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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money | Fri, Dec 14, 2012 3:53 PM EST | CommentsA second KTBS-TV employee was fired the same day as meteorologist Rhonda Lee. But while the TV station says that, like Lee, longtime crime reporter Chris Redford lost his job for violating the station's social media policy, one source with ties to the station tells Yahoo! Shine that Redford was fired without warning for responding to a personal attack on his own Facebook page.
Crime reporter Chris Redford was also fired from KTBS-TV on the same day as meteorologist Rhonda Lee. (Photo: …
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"He is an openly homosexual man that denounced gay slurs left on same KTBS site," the source, who requested anonymity out of fear of retaliation, wrote in an email to Yahoo! Shine. "The only difference is he did not write on the KTBS Facebook page, he responded on his own PERSONAL FB page and was given NO prior warning."
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Redford, whose twin brother is a New York City police officer, was defending a straight coworker who was being harassed online, the source wrote. KTBS station manager George Sirven told Yahoo! Shine in a...Read More »
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Work + Money | Fri, Dec 14, 2012 3:43 PM EST | CommentsWith Christmas just days away, it's not surprising that the sticker price for this holiday's hottest toy is skyrocketing. Still, $2,500...for a Furby?
An eBay seller is asking $2,500 in exchange for a Furby and a little help.
This year's hottest holiday toy
The priciest individual listing for the doll on eBay costs $2,450 more than the original retail price. What makes this particular cross-eyed robot so special: the seller.
Beneath Cheri Cisneros' headline—"FURBY BLACK INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC TOY 2012 NEW GREAT FOR CHRISTMAS!!!"—there is an explanation for the staggering four digits.
"I am in the end stage of lung disease, and waiting for the call saying they have a donor transplant ready for me," reads the description. "As I wait I cannot work and am in bed as my function is 12% at this point. Insurance has the surgery covered but in the meantime I am drowning in debt. If you are blessed and can help me out, please make an offer on my Furby."
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In 2004, Cisneros was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary D...Read More »
- Refinery29 | Work + Money | Fri, Dec 14, 2012 2:35 PM EST | Comments
By Angela Tafoya, Refinery29
Some will argue that between the pay (or lack thereof), busy work, and schlepping around - being someone's intern is hardly a breeze. Remember those days? But hey, you know what they say...you've got to start somewhere, right? Well, in a surprising new study by Glassdoor, it turns out Facebook interns may be an exception and are not exactly working for chump-change. In fact, they are living quite the lavish life and making more than the average American (who nets around $40,000 annually). We're talking $5,602 a month, averaging $67,000 a year. Um, suddenly being an intern again doesn't sound too shabby. On top of the mega bucks the social-media giant dishes out, it also supplies interns with employee perks like gym access, laptops, phones, and more. Perhaps it's not that much of a surprise, though, considering Facebook is ranked one of the top companies to work for, but $67,000 a year? Wowza! Okay, where do we sign up?
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- Work And Money The Shine | Work + Money | Fri, Dec 14, 2012 4:47 PM EST | Comments
A recent Wells Fargo survey found that nearly 30% of middle class Americans plan to work until they are 80 or older -- up from 25% a year ago. With people struggling to save for retirement, we’ve recruited personal finance expert Lauren Lyons Cole to give us practical tips to properly plan for retirement at a reasonable age.
1. Make sure you’re getting the match on your employer’s retirement plan: This is an easy one, but you’d be surprised how many people still aren’t taking advantage of their employer’s match. Your employer may be offering free financial workshops. Go to them! Meet with your HR rep and increase your 401k contribution up to the match. If you’re already getting the match, increase it by 5% extra. You’ll barely notice the difference.
2. Open and contribute to a Roth IRA - These are magical accounts. They have only been around since the late 90s and Lauren thinks that one of...Read More »
- Anderson Team | Anderson Cooper | Thu, Dec 13, 2012 1:57 PM EST | Comments
Sarah, who is from New Hampshire, called the police on a Salvation Army bell ringer who was outside her workplace collecting donations for the holidays. Her bold move made headlines, and she was subsequently called "The Grinch."
Sarah appeared on "Anderson Live" to explain why she called the police. She said it was her fourth year in a row listening to the bells, and could not take it anymore. Sarah insisted she is a nice person and expressed her frustration at being called "The Grinch" and said, "It's horrifying."
Watch the video to find out what else she had to say.
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