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Deconstructing the FCC’s Net Neutrality Ruling

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Regulators are proposing new rules on Internet traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes. John Nakahata, former chief of staff at the FCC, joins the News Hub. Photo: Getty Images.

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U.S. Justice Department Seeks Over $13 Billion From BofA

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The U.S. Department of Justice is asking Bank of America to pay more than $13 billion to settle allegations the bank overstated the quality of mortgage bonds it sold during the housing bubble. Sources familiar with that matter told Reuters on Thursday that discussions were in very early stages, and at least one source said [...]

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New Jersey forest fire threatens homes, forces school evacuation

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Firefighters battle a forest blaze in Ocean County, New Jersey for a second day as it burns near some 40 homes. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Amazon’s Q1 2014 Earnings Hint At Streaming TV Services As Key Element

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Earlier today, Amazon revealed it’s 2014 first quarter earnings in a conference call, and the news for investors was quite good. Analysts had predicted revenue of $19.4 billion, however Amazon reported that revenue went beyond that to $19.74 billion. That figure is up 23% over last year’s $16.1 billion. Profits were $108 million, which translates [...]

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Amazon Tests Its Own Delivery Service, and More

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What’s News: Amazon tests delivering its own packages. Silicon Valley tech companies agree to settle class-action antitrust case regarding agreements over hiring plans. FDA proposes to ban e-cigarette sales to children. Tanya Rivero reports. Photo: Getty

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Gene Needles, CEO of American Beacon Advisors, says frontier markets are where emerging markets were decades ago

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Gene Needles, CEO of American Beacon Advisors, says frontier markets are where emerging markets were decades ago

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Beyonce Continues World Domination With Time 100 Cover

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Time magazine chose Beyonce to be the face of its “100 Most Influential People” issue. Beyonce was included in the “titans” category.

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Ronald McDonald Gets A Makeover: Two New Outfits And A Hashtag

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Over the years Ronald McDonald has been a cornerstone of the McDonalds brand. Now that their new social media campaign is heating up, Ronald McDonald is getting a makeover with two new looks by Tony award-winning designer Ann Hould-Ward.

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Recall hasn’t hurt GM sales – CEO

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the massive recall hasn’t hurt sales of GM vehicles. But costs from the recall slammed its profit. Fred Katayama reports.

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Unpublished Andy Warhol Works Found On Floppy Disks

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The art was saved to Amiga 1000 floppy disks in 1985 after Warhol was commissioned to use the computer by Commodore International.

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Old guard techs earnings beats

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Summary: Both Amazon and Microsoft earnings beat forecasts, Markets modest gains; GM profits plummet; Zimmer buying Biomet; Jobless claims rise. Bobbi Rebell reports.

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Launching Apps All Day? You Might Be A ‘Mobile Addict’

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Mobile addicts are multiplying at an alarming rate, as an increasing number of teens, college students and middle-age parents fall victim to the problem. According to mobile analytics firm Flurry, a “mobile addict” is defined as a user that launches apps more than 60 times a day, six times more than the average user. According [...]

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NKOTB’s Big Anniversary Plans!

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Flash back to 1984. If your bedroom is covered with posters of the New Kids on the Block then you’re just like us! And if you thought the guys were hot back then, check them out 30 years later! Donnie, Joey, Danny, Jordan and Jonathon are still hangin’ tough and they’re celebrating their third decade [...]

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Instead of Taking Your Kids to Work, Bring Work to Kids

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Instead of letting kids stare over adult shoulders, is there something more that could be done to guide children to careers? Marketwatch columnist and economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth discusses on the News Hub. Photo: Getty Images.

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Open-Source Software Funding To Stop Bugs Like Heartbleed

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The Linux Foundation, along with big names such as Google and Intel, is starting a group to help fund open-source software projects like OpenSSL.

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Cody Simpson Devastated Over DWTS Elimination?

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Five weeks then dunzo! Trust us when we say we were devastated when Cody Simpson was booted off Dancing With The Stars, but don’t worry, Cody is fine! In fact he can’t wait to get back into the studio telling Teen Vogue, “My fans are more disappointed than I am. Now I have time to [...]

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Is Humanist A Religion?

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The U.S. Army announced this week that active duty personnel will now have the option of claiming “humanist” as a religious preference. According to the American Humanist Society, humanism is a philosophy that “without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead meaningful, ethical lives capable of adding to the greater good of humanity.” Some [...]

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Why Is Apple Proposing A Stock Split?

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After posting strong earnings in Q2 of 2014, Apple announced it will add $30 billion to its buyback plan and split its stock.

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New York City Gets a Cat Cafe

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New York has a pop-up cat cafe through Sunday and animal lovers are lining up to go. The cats are available for adoption, and WSJ’s Jason Gay spoke to them to find out what they think of the excitement. Photo: Emile Wamsteker for The Wall Street Journal

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The Mindy Project’s Chris Messina Tackles a Big New Role

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You may know and love Chris Messina from his acting work. He’s been in a long list of films - Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Argo to name a few - but has reached new levels of renown with his role as Danny Castellano on The Mindy Project. But after almost two decades in Hollywood, Chris is tackling [...]

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Could Marijuana Use Lead To Serious Heart Problems?

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A new study says marijuana use could lead to serious heart-related complications.

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Extreme Photographer Travels the World Capturing Death-Defying Acts

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In this episode of The Weekly Flickr, we profile extreme photographer, Ian Webb. Ian has traveled to the far reaches of the world working for Red Bull China, capturing some of the most intense challenges known to man. Climbing through harsh terrains, adjusting to inclement weather and witnessing surreal events – testing the limits of [...]

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Nissan Introduces The World’s First Self-Cleaning Car

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Using nanopaint technology Nissan claims they’re the first carmaker to use the trademarked Ultra-Ever Dry® on automobiles. The Japanese manufacturer is testing the new paint job on the Nissan Note, built and released in Britain.

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Microsoft Results Beat Estimates, Cheer Investors

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The bad news for Microsoft in its fiscal-third quarter was that sales and earnings were both off from a year ago. But the company beat Wall Street estimates and showed surprising strength in its Windows business. Shares moved up nicely after hours.

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Martha Johnson on resigning from the GSA | On Leadership

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The former GSA administrator talks with Lillian Cunningham about coping with a professional crisis.

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Joan Rivers Isn’t Sorry For Joke About Cleveland Kidnapping

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Joan Rivers says she won’t apologize for comparing living in her daughter’s guest room to being held captive by Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro.

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Apple Earnings Show a Return to Form

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BTIG analyst Walter Piercyk joins MoneyBeat to explain what Apple’s earnings mean to the broader tech sector. Also, why would the company choose a 7-for-1 stock split? Photo: Getty Images.

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Georgia: The Nut State

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Mixing guns and alcohol is not a good idea.

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Hulbert: It Takes Guts to Invest in Greece, Russia

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MarketWatch columnist Mark Hulbert says only a real risk-taker would invest in certain ETFs covering Greece and Russia. Photo: Getty Images.

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Brooklyn Bodega Struck With Molotov Cocktail

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A video released by the New York City Police Department shows a bodega worker at 3901 Fort Hamilton Parkway getting struck with a Molotov cocktail, as captured by the store’s surveillance camera on Wednesday, April 23. Photo: NYPD

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