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  • A specialist trader is reflected on his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Wall Street Looks to Critical March Jobs Report

    By Patti Domm, CNBC

    A truckload of data will hit markets in the coming week, but it's the jobs report Friday when Wall Street is closed that will be the most important and possibly have the most lasting impact. The...

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    The Secret Success of Today’s Biohackers

    By Ellen Jorgensen, Techonomy

    In a laboratory in New York City, molecular biologist Roy Buchanan is finishing up at the bench for the day. It is eight o’clock in the evening, and while late night work is a familiar scenario for...

  • Stocks Have Scores of Reasons for New Volatility

    By Patti Domm, CNBC

    Stocks, stuck in their own zigzag pattern, remain vulnerable to the whims of unusually volatile currencies in the week ahead. As financial markets adjust to the Fed's latest guidance on rates,...

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees work during a guided media tour inside the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Virginia in this file photo taken on June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

    Hack Attacks Mean More Cyber Firms Will Go Public

    By Liana B. Baker, Reuters

    Rapid7, LogRhythm and Mimecast are joining a growing list of cybersecurity firms planning to go public in 2015 to capitalize on investor interest following a spate of hacker attacks, according to...

  • Why the Military Wants to Restore Your Online Privacy

    By Patrick Tucker, Defense One

    The average, technologically connected American worker produces some 5,000 megabytes of digital data a day, enough to fill nine CD-ROMs. Only a small fraction of it is stored permanently or is...

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    Colorful Ways Retailers Get Us to Spend More (Infographic)

    By Maureen Mackey, The Fiscal Times

    Looks like brick-and-mortar retailers have taken a page out of the real estate brokers’ handbook by using special scents to help customers part with a little more cash than they might have intended...

  • Now You Can ‘Make An Offer’ on Amazon

    By Deepa Seetharaman, Reuters Inc. added a new feature to its website on Tuesday that allows customers to bid for lower prices on more than 150,000 items, including fine art and rare coins, sold by third-party vendors...

  • The Robot Guard That Might Actually Prevent Crime

    By Michelle Fox, CNBC

    Meet Silicon Valley's newest crime fighter: the K5 robot. As the world grapples with the onset of drones and trembles at the increasing likelihood of sentient machines, a 300-pound machine is being...

  • The Multiple Benefits of Our Digital Age

    By Joanne Orlando, The Conversation

    Two people walk into a seminar: one takes photos, video and an audio recording of the presentation, while the other takes hand-written notes. Which person do you think will better recall the...

  • Why Uber’s Data Trove Is a Hacker’s Dream

    By Craig Timberg, The Washington Post

    Before #Ubergate recedes entirely from the news, let’s pause on one aspect of the story that hasn’t gotten much attention so far: the cybersecurity risk of collecting massive troves of private travel...