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Four decades-old companies that are growing like start-ups

The ascendancy of technology in America’s corporate hierarchy has conditioned us to equate “fast-growing” with “new.” When you hear that a business …

Women In These Jobs Are Closing The Gender Wage Gap

But only in some career fields<p>“77 cents on the dollar” has become a familiar rallying cry thanks to growing awareness of the so-called gender wage …

Gender

Baltimore hasn't seen this many killings in 4 decades

The 43rd recorded homicide was Jermaine Miller, 18, who took a bullet to his head just before noon the day before.<p>With his death on Friday, this year's total homicides reached 187, far outpacing the 119 killings by July's end in 2014. Non-fatal shootings have soared to 366, compared to 200 by the …

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Chick-fil-A fundraisers ruffle feathers at one South Carolina school

Chick-fil-A fundraisers at a cash-starved elementary school in South Carolina are in limbo as the state’s board of education spars with health officials over the nutritional value of the biscuits – which fall below federal guidelines.<p>The parent-teacher organization at Midway Elementary School in …

This Cybersecurity Medicine Might Be Tough To Swallow

Imagine you’re the CEO of a thriving company and you’ve been horrified by the news of the Sony hack, the Target breach and the litany of security issues that have plagued big companies in recent years. You swear you’re going to do whatever’s necessary to make sure it won’t happen to your company. …

FTC Finalizes Charges Against Snapchat for Security Flaws

Remember when we realized that all those Snapchat “snaps” that were supposed to disappear could be accessed by just looking at the app’s directory on your phone via a third-party app? If you were upset, you weren’t alone. Turns out FTC was a bit miffed as well.<p>Today the FTC finalized charges …

Demonstrations, violence go on in Bay Area cities

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Protests in New York and Missouri have died down, but angry crowds in one California city famous for activism spent much of …

Obama considers plan to delay deportation for millions

WASHINGTON — President Obama is considering an executive order that would prevent as many as 5 million people from being deported, administration officials said Thursday.<p>But the officials — speaking on condition of anonymity, citing internal deliberations — said the details of the immigration plan …

6 Questions Every Critical Thinker Should Ask

November 11, 2014<br>They key to critical thinking is the ability to pose challenging and provocative questions to yourself. To think critically is to …

Pregnant US teenager, 14, shot by police in Mexican border town

Police in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas wounded a pregnant 14-year-old US citizen after the truck she was in failed to obey police commands to stop.<p>The Tamaulipas state prosecutor’s office said late on Monday that the teen and her four-month-old foetus are not in danger of dying.<p>The office …

Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. legalize marijuana

Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. have voted to approve sweeping pro-marijuana legalization, according to a CNN projections.<p>The three wins have pro-legalization activists enthused and many are already looking towards 2016, when ballot initiatives in states such as California, …

WHO asks Canada to justify visa ban for residents of Ebola-affected countries

The World Health Organization has asked Canada to justify its decision to limit travel to this country from the West African countries combating Ebola.<p>The federal government announced Friday it would not issue new travel visas for residents or citizens of countries with widespread and persistent …

Fugitive Mexican mayor suspected in abduction of 43 students captured

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican police on Tuesday captured a fugitive former mayor and his wife suspected of being the probable masterminds behind the abduction of 43 student teachers feared massacred in September, officials said.<p>Fugitive former mayor Jose Luis Abarca speaks to the media in …

Israel accused of war crimes during campaign in Gaza

Israel,Gaza,Middle East and North Africa,World news,Palestinian territories,War crimes,Law<p>Amnesty International says Israel displayed ‘callous indifference’ in attacks on family homes during military campaign in Gaza<p>Amnesty International has accused Israel of committing war crimes during its …

Amnesty International Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza

Amnesty International has accused the Israeli military of war crimes in Gaza during a war earlier this year against Hamas.<p>In a new report, Amnesty …

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