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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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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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  • Missouri governor: More National Guard in Ferguson

    Missouri governor: More National Guard in Ferguson

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 5:23 PM EST2014-11-25 22:23:18 GMT
    Attorneys for Michael Brown's family on Tuesday vowed to push for federal charges against the Ferguson police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed their calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses were burned to the ground. Meanwhile, Gov. Jay Nixon ordered hundreds of more National Guardsmen into Ferguson.
    Attorneys for Michael Brown's family on Tuesday vowed to push for federal charges against the Ferguson police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed their calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses were burned to the ground. Meanwhile, Gov. Jay Nixon ordered hundreds of more National Guardsmen into Ferguson.
  • Brockmiller new CEO at Quincy Medical Group

    Brockmiller new CEO at Quincy Medical Group

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 12:36 PM EST2014-11-26 17:36:16 GMT
    QUINCY -- Carol Brockmiller is ready for her next challenge. It's one she said she has been preparing for during the past 17 years at Quincy Medical Group. Brockmiller was named chief executive officer at QMG, effective Friday.
    QUINCY -- Carol Brockmiller is ready for her next challenge. It's one she said she has been preparing for during the past 17 years at Quincy Medical Group. Brockmiller was named chief executive officer at QMG, effective Friday.

  • UPDATE: Pedestrian hospitalized after pinned under pickup near 11th and Hampshire

    UPDATE: Pedestrian hospitalized after pinned under pickup near 11th and Hampshire

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 8:11 AM EST2014-11-26 13:11:33 GMT
    Members of the Quincy Fire Department respond to an accident involving a pedestrian near the intersections of 11th and Hampshire on Tuesday. Quincy police say Lara L. Begley of LaGrange, Mo., was struck by the front passenger's side wheel of a pickup truck and was pinned.
    Members of the Quincy Fire Department respond to an accident involving a pedestrian near the intersections of 11th and Hampshire on Tuesday. Quincy police say Lara L. Begley of LaGrange, Mo., was struck by the front passenger's side wheel of a pickup truck and was pinned.
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