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Walmart ups pay well above minimum wage

Walmart, the frequent focus of advocates for low-wage workers, is giving its lowest-paid workers a raise.<p>The company said 500,000 full-time and part-time associates, more than a third of its work force at Walmart (WMT) U.S. stores and Sam's Clubs, will receive pay raises in April to at least $9 an …

Income Inequality

The Next Generation of Hotel Wi-Fi Is Finally Coming on Line

There are few things more annoying to travelers than paying for hotel Wi-Fi that only works when and where it wants.<p>The total tonnage of conversation …

Wi-Fi

How to Make Our Best-Ever Chicken Noodle Soup

Our double-dark chicken noodle soup begins with a deeply flavored stock made from chicken wings.<p>Nothing channels "warm and cozy" like a bowl of chicken noodle soup. And although we're not going to allege that our version is better than your grandma's, <b>digital food editor Dawn Perry</b> has some tips and …

Cooking

Why Eddie Murphy refused to play Bill Cosby on 'SNL' special

<b>(CNN) —</b> Remember that awkward Eddie Murphy moment during the "Saturday Night Live" 40th anniversary special on Sunday?<p>According to Norm Macdonald, Murphy's return after 30 years to the show that made him famous was supposed to be so much more.<p>In a series of tweets Wednesday, Macdonald explained …

Comedy

Dark matter may have killed the dinosaurs, claims scientist

Earth passing through areas of dark matter might have triggered the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs<p>Dark matter may have been responsible for the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs, a scientist has suggested.<p>Earth, as well as spinning around the Sun, is also moving around our own …

Dark Matter

Morena Baccarin to play the female lead in Deadpool

According to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>, Morena Baccarin has signed on for the highly coveted role of Deadpool’s love interest in the upcoming <i>Deadpool</i> …

Google Inbox comes to iPads, Safari, and Firefox

Google's new email client, Inbox, launched last October on the iPhone, Android, and on Chrome. It was a reimagining of how email could work — albeit with a lot of influence from other apps like Mailbox — but it was limited to just those three platforms. Most egregious is that the web version of …

Apps

Allergan Still Looks Like a Trophy Worth Winning for Actavis

By<p>Maureen Farrell<p>Three months after Actavis PLC announced its $66 billion acquisition of Botox-maker Allergan Inc., investors and analysts appear even more confident that the deal can drive the combined company’s stock higher.<p>At an investor day Wednesday, Actavis announced that it would take on …

Biotechnology

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