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How Money Worries Can Scramble Your Thinking

There's no question that dealing with mortgages, car payments and other bills takes up time and energy. But having a tight budget may also zap our ability to think clearly, scientists report Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>.<p>In a series of clever experiments involving farmers in India and shoppers in …

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Fast Food Workers Walk Out Across The Country (PHOTOS)

NEW YORK -- Fast food workers across the country are walking off their jobs this week in protest of what they describe as low wages and unfair labor practices.<p>The employees, in New York, Chicago, Detroit and other cities, are calling for a $15 per hour wage as well as the right to unionize without …

Steve Jobs Never Wrote Computer Code For Apple

"Steve didn't ever code," writes Wozniak. "He wasn't an engineer and he didn't do any original design, but he was technical enough to alter and change and add to other designs."<p>This is a characteristic that we see referenced time and time again in Walter Isaacson's biography on Jobs. He was …

A party full of rodeo clowns: GOP flips the bird to racial justice

<b>John Boehner, George W. Bush, John McCain (Reuters/Larry Downing/Jim Young/Yuri Gripas)</b><p>By spurning invitations to celebrate the 1963 March, Republicans show they don’t care about seeming racist anymore<p>Joan Walsh<p>August 29, 2013 5:02pm (UTC)<p>Republicans haven’t been truly competitive for the …

Home prices rise, but pace of gains slows a bit

U.S. home prices rose in June but the pace of gains cooled, suggesting higher mortgage rates may end up slowing momentum in the housing sector as the year winds down.<p>Separate data released on Tuesday showed consumer confidence rebounded in August. Consumers were more upbeat about the future even …

The seven-point plan to save Microsoft, as told by veterans who abandoned the company

Yesterday Quartz outlined the reasons for Microsoft’s “lost decade.” But now that CEO Steve Ballmer is on his way out, it’s time to talk about the way forward.<p>The web is already full of experienced Microsoft watchers’ opinions. Some of them, like IDC analyst Al Hilwa’s dive into how Microsoft needs …

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New York Times website offline after 'malicious external attack'

The New York Times website was the subject of a "malicious external attack" on Tuesday, a spokeswoman said.<p>The attack left the website unavailable to many users from about 3pm ET. It was the second time the NYT's site has gone offline in the past two weeks.<p>Eileen Murphy, a spokeswoman for the New …