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Professor salaries increase by lowest % in 50 years

Apr 12, 2010
The American Association of University Professors' 2009-2010 report on faculty salaries shows that the average salary for a full-time faculty...
Posted In: Education, professors

Schumer moves to stop carry-on fees

Apr 12, 2010
Spirit Airlines' latest $45 fee for carry-on luggage was the final straw for New York Democrat Senator Charles Schumer, who put his foot down and...
Posted In: Travel

Young workers squeezed out of labor force

Apr 9, 2010
According to a study by the Economic Policy Institute, young workers are being pushed out of the labor market as older workers delay retirement or...
Posted In: baby boomers, Retirement, working

U.S. consumers cut back on drinking

Apr 9, 2010
A study by the business advisory firm AlixPartners says the many U.S. consumers plan to drink around the same or less this year....
Posted In: drinking

New Barbie's a code slinger

Apr 9, 2010
After computer engineers got wind of a Mattel voting campaign to figure out Barbie's next career, the newest doll comes dressed in a binary code...
Posted In: Barbie

Wal-Mart to reduce prices on several items

Apr 9, 2010
Facing months of slowing sales, Wal-Mart is slashing prices on thousands of products. The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart's sales at U.S. stores...
Posted In: Wal-Mart, Walmart

Happy 80th birthday, Twinkie!

Apr 9, 2010
If you need a good excuse to indulge today (beyond the fact that it's the weekend), maybe you'll want to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Twinkie...

AT&T to rebrand as lifestyle company

Apr 8, 2010
Anyone catch that new Tiger Woods Nike commercial? Where his deceased father speaks while the golf icon just stands there? It's just the first of...
Posted In: AT&T

FDA expresses caution on antibacterial soap

Apr 8, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration acknowledged the potential harmful effects of antibacterial chemicals like triclosan, which is used in many...
Posted In: Antibacterial, triclosan

State of emergency declared in Thailand

Apr 7, 2010
Thailand's prime minister has declared a state of emergency after "red-shirt" protesters broke into the parliament building, sending government...
Posted In: Thailand



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