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This Week's Edition
The Tiny Part That Could Cost GM Dearly
The distance between life and death could be 1.6 millimeters
Unpaid Interns Are Younger Than You Think — and Older, Too
The dueling trends are an indicator of the extent to which the unpaid internship has burrowed its thorny claws into all sectors of the labor market
Ecuador May Never See Pollution Settlement From Chevron
A federal judge says mafia-like racketeering was used against the oil giant
Mt. Gox Bankrupt, Lost About $480 Million of Bitcoin
The bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox said that it lost 850,000 bitcoins because of hacking and has filed for bankruptcy. "I'm very sorry," the CEO said
Investments in Mt. Gox Bitcoins Is Gone, Experts Warn
Clients could file lawsuits, but the virtual currency is subject to very little regulation
Today in Tabs: WhatsTab
James Franco saves our opinion of Shia LaBeouf and Facebook makes a big buy
The Fight Against Unpaid Internships
It's not legal to do real work for free, but colleges haven't always acted like it
There's Nothing Distressed About Tim Armstrong's Pay
The cost-cutting at AOL doesn't seem to apply to its gaffe-prone chief executive officer
Keystone XL Would Only Create Only 35 Permanent Jobs
After temporary construction jobs, the pipeline's employment impact will be minuscule, the report says
How a Journalism Project No One Had Heard of Stole Times Columnist Bill Keller
The former executive editor is jumping into a startup focused on criminal justice run by Neil Barsky, a hedge fund manager
China Insurance Official Asked JPMorgan's Dimon for Job 'Favor': NYT
Regulators are looking into Wall Street's hiring of relatives of Chinese officials as possible bribery
Newsweek Becomes First Magazine to Accept Bitcoin ...PR Pitches
Inaugural Bitcoin enthusiasts already include the "first" Indian e-Commerce store, Swiss dentist, HFT service provider, and public university to accept the currency.
Subway Won't Put Chemical Used in Shoe Soles in Its Bread Anymore
It's been banned in Europe and Singapore, but it could be in your fast food bread
Why CVS Went Cold Turkey
A look at the numbers shows the pharmacy chain’s decision is more than just politically correct. It’s also good business
CVS Drops Cigarettes
The company said the cost would be about $2 billion in annual sales
U.S. May Mandate 'Talking' Cars by Early 2017
It's hoped the technology will "pave the way for market penetration of vehicle-to-vehicle safety applications"
Keystone Pipeline Would Save 6 Lives a Year, Report Says
The pipeline would reduce train traffic, and therefore train deaths, a State Department report says
Wall Street Slumps to Hit Lowest Level Since October
Manufacturing grew at a slower pace in January as new order growth plunged by the most in 33 years
Obama Calls On CEOs To Take On Long-Term Jobless
The president is moving on his State of the Union promise to move without a Congress
The Perks of Being a Whistle-blower
The lure of bounties has lawyers and well-placed snitches scheming to bust companies that fudge on their taxes
Wall Street's Reefer Madness
Even National Geographic has a section on its website devoted to “marijuana gold rush videos”
Ruling Imperils 'Net Neutrality'
The FCC can't force Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally, a court rules.
Dumped by Obama, Company That Mangled Healthcare.gov Faces New Questions
The unusual move could be bad news not just for the beleaguered CGI Group but also for American taxpayers.
The End of Mass Production
Airbnb is leading a DIY Internet revolution that could upend chains everywhere.
Obama Administration Kills Contract with Healthcare.gov IT Firm
The administration is close to signing a new deal with Accenture, effectively ousting CGI Federal from its role running the beleaguered website.
A $2.6 Billion Slap on the Wrist
JPMorgan got off light for its crucial role in the Bernie Madoff scam.
Arctic Chill Exposes Weakness Of U.S. Natural Gas System
Nearly a decade into a drilling boom, a lack of pipelines has left some areas vulnerable to shortages this year and potentially for years to come.
Who Wants to Buy the New York Times?
A Chinese billionaire comes to town with $1 billion in his pocket and a yearning to make the world a better place.
JPMorgan to Pay $1.7 Billion to Settle Madoff Case
JPMorgan admitted that it had failed to raise the alarm about Madoff's activities to a bank regulator, even though employees had identified inconsistencies in Madoff's fund's returns.