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When Not to Join the Family Business

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$1,500 Google Glass eyewear in the mail

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googleglass2Are you one of the lucky ones to get a first glimpse through Google’s new mobile computing eyewear?

The company has begun shipping 8,000 pairs of Google Glass to individuals who entered a contest to be the first to try out the new eyewear. The winners have to fork over $1,500 for the privilege.

It’s one of the next big steps in bringing “wearable computing” to market. Apple reportedly is working on Internet-connected wristwatches.

As Techradar.com put it, Google Glass essentially frees data from desktop computers and portable devices like phones and tablets, and places it right in front of your eyes.

Google Glass displays data, photos, videos and other content on a small prism screen in the upper-right lense. The display is the equivalent of a 25-inch high-definition screen from 8 feet away, Google said. The futuristic spectacles have a camera, touch pad, battery and microphone built into its frame, which comes in different …

Regal cutting theater workers’ hours due to Obamacare

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Regal Entertainment Group, which operates Regal Cinemas and United Artists Theatres in metro Atlanta and has more than 6,800 theaters across the country, plans to cut the hours of thousands of employees to avoid having to provide costly health care insurance coverage under Obamacare, according to a company memo obtained by Fox News.

Non-salaried workers will be made part-timers, putting them below the average 30-hour-a-week threshold where employers must provide health insurance under the under the Affordable Care Act or face a possible penalty, according to Fox’s report.

REG is joining other companies that have announced plans to either cut workers or their hours to avoid facing increased health care costs under Obamacare. Starting in 2014, some businesses with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees that do not offer health coverage to those employees may face penalties. A full-time …

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