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3 Reasons Why You Are 'Meh' About This Year's Midterm Elections
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3 Reasons Why You Are 'Meh' About This Year's Midterm Elections

We get it. There's plenty of reasons to drive straight past the polls next week. But isn't voting important, no matter what?
FTC Sues AT&T for 'Deceptive' Data Throttling
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FTC Sues AT&T for 'Deceptive' Data Throttling

The mobile service provider is being accused of charging millions of customers for 'unlimited' data plans while cutting data speeds.
Wal-Mart Eats Humble Pie After Publishing 'Fat Girl' Halloween Costumes
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Wal-Mart Eats Humble Pie After Publishing 'Fat Girl' Halloween Costumes

Because plus-sized women aren't 'fat-shamed' enough. Rollback that self-esteem, ladies.
Madison Square Garden to Explore Splitting Into Two Companies
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Madison Square Garden to Explore Splitting Into Two Companies

The owner of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers said it is considering a plan to separate its entertainment business from its media and sports business.
Amazon Buys Comedy Service Rooftop Media to Expand Digital Content
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Amazon Buys Comedy Service Rooftop Media to Expand Digital Content

A deal that underscores the Internet retailer's broader ambition of becoming a media and entertainment powerhouse.
Tell Us:  Is it Wrong for Stores to Stay Open on Thanksgiving?
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Tell Us: Is it Wrong for Stores to Stay Open on Thanksgiving?

Should Thanksgiving be a day of rest for employees, or should we accept that Black Friday now starts on Thursday?
For a More Productive Office, Appeal to the 5 Senses (Infographic)
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For a More Productive Office, Appeal to the 5 Senses (Infographic)

The solution to a work space that's out of whack is right under your nose.
Business as Usual in NYC Despite First Ebola Case
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Business as Usual in NYC Despite First Ebola Case

New York City residents and professionals seemed to take news of the city's first case of Ebola in stride.
Postal Service Approved to Deliver San Francisco's Groceries
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Postal Service Approved to Deliver San Francisco's Groceries

The U.S. Postal Service got the go-ahead for a market test in San Francisco to deliver groceries in the early morning hours.
Heavy Growth Puts Drag on Amazon's Bottom Line
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Heavy Growth Puts Drag on Amazon's Bottom Line

Big spending and lower-than-expected forecast for the holiday season put a cloud over the e-commerce giant's shares.
Google Beefs Up Gmail Security and Microsoft Nixes Nokia: Weekly News Roundup
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Google Beefs Up Gmail Security and Microsoft Nixes Nokia: Weekly News Roundup

Check out the news innovators and business owners need to know.
Sam's Club to Offer Health Care, Payroll and Legal Services for Small Businesses
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Sam's Club to Offer Health Care, Payroll and Legal Services for Small Businesses

The warehouse retailer teamed with Aetna, Execupay and LegalZoom on a new suite of services for business members.
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.
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