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  • America's outdated education system isn't producing the workers companies need

    Many business owners say they aren’t able to get enough skilled workers to do the kind of tasks that need to get done in a competitive society right now. In a recent Harvard Business School study on competitiveness, Professor Allen Grossman explained the need for a reformed educational system. …

    Nicole Sinclair
  • Facebook apologizes to ad clients for exaggerating video viewing times

    Facebook released a new statement apologizing to it s ad clients for overestimating the average viewing times for videos on its site for two years. Reports claim the numbers could have been inflated by a whopping 60-80 percent.

    Digital Trends
  • Wall Street falls as energy lags; shares post gains on week

    Energy (.SPNY) was the worst-performing major S&P sector, dropping 1.3 percent. Oil prices tumbled 4 percent on signs Saudi Arabia and Iran were making little progress on a bilateral agreement ahead of talks by crude exporters aimed at freezing production. Facebook (FB.O) shares fell 1.6 percent…

  • Stocks move lower as energy, technology stocks fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes closed moderately lower on Friday following three days of gains. Several technology stocks traded heavily, including Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook. Energy stocks fell along with a steep decline in the price of oil.

    Associated Press
  • Why Facebook's metric flub won't drive away advertisers

    Think about how many times you’ve started watching a video on your Facebook (FB) newsfeed only to quickly scroll down after a mere second or two. For the past two years, Facebook has not been counting video views under three seconds when calculating a crucial metric for advertisers: the average…

    Melody Hahm
  • T. Boone Pickens identifies the one trait you need to be successful

    Legendary oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens singled out the trait that young people need in order to be successful.

    Julia La Roche
  • Twitter soars on takeover chatter, Facebook video views questioned, Yahoo's massive hack

    Here are some of the stocks the Yahoo Finance team will be tracking for you today. Twitter (TWTR) shares soared in early trading after CNBC reported that the social media firm is in talks with potential suitors that include Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL) and (CRM). The stock was…

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  • Has Facebook Been Reporting Exaggerated Video Metrics?

    Facebook, Inc. (FB) may have been reporting inflated data for video views thereby misguiding advertisers and marketers.

  • Stocks slip, Facebook's questionable numbers

    Wall Street is taking a step back after a three-day rally. Twitter (TWTR) shares soared in early trading after CNBC reported that the social media firm is in talks with potential suitors that include Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL) and (CRM). The stock was initially lower in the…

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  • Big email hack doesn't exactly send the message Yahoo needed

    Yahoo has been struggling for years to keep people coming back to its digital services such as email. That challenge just got more daunting after hackers stole sensitive information from at least 500 million ...

    Associated Press
  • Yahoo hack steals personal info from at least 500M accounts

    Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts in what is believed to be the biggest digital break-in at an email provider. The massive security breakdown disclosed ...

    Associated Press
  • Hackers steal data from 500 million Yahoo accounts

    Yahoo Inc said on Thursday that information from at least 500 million of its user accounts was stolen in 2014 by what it believed was a state-sponsored actor, a theft that appeared to the biggest cyber breach ever. Unprotected passwords, payment card data and bank account information did not…

  • Clinton proposes 65 percent tax on U.S. billionaire estates

    Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday proposed raising taxes on inherited property to 65 percent for the largest estates as she bolstered plans for tax hikes on the wealthiest Americans. Known by conservative opponents as the "death tax," the estate tax, levied on…

  • Yahoo hack hit 500 mn users, likely 'state sponsored'

    “Based on the ongoing investigation, Yahoo believes that information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen,” a statement from the US internet giant in what is likely the largest-ever breach from a single organization. Yahoo said the stolen information may have included…

  • Susan G. Komen Founder: Competition is healthy for cancer research

    The issue is how to collaborate,” Nancy Brinker, founder of breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen, told Yahoo Finance when discussing cancer research at the Concordia Summit in New York City. Brinker is determined to educate women all over the world about the risk and danger of breast cancer,…

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  • If you can't find an affordable home, here's why

    Home prices are back up, but there’s one notable oddity in the housing market these days: Starter homes and lower-priced properties are surprisingly hard to come by in many markets. The basic problem is a lack of inventory, which means a shortfall in the supply of homes for sale. “The big story…

    Rick Newman
  • Why some Fed voting members hold more influence than others

    Janet Yellen's Federal Reserve has demonstrated one of the core tenets of central banking: On the Fed panel that sets interest rates, some votes are more equal than others. The panel — the Federal Open ...

    Associated Press