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The Second Largest U.S. Tobacco Company to Ban Smoking In Its Offices
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The Second Largest U.S. Tobacco Company to Ban Smoking In Its Offices

It's a little ironic. And also sad it has taken this long. But this tobacco giant will no longer allow the use of cigarettes, cigars or pipes inside conference rooms, offices or elevators.
Sears Said to Close Stores, Lay Off About 5,500 Employees
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Sears Said to Close Stores, Lay Off About 5,500 Employees

The struggling retailer could close more than 100 stores before the end of the year, a news report says.
The 25 Best Workplaces in the World
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The 25 Best Workplaces in the World

Google, SAS Institute, NetApp, W.L. Gore & Associates and Belcorp round out the top 5.
Mistakes Women Entrepreneurs Make Pitching to Venture Capitalists
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Mistakes Women Entrepreneurs Make Pitching to Venture Capitalists

Female founders seeking funding for their firm should review these four tips. Otherwise they could lose out in the competition for financing.
Apple, Embattled Supplier, Strike Deal to Unseal Info
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Apple, Embattled Supplier, Strike Deal to Unseal Info

GT Advanced Technologies can now begin the shutdown of key Arizona operations, and shed some more light on why the former stock market darling abruptly filed for bankruptcy this month.
519 Million Reasons Why Your Financial Records Are in a Hacker's Hands
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519 Million Reasons Why Your Financial Records Are in a Hacker's Hands

FBI officials warn business owners and the financial sector to stay vigilant.
Toys 'R' Us Slammed for Selling 'Breaking Bad' Dolls With Faux Bags of Meth
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Toys 'R' Us Slammed for Selling 'Breaking Bad' Dolls With Faux Bags of Meth

Parents are outraged over the toy chain's bizarre decision to sell drug-dealing action figures.
Amazon Strikes Deal With Simon & Schuster on E-Book Prices
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Amazon Strikes Deal With Simon & Schuster on E-Book Prices

The months-long standoff has ended, with an agreement on the future price of e-books.
Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur Oscar de la Renta Dead at 82
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Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur Oscar de la Renta Dead at 82

He was one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century.
Investor Group Aims to Buy Adidas' Reebok Unit for $2.2 Billion
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Investor Group Aims to Buy Adidas' Reebok Unit for $2.2 Billion

The investors are expected to argue that Reebok would do better if it were managed independently
Yahoo Expected to Outline Cost-Cutting Efforts
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Yahoo Expected to Outline Cost-Cutting Efforts

CEO Marissa Mayer will also give details of how the company is evaluating possible acquisitions as it faces pressure from an activist investor.
Marc Andreessen to Quit eBay Board
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Marc Andreessen to Quit eBay Board

After six years serving on eBay's board of directors, Silicon Valley luminary is stepping down.
Uber Fires -- Then Promptly Rehires -- Driver Over Shockingly Innocuous Tweet
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Uber Fires -- Then Promptly Rehires -- Driver Over Shockingly Innocuous Tweet

After Uber driver Chris Ortiz tweeted about driver safety, he was unceremoniously dumped by the company in a letter that called his statements 'hateful.'
The Latest Silicon Valley Perk That's Raising Eyebrows: Weekly News Roundup
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The Latest Silicon Valley Perk That's Raising Eyebrows: Weekly News Roundup

Check out the news innovators and business owners need to know.
Is Airbnb 'Great for New York City?' New York's AG Definitely Doesn't Think So.
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Is Airbnb 'Great for New York City?' New York's AG Definitely Doesn't Think So.

He released a scathing report, which challenges the company's presentation of itself as a benevolent force for the average New Yorker.
The Finns Are Coming, and They Mean Business
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The Finns Are Coming, and They Mean Business

Check out these three cool, innovative Nordic startups that are seeking to expand to the U.S.
Like HBO, CBS Cuts the Cord and Launches a Digital Subscription Service
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Like HBO, CBS Cuts the Cord and Launches a Digital Subscription Service

The move comes a day after HBO's announcement of an Internet-only subscription service.
People Still Prefer Male Bosses – But That's Not the Whole Story
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People Still Prefer Male Bosses – But That's Not the Whole Story

A new poll from Gallup reveals that a boss's gender is mattering less and less.
Tech Firms HP, EMC Said to Call Off Merger Talks
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Tech Firms HP, EMC Said to Call Off Merger Talks

It is unclear when talks ended following months-long discussions.
Facebook, Apple to Begin Paying for Employees to Freeze Their Eggs
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Facebook, Apple to Begin Paying for Employees to Freeze Their Eggs

The move opens up a conversation about benefits and responsibility.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Donates $25 Million to Fight Ebola
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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Donates $25 Million to Fight Ebola

Social network's CEO and founder makes donation to the Center of Disease Control Foundation.
More Startups Are Cashing in on the Growing Worker Skills Gap
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More Startups Are Cashing in on the Growing Worker Skills Gap

Opportunity: The growing divide between prospering American workers and those falling further behind.
U.S. Small-Business Confidence Declined in September, NFIB Says
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U.S. Small-Business Confidence Declined in September, NFIB Says

More owners said they expected a slowdown in profits and sales, tightening credit conditions and a harder time filling job openings.
Finland Blames Apple for Economic Problems
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Finland Blames Apple for Economic Problems

Finnish PM Alexander Stubb links the tech giant's success to the downfall of the country's major export industries.
Steve Case: Great Companies Will Thrive, Despite Where They're Based
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Steve Case: Great Companies Will Thrive, Despite Where They're Based

The AOL co-founder has been on a tour of cities between the coasts and will soon invest $500,000 in five startups.
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