Employment Outlook Brighter for College Grads

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_4517652b0b.jpgDigital Vision/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- It’s good to be a college graduate. Or, at the very least, it’s better than it was last year. An update of the National Association of Colleges and Employers' job outlook finds that employers will hire 8.6 percent more graduates this spring, compared to the same time in 2013. Employers that responded to the NACE survey indicated that they’re mostly looking for business, engineering and accounting majors with bachelor’s degrees.

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Online 'Dating' Site for Dogs or Cats

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_caa6d9f2ef.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- It’s like online dating -- except for people seeking dogs or cats or chinchillas or whatever else may be the perfect pet for them. “It’s exactly like using Match.com,” says Darrell Lerner, who ought to know. Before he founded pet-finder site Allpaws (which currently has 82,960 pets awaiting adoption), Lerner co-founded SNAP Interactive, the developer of AYI (Are You Interested?), a dating application on Facebook with, he says, some 70 million installs.

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Hotel Industry Fighting Back Against Airbnb

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_378cbf59b4.jpgChris Weeks/Getty Images for Airbnb (NEW YORK) -- With hotel prices soaring nearly 20 percent in the last four years, websites such as Airbnb.com that offer short-term rentals, typically at a fraction of the price of hotels, are booming. For homeowners like Gaston and Alexas de los Reyes, it’s a way to earn a little extra money. Through Airbnb, they rent out a studio in their Philadelphia home. “It’s very reliable and significant source of income for us,” Alexa de los Reyes said.

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Bill Ackman’s Secret Deal for Herbalife Whistleblower

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_e7d70f944e.jpgStephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Rubenstein Communications (NEW YORK) -- In his year-long campaign against the embattled Herbalife company, Wall Street hedge fund manager Bill Ackman secretly promised a disgruntled former company executive as much as $3.6 million over 10 years if he lost his job after providing information to government investigators and the media. Ackman’s firm so far has paid the whistleblower $80,000 under the arrangement, according to the former Herbalife executive’s lawyer.

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Assessing the Damage from the Heartbleed Bug

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_d489464b6c.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The Internet didn’t stay broken-hearted from the Heartbleed bug for long. Heartbleed, which even has its own logo, helped raise awareness about online security, and as a result, it appears many sites have now patched security flaws and prompted users to change their passwords. The bug exploits a flaw in Open SSL software that leaves private information, such as passwords and credit card information, up for grabs on sites that aren’t protected.

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