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America's Disappearing Vacation Days

Forbes - 14 min 40 sec ago
Americans are taking less vacation time than at any point in nearly the last four decades, and there is a real economic and personal cost, a new study has found. Workers took an average of 16 days of vacation in 2013 compared to an average of 20.3 days as recently as 2000. Some 169 million of those paid time off days from last year are permanently lost; by forfeiting them, American employees collectively surrendered $52.4 billion in benefits, or an average of $504 per employee for free labor for their employers. In addition to “working for free,” the study found that people who tended to forgo time off had more stress than those who took their vacation time. Those are some of the highlights from “All Work and No Pay: The Impact of Forfeited Time Off,” a report released on Tuesday about the benefits of taking earned time off, conducted by Oxford Economics for the U.S. Travel Association, a trade group.
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Ottawa shooting likely to prompt uptick in corporate security

canada.com - 20 min 12 sec ago
The stunning and brazen attack on Parliament Hill on Wednesday will likely spark an increase in the number of inquiries for executive protection and security consulting
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US consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September

philly.com - 28 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign.
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Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes

philly.com - 28 min 7 sec ago
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes.
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We Day Vancouver 2014: 11 Powerful Quotes That Will Inspire You

huffingtonpost.ca - 36 min 30 sec ago
When you're enrolled at We Day Vancouver, your teachers are celebrities like Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom, and your classroom is filled with 20,000 students.

Empowerment was this year's We Day theme at the Rogers Arena, filled with students from across British Columbia who completed a year of service to raise money and awareness for causes they're passionate about. In addition to some powerhouse speakers like Silken Laumann, Mustafa the poet and Free The Children co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger, performers included Nick Jonas, Shawn Mendes and a surprise appearance by Jennifer Lopez to close the show.



Just like We Day Toronto earlier this month, We Day Vancouver didn't dissappoint its young pupils. Check out these 11 inspiring quotes from the event.

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EPA: Gas mileage inflated on 4 Mini Cooper models

philly.com - 37 min 15 sec ago
DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. government has told BMW to reduce the gas mileage estimates on the window stickers on four of its Mini Cooper models after an audit found the figures were overstated.
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Family of transgender Filipino breach compound where U.S. Marine suspected of killing her held

canada.com - 39 min 49 sec ago
‘This is the family of the woman he killed. Come here,’ the family lawyer yelled from outside. ‘Mr. American, how come you haven’t even condoled?’
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‘We’re all shaken by it': Obama on deadly shooting in Ottawa

canada.com - 45 min 13 sec ago
Obama condemned fatal shootings in Canada on Wednesday as 'outrageous attacks'
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Owners: Taj Mahal to stay open throughout November

philly.com - 45 min 49 sec ago
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Trump Entertainment Resorts is dropping its threat to close Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino on Nov. 13.
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P&G shuffles management, focuses on streamlining co

Reuters - 46 min 19 sec ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said on Wednesday that the head of its North American business, Melanie Healey, will retire next June, as the company puts together a new leadership team in an effort to revive sagging sales growth and gain market share.
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It Is What You Do After You Get Knocked Down That People Remember

Forbes - 47 min 40 sec ago
The day is always darkest just before the dawn.
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Wonderment about no bidders for $475K taxi medallions

philly.com - 49 min 3 sec ago
With Philadelphia taxi service facing an uncertain future, no one was willing to bid Wednesday on new taxi medallions offered for sale by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
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Claman on Call: AT&T Earnings Come Up Short

Fox Business - 55 min 10 sec ago
Welcome to Claman on Call. The markets might be closed, but FOX Business is always on call.
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AT&T Misses Expectations On Q3 Earnings And Revenue

Forbes - 57 min 40 sec ago
Shares of the wireless carrier slip in after-hours trading after it misses its earnings per share estimates by a penny and profit margins decline.
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Consumer companies shares mixed at the close of trading

Fox Business - 1 hour 33 sec ago
Shares of some top consumer companies were mixed at the close of trading: Clorox rose $.25 or .3 percent, to $99.05.
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Top 10 Nasdaq-traded stocks posting largest percentage increases

Fox Business - 1 hour 33 sec ago
A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Regulus Therapeutics Inc. rose 103.1 percent to $13.75.
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Internet companies shares mixed at the close of trading

Fox Business - 1 hour 33 sec ago
Shares of some top internet companies were mixed at the close of trading: Amazon fell $2.36 or .7 percent, to $312.97.
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Machinery companies shares down at the close of trading

Fox Business - 1 hour 33 sec ago
Shares of some top machinery companies were down at the close of trading: Caterpillar fell $1.32 or 1.4 percent, to $94.57.
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Medical Devices companies shares mixed at the close of trading

Fox Business - 1 hour 33 sec ago
Shares of some top medical devices companies were mixed at the close of trading: Allergan fell $3.35 or 1.8 percent, to $182.81.
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Oil companies shares down at the close of trading

Fox Business - 1 hour 33 sec ago
Shares of some top oil companies were down at the close of trading: BP PLC fell $.70 or 1.7 percent, to $41.56.
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