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Free at Last: Chile mine rescue shows how far mine safety has come. Also, on even of rescue, trapped Chilean miners get media training.

Stepping down: Google’s Marissa Mayer resigns from her position as VP of search product and user experience ahead of Bing relaunch.

Backing: Rapper 50 Cent gets $200 million from George Furla’s Hedge Fund Film Partners.

Longer Waits: Starbucks tells its baristas to only work on two drinks at a time.

Flash Crash: Now Waddell & Reed isn’t to blame.

Slumping at Work: How athletes deal with slumps can help office workers.

Merger: Microsoft-Adobe rumors were dismissed but MSFT should spend billions on Adobe, according to Matt Rosoff.

More Pay: VC-backed companies are expecting salary increases this year.

Scary Report: EFF reveals two ways the government has been tracking people online, including a government agency “friending” people applying for citizenship

Familial Ties: Ancestry.com finds that Obama is distantly related to Palin, Limbaugh as well as George Bush.

Joe Hobot: Two sites that you can use to download iPhone and Android ringtones for free.

Profitable: JP Morgan’s third quarter net income rises 23%.

Fix: MSFT issues its biggest security fix ever.

Movie Merger: Lionsgate proposes a deal for MGM, which gets backing of Carl Icahn.

The Cast: HBO reveals who is starring in “Too Big to Fail.”