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Amazon.com Raises Price for Prime Service

Amazon.com Raises Price for Prime Service

March 13, 2014

By Jay Greene The Seattle Times (MCT) SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. followed through on plans announced in January to increase the fee customers pay for its Prime subscription service, raising the annual membership by $20, to $99 a year. It is the first Prime price increase since Amazon introd...

February Employment Numbers Surprise With 175,000 Jobs Added

March 10, 2014

By Kevin G. Hall McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — A better-than-expected February jobs report Friday from the Labor Department renewed expectations of economic acceleration in the months ahead and snapped a two-month lull in hiring. Employers appeared to shrug off bitter mid...

90 Employers To Take Part In Northeast Community College Job Fair

90 Employers To Take Part In Northeast Community College Job Fair

March 8, 2014

NORFOLK – The Spring Job Fair at Northeast Community College in Norfolk will be the largest ever.  Representatives from 90 companies, agencies and organizations will take part in the event on Wednesday, March 19, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Cox Activities Center gymnasium. “Ninety empl...

A Changing Profession: Journalism to Mass Media

A Changing Profession: Journalism to Mass Media

Angela Richart

February 28, 2014

When you were younger you may remember your father reading the morning newspaper over breakfast. Today, however, news can be found on your phone, ipad or other mobile devices and many printed papers are going out of business. Northeast Community College recognizes these changing times and is therefore...

Samsung Announces Galaxy S5 With Fingerprint Scanner

Samsung Announces Galaxy S5 With Fingerprint Scanner

February 24, 2014

By Salvador Rodriguez Los Angeles Times (MCT) Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S5, the latest version of its flagship smartphone. The device includes a fingerprint scanner and will go on sale in April. Unlike in previous years, when Samsung announced new Galaxy S models with larger and larg...

Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner Cable Could Undermine CBS Deal

February 20, 2014

By Joe Flint Los Angeles Times (MCT) The new distribution contract CBS Corp. signed with Time Warner Cable Inc. last summer after a bitter fight could be a casualty of Comcast Corp.’s proposed acquisition of the pay-TV operator. According to people familiar with the deal, it does not i...

It’s Never too Early to Plan for College Expenses

It’s Never too Early to Plan for College Expenses

February 20, 2014

By Gail MarksJarvis Chicago Tribune (MCT) Look at your cute baby, and imagine the little tyke wearing a high school cap and gown about 17 years from now. Picturing the child holding a diploma, when he or she can’t even hold a rattle yet, is probably next to impossible. But that day wil...

Sony To Sell PC Division, Spin Off TV Business, Lay Off Thousands

Sony To Sell PC Division, Spin Off TV Business, Lay Off Thousands

February 11, 2014

By Andrea Chang and Daniel Miller Los Angeles Times (MCT) Sony Corp., a struggling electronics maker trying to regain its once stalwart status, is undertaking a major restructuring that includes the sale of its PC division, a spinoff of its TV business and layoffs of thousands of employees....

USDA To Set Up ‘Climate Hubs’ To Help Farmers Amid Climate Change

USDA To Set Up ‘Climate Hubs’ To Help Farmers Amid Climate Change

February 6, 2014

By Kathleen Hennessey Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will set up 10 centers around the country to help farmers and ranchers adjust to the increasing frequency of severe weather and other risks associated with climate change. Agriculture Secretary Tom ...

Bar Exam Falling Out Of Favor

Bar Exam Falling Out Of Favor

February 6, 2014

By Kim Lyons Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT) PITTSBURGH — Across the country, law school graduates are preparing to take next month’s bar examination in order to get their licenses to practice law. Many will spend a few thousand dollars on an all-consuming preparatory course, even as they ...

Protecting our passwords, and our sanity

Protecting our passwords, and our sanity

November 12, 2013

By Katie Humphrey Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) Start counting. How many passwords do you have? Rajean Moone of Minneapolis has so many — more than 75 — that he tracks most of them on a super-secret spreadsheet. Others he scribbles on hidden Post-It notes — coded in a foreign language. “It’s...

Hundreds of millions at stake in Apple-Samsung patent retrial

November 12, 2013

By Howard Mintz San Jose Mercury News (MCT) In what has become a ritual, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh last week finished off a pretrial hearing in the patent showdown between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. by removing her reading glasses, looking down at the armada of lawyers and asking plaintively,...

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