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MarketWatch - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

If you're keeping on top of the markets this morning, Wednesday, August 13, 2014....
If you're keeping on top of the markets this morning,  Wednesday, August 13, 2014....

The Nikkei gained 52 points today in trading in Japan.
The Dow lost more than 9 points Tuesday.
The Nasdaq slipped 12.


Positive news to report this morning about the job market.
The labor department says u-s employers posted 4 point 6-7 million jobs in June- that's the most in more than 13 years.
The number grew more than two percent from may.
         
If you work for apple- you're most likely either a white or Asian man.
The technology company released a breakdown of its work force yesterday.
It shows 54 percent of workers in the u-s are white and 23 percent are Asian.
Men fill 80 percent of the jobs.
The numbers are similar to those released by other big Silcon Valley companies like Google, Yahoo and Facebook.

And it may be more difficult than you think to distinguish between different types of beer- at least when it comes to European pale lager.
New research in the journal of the American Association of Wine Economists- shows consumers were unable to distinguish between several brands of lager when taking part in blind tastings.
The tests included the brands Budvar, Heinekin and Stella Artois.


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