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The Secret to Getting a Job with a Liberal Arts Degree

The Secret to Getting a Job with a Liberal Arts Degree

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- From the time they enter high school and up to their senior year, students are told that they can improve their chances of landing work after college by focusing on the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).So where does that leave the student who wants to earn a liberal arts degree?Not as bad off as educators might think, according to a study from the Association of American Colleges & Universities. The study finds employers are more open to consider grads with concentrations such as anthropology and philosophy, provided they show important skills in other areas.These skills include a talent for writing and oral communication, teamwork, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and the ability to apply knowledge in real world settings.In fact, employers say proficiency in these skills is more important than the major they studied for.Overall, there are 10 skills employers are looking for in a candidate but only about 14 percent believe the average grad possess all 10 while 53 percent says that candidates probably have half the skills. However, a third of employers are concerned whether any job applicants can demonstrate "capacity to think critically, communicate clearly and solve complex problems.”Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Mercedes-Benz Recalling More than 147,000 Vehicles Due to Fire Risk

Mercedes-Benz Recalling More than 147,000 Vehicles Due to Fire Risk

Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling over 147,000 vehicles in North America after an issue was discovered that could potentially cause vehicle fires.According to a letter sent to the company by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a rubber seal at the back of the engine bay on certain vehicles could potentially stick to the hood, and then may fall into the engine bay. NHTSA notes that if the seal contacts parts of the exhaust system, the risk of a fire could increase significantly.Owners of affected vehicles can receive four additional retaining clips to keep the rubber seal in place. The recall is expected to begin next month.The recall affects vehicles from the 2013 to 2015 model years, including the Mercedes Benz CLS 400, CLS 550, CLS63, E350, E400, E400 hybrid, E550 and E63. In total, 147,224 vehicles are affected by the recall.

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Domino’s Customer Contest Inadvertently Becomes Franchisee Shaming

Domino’s Customer Contest Inadvertently Becomes Franchisee Shaming

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Domino's customers are taking the restaurant chain's online contest to a new level by calling out its franchisees -- and in some cases the company itself -- over its old Domino's Pizza name and logo.The company recently introduced a social media campaign asking Instagram users to post photos of restaurants that are still using the old logo -- tagged with #logoinformants and #sweeps.The website logoinformants.com, which is run by Dominoes, states: "It’s just for good fun, which means you have no police power and are not an employee of any governmental division. Sorry."The company plans to award five people free pizza for a year, and another 1,000 people will win a $10 Domino's gift card until April 27.

#logoinformants #sweeps Hoping to get some Domino's. More than just pizza. pic.twitter.com/pa4bEygJwB

— Herbie Verstinks (@VerstinksHerbie) February 20, 2015 The company, based in Ann Arbor Charter Township, Michigan, said the campaign is a customer-focused contest."It's just a fun way to engage our old logo before it's gone, through a tongue-in-cheek scavenger hunt," Domino's spokeswoman Jenny Fouracre said. "It has nothing to do with shaming our franchisees at all."But, the public is firing back at the company itself -- pointing out that it's also using the old company name on Twitter and Facebook page."Umm, @Dominos I think you forgot to "drop the pizza" on your own Facebook page. #logoinformants #sweeps," wrote one Instagram user, with a screenshot of the "Domino's Pizza" Facebook page.

Umm, @Dominos I think you forgot to "drop the pizza" on your own Facebook page. #logoinformants #sweeps

A photo posted by MoMo (@insertwittyrunningpunhere) on Feb 19, 2015 at 5:32pm PST

Fouracre said the company sometimes uses its old name online, because many people still search for "Domino's Pizza."There are 4,986 Domino’s locations in the U.S., according to the company, among nearly 11,000 in total around the world. Domino’s has about 1,000 independent franchise owners in the U.S., according to its website, and 96 percent of locations are franchise-owned.

http://t.co/iSogkgVHmX #LogoInformants #Sweeps SHAME! @Dominos YOUR Twitter feed is still represents you as Domino's Pizza! SHAME!

