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Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Dies in U.S. Senate
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Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Dies in U.S. Senate

The massive project -- which could have benefited businesses large and small and created thousands of jobs -- faced mounting opposition from environmentalists and politicians.
Investors Toss $18.5 Million at Salad Chain Sweetgreen
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Investors Toss $18.5 Million at Salad Chain Sweetgreen

Shake Shack's founder Daniel Meyer, billionaire Steve Case and other investors are sold on the healthy, seasonal fast-casual.
A Brief History of Uber's Controversies
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A Brief History of Uber's Controversies

It's not just one scandal, it's a long string of them.
'Vape' Is the Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year
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'Vape' Is the Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year

As more people are switching to electronic cigarettes, the word vape hit its peak in 2014.
Uber Rides Into New PR Storm Over Digging Dirt on Hostile Press
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Uber Rides Into New PR Storm Over Digging Dirt on Hostile Press

A senior vice president said the company should hire investigators to expose details of critics' private lives.
Get Ready for the 'Achocolypse': The World Is Running Out of Chocolate
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Get Ready for the 'Achocolypse': The World Is Running Out of Chocolate

The chocolate industry already can't keep up with how much we want to eat, and it's only getting worse.
Uber Teams Up With Spotify So Passengers Can Play 'Backseat DJs'
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Uber Teams Up With Spotify So Passengers Can Play 'Backseat DJs'

The ridesharing service and the music-streaming service, which have each helped disrupt their respective industries, have formed an interesting partnership.
This Is How Millennials View Work (Infographic)
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This Is How Millennials View Work (Infographic)

A new survey explores how the increasingly influential generation sees their contributions to the working world.
Obamacare's Very Small Business Exchange Enrollment
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Obamacare's Very Small Business Exchange Enrollment

Remember those 'other' new Obamacare exchanges that small businesses were supposed to use to sign up workers for health insurance? Apparently a bunch of businesses forgot about them, too.
Ex-Reddit CEO Says He Resigned Because 'It Wasn't Supposed to Be This Hard.' Hmmm.
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Ex-Reddit CEO Says He Resigned Because 'It Wasn't Supposed to Be This Hard.' Hmmm.

He also concedes that a dispute over office space with the company's board was a factor.
Ecommerce Shop Fancy Just Laid Off a Third of Its Staff
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Ecommerce Shop Fancy Just Laid Off a Third of Its Staff

The site, which was rumored to be in acquisition talks with eBay in September, is said to have scaled its team down to 10 or 15 from 45 a year ago.
Apple Gets Aggressive and Europe Makes Space History: Your Weekly News Roundup
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Apple Gets Aggressive and Europe Makes Space History: Your Weekly News Roundup

Check out the headlines entrepreneurs and innovators need to know.
Lower Gas Prices Won't Save the Holiday Season
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Lower Gas Prices Won't Save the Holiday Season

A drop under $3 per gallon probably isn't enough to offset the rising cost of food.
5 Major Retailers That Are Doing Black Friday Differently
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5 Major Retailers That Are Doing Black Friday Differently

This year, stores are opening up shop earlier than ever on Black Friday. Check out how retail giants like Kmart, Walmart and Target are planning to start off the holiday sales season.
Amazon Buries the Hachette, Signs New Pact With Book Publisher
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Amazon Buries the Hachette, Signs New Pact With Book Publisher

The online retailer and book publisher have ended months of contentious negotiations with a new multiyear agreement.
Americans Are Quitting Their Jobs More, and That's a Good Thing
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Americans Are Quitting Their Jobs More, and That's a Good Thing

In September, people were quitting their jobs the fastest rate in more than six years.
 Hasbro Said to Be In Talks to Buy DreamWorks Animation
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Hasbro Said to Be In Talks to Buy DreamWorks Animation

The toymaker is apparently willing to pay a mix of cash and stock, though an exact price has not been determined yet.
FCC Chief in Tough Spot After Obama Takes Firm Stance on Net Neutrality
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FCC Chief in Tough Spot After Obama Takes Firm Stance on Net Neutrality

The president's public stance on net neutrality seems to create more questions than answers.
Microsoft Releases Patch to Fix 19-Year-Old Windows Bug
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Microsoft Releases Patch to Fix 19-Year-Old Windows Bug

The vulnerability could allow attackers to remotely execute code and take over a user's computer by tricking them into visiting a bad URL.
Will Ferrell's 'Funny Or Die' Seeks Up to $300 Million in Possible Sale
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Will Ferrell's 'Funny Or Die' Seeks Up to $300 Million in Possible Sale

The comedy site has hired a financial adviser to field unsolicited offers, CEO Dick Glover wrote in a memo to employees.
Tumblr's Ad Strategy: We Want the Guys Who Make Super Bowl Ads
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Tumblr's Ad Strategy: We Want the Guys Who Make Super Bowl Ads

Tumblr Founder David Karp envisions a more aspirational approach on par with the great television and print campaigns of yore.
Square Rolls Out New Reader for Chip-Based Credit Cards
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Square Rolls Out New Reader for Chip-Based Credit Cards

The new reader is available for pre-sale, as the U.S. prepares to say goodbye to magnetic-stripe cards.
Some Unhappy Yahoo Investors Are Asking AOL for a Rescue
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Some Unhappy Yahoo Investors Are Asking AOL for a Rescue

Should a combined Yahoo and AOL be led by Tim Armstrong?
3 Sizzling Stats to Consider About Silicon Beach
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3 Sizzling Stats to Consider About Silicon Beach

The numbers don't lie: Los Angeles is emerging as a great place for tech and startups.
Apple Must Face U.S. Lawsuit Over Vanishing iPhone Text Messages
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Apple Must Face U.S. Lawsuit Over Vanishing iPhone Text Messages

Lawsuit alleges that Apple failed to disclose that it would obstruct the delivery of 'countless' messages.
China, U.S. Make Breakthrough on IT Free Trade Deal
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China, U.S. Make Breakthrough on IT Free Trade Deal

The deal could pave the way for the first major tariff-cutting agreement at the World Trade Organization in 17 years.
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