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Government stares at Rs 1 lakh crore tax deficit, but may hike spend to boost growth

published about 3 hours ago
There were sugsgestions to beef up public investment to get economy back on rails at a time when corporate balance sheets may not support investment big projects.

Future-Friendly Customer Service: Consulting Your Inner Domino's Pizza Tracker

published about 3 hours ago
Future-Friendly Customer Service: Consulting Your Inner Domino's Pizza Tracker
Want to alienate your customers good and quick? Require them to waste time and effort contacting your business for what I refer to (with my less squeamish customer service consulting clients at least) as Stupid Sh-t™. These are the questions that customers are so likely to have that you as a provider should have predicted they'd come up, and proactively dealt with them.  (For my profanity-opposed clients, I call it Stupid St-ff,™ which works about as well.)

Sony pays high price for ignoring its past

published about 6 hours ago
Sony pays high price for ignoring its past
How grave is the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment? Here's one high-level Sony executive:

Waukegan Woman Attempts To Trademark The Phrase ‘I Can’t Breathe’

published about 6 hours ago
Waukegan Woman Attempts To Trademark The Phrase ‘I Can’t Breathe’
Those three words have become a rallying cry for protests across the country. A north suburban woman says those words should belong to her, CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

Laptop With Patient Data Stolen From Northwestern Healthcare Employee

published about 6 hours ago
Laptop With Patient Data Stolen From Northwestern Healthcare Employee
The health system said the laptop was in an employee’s vehicle that was stolen Oct. 21. It contained the health information of about 2,800 patients.


St. Croix Refinery to Stay Closed After Vote

published about 9 hours ago
St. Croix Refinery to Stay Closed After Vote
The mothballed refinery on St. Croix will stay closed after the U.S. Virgin Island’s Legislature voted overwhelmingly against letting a new owner take over the ... more

Staples: Data Breach Exposes Million Cards

published about 9 hours ago
Staples: Data Breach Exposes Million Cards
Staples said criminals stole personal information from as many as 1.16 million payment cards during the back-to-school shopping season from stores across the country.

Trump Taj Mahal Expected to Remain Open, for Now

published about 9 hours ago
Trump Taj Mahal Expected to Remain Open, for Now
The endangered Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., is expected to remain open through the weekend while lawyers work to complete a $20 million ... more

Are You Sure You Want to Use Email?

published about 9 hours ago
Are You Sure You Want to Use Email?
Devastating leaks from Sony’s computer systems have dramatized the risks of storing corporate email for extended periods. Some people in Silicon Valley wonder if it ... more

FDA Approves Cubist's Experimental Antibiotic Zerbaxa

published about 10 hours ago
Cubist Pharmaceuticals’ experimental antibiotic Zerbaxa has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of certain urinary tract infections and intra-abdominal infections.
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Google sues Mississippi Attorney General 'for doing MPAA's dirty work'

published about 9 hours ago
Turns out Sony's stolen emails weren't all bad news Google is taking legal action against the Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, claiming he exceeded his ... more

BlackBerry CEO Chen says to expect profits ... in 2016

published about 13 hours ago
For now, revenues still spiraling toward drain In a conference call with financial analysts on Friday, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the firm kept costs ... more

T-Mobile to pay $90 million to settle mobile cramming claims

published about 14 hours ago
T-Mobile to pay $90 million to settle mobile cramming claims
T-Mobile will pay at least $90 million in penalties and refunds as part of a settlement over its alleged practice of “mobile cramming,” or placing ... more

Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC report claiming poor working conditions

published about 15 hours ago
Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC report claiming poor working conditions
A senior Apple executive said he was “deeply offended” by the BBC’s allegations that Apple mistreats its workers in overseas factories.

Apple v BBC: Fruity firm hits back over Panorama drama

published about 18 hours ago
Guess who's off Tim Cook's Christmas card list Apple has refuted claims made by the BBC’s Panorama programme that it is not working hard enough ... more

Nigerian growth to slow, inflation to rise in 2015: IMF

published about 2 hours ago
Nigerian growth to slow, inflation to rise in 2015: IMF
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's growth rate is expected to slow to about 5 percent in 2015 as falling oil prices cut revenues and spending, the ... more

See Which 10 Guru Fund Managers Hold American Airlines Group

published about 12 hours ago
When hedge fund manager "titans" think alike, investors are wise to pay attention. At Holdings Channel, we have reviewed 3,609 13F filings for the 09/30/2014 ... more

What Are Technical Indicators Saying About The Market?

published about 13 hours ago
What Are Technical Indicators Saying About The Market?
It was just a week ago that financial headlines bemoaned the market having suffered its worst week in 2 ½ years. The bears came out ... more

FOMC Statement: Inflation Determines Timing of First Move -- We Will Likely Be Waiting a Long, Long Time

published about 14 hours ago
The market focus was initially on the statement swapping into “can be patient” from “considerable time”. Post the Yellen press conference; markets increasingly focused on ... more

Friday Sector Laggards: Consumer Products, Services

published about 14 hours ago
Friday Sector Laggards: Consumer Products, Services
In afternoon trading on Friday, Consumer Products stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 0.1% loss. Within that group, Hasbro (NASD: HAS) and Mattel ... more

Your Money: The Insurance Market Mystifies an Airbnb Host

published about 8 hours ago
Your Money: The Insurance Market Mystifies an Airbnb Host
Dropped by one homeowners’ insurance company, an Airbnb host gets conflicting information from two others.

T-Mobile to Pay $90 Million to Settle Claims of Wrongful Phone Charges

published about 9 hours ago
The company is the third major mobile phone carrier, after AT&T and Sprint, to settle with regulators over the practice, known as cramming.

The Haggler: The Sculpture That Fell Through a System’s Cracks

published about 14 hours ago
The Haggler: The Sculpture That Fell Through a System’s Cracks
A U.P.S. customer asks for the Haggler’s help in getting a refund after a damaged shipment.

Retiring: Selling the Family Home Is Liberating for Many Retirees

published about 19 hours ago
Retiring: Selling the Family Home Is Liberating for Many Retirees
By putting on the market a house where they have lived for many years, retirees can free up money for travel or to finance a ... more

Wealth Matters: Even for the Person Who Has Everything, Gifts Matter

published about 20 hours ago
Wealth Matters: Even for the Person Who Has Everything, Gifts Matter
Some research says the cost of a physical gift makes a difference, while other research shows experiences, not always extravagant, are better.