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Can Nasdaq move past Facebook debacle in 2014?

Nasdaq will pay out a total of $41.6 million in claims related to the Facebook IPO troubles.
Posted In: NASDAQ, FB, Facebook

D.C.'s traffic cameras go beyond just red lights

Washington's new network of almost 100 cameras will ticket folks who block the box, fail to yield to pedestrians, or drive overweight trucks on residential streets.
Posted In: traffic cameras, Washington D.C.

A new app wants to make stock trading free for all

Robinhood, a new app for smartphones, says its service is about letting everyone fully share in the fruits of capitalism -- which means free stock trades.
Posted In: Investing, apps

Get your kid a golf cart when she turns 16

As drivers increasingly take them off the putting green, sales of golf carts are expected to grow to $682 million this year.
Posted In: golf carts

Target credit hack relied on failings of magnetic strip

The credit card magnetic strip remains prevalent in the U.S, when other countries have moved onto more secure credit and debit cards.
Posted In: Target, Credit Cards, cybersecurity, data security

Instagram Direct and the new economics of chat

Instagram users have a new way to share their photos privately and have text conversations.
Posted In: Snapchat, Twitter, instagram

Coal miners still die from Black Lung in 2013, but new rules could change that

This month federal regulators are expected to come out with new rules around Black Lung. Mine owners have argued against stricter regulations. It's been decades since major changes were made in standards for coal dust exposure.
Posted In: coal, black lung, regulations

Happy anniversary, Bernie Madoff. Five years ago this month, he was arrested

Victims of Madoff's scheme are still struggling to adjust to their financial losses -- and also their loss of trust.
Posted In: madoff, ponzi

There are communities where Prohibition still exists, and it's costing them

More dry counties have been phasing out Prohibition-era laws, in part to attract more businesses.
Posted In: Prohibition, beer, liquor sales

A tall tower threatens to darken New York's Central Park

A glut of new luxury towers going up in Midtown Manhattan has some residents worried their beloved Central Park will be overshadowed.
Posted In: New York City, luxury

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