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Stress at work as bad as secondhand smoke

Workplace stress isn't just annoying -- it's as bad for your health as secondhand smoke, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard Business School and Stanford University.

"When you think about how much time individuals typically spend at wo...

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Up in the air: Fed rate hike remains unclear

Clarity is a rare commodity at the Federal Reserve lately.

We hoped that the August jobs report would provide a clear signal on the strength of the economy before the U.S. central bank meets in less than two weeks and decides whether it will raise it...

Jobs August

CNN

Unemployment rate dips, 173,000 jobs added in August

The U.S. Labor Department says 173,000 jobs were added in the month of August, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent.

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Labor Day gas prices lowest since 2004

Average Labor Day gas prices are expected to be the lowest since 2004

Janet Yellen

Pool

This jobs report is very important. Here's why

Friday is a big day for the U.S. economy.

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Pork sausage patties being recalled

Almost 90,000 pounds of frozen pork sausage patties are being recalled because consumers found small pieces of metal in the meat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Thursday.

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Kickstarter campaign that needed $20,000 got $9 million

Hiral Sanghavi needed $20,000 on Kickstarter to fund his BauBax travel jacket.

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Poll: One-third of US workers say they're free agents

Working for the Man isn't as common as it used to be. A full 31% of U.S. workers consider themselves "free agents," according to a new survey from recruiting and employment firm Kelly Services.

Beyonce wears Mensah

CNN

The man who dresses Beyonce

Samuel Mensah had the world at his feet. An economist by trade, he was the director of an international investment fund as well as an adviser to the African Union and various governments, advocating for the adoption of technology as a solution overco...

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Bill would ban smoking in all New York hotel rooms

Welcome to New York, no smoking.

Hotels and motels in New York may no longer offer smoking rooms if a bill proposed by state lawmaker Ken Zebrowski passes.

The measure, which was introduced last week, was brought about by Zebrowski's personal experienc...

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