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How Much Do You Know About How the Internet Works?

CORPORATE | By Anne Flaherty | Thursday Nov 27, 2014
Most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential, according to a new study.

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Keira Knightley on New Movie 'The Imitation Game'

CORPORATE | Nov 27
This Thanksgiving weekend, Knightley's new film, "The Imitation Game" is released in theaters. It's the story of British math genius Alan Turing and the team who helped him crack a code and win World War II.

Falling Apart: America's Neglected Infrastructure

LEGAL | Nov 27
Steve Kroft reports on why our roads, bridges, airports and rail are outdated and need to be fixed.

US Bank Earnings up 7.3 Percent in 3Q

FINANCE | By Ken Sweet | Nov 27
Helped by an increase in commercial, industrial and auto loans, U.S. bank earnings rose 7.3 percent in the July-September quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and continued to lend out more money.

OPEC Unity Tested By Low Prices, Oil Glut

CORPORATE | By George Jahn | Nov 27
OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday are in a bind. Prices are plunging - and in the short term, the cartel may not be able to do much about it.

Nominee for Auto Safety Chief Faces Uphill Climb

LEGAL | By Tom Krisher | Nov 26
Mark Rosekind is a nationally known expert in human fatigue. He may soon inherit a government agency that's been criticized for nodding off at the wheel.

Weather Forecast: Snow, Rain Threaten Holiday Travel

CORPORATE | Nov 26
Another powerful line of storms is crossing the Southeast. Forecasters in Georgia put up several tornado warnings. Meteorologist Danielle Niles of CBS Boston station WBZ has the forecast.

Thanksgiving Trumps Black Friday for Deals

CORPORATE | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 26
Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year.

Sony to Offer Partial Refunds for Gaming Console

CORPORATE | By Jennifer C. Kerr | Nov 26
Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising.

FDA Strengthens Warning on Device Linked to Cancer

LEGAL | By Linda A. Johnson | Nov 25
U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients.

Broadway-Bound Magician Shows What's Up His Sleeve

CORPORATE | By Mark Kennedy, John Carucci | Nov 25
One grew up idolizing Harry Houdini. The other worshipped David Copperfield. Now they're both in a place known more for jazz hands than sleight of hand.

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