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  • Are public pensions headed for another disaster? Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    To try to close the gap in underfunded pensions, states are shifting fund assets into stocks and investments like hedge funds.

  • Safe bet for turning a college degree into a job Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    McKinsey sees a shortage of up to 200,000 workers and 1.5 million managers skilled with big data, leading companies and colleges to partner.

  • Want work? Try nukes, where workforce is aging out Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 9:54 AM ET
    Another lab at GlobalFoundries' Malta plant

    Hiring for two new SCE&G reactors underscores the need for replacing retiring nuclear workers in next several years.

  • How charities can tap the epic wealth transfer Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    Some $59 trillion will be passed down by 2061, and for charities, the potential is huge. Here's how they can tap the flow.

  • Fuggedaboutit! 'Game of Thrones' tops 'Sopranos' Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    "Game of Thrones"

    "Game of Thrones," HBO's Emmy-award winning fantasy epic, has surpassed "The Sopranos" as its most popular series ever, the cable network said.

  • How the cloud is revamping robotics Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 12:37 AM ET
    The human-like robot called Pepper, developed by SoftBank's Aldebaran Robotics unit.

    Cloud computing isn't just for humans - robots are getting in on the action too.

  • A $6 billion tax bill likely awaits Samsung heirs Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 7:23 PM ET

    The heirs of ailing Samsung patriarch Lee Kun-hee face one of the biggest inheritance tax bills ever, and appear to have little option but to pay up.

  • This indicator points to falling home prices Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    While the headlines suggest that home prices continue to rise but at a slower rate, the reality may be different, at least according to one measure.

  • Solar shares leap as US-China trade war escalates Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    Employees work on a solar panel production line at Shenzhou New Energy Co., Ltd on August 27, 2012 in Lianyungang, China.

    The Commerce Department announced new duties on Chinese solar products Wednesday, sending U.S. solar stocks higher.

  • Steady as she goes: Job creation keeps up pace Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 8:56 AM ET
    A worker makes sure that no chips stick to the kettle during cooking at Route 11 Potato Chips, March 6, 2014, in Mount Jackson, VA.

    Nonfarm payrolls continued to grow about in line with recent trends, rising 217,000 as the unemployment rate held steady at 6.3 percent, according to numbers released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • What’s the real unemployment rate? Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 8:32 AM ET
    A 'Now Hiring' sign stands at one of the exhibitors tables at the Columbus Career Fair in Columbus, Ohio.

    The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate hit 6.3 percent in May, but does that rate tell the real story?

  • BofA could pay over $12B to settle probes: Report Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 2:36 AM ET

    BofA could pay over $12 billion to settle probes into the bank's alleged handling of shoddy mortgages, the Wall Street Journal said.

  • Burgers, baby wipes: More in common than you think Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Many baby wipes and fast food items contain the preservative sodium benzoate.

    The same food additives Panera plans to ditch remain widespread in fast food, even as some chains simplify menus to cater to evolving taste buds.

  • Billionaires who could buy your town Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    "When someone's worth $77 billion, you're not talking about how much house they can buy. You're talking about how much city they can buy," Redfin's Nela Richardson says.

  • Gold ends near $1252, tamed by US jobs, dollar Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    Gold fell as the dollar swung into positive territory, after the U.S. jobs report came in almost exactly in line with expectations.

  • The ECB eases and the euro… rises? Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 11:00 PM ET

    The euro continued to rise despite the ECB's all-out assault on the specter of deflation, and some analysts believe it won't weaken anytime soon.

  • What is big data? Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 6:54 PM ET

    Companies are rushing to derive meaning from all of the vast amounts of data collected every day to make better decision. But what exactly is big data?

  • GM's compensation offer not enough: Victim's dad Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 10:29 PM ET

    The father of a woman killed in the crash of a GM car recalled for a deadly ignition key fault said the compensation offered is not enough.

  • US oil ends under $103 after US jobs data Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    Crude was buoyed by optimism that monetary stimulus in the euro zone, and demand in the U.S., will lift economic growth and demand.

  • How beer innovation just might save the planet Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    In Mozambique, SABMiller produces a commercial-scale, cassava-based clear beer, called "Impala."

    Dealing with climate change is a cost of doing business. From beer to insurance, how some companies are hoping to profit amid weather-related risks.