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Gates Foundation Pledges $50 Million To Fight Ebola

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is stepping up the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Today the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it was pledging $50-million to help with emergency efforts in containing the deadly virus

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University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass System Reports Record-High Endowment

The University of Massachusetts' endowment has grown to record high $757 million after fundraising efforts exceeded expectations during the latest fiscal year.

President Robert Caret announced Wednesday that the five-campus system raised almost $117 million in gifts and pledges during the 2014 fiscal year, a 12 percent increase over the previous year and about $12 million more than the goal

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Home Depot Confirm Data Systems Breached

Home Depot is confirming that its payment data systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used cards at U.S. and Canadian stores.

The largest U.S. home improvement chain says there is no evidence debit card PINs were compromised, and no evidence online customers or shoppers at stores in Mexico are affected

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Young Adults Are Less Likely To Have Credit Cards

Many young adults aren't racking up a lot of credit card debt. That's because they don't have credit cards.

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Photo from Harvard University Website

Harvard Receives Largest Gift Ever

Harvard's public health school has received a $350 million gift _ the largest single donation in the history of the university _ to bolster research into major global health threats.

Harvard president Drew Faust on Monday officially announced the gift from a philanthropic foundation established by the family of T

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Pro-Casino Group Raises $1.8 Million To Oppose Repeal

Political campaigns on both sides of the casino debate have filed their first finance reports with the state.

The Committee to Protect Massachusetts Jobs, which wants to defeat a November ballot question to repeal the state's casino law, reported Friday nearly $1

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Fackbook Acquires WhatsApp For $16 Billion
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Smartphones and Stupid Settings

Has anyone else noticed how a video will automatically start playing once you scroll passed it on your Facebook newsfeed? Yea, that little change may be the reason you wanted to toss your phone bill out the window last month

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Market Basket Employees Back On The Job

Market Basket is back, and part time employee Joann Davis of New Bedford couldn't be happier.

Joann was bagging groceries on Thursday, welcoming customers back to the New Bedford store. During the six week stalemate over ownership issues, Davis admits she sometimes worried that Arthur T

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Fall River Man Pleads Guilty In “Black Money” Scheme

A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to defrauding another man out of $100,000 in a so-called ``black money'' scheme.

Saah Johnson, of Fall River, entered his plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Providence

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Current Job Openings [INTERVIEW]

Here's the list for this week, the "Hot Jobs Report" that we get every week from the Greater New Bedford Career Center.

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