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Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks
Technology
Published in 27-2-2015
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ATLANTA (AP) A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students. The vaccines target B strain meningococcal disease, which comes on like the flu at first but can rapidly develop into dangerous meningitis or blood infections. [...] the Advisory Committee on Immunizati ...>>
Heat blamed for spray vaccine's failure against swine flu
Technology
Published in 27-2-2015
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ATLANTA (AP) The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu fragile doses got too warm. In June, a federal scientific panel the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices took the unusual step of advising doctors to give FluMist to healthy young kids instead of a shot, if available. For years, st ...>>
5 things to know about 'net neutrality'
Technology
Published in 27-2-2015
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Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry: With few exceptions, the cable and wireless companies that provide much of the nation's broadband already operate under the idea of net neutrality. Regulators say this was important because some providers had signaled an interest in mani ...>>
Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability
Technology
Published in 27-2-2015
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(AP) Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried in the rocky desert. Alex Juarez, a spokesman for Internet service provider CenturyLink, said the problem was first reporte ...>>
Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
Technology
Published in 27-2-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic. The new rules require that any company providing a broadband connectio ...>>
New skepticism on financial research
Business
Published in 27-2-2015
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The idea is a challenge to basic Bogle indexation, and it has gathered billions in exchange-traded fund and institutional assets. Worse, if you leave enough graduate students alone with computers and demand a thesis topic, they are likely to discover something no one has ever seen before, even if it isn't there. From very basic factors - such as small-cap versus large-cap, or traditional va ...>>
The Motley Fool: Climbing the CD ladder
Business
Published in 27-2-2015
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What does it mean to "ladder" CDs? - G.S., Stockton, Minn. [...] if you're expecting rates to drop over the coming years, consider locking in current rates by buying long-term CDs. Certain beaten-down stocks can make great long-term investments, and Wynn Resorts (Nasdaq: WYNN) seems likely to be a good example. Part of its problem has been weak performance in the Chinese gambling hot spot ...>>
23 facts about Facebook worth sharing
Business
Published in 27-2-2015
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The rumors of Facebook's demise are greatly overshared. While online "experts" talk about how teens don't use the service anymore (even though 73 percent of teens worldwide do) and how the company's shaky IPO devastated investors (the company is still worth $200 billion), Facebook keeps on piling up the profits with every new post.

The personality types of all 50 states
Business
Published in 27-2-2015
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Personality and career assessment site Truity surveyed more than 12,000 residents in all 50 states and D.C. to find out if where you grew up has any bearing on your personality. Truity ranked the states based on the Big Five dimensions of personality: engaging with the world, getting along with others, responding to stress, using your mind, and organizing your life. Truity found that states li ...>>
5 types of coworkers nobody wants to work with
Business
Published in 27-2-2015
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"A toxic employee is an enormous liability for your company," writes Reuben Yonatan, the founder and CEO of GetVoIP, a digital telephone service, in a blog post on his website. Expensive, demoralizing, and infuriating, they can bring teamwork to a grinding halt, jeopardize goals, and generally make life worse for everybody else around them. Here's an infographic from GetVoIP that shows the ...>>
Local unemployment rate dips to 4.9 percent
Economy
Published in 27-2-2015
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The local rate is not adjusted for seasonal factors such as school closings and major holidays which can affect hiring and firing patterns. [...] the local unemployment rate is subject to wide swings.
Houston area unemployment rate ticks down
Economy
Published in 27-2-2015
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In October, Texas added 35,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Eight of 11 major industries added jobs in Texas in October, led by the trade, transportation, and utilities industry with 17,500 jobs, the news release stated.
HP cuts 66 jobs in Houston
Economy
Published in 27-2-2015
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Hewlett-Packard Co. announced it was cutting 66 jobs at its facility on Compaq Center Drive in Houston as part of its "corporate restructuring" efforts, according to a letter the company sent to the Texas Workforce Commission last week. [...] the company said it was ramping up its job cuts "as HP continues to re-engineer the workforce to be more competitive and meet its objectives."

Houston unemployment rate dips as Texas economy shows signs of stress
Economy
Published in 27-2-2015
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The Houston area unemployment rate dipped slightly to 4.5 percent in November, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. [...] it is adjusted state-wide for typical seasonal factors such as school schedules and major holidays that affect hiring and firing patterns.
Local jobless rate dips to 4.1 percent
Economy
Published in 27-2-2015
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The biggest gainers included professional and business services, government and education and health care. Oil and gas exploration and production employment rebounded in December, adding 4,900 jobs after a loss of 2,400 positions in November, the commission reported.


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