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  • Explore the S.C. Google data center, where security is provided by lasers, alligators

    Google Inc. traffics in information, so its data center operation is the beating heart that drives its Web-search advertising revenue.

    The California-based company maintains more than a dozen centers worldwide. Google put out this video (below) that walks you through its Berkeley County, South Carolina, center, providing a little information on security, cooling technology and life at the company.

    Life at the data centers appears a little different from the company’s urban and suburban campuses,…

  • Dollar Tree CEO: We 'have reached the end of our patience'

    The Family Dollar-Dollar Tree merger could be off the table if the deal does not gain approval at a shareholder meeting scheduled for Jan. 22.

    Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser sent Family Dollar Chief Executive Howard Levine a letter on Friday that said it is “imperative” for the shareholder vote to be held to eliminate uncertainty that is damaging Family Dollar’s (NYSE:FDO) business and because Dollar Tree’s (NASDAQ:DLTR) financing costs go up after that date.

    Read: Family Dollar CEO: Merger turmoil…

  • SmartShopper: Harris Teeter Super Doubles deals with Sunday coupons!

    Harris TeeterGet those scissors clipping because there are a ton of new Harris Teeter Super Doubles deals with the coupons from the Sunday paper! You’ll find FREE Garnier shampoo and many $1 or less deals!

  • Witness to Paris officer's death regrets video

    France Newspaper Attack VideoThe man whose amateur video of a Paris police officer’s cold-blooded murder shocked the world now regrets sharing the footage online, saying he never expected it to be broadcast so widely.

  • Jury selection begins in trial for slain Duke grad student

    Laurence Lovette Jr.Jury selection begins Monday in the trial against Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr., who is accused in the 2008 shooting death of a Duke University graduate student.