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Intel

Intel Capital allocates $125 million to fund firms with women and minorities in top roles

Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of the global chip maker- Intel Corp, on Tuesday announced to allocate $125 million fund to back companies with women and minorities in leadership roles. This comes after its pledge in January to spend to $300 million over the next five years to promote diversity in the company.

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Google

Google says 21 percent of tech hires in 2014 were women

Google Inc said 21 percent of tech hires last year were women, boosting overall number of women in technical roles by 1 percent, as part of efforts to increase diversity.

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Retirees

U.S. workers miss billions in retirement matches: study

U.S workers are losing at least $24 billion in retirement plan contributions each year by failing to take full advantage of company matches, according to recent research by 401(k) adviser Financial Engines.

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Internet-connected display

Americans prefer picking TV channels to buying bundles: Reuters/Ipsos

A vast majority of Americans would prefer to assemble their own pay TV channels rather than subscribe to packages that include dozens or hundreds of networks, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found in a challenge to traditional television distribution.

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Paris

Chinese company treats 6,400 employees to French holiday

China's Tiens Group Co. Ltd is treating more than half of its 12,000 employees to a four-day holiday in France and has booked up 140 hotels in the capital Paris as part of the package, a French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday.

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Fashion design program

Two-year degrees can really pay off

Steven Polasck of Corpus Christi, Texas, liked math and science in high school. He considered attending a four-year college but ultimately decided to use his strengths to get a two-year degree in instrumentation from Texas State Technical College. He has not looked back.

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Uber

Sharing-economy jobs make taxes uber-complicated

Before Jane LeBoeuf started driving for Uber and Lyft, doing her taxes was cheap and easy. LeBoeuf would swing by the local H&R Block office, pay $150 and end up with a refund. But now, that is not the case.

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Hillary Clinton

Clinton: Unfair that fund managers pay lower tax rate than truckers

Democrat Hillary Clinton blasted executive pay and tax rates for hedge-fund managers on Tuesday, using the first stop of her low-key campaign rollout in Iowa to highlight her promise to help Americans struggling toward economic recovery.

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Christie's

Auction features jewels once owned by Spanish queen, Jackie O.

A diamond brooch given by Spain's King Alfonso XII to his wife as a wedding gift and ruby ear pendants once owned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis are among highlights of an auction of precious jewels that could fetch more than $80 million, Christie's said on Thursday.

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Climate Change

Harsh weather cripples fishing and tourism on Cameroon's coast

For over 15 years, Raoul Meno has been fishing the waters off the coastal town of Kribi in southern Cameroon. He has sometimes had to face down storms and high seas to bring home a catch to support his family. But now, he is scared.

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London's Globe theatre

Shakespeare's Globe theaters sets stage for new funding for culture

William Shakespeare's Globe theaters is taking on a new role as a financial trail-blazer by seeking to tap into a form of funding dominated to date by social enterprises and charities.

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Howard Schultz

Starbucks ends 'Race Together' campaign in stores, effort not over

Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) head Howard Schultz told employees on Sunday they will no longer be encouraged to write "Race Together" on drinks cups, but the company's effort to promote discussion of racial issues “is far from over”.

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Intuit Turbo Tax software software filing package

How to avoid red flags when you change tax prep

Taxes are one of the few constants in life, but what happens when you change the way you do your return? People move or get divorced, tax preparers pass away.

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Cruise Ship

Miami Nice: Corcoran's Liebman on doing business at the beach

Everyone knows it is all about location, location, location in the world of real estate. And nothing says prime location like Miami's beachfront.

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Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain and Frances Bean Cobain

Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain's childhood home on sale for $400,000

Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain's childhood home in Washington state is on sale for $400,000, complete with drawings he made on the bedroom wall, a realtor said on Wednesday.

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