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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.
  • Hannibal first responders test emergency response plan with mock chemical spill

    Hannibal first responders test emergency response plan with mock chemical spill

    Friday, October 24 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-10-24 14:21:24 GMT
    Three emergency medical technician students posed as chemical spill victims in an exercise staged at the Hannibal Regional Airport Thursday. The Hannibal Fire Department, the Marion County Ambulance District, the Marion County Sheriff's Department and Hannibal Regional Hospital tested emergency response plans and equipment during the drill.
    Three emergency medical technician students posed as chemical spill victims in an exercise staged at the Hannibal Regional Airport Thursday. The Hannibal Fire Department, the Marion County Ambulance District, the Marion County Sheriff's Department and Hannibal Regional Hospital tested emergency response plans and equipment during the drill.
  • GREDF board unanimously supports school building referendum

    GREDF board unanimously supports school building referendum

    Friday, October 24 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-10-24 14:16:37 GMT
    Kids raised their voices urging people to "vote yes for us" Thursday afternoon as the board of the Great River Economic Development Foundation made an announcement on their behalf. The GREDF board announced its...
    Kids raised their voices urging people to "vote yes for us" Thursday afternoon as the board of the Great River Economic Development Foundation made an announcement on their behalf. The GREDF board announced its...
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