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Consumer tips from the Better Business Bureau, job-search advice and technology news compiled by GateHouse News Service. From ideas for starting a business, to interviewing, to career education, we have you covered at all levels of employment. Plus, ...
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Consumer tips from the Better Business Bureau, job-search advice and technology news compiled by GateHouse News Service. From ideas for starting a business, to interviewing, to career education, we have you covered at all levels of employment. Plus, weekly updates on what's new and buzzworthy in the technology field.
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Jan. 3, 2014 12:28 p.m.

The List

The top 10 biggest dollar gainers in the U.S. in 2013, according to Forbes:

1. Sheldon Adelson

2. Mark Zuckerberg

3. Jeff Bezos

4. Warren Buffett

5. Christy Walton

6. S. Robson Walton

7. Alice Walton

8. Jim Walton

9. Larry Page

10. Bill Gates

Number to Know

60 percent: About 60 percent of consumers consider operating systems and desktop computers that are 5 to 10 years old to be outdated. That means that the estimated 30 percent of small businesses that are still running the 12-year-old Windows XP operating system fall into the category of "outdated" in consumers' minds.

— Brandpoint

Tech Talk

For classes that involve vocabulary or memorization, you can use flashcard apps on your smartphone or tablet, such as Flashcard Touch. During downtime, students can create and then work their way through a virtual stack of digital cards — helping to reinforce subject material and hopefully cut down on study time.

— Brandpoint

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