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Facebook loses $24,420 a minute during outages

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At 6:52 p.m. Eastern on Oct. 28, Facebook went down. (It began working again at 7:27 p.m.) This is the third such outage in the last several months, and it happens to coincide with the company’s announcement of impressive summer earnings.

The close proximity of outage and earnings makes some uncomfortable math possible.

In the third quarter, Facebook posted revenue of $3.2 billion. The third quarter lasts 91 days,…

Korean Royals Fan Will Melt Your World Series Heart

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MLB‘s title tilt is full of magic and mojo, and it hasn’t even started yet, but SungWoo Lee may already be the World Series’ most popular man

Lee’s not a player for the Royals or Giants though. He’s a fan — a die-hard fan from South Korea who is making an epic journey to see the team he loves on baseball’s biggest stage

Lee’s been a Royals fan for years, despite never having been to Kansas City before this summer. When he…

How the CDC’s "Do Not Board" List Could Ground Health Care Workers Exposed to Ebola

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A rarely-used “do not board” list that’s meant to keep those infected with communicable diseases—think infectious tuberculosis, SARS, or a viral hemorrhagic fever such as Ebola—from flying on commercial airlines, could impact health care workers who had contact with the Liberian man infected with Ebola who died earlier this month in Texas

According to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control published in…

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How the CDC’s "Do Not Board" List Could Ground Health Care Workers Exposed to Ebola

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A rarely-used “do not board” list that’s meant to keep those infected with communicable diseases—think infectious tuberculosis, SARS, or a viral hemorrhagic fever such as Ebola—from flying on commercial airlines, could impact health care workers who had contact with the Liberian man infected with Ebola who died earlier this month in Texas

According to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control published in…

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Nothing Is Sacred: Dairy Queen Gets Hacked

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If you bought a Peanut Buster Parfait recently, you may want to look over your credit card statement again.

Dairy Queen reported Thursday that about 400 of its restaurants have been hacked.

The chain blamed malware called Backoff for the breach, which compromised payment card numbers, customer names and expiration dates for purchases made between August and October 2014. Dairy Queen is offering a rundown of the…

The Stock Market Just Had Its Worst Day of 2014

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NEW YORK — The stock market had its worst day of the year Thursday, just 24 hours after recording its best.

The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 334 points as falling energy stocks and worries about the global economy sent investors fleeing out of the market. The blue-chip index rose 275 points the day before.

For three years, U.S. investors have enjoyed a stock market that has, for the most part, quietly and steadily moved higher. The pleasure cruise appears to be over.

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U.S. Airline Delays Up Slightly During the Peak Travel Season

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Airline delays and cancellations are up slightly from last year’s peak travel season.

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that flights on the nation’s largest airlines arrived on time 77.7% of the time in August. That is down from 78.8% in the same month last year, although it is better than July.

The 14 airlines covered in the government report canceled 1.2% of their U.S. flights in August, up from 1.0% a year…

Luhansk, Ukraine: City of Ghosts

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LUHANSK, Ukraine –- Lyuba Bolgarova has come to look for her father in a dusty field lined with trees that the autumn cold has given a rust-colored kiss.

Jutting from mounds of dirt are simple, wooden crosses — more than a hundred of them by a recent count — pale blond testaments to the toll of the ongoing conflict between Moscow-backed rebels and the government in Kiev.

In August, when battles…

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St. Louis Cardinals Fans Hurl Racist Insults at Ferguson Protestors

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St. Louis Cardinals supporters proclaim that they are the “best fans in baseball.”

That notion has already been mocked by many, but a small segment of Cardinals fans further embarrassed their brethren in shocking new form on Monday night

At game 3 of the Cardinals’ MLB playoff series against the Dodgers in St. Louis, a group protested outside Busch Stadium to continue drawing attention to the fact that Ferguson police officer…