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Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57 million riders and drivers

Nov 22, 2017
Uber's new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, has criticized the way the company dealt with the security breach.
A phone displays the Uber ride-hailing app in London, England.
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FCC chairman sets out to repeal ‘net neutrality’ rules

Nov 21, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday followed through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally, setting up a showdown with consumer…
Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai participates in a discussion at The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in May in Washington, DC. 
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Before you head to Macy's this year, make sure to check if Santa can squeeze you in. 
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The link between fracking and health issues

Nov 15, 2017
Cause and effect can be difficult to prove, but here are a series of studies showing the potential connection between fracking and health risks.
A Cabot Oil & Gas natural gas drill stands at a hydraulic fracturing site in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. The process is controversial with critics who say it could poison water supplies, while the natural-gas industry says it's been used safely for decades.
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After earthquakes, rural Mexicans struggle to afford food

Nov 15, 2017
Food prices skyrocket in parts of rural Mexico still recovering from two devastating earthquakes.
Women and children wait in line before a truck distributing food and clothes in the Mexican town of San Mateo del Mar, Oaxaca. Mexicans were already struggling with rising food prices this year, and now the problem has gotten worse in many rural parts of the country recovering from two earthquakes that struck last September.  
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Lack of nurse educators is likely contributing to the nurse workforce shortage

Nov 14, 2017
Nurses aren’t going into education. The reason? A big cut in pay.
Toni DiCiacchio, president of the West Virginia nurses association, demonstrates clinical technique for a nursing student.  
Photo courtesy of School of Nursing, West Virginia University
Hayden Taylor, 20, publisher, editor and owner of the Monroe County Herald in Brinkley, Arkansas. 
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5 things to ask a potential financial planner

Nov 10, 2017
Check their credentials and ask about fees.
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As women speak out on sexual harassment, investors take note

Nov 10, 2017
Harassment-related issues haven't been viewed by companies as a risk factor. That's changing.
A video board with the closing numbers on the floor at the closing bell of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 1 in New York.
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Criticized for ship holdings, Ross owns more than previously known and the deals continue

Nov 8, 2017
Most of the 75 ships transport oil and gas products worldwide, presenting a conflict of interest for the commerce secretary as he negotiates trade deals. Records show 11 purchases since March. Ross has come under fire for not disclosing Russia-tied…
Wilbur Ross testifies at his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Commerce Committee in January 2017. 
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