— Patrick McDowell (@mistrmcd) February 20, 2015 The company, which changed its name to just Domino's from Domino's Pizza in 2012, says it sells more than just pizza. Fouracre said the company expects the majority of its stores to be "re-imaged" by the end of 2017.She said the franchisees are aware of the timeline to replace signage. Some stores will make bigger changes than others, with costs ranging around $40,000 to $55,000 each location.

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Jaguar Land Rover to Recall 62,000 Vehicles Due to Air Bag Issue

Jaguar Land Rover to Recall 62,000 Vehicles Due to Air Bag Issue

Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling nearly 62,000 vehicles in the U.S. due to an airbag issue.According to a letter sent to the company by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the passenger air bag in the vehicles may be disabled. The vehicles, manufactured between August 2012 and February 2015, include Range Rovers from the model years 2013 to 2015 and Range Rover Sport vehicles from the 2014 and 2015 model years.NHTSA says that a light weight adult front seat passenger may be improperly classified by the vehicle's occupant classification system. Such an issue could disable to passenger air bag, increasing risk of injury in a crash.

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Uber Launches UberEATS Food-Delivery Service in Barcelona

Uber Launches UberEATS Food-Delivery Service in Barcelona

TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Uber is beginning to expand its presence in the food delivery industry, launching UberEATS in Barcelona earlier this week.According to an Uber blog post, the "on-demand food-delivery service" launched in Barcelona on Wednesday. The platform had previously launched in Los Angeles under the name UberFRESH. The goal of the service is to "create a changing selection of lunch and dinner meals that you can receive in under ten minutes," the company says. "In the same time it takes you to walk up Las Ramblas, you can open up your Uber app, choose your meal and get it delivered to an address of your choice."UberFRESH launched in Los Angeles in August 2014 and expanded to Beverly Hills and West Hollywood in November 2014. Funded by major venture capital funds, including Google Ventures, and valued at $40 billion, Uber has received fierce criticism in several countries where established taxi companies say it is not operating legitimately.

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YouTube Set to Launch a Kid-Friendly Video App

YouTube Set to Launch a Kid-Friendly Video App

Anatoliy Babiy/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- YouTube is set to launch a kid-friendly video app on Monday in the Google Play store, according to a person familiar with the matter.The standalone app is said to initially be available for Android devices in the United States. It will be geared toward making it easy for children to find fun and educational content in areas that interest them, along with a channel dedicated to promoting early literacy.Among the kid-approved staples expected to be included in the app are videos from Jim Henson TV, Mother Goose Club and Thomas the Tank Engine.It's expected the app will officially be announced on Monday at the Kidscreen Summit in Miami when YouTube executive Malik Ducard delivers what the conference is billing as a "revealing keynote."When Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion in 2006, many people wondered if the search giant had wildly overpaid for the site. Now, the website is said to be valued as high as $40 billion.Half of all views on YouTube now come from mobile devices, making it clear that there's a real market for kids to enjoy a family-friendly version of YouTube via an app.

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Deal Reached in West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Deal Reached in West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association reached an agreement on a new five-year contract on Friday night that should bring dock workers back to work by Saturday. The National Retail Federation congratulated the two sides on Friday, calling it "time for the parties to quickly ratify the deal and immediately focus on clearing out the crisis-level congestion and backlog at the ports. The labor dispute had resulted in strikes at West Coast ports over the last few months."The congestion, slowdowns and suspensions over the last few months have had a significant economic impact on the entire supply chain," the NRF said in a statement. The organization also called for both sides to dedicate themselves "to finding a new way to ensure that this nightmare scenario is not repeated again."

“After more than nine months of negotiations, we are pleased to have reached an agreement that is good for workers and for the industry,” said PMA President James McKenna and ILWU President Bob McEllrath in a joint statement. “We are also pleased that our ports can now resume full operations.”

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Record Closes on Wall Street Following News of Greek Debt Deal

Record Closes on Wall Street Following News of Greek Debt Deal

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street enjoyed a happy Friday, as two of the major indices closed the session at all-time highs, with a third reaching its best close in more than a decade.The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed to a record of 18140.44, the first record close of the year.The Nasdaq gained 31.27 to 4955.97 -- a 15-year high. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 reached a new record close of 2110.30, up 12.85 from its open.The positive day on Wall Street followed news that the European Union and Greece reached a debt deal that would keep Greece in the EU. Greece received a four-month extension.

