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Working from home is really having a moment

U.S. unemployment rate hits 16-year low The office is rapidly expanding beyond the cubicle. The number of telecommuting workers has increased 115% in a decade, according to a new report from Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs. That translates to 3.9 million workers, or almost 3% of the total U.S. workforce, working from home at least half the time in 2015, an increase from 1.8 million in 2005. “The impact of remote work is changing; employers really need to pay attention to it and not ignore it any longer,” Sara Sutton ...

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How you move a computer mouse may reveal if you're lying

This robot just composed original music The smallest things we do can give away our biggest secrets. According to researchers at the University of Padova in Italy, how a person moves a mouse when answering questions on a computer mayreveal whether or not they’re lying. The finding has the potential to identifyeverything from fake online reviews and fraudulent insurance claims to pedophiles and terrorists, the team suggests. The researchers used an artificial intelligence algorithm trained to make decisionsbased on data.The computer system was presented labeled examples from individuals answering questions ...

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Uber CEO resigns; Saudi power shift; Toshiba deal

Click chart for more in-depth data. 1. Uber’s CEO is out: Travis Kalanick has resigned as the chief executive of Uber. The move comes after the co-founder failed to defuse a growing crisis over his leadership and demands from investors that he resign from the $ 68 billion startup. “I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another ...

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns after months of crisis

Who Is Travis Kalanick Travis Kalanick has resigned as the chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing startup he co-founded and turned into a global tech giant. Kalanick already announced last week that he was going on an indefinite leave of absence following the death of his mother in a boating accident. But the move failed to defuse a growing crisis over his leadership and demands from investors that he resign. “I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have ...

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Young people don't want to work for oil companies

Inside the U.S. solar jobs boom The bright minds of tomorrow want to pursue careers at Tesla, not ExxonMobil. Sixty-two percent of teens ages 16 to 19 say a career in oil and gas is unappealing, according to a survey of 1,200 young Americansthat was released this week by EY. That includes 39% who say the industry is very unappealing. The numbers are a bit better among Millennials. Forty-five percent of those aged 20 to 35 said they are attracted to oil and gas jobs, while 44% are not. The ...

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Airbus shows off fancy new cabin design

Airbus’ new cabin design for its A320 airliners is expected to roll out in 2020. For millions of airline passengers, the cabin can make or break the experience. European jetliner manufacturer Airbus announced Monday at the Paris Air Show it would give the cabin of its single-aisle A320 airliners a glitzy make over starting in 2020. The new design borrows significantly from the A320’s twin-aisle siblings, the A330neo and A350 XWB, which are both getting a similar cabin makeover. Airbus claims it is now providing airlines and passengers the largest ...

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Paul Ryan can't promise Obamacare tax cuts

Why tax reform is so hard Repealing and replacing Obamacare not only would change health coverage and costs for tens of millions of Americans, it would also give a juicy tax gift to the rich. Rolling back Obamacarewould provide a nearly $ 1 trillion tax cut that would disproportionately benefit the wealthy and businesses. But if Republican repeal efforts fail, House Speaker Paul Ryan signaled Tuesday that no one should expect lawmakers to include those tax cuts in tax reform. “If the health care bill doesn’t pass, then that trillion ...

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14 progressive startups get $50K to fight Republican agenda

Why climate change researchers are freaking out In venture capital, $ 50,000 is barely a blip. But for a shoestring political endeavor, running on volunteers and a whole lot of passion, it can be a game-changer. On Tuesday, New Media Ventures, a VC firm that invests in early-stage progressive startups, announced a $ 1 million round of funding in a new batch of companies. 14 groups will each get $ 50,000, and the remaining $ 300,000 will go to additional startups in the coming months. It’s an investment in the ...

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Acura NSX: Crazy, geeky fun

[unable to retrieve full-text content] I had been looking for an excuse to go visit my mother’s hometown when someone handed me the keys to an Acura NSX. My excuse was now in place. Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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