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Why the music industry is trying—and failing—to crush Pandora

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the launch of Napster, the file sharing service that disrupted the music business and conditioned a generation of consumers to expect to be able to listen to their favorite songs for free.<p>Internet-based music platforms are legitimate businesses now, but …

Pandora

These Interview Fake-Outs Reveal What Your Employer Really Wants To Know

By Joshua Rivera5 minute Read<p>There are few professional rituals as steadfast as the job interview. But there is one way in which interviews are …

About half of America has zero net wealth

Wealth is the value of everything you own: stocks, bonds, your home, your car -- minus your debts. And while income inequality has taken center stage in debates about the growing gap between rich and poor, what's happening with wealth paints an even more staggering picture.<p>The wealth share of the …

Demographics

Apple’s sales for last quarter expected to be flat

Analysts polled by Fortune are eyeing sales of $43.5 billion on average, virtually unchanged from the same quarter last year.<p>Apple is unlikely to show any sales growth when it reports second-quarter results on Wednesday. At least, that's the take from a collection of 37 different analysts.<p>Polling …

Markets

BP is refusing to pay for Gulf oil spill research

The company denied government requests for funding meant to assess the spill’s environmental impact<p>Four years after the Deepwater Horizon Explosion, BP is making much of its commitment to clean up the Gulf of Mexico -- but it's refusing to cough up the money needed to determine just how much damage …

Stocks log longest winning streak in six months

The stock market logged its longest winning streak in six months Monday as another big week for company earnings began.<p>Halliburton, an oil and gas drilling company, rose after reporting a first quarter profit on rising revenue in the Middle East and Asia. Toymaker Hasbro gained after it said it …

Stock Markets

Mastermind of Comcast scam that lowered customer bills by $2.4 million pleads guilty

Two men in Pennsylvania helped thousands of Comcast customers lower their monthly bill through an illegal scheme, and now they're going to jail because of it. For more than a year, Alston Buchanan and Richard Spraggins discreetly took payments between $75 and $150 from 5,790 local Comcast …

Malaysia Airlines flight makes emergency landing

MADRID (MarketWatch) -- A Malaysia Airlines flight bound for Bangalore was forced to make an emergency landing after one of the tires on the aircraft …

Los Angeles aims to make Obamacare universal in more than just name

On a sunny weekday morning just east of downtown Los Angeles, a crowd of about 75 people rallied outside the LA County/USC Medical Center. They toted signs with slogans like “Healthcare is a Human Right” and “Salud Para Todos” (“Health for All”).<p>“How can we say we live in a just and humane …

Bush surprises on W.H. records

President George W. Bush, whose White House was legendary for its secrecy, seems to have turned over a new leaf in his post-presidency.<p>A previously undisclosed directive Bush signed almost two years after leaving office could result in many of his official records becoming public faster than those …

Obama trip stirs emotions over TPP

President Barack Obama’s abilities as negotiator-in-chief for the United States will be put to the test this week on a trip to Asia that could set the stage for the conclusion of a huge new free-trade agreement. But the deal faces even more hurdles at home because of opposition from fellow …

Syrian parliament announces June 3 date for presidential elections

President Bashar al-Assad, appears set to win a third term in Syria. June 3 has been set as a date for elections though he is yet to confirm if he will stand. The announcement comes just days after state media reported Assad declaring his forces are winning the country’s civil war.<p>The speaker of …

Associated Press News

Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for …