Jan 2, 2012

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The change of leadership over the weekend at IBM puts a fresh spotlight on the ongoing struggle women face landing top corporate jobs. The University of North Alabama has decided to spend $3.4 million to jump up to the NCAA's…

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A magazine for fans who take reality seriously

Jan 2, 2012
Reality Weekly will take you into the lives of the people who have already taken you into their lives on reality TV. Yes, even more about Kim Kardashian.

Is moving to Division I sports worth the investment?

Jan 2, 2012
The University of North Alabama has decided to spend $3.4 million to jump up to the NCAA's Division I. Will the sports move help or hinder other students?

Nigeria loses oil subsidy, fuel prices double

Jan 2, 2012
Nigerians are expressing outrage this morning. The government has just announced it's nixing a longtime fuel subsidy. Gas prices there have more than doubled in many places.
Motorists are lining up today to stock up on fuel as the Nigerian government declared the end of oil subsidies in the country.
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PODCAST: Forecasts for 2012, Rupert Murdoch tweets

Jan 2, 2012
The change of leadership over the weekend at IBM puts a fresh spotlight on the ongoing struggle women face landing top corporate jobs. The University of North Alabama has decided to spend $3.4 million to jump up to the NCAA's…
Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation,  is now a Twitter user.
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Small businesses turn to outsourcing for growth

Jan 2, 2012
One thing we'll be hearing a lot about this election year is ways to grow the economy. Small businesses are looking for their share of the action, but could that have unintended consequences?

Mid-day Extra: Another dose of reality TV

Jan 2, 2012
A new magazine will feature only news about reality television stars. Will it succeed competing against all the other publications at newsstands?

Despite IBM's new CEO, women still struggle to the top

Jan 2, 2012
The change of leadership over the weekend at IBM puts a fresh spotlight on the ongoing struggle women face landing top corporate jobs.

Renewable energy set to grow in 2012

Jan 2, 2012
A major government incentive for solar power expired this week, but now bigger companies may benefit from a tax break.

European leaders not optimistic for 2012

Jan 2, 2012
Leaders usually like to start the year with optimism, but Angela Merkel and others are finding it hard to see the bright side to the current situation in Europe.

The change of leadership over the weekend at IBM puts a fresh spotlight on the ongoing struggle women face landing top corporate jobs. The University of North Alabama has decided to spend $3.4 million to jump up to the NCAA’s Division I. Will the sports move help or hinder other students?

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