situated in an indoor shopping setting, the technology can pinpoint exactly where a product category, such as men’s shirts, is located. The tech can also be used to find specific brands.

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Stock Market Turmoil: Dow Roars Back After 1,000-Point Drop at the Open

Stock Market Turmoil: Dow Roars Back After 1,000-Point Drop at the Open | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
A historic comeback sends stocks back toward break-even.
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Optimizing South Korean Technology For American Users

Optimizing South Korean Technology For American Users | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Navigating culture and business practices can be a trying task for any company going global. For tech companies, this often can mean coping with varying..
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The woman who is living on a train because she's fed-up paying rent

The woman who is living on a train because she's fed-up paying rent | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
When others get off the train to finally go home, Leonie Müller stays behind. That's because she already is home. The train is her apartment, and she says she likes it that way.
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How Our Brain Hides (And Gets Back) Scary Memories

How Our Brain Hides (And Gets Back) Scary Memories | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Some stressful experiences—such as childhood abuse—are so overwhelming and traumatic that the memories hide in the brain.
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Dow plunges 531 points

Dow plunges 531 points | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Global financial markets are all in the red this week as China, oil and the Fed's uncertainty fuel investors' concerns.
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