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Tech stocks tumble

Published 4/11/2014 in Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers.

Just look at the list of technology trailblazers whose values have plummeted from record highs during the past few weeks. The stocks of recent stars such as Netflix, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are 20 percent to 45 percent below recent peaks. The steep downfall is raising questions about whether this is fl ...

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401K fees take big bite

Published 4/11/2014 in Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees.

And now a new study finds that the typical 401(k) fees — adding up to a modest-sounding 1 percent a year — would erase $70,000 from an average worker's account over a four-decade career compared with lower-cost options ...

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Three things to do to protect yourself from Heartbleed

Published 4/11/2014 in Business

Here are three steps recommended by technology experts to protect yourself from the recently discovered Heartbleed security loophole.

* Change your passwords. This isn't a fool-proof solution. It'll only help if the website in question has put in place required security patches. You also might want ...

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Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems

Published 4/11/2014 in Business

NEW YORK (AP) — It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.

A defect in the security technology used by many websites and equipment makers have put millions of passwords, credi ...

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Boxing club gets grant for headgear

Published 4/4/2014 in Business

A Garden City boxing club is therecipient of a $1,000 grant from Wheatland Electric's Sharing Success Fund, managed by Scott Community Foundation.

The Bad Boyz Boxing Club submitted a request for the grant to purchase headgear for all its participants, to protect them from head trauma.

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