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Newsweek to End Print Edition and Go Strictly Digital

After 80 years of delivering weekly world news by way of print publication, Newsweek has decided that it will eliminate its paper magazine at the end of the year and move forward with a strictly digital format.

The new subscription only online publication will be called Newsweek Global.

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Some People — GASP — May Not Actually Be Sick When They Take a Sick Day

In not-so-stunning news, it appears that every sick day taken by employees may not be due to genuine illness. The latest survey by CareerBuilder found that about a third of all call-ins last year were made by workers who simply opted to take the day off rather than save their sick time for when they actually needed it.

However, the most interesting attribute of calling in sick is the excuses that people make for not coming into work. Sure, there are the standard lines that most managers hear repeatedly, but some employees get creative with their excuses.

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Now It’s a Trend: Target Jumps on the Price-Matching Bandwagon — Dollars and Sense

Earlier this week, Target announced that, like Best Buy and Toys R Us did recently, it would be joining the price-matching game this holiday season. The company said it plans to match the prices of online retailers as a way to stay competitive during the holiday shopping season.

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What Are the Richest and Poorest Cities in America?

According to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the national median household income level ($50,502) diminished for the second year in a row, falling to 8 percent below what it was before the economic downturn in 2007. This decrease was felt across the board, even in the country’s wealthiest areas.

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Walmart’s New Pre-Paid Debit Card Is Basically a Free Checking Account — Dollars and Sense

Walmart plans to unleash a new no-fee prepaid debit card by American Express later this week called Bluebird that will be offered nationwide at some 4,000 Walmart stores and through the Bluebird website.

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Mom Tattoos 11-Year-Old Daughter

Some species eat their young. In North Carolina, they just ink them.

Last month, the Havelock Police Department arrested Odessa Clay, 30, for giving her 11-year-old daughter a small, heart-shaped tattoo on her shoulder. Clay now faces one count of tattooing a person under the age of 18 because apparently it is against the law for anyone to tattoo a minor in the state of North Carolina, even if there is parental consent.

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