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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to Six-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week to a near six-year low, a promising sign for the labor market.<p>Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 305,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.<p>The reading gives a …

Ebay buys payments startup Braintree for $800M, yet another win for PayPal

Big news in the payments world this morning: eBay just announced that it has snapped up popular e-commerce payments processor Braintree for $800 million in cash.<p>Braintree’s technology gives companies a complete solution to accept payments, including credit cards, without worrying about extensive …

A step-by-step guide to profiting off a 3-cent hike on US postage stamps

<i>This is an updated version of an article first published on Sept. 26, 2013.</i><p>The US Postal Service (USPS) has made it official: Anybody who wants to turn a quick profit at its expense will have an opportunity to do so come January.<p>As of January 26 next year, it will hike the price of a first-class …

Finance

JPMorgan may settle with government for record $11 billion

Eleven billion dollars -- that’s what JPMorgan Chase is looking at to settle with federal regulators. That’s after regulators reportedly rejected a $3 billion dollar settlement offer from JPMorgan. It would be a record fine for the Justice Department. At issue is whether JPMorgan misled investors …

JPMorgan Chase

How to Better Run Your Business? Nature Knows

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You are not an island. Entrepreneurs must rely on their ecosystems. Your survival depends on your interactions with those around you, for better or for worse. And those interactions depend on the quirkiness of human beings -- our …

Entrepreneurship

Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all want to build the next Apple, Google or Facebook -- companies worth billions and billions of dollars. But you might want to think smaller, at least initially.<p>Rather than ponder the question, "How can I launch the next …

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How Math Could Help Defuse Riots

Rioting behavior isn't so different from shopping behavior--an insight researchers want to use to keep riots at bay.<p>After riots tore across London in 2011, a team of researchers from University College London began using math to model what happened--and how to predict similar riots in the future. …

How much math do we use at Work?

Shawn Cornally writes about this piece in the Atlantic.<p>So the survey results are out ... no one uses complex math in RealLifetm, so we probably …

L.A. Unified School District Wants iPads for All 640,000 Students

Back in June, the Los Angeles Unified School District awarded Apple a $30 million contract to provide its students with iPads. Under its terms, the …

Miami docs are employing cost cutting model spawned by Affordable Care Act | Naked Politics

After suffering two heart attacks within one month in 1997, <b>Robert Rivera</b> sees a cardiologist regularly, and a nephrologist for an unrelated kidney …