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Americans saving more, but not for retirement

A greater number of Americans are saving their hard-earned money, not for retirement but for emergencies. According to an annual survey by financial research firm Hearts & Wallets, household savings in 2014 was at 5.5%, nearly a percentage point higher than the previous year.

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Spanish coin

A family of treasure hunters discovered $1M worth of gold coins in Florida seaboard

A family of treasure hunters found $1 million worth of Spanish gold coins. The shipwreck was identified as the Capitana, a cargo fleet that sank 300 years ago due to a hurricane passing through Florida going to Havana carrying loads of fortune.

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Retirement

Not all cities are created equal: Here are the best places to retire abroad

Retirees planning on settling overseas often consider costs of living as their deciding factor. Aside from the coveted seaside views, friendly English-speaking community and safety, investment is also a factor to contemplate on.

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Job Fair

Brooklyn Law School to reimburse 15% of the tuition for unemployed graduates

Officials from a New York Law School claim that it usually takes nine months for their graduates to find the appropriate job or get the requisite license. With this fact in mind, Brooklyn Law School announced plans to reimburse tuition for its students who are still unemployed nine months after graduating.

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Pope Francis and Bolivian President Evo Morales

Pope Francis Protested Against Unbridled Capitalism

Pope Francis complained over unbridled capitalism and the worship of money in a speech he made during his visit in Asuncion, Paraguay on July 12, one of the three countries in South America he visited over the weekend, including Bolivia and Ecuador. Accordingly, Bolivian President Evo Morales said that Pope Francis is preaching socialism, saying that the Pope is the "first and the best politician in the world".

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Avi Katz

$1 coffee chain taps into Israeli anger over high cost of living

With a $1 cup of coffee, Avi Katz is starting to do something Israelis have been demanding for years and politicians have failed to achieve -- lower the cost of living.

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Wi-Fi

Cuba, an Internet laggard, opens Wi-Fi hotspots across country

Cuba has opened 35 Wi-Fi access points nationwide, offering unprecedented online access in a country that until now has restricted use of the Internet to an elite few.

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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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