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It's not just the pallets in its vast warehouses. Amazon's employees are also "stacked" based on their performance, and the ones near the bottom may find their jobs at risk. A critical look at the corporate culture of Amazon.com by the New York Times this weekend raised questions about the company's use of...

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The Dutch electronics firm, Philips, aims to raise at least €694m (£547m) by selling a 25% stake in its lighting business on the stock market. Philips chief executive Frans van Houten said the initial public offering (IPO) would enable the company to focus on its health technology business. The Dutch firm said on Monday that it would offer 37.5...

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They have posted dozens of images of themselves on the blood-stained battlefields of eastern Ukraine, standing proudly atop tanks with Kalashnikov rifles in hand, operating surface-to-air missile launchers and posturing with other camouflage-clad fighters near the destroyed Donetsk airport. Now, Russia's so-called "selfie soldiers" are uploading photos of themselves in war-torn Syria, where they are supporting Syrian President Bashar...

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UK manufacturing activity contracted in April for the first time in three years, a survey has indicated, adding to fears over the economy's strength. The Markit/CIPS manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 49.2 from 50.7 in March. A reading below 50 indicates falling output. It is the first time that activity in the sector has fallen since March 2013....

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Denise Slader, a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employee, was formally charged on Wednesday in connection with an early December incident in which she physically attacked two Muslim men praying in a park. Slader was caught on video confronting two men of Middle Eastern descent as they were praying in Lake Chabot Regional Park in the San...

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Twitter's top execs are dipping into their own pockets to renew confidence in the company and its stock. Jack Dorsey, Twitter's cofounder and interim CEO, bought nearly 32,000 more shares of Twitter on Friday, worth about $875,000 at the time, according to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Dorsey, a paper billionaire and one of...

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By Sky News US Team A massive wildfire raging in north-central Washington has become the largest in the state's history. The blaze measured just over 400 square miles as it burned overnight, Okanogan County Fire spokesman Rick Isaacson said on Monday. He called the record unfortunate, particularly due to it coming so early in the wildfire season. "It's only August 24,"...

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WASHINGTON -- Mortgage discrimination against black and Hispanic communities has led to a proposed $32.75 million settlement between Hudson City Savings Bank and the federal government. The New Jersey-based lender located branches, chose mortgage brokers and marketed loans that discouraged borrowers in predominantly minority communities, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Justice Department said Thursday....

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(Noon): The London market remained on a losing streak on Friday, with miners the four biggest fallers on the FTSE 100. Anglo American was the biggest faller, down 3.4%, with Rio Tinto, Antofagasta and Glencore all down 3% as well. Housebuilders Persimmon and Barratts received positive brokers' assessments giving them gains of 2% and taking Berkeley Group up 1.6%...

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President Barack Obama was at a press conference on Wednesday fielding questions about the United States' historic nuclear deal with Iran when he was asked an entirely different question: would he revoke Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom? He said there is "no precedent" for revoking the nation's highest civilian award. The president said he wouldn't comment specifically on...

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