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Fast Food Restaurants Target Catholics During Lent

Fast Food Restaurants Target Catholics During Lent

Red Robin(NEW YORK) -- Red Robin is hoping to lure Catholics who are abstaining from meat during Lent by presenting its latest seafood menu -- even inviting Pope Francis to lunch.And other fast food restaurants are jumping on the Lent wagon as well.Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc., based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, extended an invitation to the pope on Wednesday as it introduced its new "Wild Pacific" crab cake burger."If His Holiness accepts and visits any U.S. location between February 18 and April 2, Red Robin will offer The Wild Pacific Crab Cake Burger to guests for free, while supplies last, on the remaining Fridays during Lent," the company said.There are more than 500 Red Robin restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.Some practitioners of the Christian season of Lent, which began on Ash Wednesday and lasts 40 days ahead of Easter, exercise personal sacrifices that re-focus their attention to God.

Saint Thomas Aquinas wrote in The Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas that "fasting was instituted by the Church in order to bridle the concupiscences of the flesh, which regard pleasures of touch in connection with food and sex. Wherefore the Church forbade those who fast to partake of those foods which both afford most pleasure to the palate, and besides are a very great incentive to lust."Around the Lenten season, McDonald's has offered its Filet-O-Fish sandwich for just $1, which reportedly sees an increase in sales around this time of the year. The sandwich was created by the franchisee of the first McDonald's in Cincinnati in 1962 in part to cater to the predominantly Roman Catholic customers.A spokesperson for McDonald's declined to comment about sales, but said, "While McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish is popular year-round, we know that many of our customers especially enjoy it during this season."Other fast-food restaurants share that sales related to seafood typically pick up the pace during Lent.“During Lent, we see 25 percent to 40 percent increases in our weekly unit volumes,” Long John Silver's chief marketing officer, Charles St. Clair, told Quick Service Restaurant magazine. “The awareness that gets generated this time of year helps throughout the year.”Heather Metzler, director of brand marketing for Arby’s, told the magazine that since 2008, Arby’s has brought its wild Alaska Pollock fish sandwich back every year during Lent.Arby’s sold 11.8 million Reel Big Fillet sandwiches last year, compared with 8.7 million in 2012.“Our customers have come to expect it, and we are gaining more interest every year,” she said.

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DOT, NHTSA Announce $14,000 Per Day Fine Against Takata Amid Airbag Investigation

DOT, NHTSA Announce $14,000 Per Day Fine Against Takata Amid Airbag Investigation

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Mark Rosekind announced a $14,000 per day fine against Takata Corporation for the company's failure to cooperate with an investigation into defective airbags it manufactured."Safety is a shared responsibility," Foxx said, "and Takata's failure to fully cooperate with our investigation is unacceptable and will not be tolerated."

In addition to the $14,000 fine for each day Takata doesn't cooperate fully, Foxx called on Congress to pass the Grow America act, which would require rental car agencies to remedy any safety defects in vehicles under recall before renting that vehicle.In 2014, NHTSA issued a pair of special orders to Takata requiring the company to provide documents and other information regarding the investigation into those faulty airbags. The U.S. Department of Transportation and NHTSA say the company has failed to cooperate with those orders."Every vehicle under an open safety recall should be repaired as soon as possible," Foxx said. Takata said it was "surprised and disappointed" by the fine and disagrees with the characterization of the company as being uncooperative.

"In response to NHTSA's special orders, we have provided the agency with almost 2.5 million pages of documents to date," Takata's statement read. The company adds that it has been in "constant communication" with NHTSA about the production of pertinent documents.The auto parts manufacturer added that it has been working with automakers to aid in the recall and with NHTSA engineers to identify the cause of the issue.

"We remain fully committed to cooperating with NHTSA in the interests of advancing auto safety for the driving public," Takata said.

