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What is happening to Atlantic City's gambling industry?

It is ironic that Atlantic City, once a bustling seaside resort, home to the Miss America Pageant and the inspiration for the iconic “Monopoly” game, finds itself in the economic doldrums today. 
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A Staples survey explains why you may soon go bankrupt

Two-thirds of business owners don't have a five year plan? Do you?

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Richard Branson's marvelous mission to space: It's just so crazy, it must work

Virgin's plans to bring consumers to space has the right panache and zing, but will it democratize space?

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What drives summer blockbuster movie profits?

Domestic box offices had a terrific summer. IBut what makes the summer months, and the blockbusters the studios release during those months, profitable?

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Top 9 vacation destinations for Wall Street geeks

If you're geeky about Wall Street and investing, it may not matter whether you're placing trades with your broker or standing in line at the grocery store - the world of finance is never far from your thoughts. Here are some top spots! More>>

HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords

HP issued a voluntary recall, explaining that a recently discovered overheating issue made the cords a “fire and burn hazard.”
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Why did the man behind Windows jump ship, and who’s left to steer?

What does Steven Sinofsky's abrupt departure from Microsoft mean for Windows … and the way the company will compete with Apple and Google? More>>

Google Free Zone brings the Internet to feature phones for free

Google Free Zone enables feature phone users use mail, Web search and Google+ for free. Is it generosity at work, a savvy market grab, or both? More>>

How Apple's victory over Samsung will affect you

Digital Trends goes over the many ways Apple's $1 billion victory over Samsung could hurt Android users, and a few ways it could help. More>>

Why do McDonald's burgers look different from their advertisements?

McDonald's Director of Marketing tackles a popular fan question by taking you behind the scenes of an advertisement photoshoot. More>>

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  • Rauner blasts Quinn, urges early voting at Quincy campaign stop

    Rauner blasts Quinn, urges early voting at Quincy campaign stop

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:04:16 GMT
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner called Illinois “the worst-run state in America” during a stop Thursday morning in Quincy as part of a multi-day tour to encourage early voting. Rauner and running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti toured Quincy Metal Fabricators with CEO Dan Nuessen. Rauner had appearances in Mount Carmel, Decatur, Bloomington and Champaign scheduled for later in the day.
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner called Illinois “the worst-run state in America” during a stop Thursday morning in Quincy as part of a multi-day tour to encourage early voting. Rauner and running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti toured Quincy Metal Fabricators with CEO Dan Nuessen. Rauner had appearances in Mount Carmel, Decatur, Bloomington and Champaign scheduled for later in the day.
  • Quincy man arrested on sexual exploitation, public indecency charges

    Quincy man arrested on sexual exploitation, public indecency charges

    Friday, October 24 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-10-24 12:29:15 GMT
    A Quincy man was arrested Thursday morning for sexual exploitation of a child and public indecency near a school. Police were called to the 100 block of North Eighth about 10:30 a.m. after a report of a man pulling down...
    A Quincy man was arrested Thursday morning on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and public indecency near a school. Police were called to the 100 block of North Eighth about 10:30 a.m. after a report of a man...
  • Macomb man 'very lucky' after trench collapse

    Macomb man 'very lucky' after trench collapse

    Thursday, October 23 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-10-24 01:37:09 GMT
    Tri-Township Assistant Chief Darren Smith says a Macomb man is "very lucky" to have survived a Thursday morning trench collapse. Aaron Bishop, 41, was buried when a nine-foot trench collapsed around 9:20 a.m. while he...
    Tri-Township Assistant Chief Darren Smith says a Macomb man is "very lucky" to have survived a Thursday morning trench collapse. Aaron Bishop, 41, was buried when a nine-foot trench collapsed around 9:20 a.m. while he...
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