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Good news for workers: Survey shows bonuses are back
For employees hoping to receive a fatter paycheck, the recession and its aftermath were bleak times. Companies pulled back on bonuses and lavish perks. Budgets for payroll increases were slim, meaning raises were often slight and hard to come by.
Scientists exposed to anthrax as U.S. lab procedures break down
About 75 scientists may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria in government labs after the material was mishandled while being used in experiments, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Afghanistan vet who ran to grenade gets Medal of Honor
A former Marine Corps corporal who was severely wounded when he risked his life to shield a squad mate from a grenade blast in Afghanistan was awarded the nation's highest military decoration Thursday.
VIDEO: Twin twisters in Nebraska
Storm chasers captured some incredible footage of a pair of tornadoes on the ground near the northeast Nebraska village of Pilger earlier on Monday.
Lean retirement looms for Generation X
When their working years end, Gen-Xers might have to live on just half of their pre-retirement income, compared with 60 percent for the Baby Boom generation, Pew said last year.
Deadly guardrails spearing drivers is whistleblower's crusade
Harman is suing Trinity Highway and its Dallas-based owner, Trinity Industries Inc., alleging that it made quiet design changes that transformed guardrail systems across the U.S. into potentially deadly hazards.
Facebook places multiple bets to win messaging wars
Facebook is adopting a multifront strategy to woo fickle smartphone users who crave a variety of ways to send messages to friends.
VIDEO: House Majority Leader loses in primary
David Brat, an economics professor with Tea Party backing, shocked the Republican party on Tuesday by defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary in their suburban Richmond, Virginia district. See reaction from both candidates.
MAP: Here are the 74 school shootings since Newtown
The incident at an Oregon high school is the 74th school shooting since the Newtown massacre in 2012. Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control action group, keeps a rolling list of the shootings, defined as an incident where "a firearm was discharged inside a school building or on school or campus grounds, as documented in publicly reported news accounts."
Family Dollar adopts poison pill
Family Dollar Stores Inc., facing a threat from billionaire activist Carl Icahn, adopted a shareholder-rights plan that will limit investors from acquiring more than 10 percent of the company.
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