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Why Danny Glover Is Trying to Save the Postal Service

Why Danny Glover Is Trying to Save the Postal Service

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- An unlikely candidate has volunteered his services to help save what has been called the dying U.S. Postal Service.Danny Glover is an actor, producer and activist who has been a part of Hollywood for over two decades. He is well-known his role in The Color Purple and costarring with Mel Gibson in the Lethal Weapon series.Glover’s ties to the USPS run deep. The video shows that his father, mother, brother and sister were postal workers. As a teenager, Glover worked for the USPS during winter breaks from school.Contract negations began Thursday between the USPS and leaders from the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C. The night before, the union hosted a pep rally featuring a Glover endorsement video and the movie star in person.Over a montage of family photos, Glover reflects, “Working for the Postal Service enabled my parents to buy their first home…They took great pride in their work.”

Several unions -- including the APWU -- strongly oppose the USPS’ efforts to privatize transactions to retailers, consolidate facilities and drop day of delivery services.APWU President Mark Dimondstin has made the APWU’s battle a broader fight, recruiting 64 national organizations including farmers, civil rights groups and religious labor committees to form “A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service.”

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Dole Gets into Wearables…with a Banana

Dole Gets into Wearables…with a BananaiStock/Thinkstock(TOKYO) -- Who needs the Apple watch when you can have Dole's wearable banana?The fruit and technology hybrid was the brainchild of Dole's team in Japan, which was looking for an innovative way to celebrate its sponsorship of the Tokyo...

What an Apple Car Would Need to Compete with Tesla

What an Apple Car Would Need to Compete with Tesla

Apple(NEW YORK) -- Apple's nearly four decades as a company have been filled with repeated disruption of otherwise settled industries, leaving many to wonder if the world's most valuable company may be preparing to upend the auto industry with an Apple car."Apple is very good at disrupting things at a grand scale, from the music industry to music players and smartphones," Patrick Moorhead, an analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy, told ABC News. "And here you have a company with more money than anyone else. With that said, they can do anything they want to."The iPhone maker reported in January its biggest quarter yet as it sold more than 74 million iPhones. Apple's $18 billion earnings were also the best quarter in terms of profit any public company has ever reported.A lawsuit filed in Massachusetts federal court this week by A123 Systems alleges Apple poached five of the lithium-ion battery maker's employees, fueling more speculation the iPhone maker may be quietly working on an electric car.Apple has not commented on reports it may be building an auto team and did not respond to ABC News' request for comment on the lawsuit.With Tesla on the cutting edge of the electric car market, Moorhead said Apple will need to develop some strategic partnerships to bring a hypothetical Apple car to the market."They need to focus on what they're really good at and partner with companies and acquire companies who know how to do everything else," he said. "For instance, I don't see a core competency in braking systems that Apple would bring to the table or a new way to do tires."Not only will Apple's worth give it a competitive edge, but the company also has the advantage of employing a brain trust of some of the best designers and user experience experts in the world, Moorhead said."The technology to make a self-driving or near self-driving car would absolutely be on the table," he said.Tesla currently does not sell a completely autonomous driving car. However, last October Elon Musk's company unveiled a new Model S that is smart enough to safely navigate between lanes with a simple press of a turn signal, sense pedestrians, adhere to speed limit signs and even pull into a spot in a parking garage.Richard Wallace, director of the transportation systems analysis group at the Center for Automotive Research, said he expects a hypothetical Apple car would have some of the semi-autonomous features of the Model S."If they enter into the car market, they will by default enter into the autonomous driving vehicle race, but that doesn't mean it has to be fully self-driving on day one," Wallace said.With Tesla's Giga factory in Nevada set to produce enough batteries for 500,000 vehicles in 2020, Wallace said he believes Apple could even potentially partner with the company."It has been said Tesla will have to find other customers because their production capacity will be astonishing [at the factory]," Wallace said, referencing reports from analysts who believe the electric car maker may be able to produce more than it needs at its factory.Apple officially veered into the automotive world last year when it released CarPlay, a system that lets users link their iPhones to infotainment systems in some cars, allowing them to safely enjoy an iOS experience while driving."You should never underestimate Apple," Moorhead said. "When you have more cash than many countries do, you can never underestimate what they could do."

