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Stock of private prisons booms amid latest immigration crisis

PHOENIX, Ariz. — There’s a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, and Wall Street is betting that it will result in a boom for private prisons. 616 more words

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Companies looking to give top employees big bonuses, raises this year

DENVER — Are you a superstar on the job, exceeding all of your company’s goals? Good news: You’re likely to get a boffo bonus for this year and most likely next year, too. 305 more words

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Hewlett Packard recalls 6 million computer cords for fire risk

NEW YORK — Hewlett Packard and federal regulators Tuesday recalled 6 million power cords sold between September 2010 and June 2012 with some HP and Compaq notebook computers and certain docking stations. 62 more words

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American, US Air sever ties with Orbitz

NEW YORK — The nation’s largest airline is cutting ties with online booking agent Orbitz.

American Airlines and US Airways, which merged to form American Airlines Group late last year, made the announcement Tuesday. 129 more words

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TiVo goes after cord-cutters with post-Aereo device

Did you cut your cable but miss recording your favorite shows? TiVo might have the answer.

The DVR company announced a new, $50 device that lets cord-cutters record over-the-air network shows and watch them later on their televisions. 360 more words

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Soaring costs of college cause stress that weighs on many families

BOULDER, Colo. — The cost of college keeps rising so quickly, that it’s practically out of reach for many people.

Friday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi paid a visit to the University of Colorado in Boulder to talk about what can be done to make higher education more affordable. 35 more words

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