Suffixes like .org, .net and .com are the most common on the Internet today. But the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which governs Web names, plans to add some 1,400 more, some ending in Arabic or Chinese characters. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The scene in a Wal-Mart store in Alexandria, Va. Cities are a key growth area for retailers since suburbs are already saturated with big-box stores. AP hide caption

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Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, in 2011, appears before a Senate committee looking into the Postal Service's economic troubles. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Home values have been rising in recent months, but mortgage rates have taken a rapid turn upward as well. Some investors are worried that the housing recovery may stall if mortgage rates jump too quickly. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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President Kennedy passes out pens on June 10, 1963, after signing the Equal Pay Act. Harvey Georges/AP hide caption

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Retired Gen. David Petraeus, former CIA chief, speaks at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on March 26. Petraeus announced Thursday that he was joining the private equity firm KKR. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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For decades, Hill County Farms, also known as Henry's Turkey Service, housed a group of mentally disabled men in squalor in this former schoolhouse in Atalissa, Iowa. The EEOC won a judgment against the company for exploiting the men. John Schultz/Quad-City Times/ZUMAPRESS.com hide caption

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Federal employees demonstrate against the U.S. budget sequester, outside New York's Federal Plaza on Tuesday. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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The Senate on Monday approved a bill to allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers. Proponents say sellers will get help navigating tax collection, but many retailers says complying will be burdensome and opens the door for unforeseen problems. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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With instant messages buzzing, emails pinging and texts ringing, how can employers increase productivity in the workplace? Software companies are tackling the problem, tracking employees' computer time to find ways to improve their efficiency. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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An employee serves customers at an Olive Garden restaurant in Naperville, Ill. Darden Restaurants, the chain's parent company, pilot-tested shifting more of its workers to part time. But following that test, and after considerable backlash, the chain said it would not reduce hours or cut its full-time staffing. Scott Boehm/AP Images for Olive Garden hide caption

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Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. (left), leads a news conference about the Marketplace Fairness Act on Tuesday. The legislation would provide states with the authority to require out-of-state retailers to collect and remit taxes on purchases shipped into the states. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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After an unsuccessful face-lift attempt by Ron Johnson, J.C. Penney will be led by former CEO Myron Ullman. Some analysts say this might be it for the retailer; others say it must "embrace" its customers to recuperate. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Home Depot is hiring 80,000 employees for its spring season. As the housing market picks up, other industry sectors — like gardening, construction and furniture — move upward, too. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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