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Overtime update for American workers long overdue, reports say

Only 18% of all US workers are eligible to receive overtime pay – and studies suggest raising the overtime threshold considerably<p>• Obama directs Labor Department to rule on increasing overtime pay<p>Millions of American are working more than 40 hours a week, but receive no overtime pay. And these …

Airbus Wants to Patent a Way to Guarantee You Even Less Legroom

More people would fit on a plane if they would sit on hinged bike saddles.<p>In an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Airbus has sought a patent for an innovation in airplane seating—hinged bike saddles.<p>The European airplane maker filed the application–officially named “Seating …

Adidas scores brand victory with Germany’s World Cup win

When Germany's soccer team knocked off Argentina to win its coveted fourth World Cup, it wasn't the only big winner celebrating a wildly successful tournament. German sporting goods heavyweight Adidas AG also scored a major victory against arch-rival Nike Inc. in the fierce battle for brand …

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Should You Block Social Media At Work?

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Social media in the workplace is a hot button topic. As more employees are reprimanded or even …

Inside the Secret Building That's Bringing Cell Service To NYC's Subway

As Hurricane Sandy revealed almost two years ago, New York's 100-year-old subway is not a modern and robust system. In fact, compared to other …