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States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma  |   

Administrators are trying new recruiting tactics and offering bonuses to make up for the shortfall. But for now, open shifts in some states have to be covered with mandatory overtime.

In Houston, Falling Oil Prices Spark Fears Of Job Cuts Beyond Energy  |   

Cheaper gasoline has benefited millions of motorists around the U.S. But in Houston the downturn in prices has brought layoffs and could hurt other sectors, including finance and real estate.

Seattle Cuts Public Transportation Fares For Low-Income Commuters  |   

Low-income riders can now qualify for a program that will slash their fares by more than half of peak rates. But the cost will be offset by fare increases for everybody else.

Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'   |   

A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but it also helps collect data that makes the municipality run more efficiently.

Wi-Fi Everywhere May Let You Roam Free From Your Mobile Carrier  |   

To get the most out of your smartphone, do you really need a cellphone plan? That's the question a Wall Street Journal reporter tried to answer by relying only on Wi-Fi networks for a month.