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California Mom Says She Grosses at Least $70K a Month on Etsy

California Mom Says She Grosses at Least $70K a Month on Etsy

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Alicia Shaffer started her site on Etsy, selling homemade headbands and socks, in November 2011 just hoping to make a few bucks."I just wanted to pay for dance lessons or my son's soccer," Shaffer told ABC's Good Morning America special correspondent Becky Worley.Now, nearly four years later, Shaffer's site, "Three Bird Nest," is one of the top five-grossing stores on Etsy, grossing anywhere from $70,000 to $80,000 per month."I was literally hoping to make like $100 a week," Shaffer said of her humble beginnings.Those humble beginnings included Shaffer sewing every item herself until her Etsy site exploded in popularity."I'm literally crying because I only have so many hours to get stuff done," Shaffer recalled. "There was stuff everywhere.""Three Bird Nest" now sells everything from clothing to leg warmers, turbans, scarves, purses, jewelry and hair accessories.As demand grew, Shaffer began hiring friends to help her meet the demand. She also hired a professional photographer and a model to show off her goods, two hires Shaffer says were important to her success.Shaffer, who lives with her family in a rural part of California, pays herself an annual salary of $55,000. She says she reinvests the rest of her earnings back into the business and her employees, which number eight, according to the store's page."You can run any business now with the Internet," Shaffer said.

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Tax Tip: Choosing the Right Tax Preparer

Tax Tip: Choosing the Right Tax Preparer

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- More than half of all taxpayers hand over personal information and documents to a professional to file their return, according to the Internal Revenue Service. If you're one of those taxpayers, it's important to chose your preparer wisely."Anybody can claim they're a tax preparer," says Kevin McCormally of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.So how do you find the right one?"It's so difficult. The government does not regulate tax preparers," McCormally says. However, preparers do have to register with the IRS to get a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) in order to file your return, so check to make sure they have one. The IRS also recommends avoiding preparers who base their fee on a percentage of your refund, or those who say they can get larger refunds than others.Relying on word of mouth and credentials can also be helpful when choosing a preparer, McCormally adds."A lot of people go to an H&R Block or a Jackson Hewitt, and some of those people are terrific, and some not that good. A lot of it depends on the luck of the draw when you go into an office," says McCormally. "Now, if you've used somebody in the past whom you like, that's the person to go to."

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Lenovo Faces Uproar Over Superfish Adware

Lenovo Faces Uproar Over Superfish Adware

PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Lenovo has removed a preloaded adware program called Superfish from its devices after users reported antivirus protection systems had deemed it a "potentially unwanted program."The electronics company said in a statement it removed Superfish, a visual search engine, from all products it planned to ship, effective January. The Chinese electronics company said Superfish "has completely disabled server side interactions" on existing devices.Users complaining on the Lenovo forums describe how the software would inject advertisements into their system that were more akin to what the industry would call a PUP, short for "potentially unwanted program."Perhaps most troubling is the allegation that the software can present users with a fake certificate instead of one belonging to a legitimate site they're trying to visit, that way Superfish can serve advertisements."If this software or any of its control infrastructure is compromised, an attacker would have complete and unrestricted access to affected customers banking sites, personal data and private messages," security researcher Marc Rogers wrote on his blog.Daniel Assouline, CEO at software company Lavasoft, told ABC News "the problem with Superfish isn't the problem of what they do, it's how they do it.""They need to have better consent screens and be very clear about what they are going to do on the user's PC," he said. "When we categorize adware and malware, the differentiation is whether the company has been forthcoming and transparent."Superfish CEO Adi Pinhas told ABC News in a statement that his company "is completely transparent in what our software does and at no time were consumers vulnerable -- we stand by this today."He added that Superfish stands by a statement Lenovo released making it clear that users are "not tracked nor re-targeted" and "every session is independent" when using Superfish.Lenovo also said "the relationship with Superfish is not financially significant; our goal was to enhance the experience for users. We recognize that the software did not meet that goal and have acted quickly and decisively."

