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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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  • Supporters ready to take school referendum pitch to grass-roots level

    Supporters ready to take school referendum pitch to grass-roots level

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-10-22 15:02:32 GMT
    The message will remain the same, but the method of delivering it is changing. Less than two weeks remain before the Nov. 4 general election, and those involved with the Committee for Building Quincy's Schools are switching from public forums to a grass-roots effort to get their message out - that passing an $89 million bond issue to spark massive changes in the Quincy School District is what's best for Quincy.
    The message will remain the same, but the method of delivering it is changing. Less than two weeks remain before the Nov. 4 general election, and those involved with the Committee for Building Quincy's Schools are...
  • Quincy School Board approves resolution outlining how bond issue savings would be used

    Quincy School Board approves resolution outlining how bond issue savings would be used

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-10-23 03:21:46 GMT
    The $89 million bond issue appearing on the Nov. 4 election ballot dominated the discussion at Wednesday night's Quincy School Board meeting.One action taken by the board involved passing a resolution outlining how the district would use the operational savings and proceeds from the sale of unneeded property if voters approve the bond issue.The resolution says the board would use those savings and proceeds to help pay for future maintenance and “life-saf...
    The $89 million bond issue appearing on the Nov. 4 election ballot dominated the discussion at Wednesday night's Quincy School Board meeting.One action taken by the board involved passing a resolution outlining how the district would use the operational savings and proceeds from the sale of unneeded property if voters approve the bond issue.The resolution says the board would use those savings and proceeds to help pay for future maintenance and “life-saf...
  • Grease fire forces evacuation of downtown Quincy apartment building

    Grease fire forces evacuation of downtown Quincy apartment building

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-10-22 23:42:43 GMT
    When Tony Jacoby pulled up to his third story apartment at 110 1/3 N. Sixth on Wednesday afternoon, his friends told him not to go upstairs. But he did anyway. "I'm the oldest male who lives there, and it was my...
    When Tony Jacoby pulled up to his third story apartment at 110 1/3 N. Sixth on Wednesday afternoon, his friends told him not to go upstairs. But he did anyway. "I'm the oldest male who lives there, and it was my...
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