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Consumer sentiment improved slightly in August, but mostly among the wealthy (AP)

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Ticked Up in August

U.S. consumer sentiment improved a bit in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. Yet the increase largely occurred among higher-income groups.

Business
Dairy Queen restaurant in Connecticut (User:WestportWiki, Creative Commons)

Dairy Queen Hit by 'Backoff' Cyber Attack

Dairy Queen has been in contact with the Secret Service about "suspicious activity" related to the Backoff strain of malware that attacks point-of-service machines.

Diversity
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar (Stanford Law School)

Cuellar Confirmed to California Supreme Court

Stanford professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar breezed through to confirmation to the California Supreme Court, adding a Hispanic and another academic to a court undergoing a dramatic transformation.

Auto Industry
Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat and Chrysler Group (file photo)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Clears Major Hurdle

Fiat's merger creating Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has cleared its biggest remaining hurdle by not exceeding a limit on cash paid out to current Fiat shareholders who don't support the deal.

Arts & Entertainment
Hip-hop has re-embraced its mission to advocate for the downtrodden (AP)

Hip-Hop Takes Up Ferguson Cause

Rappers are making their voices heard in Ferguson, Mo., channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when it worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.

Career News
Be careful about giving up personal information when applying for work (file photo)

Identity Thieves Prey on Job Seekers

Among the lowest forms of life on the planet are scam artists who prey on job hunters who are asked -- sometimes by legitimate employers -- for their Social Security numbers. ...continue

Rankings
2014 Best Schools

Overview: 2014 Best Schools for Hispanics

The 40 schools that appear in the 2014 HispanicBusiness Best Schools lists represent the cream of the crop when it comes to institutions of higher learning that reach out to Hispanic postgraduate students.

Politics
Nidal Hasan (Sky News)

Fort Hood Shooter Wants Islamic State Citizenship

Major Nidal Hasan, sentenced to death for the Fort Hood massacre, has reportedly written to the Islamic State leader saying he wants to become a "citizen" of the caliphate.

Technology
Nintendo is launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters (AP)

Nintendo Launching 'Amiibo' Toy-game Franchise

Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters, including Pikachu and Mario, will initially be part of its upcoming toy-game franchise set for release later this year.

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Green Economy & Conservation
Natural gas well (file photo)

Illinois Issues Fracking Rules

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released a long-awaited plan Friday to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling that supporters hope could bring an economic boost to Illinois but environmentalists fear may be too lenient.







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