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Office rebellion takes many forms. Some workers loot the supply cabinet. Others play computer solitaire or photocopy their derrières. Then there is Ronald Dillon, who works on a help line for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He answered customer-service calls like a robot. "You have reached the help desk." And he would not stop, despite warnings from his supervisor, a judge found. For that, and other acts of insubordination, Mr. Dillon was suspended without pay for 20 days. His appeal of an administrative judge's decision was denied this month by the city Civil Service Commission in a case reported by DNAinfo.   more...
 
 
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About 14 million older vehicles have been recalled in recent years because airbags made by the Takata Corporation can explode in a crash, shooting pieces of metal into the cabin. But a different Takata defect that can have the same effect is emerging in newer vehicles. Nissan is recalling about 1,800 of its sport utility vehicles in the United States, saying that a defective part, different from the problem in the earlier recalls, could create too much pressure in the airbag's casing and cause it to explode, according to a report from the automaker posted on Friday on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.   more...
 
 
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The government's case against State Senator John L. Sampson lost some of its heft on Friday when a federal judge dismissed two central embezzlement charges. Mr. Sampson will now probably face only eight counts, including making false statements, concealing records, obstructing justice and witness tampering, when he goes to trial early next year. The politician, a Democrat who represents East New York and Canarsie in Brooklyn, easily won his primary and is expected to be re-elected next week. The two dropped charges had to do with Mr. Sampson's role as a court-appointed overseer for two foreclosed properties in Brooklyn.   more...
 
 
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Amazon, like most tech companies, is staffed and run mostly by white males. The Seattle company disclosed on Friday in a lengthy page on its website titled "Diversity at Amazon" that its global work force is 63 percent male and 37 percent female. Its managers are 75 percent male and 25 percent female. In the United States, Amazon's work force is 60 percent white, 15 percent black, 13 percent Asian and 9 percent Hispanic. Its managers are 75 percent white and 18 percent Asian. Black, Hispanic and "other" more or less equally split the rest.   more...
 
 
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We are a nation of the lost, hiding in plain sight. There are tens of billions of dollars sitting in the unclaimed property funds that states run, just waiting to be taken back by rightful owners who have lost track of various stock dividends, tax refunds, bank accounts and the like. Orphaned 401(k) balances are a big enough problem that the Department of Labor commissioned a report from experts in the retirement industry. They had trouble agreeing on who should even be classified as missing or lost in the first place.   more...
 
 
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As New York prepares to lift its longstanding ban on cellphones carried by students in schools, it joins an increasing number of cities, including Chicago and Miami, where school leaders are yielding to the ubiquity of mobile phones and the futility of trying to keep them out of the classroom. In an era when many parents want constant access to their children and students live in a digital social milieu, banning cellphones from schools is increasingly seen as counterproductive. And teachers are experimenting with technology and finding that the miniature computers many students carry in their pockets can be valuable classroom tools.   more...
 
 
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Five football players from California University of Pennsylvania, who reportedly chanted "Football strong" as they left after brutally beating a 30-year-old man outside a popular off-campus restaurant, were arrested Thursday. In the wake of the events, the university - which is known as Cal U. and which plays in the West Division of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, an N.C.A.A. Division II conference - has canceled and forfeited its next home game, scheduled for Saturday against Gannon University. "Our hearts and our prayers go out to the victim, his family and his friends," the university's interim president, Geraldine M.   more...
 
 
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Under pressure from Michigan's board of regents, on which he used to sit, Dave Brandon planned to resign as athletic director of the university Friday after nearly five years in the role. A source familiar with the university's thinking confirmed the resignation. Michigan said Mark Schlissel, the university president, would have a news conference at 1:30 p.m. Under Brandon's tenure, Michigan's proud football program - which has the most wins in college football history - has displayed an on-field decline under Coach Brady Hoke. The Wolverines were 7-6 last season and are 3-5 (1-3 Big Ten) heading into Saturday's homecoming game against Indiana.   more...
 
 
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When Diane LaPointe went off to Wesleyan University in 1975, her parents dropped her off freshman year and didn't return until graduation. "I put my stuff in storage and took the bus home during breaks," she said. Now that her daughter, Megan, is a sophomore at Wesleyan, Ms. LaPointe keeps in much closer contact. She is regularly invited to Megan's dance recitals, receives a weekly email from the school about happenings, and last month attended Family Weekend, a three-day festival featuring office hours with the dean, astrology walks, seminars ("Parenting Through the Job Search") and boomer empowerment sessions ("The End of Back Pain").   more...
 
 
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When Graydon Carter is in escapist mode, one of the places he goes to is New York in the 1920s: "It was the big room: Jimmy Walker was mayor; Wall Street and bootlegging were booming; jazz, modern art and talkies were the rage; everyone - from statesmen to sandhogs - was trying to get their head around the latest theories of Freud and Einstein; and the bible for the smart set was Vanity Fair." In "Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, & Swells: The Best of Early Vanity Fair," (Penguin Press), Mr. Carter, the magazine's current editor, introduces readers to his predecessor Frank Crowninshield, and the incredible cast of writers he assembled.   more...
 
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