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DOJ Indicts 3 Men Accused Of 'Largest Data Breach In History'

Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian are charged in connection with hacking eight U.S. email service providers and using stolen addresses for spam marketing.

Former NBC Executive Returns To Oversee Troubled News Division

Andrew Lack held top roles at NBC from 1993 to 2001. He is returning as chairman of NBC News in the wake of Brian Williams' suspension as chief anchor.

FDA Approves First Of New Type Of Generic Drugs

So-called "biosimilar" drugs closely mimic existing drugs but are made from living cells, blood components and tissue. In some cases, they could substantially reduce the cost of drugs.

Federal Rule To Extend Medical Leave To Same-Sex Spouses In All States

The Labor Department rule guarantees legally married same-sex spouses can take unpaid time off to care for one another or sick relative, even in states thatdon't recognize the marriage.

The School Where Everyone Fills Out The FAFSA

At a Chicago high school, 100 percent completion isn't the goal. It's expected.

Apple To Replace AT&T In Dow Jones Industrial Average

The tech giant will replace the telecoms giant after the close of trading March 18. The change, effective March 19, was prompted by stock splits announced by Apple and Visa.

Nearly 300K New Jobs In February; Unemployment Dips To 5.5 Percent

The Labor Department's latest report follows an especially robust survey for January that showed a gain of about 240,000 jobs.

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Economy Adds Almost 300K Jobs, Amid Another Strong Report

February's report showed 295,000 jobs added, and a drop in the unemployment rate, down to 5.5. percent. It follows on the heels of January's strong report, which showed strong wage gains.

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Netflix Snaps Up TV Shows Rejected By Networks

Netflix on Friday releases Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, co-created by Tina Fey. It was made for NBC but the network let it go. Another NBC show, Community, moves to an online home, Yahoo!, on March 17.

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As Workers' Comp Varies From State To State, Workers Pay The Price

Injured workers who are dependent on workers' compensation have faced eroding benefits. We go to Alabama and Georgia, where the value of an amputated arm is $700,000 more just across the state line.

Security Guards At Apple Will Soon Work For Apple

March 6, 2015
Security members guard a mysteriously unmarked windowless white building before the start of an Apple product launch event, September 9, 2014, in Cupertino, California. Beginning soon, these security guards will be hired directly by Apple. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

The tech giant is planning to hire the security guards to work full-time, instead of contracting their work through outside firms.

February Jobs Report: Biggest Gains Were In Restaurants And Bars

March 6, 2015
Waitress Sheila Abramson at Langer's Delicatessen serves customers on February 26, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images).

Economist Diane Swonk breaks down the latest report, which shows the economy added 295,000 jobs and the jobless rate fell to 5.5 percent.

Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.5 Percent

March 6, 2015

The U.S. added 295,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to the lowest level since May 2008.

City Councilors Raise Concerns About Boston’s Olympics Bid

March 6, 2015
A conceptual drawing from the Boston 2024 Summer Olympics bid to the USOC. (Boston 2024)

Some raised the specter of shiny new sporting venues displacing low income residents and gentrifying working class neighborhoods.

Week In The News: Netanyahu's Speech, Hillary's Email And Obamacare At Court

March 6, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves as he speaks before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Since Republicans took control of Congress two months ago, an elaborate tug of war has broken out between GOP lawmakers and Obama over who calls the shots on major issues for the next two years. (AP)

Netanyahu’s speech. Hillary Clinton’s email. Obamacare back at the high court. A stunning start to the Boston Marathon bombing trial. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Boston’s Knowledge Economy Resilient To Snowstorm Impact

March 6, 2015
Thanks to this winter's seemingly endless snowfall, businesses are feeling the impact of hampered productivity and low customer turnout -- but the damage won't be crippling. (Charles Krupa/AP)

While the overall permanent loss to the state’s economy due to this winter’s 102-inch snowfall is not expected to be very high, some businesses — particularly restaurants — saw their worst month of sales.

Costco Will Divorce Amex For Visa In 2016

March 5, 2015
A customer packs groceries into his car outside of a Costco store on March 6, 2014 in Richmond, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

After 16 years of only accepting American Express for credit in the store, the nation’s top wholesale club operator will switch to Visa.

Ringling Bros. Circus Says No More Elephants

March 5, 2015
Elephants perform at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 3, 2015. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it will phase out its iconic elephant acts by 2018. (Gary Bogdon/Feld Entertainment Inc. via AP)

The parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says it will phase out elephants over the next three years.

McDonalds To Phase Out Chicken Raised With Antibiotics

March 5, 2015
Chicken McNuggets (left) and McWings are displayed at a McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo on July 25, 2014. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

The fast food giant says its U.S. restaurants will only source chicken raised without antibiotics used in humans.

MGM Sets March 24 Groundbreaking On $800M Springfield Casino

March 5, 2015
An artist's rendering of MGM's proposed resort-style casino in Downtown Springfield (Courtesy)

The casino is expected to open in late 2017 and is poised to become Massachusetts’s first Las Vegas-style casino.

Will Social Security Still Be Around When I Retire?

March 5, 2015
(Tax Credits/Flickr)

Critics say Americans younger than 47 should not expect to receive full benefits from the program when they reach retirement age.

Mobile Gaming Prepares To Overtake Traditional Video Games

March 4, 2015
Mobile phone app designer Fung Kam-keung, CEO and founder of Awesapp Limited, plays on a smartphone with one of his latest app game called 'Yellow Umbrella' at the Awesapp Limited office in Hong Kong on October 23, 2014. (Nicholas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)

The developer behind “Monument Valley,” dubbed the best mobile game of 2014, discusses what’s going on in the industry.

Target To Lay Off Thousands, Restructure

March 4, 2015
Target Corp. said information from some 40 million Target shoppers' credit and debit cards was stolen in the three weeks after Thanksgiving. (Jay Reed/Flickr)

The retail giant says most of the layoffs will be at its headquarters, as part of a restructuring plan that aims to save $2 billion over two years.

FDA Says ‘Low-T’ Drugs May Lead To Heart Disease And Stroke

March 4, 2015
Tubes of Testim testosterone gel are seen at the Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. packing facility in Norristown, Pa., Friday May 16, 2003. (Jacqueline Larma/AP)

The Food and Drug Administration has issued new warnings against products claiming to treat low testosterone due to aging.

Gov. Baker Proposes Eliminating Film Tax Credit

March 4, 2015
Rebecca Hall, left, and Ben Affleck are shown in a scene from "The Town." (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Claire Folger)

The cut would pay for Baker’s proposed increase in the state’s earned income tax credit for low-income working families.

The End Of The Lunch Hour

March 3, 2015
Sad desk lunch. (kraniac/Flickr)

Studies show that only one in five people actually take a break and leave their desks to eat.

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