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20,000 apply for 400 jobs at Ikea in Spain

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Thursday, December 05, 2013

NPR: In just 48 hours, more than 20,000 people applied for 400 jobs at an Ikea opening on Spain's Mediterranean coast.

 

Twitter names first female board member

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Thursday, December 05, 2013

Reuters: Twitter Inc named Marjorie Scardino, former chief executive of publishing company Pearson, to its board on Thursday.

 

U.S. fast food workers strike

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Thursday, December 05, 2013

BBC: Fast-food workers across the US are staging a 24-hour strike in protest at low wages, organizers say.

 

WalMart pays legal fees for bribery probe

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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Reuters: WalMart is paying for lawyers to represent more than 30 of its executives involved in a foreign corruption investigation.

 

Google ramps up plan to make robots

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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

BBC: Google has revealed it has taken over seven robotics companies in the past half a year, possibly posing challenge to Amazon's drones

 

Sales on Cyber Monday reach new heights

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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

USA Today: Avoiding brick-and-mortar stores, holiday shoppers set a new Cyber Monday sales record lured by deals on Amazon.com, eBay.com and other websites.

 

CNN plans major changes

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Capital New York: CNN is planning major programming changes under Worldwide President Jeff Zucker.

 

One million new visits to Obamacare website Monday

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Reuters: More than 1 million new visitors had checked out the HealthCare.gov website on Monday, the first day after a major overhaul of the troubled site used to shop for health insurance required under new reforms.

 

Shanghai teens top international education rankings

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

CNN: When it comes to mathematics, reading and science, young people in Shanghai are the best in the world.

 

Los Angeles could ban feeding homeless people

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Monday, December 02, 2013

MSNBC: The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a ban on feeding homeless people in public areas.

 

Energy drinks 'change' heartbeat

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Monday, December 02, 2013

BBC: Energy drinks packed with caffeine can change the way the heart beats, researchers warn.

 

Amazon tests drone delivery

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Monday, December 02, 2013

CNNMoney: In the not-too-distant future, Amazon deliveries could come by air directly to your doorstep.

 

Sriracha factory shut down over odors

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Huffington Post: A judge ruled that the factory that manufactures Sriracha must partially shut down due to spicy smells.

 
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