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Little Caesars Announces New Bacon-Wrapped Pizza

Little Caesars Announces New Bacon-Wrapped Pizza

Little Caesars(NEW YORK) -- Is America ready for bacon-wrapped pizza? Doesn’t matter, because it’s getting it this coming Monday.Little Caesars announced its new “Bacon Wrapped Crust DEEP!DEEP! Dish pizza,” a behemoth of a pie with two types of bacon and classic pepperoni on a Detroit-style deep dish crust.Little Caesars described it as an “8-corner deep dish pizza wrapped in decadent whole strips of thick-cut, crispy bacon, and then topped with pepperoni and even more chewy pieces of savory bacon goodness.”The $12 pie clocks in at 450 calories per slice with 830mg of sodium, and will be available for only a limited time at participating locations."Little Caesars focuses on giving customers new flavors and choices at a great value and with the sense of fun we’re known for,” Little Caesars' senior vice president of global marketing, Edward Gleich, said in a statement. "With the new Bacon Wrapped Crust DEEP!DEEP! Dish we’re pushing pizza to its bacon limits with more than 3 1/2 feet of bacon wrapped around the crust alone. It’s unabashedly delicious. That’s why we like to say, ‘In Bacon We Crust!’”

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Why Some Internet Users Are Paying a Fee for More Privacy

Why Some Internet Users Are Paying a Fee for More Privacy

psphotograph/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Would you pay an extra fee for more Internet privacy? AT&T's high-speed fiber-optic service U-Verse has offered that option to customers since the launch of its GigaPower product. But is it worth it?Here's how this privacy option works: On top of the $70 a month customers pay, you can opt into AT&T Internet Preferences to select a "premier offer" for an extra $29 a month. Then, those customers will receive what AT&T calls individually tailored advertising. In other words, customers who don't choose AT&T's ad-supported model pay an extra $29.First introduced in 2013 in Austin, Texas, the company announced this week that the 1-gigabit-per-second service is available in Kansas City, Missouri. The AT&T GigaPower network is also available to customers in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, and Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The company has announced plans to expand to 11 additional markets, including Atlanta, Chicago, Miami and Cupertino, California.Its new service uses search terms entered, Web pages visited and links clicked to help advertisers target ads on websites and email messages, the Wall Street Journal reported, and the tracking will stay in place even if you clear cookies or use an ad-blocking program. Whether you opt in or not, AT&T says in its privacy policy that it may continue to collect Web browsing information for "limited" purposes, such as AT&T advertising and offers.Since AT&T offered the GigaPower service more than a year ago, the "vast majority" have opted for the ad-supported model, AT&T spokeswoman Gretchen Schultz told ABC News."We offer our customers some of the fastest Internet speeds available and do so in a way that ensures they have a clear choice," she said.While AT&T's option to customers is rare among large tech companies, Adam Levin, founder of Identity Theft 911, said he prefers firms offer more privacy in general. His company specializes in online privacy, including identity theft recovery services."Privacy should be the default setting, not the premium setting," Levin said. "What's next, will we be charged for the air we breathe?"There may be other alternatives for the privacy-conscious, such as a VPN (virtual private network) that can cost about $40 a year."A VPN isn't a cure-all -- it's good for security, but not necessarily privacy," Levin said. "If you're sending all of your traffic through a VPN, there's is nothing to stop the VPN service from also monitoring or storing your information."These services may offer one layer of protection when using public networks, such as the Wi-Fi network in a Starbucks."Some services out there have good track records for privacy protection, but you need to do your homework and vet any VPN company thoroughly before you trust them with your data," Levin said.

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Mixed Day on Wall Street as Unemployment Claims Decline, Walmart Announces Minimum Wage Increase

Mixed Day on Wall Street as Unemployment Claims Decline, Walmart Announces Minimum Wage Increasetarabird/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Thursday was a mixed day on Wall Street, with two of the three major indices posting small losses, as one of the largest corporations in the U.S. announced it would increase the minimum wage for its workers.The D...

Facebook Feature Can Now Change Your Photos

Facebook Feature Can Now Change Your Photos

Facebook(NEW YORK) -- If your dream is to add puppies, palm trees or dinosaurs to your Facebook photos, then you're in luck.Facebook is rolling out a new feature Thursday that allows users to dress up their photos with stickers before uploading them to the social network.The update is available for Facebook's iOS and Android apps. When users begin the photo upload process, they'll be able to press a new sticker icon that will bring up a menu of graphics they can choose to add to a photo.After selecting a sticker, the user can determine how big they want it to be and where it should be placed on their photo.After that, users are free to press upload and show off their creations.

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