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U.S. Creates 209,000 Jobs In July, Unemployment Rate Rises To 6.2%

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | August 1, 2014 | Business
The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, as the unemployment rate inched up to 6.2 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Payroll employment increases in July (+209,000); unemployment rate changes little (6.2%) http://t.co/5HLT6U18ZT #JobsReport #BLSdata— BLS-Labor Statistics (@BLS_gov) August 1,...

Barney Frank Wants Elizabeth Warren To Run For President. He Just Doesn't Want Her To Win.

Zach Carter | August 1, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is keen on the current activist campaign to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) into a 2016 presidential run. But he's going to support Hillary Clinton anyway. "I think it's a good thing," Frank told HuffPost about the Ready for Warren campaign,...

2 Secrets To Steve Jobs's Success That Can Help You Grow Your Business

| Nicole Edine | August 1, 2014 | Small Business
When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 after it acquired NeXT, he brought with him two essential concepts without which Apple would never have achieved its mind-boggling success. While few of us will have a fraction of Jobs's talent, we all can learn these concepts and apply...

9 Hacks For Using Your Phone Abroad Without Racking Up A Giant Phone Bill

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | August 1, 2014 | Travel
Smartphones have revolutionized the way we travel. From staying in touch with folks back home to apps of all sorts, our phones play a big role in 21st-century travel... but they also can be really expensive. But they don't have to be. These nine hacks...

Your Definitive Guide To All The 'iPhone 6' Rumors

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | August 1, 2014 | Technology
In the real world, everyone's speculating about the future of Beyonce and Jay-Z's marriage. In the tech world, everyone's wildly guessing about the future of the iPhone. We should all get a life. However, if you, like us, have no plans for getting a life, then let's now...

Ronald Avers Put Needles In Meat Packages 'Just For The Hell Of It,' FBI Says

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | August 1, 2014 | Crime
A 68-year-old man is being held without bond for allegedly putting sewing needles into packages of meat that were sold at an Illinois grocery stone. Ronald Avers, who uses a scooter to get around and carries a portable oxygen tank, allegedly put needles into packaged meat at...

Obamacare Is More Unpopular Than Ever, Poll Shows

Jeffrey Young | August 1, 2014 | Business
A majority of Americans disapprove of Obamacare, the highest share since President Barack Obama's health care reforms became law more than four years ago, according to survey findings released Friday. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation's health care tracking poll for July reveals that 53 percent of people...

Obamacare Subsidy Case Could Be Reviewed By Supreme Court

Reuters | Reuters | July 31, 2014 | Politics
July 31 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a case about whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans, a party involved in the lawsuit said on Thursday. The petition requests the U.S. high court decide the issue after two lower...

Big Banks Remind Us Why We Should Be Scared

Shahien Nasiripour | July 31, 2014 | Politics
Three separate events in Washington Thursday served as reminders that America’s big banks continue to pose risks to college students, consumers, and taxpayers. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the Center for American Progress and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group were among lawmakers and organizations warning that college students...

Veterans Affairs Employees Falsified Data To Hide Delays, USA Today Reports

Reuters | Reuters | July 31, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - Employees at more than 100 medical centers run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs falsified appointment data and hid evidence of delayed medical care, according to a USA Today analysis of government data. Some 109 VA medical centers distorted data on the length of...

Overdraft Fees Usually Cost Way More Than Item Being Bought, Study Finds

AP | AP | July 31, 2014 | Business
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought. That's the result of a study that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released Thursday. Large banks have generally charged a $34 penalty when people overdraw their debit-card accounts,...

Stock Market Sees Worst 1-Day Drop In Months

AP | AP | August 1, 2014 | Business
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks had their worst one-day drop since February as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. The drop interrupted a prolonged advance in the market and erased its gains for July. It was only the...

This Law School Grad Made A Serious Case For Pizza And Won!

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | July 31, 2014 | Good News
This soon-to-be-lawyer made what will surely be her greatest appeal ever over humankind's most basic freedom -- her right to a piece of the pie. Pizza pie, that is. In an email sent to HuffPost, this recent law school grad from New York explained that she visited the student lounge...

Vitaminwater Goes Back To Old Recipe After Grossing Everyone Out

AP/HuffPost | AP | August 1, 2014 | Business
NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is reversing course after fans of Vitaminwater complained about the drink's new sweetener. The Atlanta-based company promised Thursday the drink would go back to its previous taste after fans flooded Vitaminwater's Facebook page with negative comments. The reversal comes just a few months after Coca-Cola...

Obama Signs 'Fair Pay And Safe Workplace' Executive Order: 'We're Not Going To Stop'

AP | Shadee Ashtari | July 31, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers. In an election-year dare to Republicans, Obama...

This App Is Like Pinterest, Except It Wants To Teach You Something

Dino Grandoni | July 31, 2014 | Technology
There are plenty of companies out there that claim to be the Google for this or the Netflix of that. But this "Pinterest for learning" may be on to something. Launched two years ago, Learnist has earned a small but steady audience -- 3.5 million to 4 million...

Obamacare Prices In California Only Going Up A Little Next Year

Jeffrey Young | July 31, 2014 | Business
Nearly nine in 10 Californians with a plan purchased through the state's health insurance exchange will see price increases of less than 8 percent next year, the exchange, Covered California, announced Thursday. The weighted average rate across California will be 4.2 percent higher than this year....

A Conversation With Former U.S. Secretary Of State Madeleine Albright (LIVESTREAM)

Elena Kaufman | July 31, 2014 | Impact
Watch Live at 2:30 - 3:30pm MDT (4:30 - 5:30pm EST). Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright talks with fellows from the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Action Forum. Special Guests: Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State Hildegard Vasquez, Co-Founder and Head Architect, Hache Uve...

Children's Home Fires Gay Employee For Presenting 'Damaging' Lifestyle

Shadee Ashtari | July 31, 2014 | Politics
Texas Tech University student and children’s social worker Casey Stegall was fired earlier this month by the Children’s Home of Lubbock after introducing his teenage clients to his fiancé during a water park outing on the Fourth of July. In justifying Stegall’s July 10 firing, Lynn Harms, president...

'Fed Up' Zara Workers Battle For More Hours

Kim Bhasin | July 31, 2014 | Business
Fast-fashion retailer Zara is the latest company to find itself under fire from workers who say they're not making enough money and need more hours. A 23-year-old Zara sales associate has been pressuring the company to give part-time workers more hours and more stable schedules. Sharlene Santos, who works in...
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