Business & Technology

The Two-Way
11:50 am
Fri December 2, 2011

Samsung, HTC And Carrier IQ Face Suit Over Logging Software

Originally published on Fri December 2, 2011 12:02 pm

The first lawsuit has been filed against Samsung, HTC and Carrier IQ over software installed on millions of phones that can capture a wide range of data including key strokes.

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The Two-Way
7:34 am
Fri December 2, 2011

Unemployment Rate Drops To 8.6 Percent; 120,000 Jobs Added

A job fair in San Francisco last month.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Fri December 2, 2011 10:46 am

The nation's unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in November from 9 percent in October as payrolls went up by 120,000 jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says.

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The Evolution Of A Startup
11:01 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Setbacks And Surprises Part Of The Deal For A Startup

Bluebox Now CEO Naresh Dhiman attends a TechStars retreat with other startup founders at a cabin outside Seattle. His wife is considering getting a job so he can continue to focus on the company.
Courtesy TechStars

Originally published on Tue December 6, 2011 7:21 am

Launching a new company is never easy. But in the beginning, the founders of Web-based marketing firm Bluebox Now felt they were on track. The Seattle startup lined up a large paying customer, had a lot of other great leads and was reasonably confident it would get a sizable amount of outside funding. A lot has happened since then.

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The Economy Project
7:38 am
Sat January 16, 2010

Biden Announces Loan Forgiveness

New Orleans, La. – The Vice President said New Orleans and other cities and agencies will soon have an opportunity to shed some crushing debt. He said communities must show they still need help to have those loans forgiven.

He made the announcement at the St. Bernard Community Center. Senator Mary Landrieu joined Biden at the event attended by about 300 people. She also arranged for him to visit southwest Louisiana communities still recovering from hurricanes of 2005.

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The Economy Project
12:55 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

Full Circle for a Farmers Market

New Orleans, LA –
Just as cycles of growth and rebirth set the pace down on the farm, a farmers market in Mid-City has recently come full circle, and hopes are high that it will bear new fruit.

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The Economy Project
1:33 pm
Thu January 7, 2010

When Fine Meals Defy Financial Markets

The wine flows at a party at Le Meritage, one of the ambitious restaurants to open in New Orleans despite a sputtering economy.
Le Meritage

New Orleans, LA –
Discouraging financial news seemed inescapable last year as America's economy continued to limp along. But narrow the focus to the realm of New Orleans restaurants and you might have thought 2009 was a boom year.

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