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

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
Layoffs

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
Employee morale

The 25 Best Workplaces in the World

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

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.
Jessica Brondo Davidoff
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Apple, Embattled Supplier, Strike Deal to Unseal Info
Bankruptcy

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
Cyber Security

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.
Nina Zipkin
Toys 'R' Us Slammed for Selling 'Breaking Bad' Dolls With Faux Bags of Meth
Controversies

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.
Laura Entis
Amazon Strikes Deal With Simon & Schuster on E-Book Prices
Pricing

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
Fashion Design

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
Acquisitions

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
Cost Cutting

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
Marc Andreesen

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
Disciplining and Firing

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.'
Geoff Weiss
The Latest Silicon Valley Perk That's Raising Eyebrows: Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

The Latest Silicon Valley Perk That's Raising Eyebrows: Weekly News Roundup

Check out the news innovators and business owners need to know.
Tanya Benedicto Klich