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Google launches its new video-conferencing advice and how-to service, called Google Helpouts. What calculation did Google make in deciding there’s money to be made connecting users to real people via video for advice? Also, the Department of Justice is talking with American Airlines and US Airways about possibly lifting their anti-trust action against the airlines’ merger if they make concessions on slots at airports. And finally, the case of one 300-pound NFL player bullying another raises the question of why so many workplaces of all kinds tolerate bullying and hazing in their work forces.

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Can you make money helping out Google Helpouts?

Nov 5, 2013
Google launches its new video-conferencing advice and how-to service, called Google Helpouts.

NFL locker room hazing: Just another workplace dispute?

Nov 5, 2013
Allegations that one NFL player bullied another raise the question of why so many workplaces of all kinds tolerate bullying and hazing in their work forces.

The most expensive airport parking? For the planes

Nov 5, 2013
The Department of Justice is talking with American Airlines and US Airways about possibly lifting its anti-trust action.

Bankruptcy filings are plummeting

Nov 5, 2013
If the economy were soaring, bankruptcies might actually spike. Credit standards would loosen and people would take on more risks -- and more debt.

Twitter book reveals drunken, lonely creation story

Nov 5, 2013
A new book out details the sometimes-sordid history of how the social networking company got its start.

A robot that can beat you at rock, paper, scissors -- every time.

Nov 5, 2013
A robot that beats you at Rock, Paper, Scissors every time guaranteed. But there's a catch.

My first job: A restaurant dishwasher

Nov 5, 2013
Author Jess Walter takes us back to his first real job in the working world. Checkered tablecloths and all.

A view of income inequality from the perspective of a city

Nov 5, 2013
There are mayoral elections in a lot of cities across the U.S. today and one thread that's common to a lot of those city races is the issue of income inequality.

Google launches its new video-conferencing advice and how-to service, called Google Helpouts. What calculation did Google make in deciding there’s money to be made connecting users to real people via video for advice? Also, the Department of Justice is talking with American Airlines and US Airways about possibly lifting their anti-trust action against the airlines’ merger if they make concessions on slots at airports. And finally, the case of one 300-pound NFL player bullying another raises the question of why so many workplaces of all kinds tolerate bullying and hazing in their work forces.