Many buyers no longer see marriage as prerequisite to a mortgage

01/25/2015 09:29 AM EST
Old and young playing by their own set of rules 
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Google awards $70 million pay package to incoming CFO Ruth Porat
03/27/2015 10:52 AM EDT - Ruth Porat will get a $5 million one-time signing bonus in addition to her $650,000 annual salary, according to a Thursday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Google will also grant her $25 million in stock this year and another $40 million next year that vests by 2019. Full Story

Business News in Brief — March 26
03/26/2015 07:27 PM EDT - Kelly Dickie promoted to head teller ARLINGTON >> The Bank of Bennington is pleased to announce the promotion of Kelly Dickie to Head Teller. She manages the tellers and provides exceptional service to bank customers in the Arlington office. Dickie joined the bank's Deposit Operations team in 2000 and transitioned to Customer Service in 2011. Full Story

Cable Television: Comcast getting social with its customer service
03/24/2015 04:03 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> Comcast is adding more social media representatives as it tries to work on its reputation for inefficient, unresponsive or just plain rude customer service. Full Story

Biz Break: Facebook reaches fresh record as social-media stocks heat up
03/24/2015 07:06 PM EDT - Today: Facebook continues to hit stock records ahead of f8 developers conference, and Silicon Valley's other two large social-media companies are joining in strong 2015 gains. Also: Google gains after luring new chief financial officer from Wall Street. Full Story

Closing arguments in Ellen Pao case: 'They ran Kleiner Perkins like a boys club'
03/25/2015 01:05 PM EDT - Making his final pitch in the highest-profile sex discrimination suit ever brought against a venture capital firm, Ellen Pao's attorney on Tuesday argued that Kleiner Perkins is run by a group of powerful, sexist men who did everything they could to stymie Pao's chance of success and ultimately forced her out.
 
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Biz Break: Apple could be worth $1 trillion within a year, analyst predicts
03/23/2015 07:10 PM EDT - Today: Apple gains a bit as one analyst predicts it will gain a lot -- all the way to a market valuation of $1 trillion. Also: Twitter joins Facebook in facing discrimination suit. Full Story

Will Apple Watch bridge the gender divide?
03/23/2015 08:16 PM EDT - What sets the new Apple Watch apart from the pack may be its appeal to the 50 percent of the population other smartwatch makers have largely left on the table: Women. Full Story

Google, Intel team with TAG Heuer for luxury Android smartwatch
03/20/2015 02:07 PM EDT - Google, Intel and Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer announced a partnership to make a luxury Swiss smartwatch Thursday at the trade show Baselworld in Switzerland.  Full Story

Government Spending: Billions made in improper payments, report finds
03/17/2015 04:41 PM EDT - WASHINGTON >> Federal agencies made $125 billion in improper payments last year, including tax credits to people who didn't qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary and unemployment benefits for people who were actually working, said a government report released Monday. Full Story

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Colorado town microcosm of art urban development movement

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A national movement that counts on painters, dancers and musicians to help revitalize downtowns is coming to this Colorado city as the first residents prepare to move into new low-income apartments built for artists and their families. Full Story
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.