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Amy Langfield
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Freelance reporter/editor looking for good stories.
Freelance reporter/editor looking for good stories.

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Graduates planning on entering the workforce within the next decade may want to think about one word: data.

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Tucked in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, among Amish families and dairy farms, 200 American workers are keeping a unique tradition alive—hat making. The Bollman Hat Company has been manufacturing hats for nearly 150 years, and is America's oldest hat maker.

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Future transportation slideshow - you're soaking in it now.

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has one core task to achieve on her visit to New York next week. The statist policies of her first term, together with falling commodity prices, helped tank Latin America’s biggest economy. She has adopted a more market-friendly persona during the first six months of her second term – but U.S. investors need convincing it’s real.

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More on the questions that Uber ruling raises: The bigger issue here, though, is the outdated nature of our social safety net. It’s still dependent on the idea of the full-time employee, who gets health care, a pension, unemployment insurance, and so on from one company. That worked fine in a world of stable employment, but lots of Americans no longer live in that world and plenty more will be joining them. And, as Sundararajan says, “It makes no sense to have a well-developed safety net for one category of employment and virtually none for other kinds of productive work.”

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Part of the growth is fueled by the perception that vapor products are healthier than traditional cigarettes. Plus, the vapor wares aren't yet taxed at the same high rate, so they're significantly cheaper.
"That's what makes the sector so vulnerable," MacGuill said.

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Millions of U.S. workers could become eligible for overtime pay under an expected federal proposal that would change labor law, but business leaders warn that the additional rules would be costly and burdensome.
For White Castle restaurants, where the average hourly employee makes $9.78 per hour, the company would incur an extra $8 million to $12 million annually, Jamie Richardson, vice president of White Castle Systems, told the House Committee on Education and the Workforce in a hearing on Wednesday.

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As self-driving cars inch closer to the mainstream, not everyone is ready to embrace the new technology. Men are far more likely than women to want to own an autonomous vehicle, and millennials are far more enthusiastic than older generations, according to a survey by personal finance website Nerdwallet.
For the skeptical women, it comes down to safety, according to the poll, which was conducted online May 12 and 13, just days after Google confirmed that 11 of its self-driving cars had been involved in crashes.

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"The Great Recession created a perfect storm for financial vulnerability when it coincided with Millennials' coming of age, weakening their already precarious financial health and exposing them to risks that may further undermine financial health, like using alternative financial services or carrying burdensome debt," says the report, which was funded by the Investor Education Foundation of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
The report argues that financial education, hands-on experience (such as opening a savings account early) and changes at financial institutions can make a difference.
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