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American Apparel Officially Fires Founder Dov Charney, Hires Its First Female CEO
American Apparel

American Apparel Officially Fires Founder Dov Charney, Hires Its First Female CEO

Six months after suspending him for alleged sexual misconduct, American Apparel pulls the trigger and cuts ties with its controversial founder.
Laura Entis
Seattle Artist Says She Lost Millions of Dollars, Sues 'Angry Birds' Maker
Legal Issues

Seattle Artist Says She Lost Millions of Dollars, Sues 'Angry Birds' Maker

A U.S. judge approved the lawsuit, which claims that an artist was cheated out of possibly millions of dollars from the sale of the brand's pet toys she designed.
This Company Sold $180,000 Worth of Actual B.S. on Black Friday
Publicity Stunts

This Company Sold $180,000 Worth of Actual B.S. on Black Friday

While many doubted that Cards Against Humanity would post real bull feces in the mail, shoppers opened their packages this week with a mix of disgusted delight.
Geoff Weiss
Watch Out, Santa. Denmark Says It Owns the North Pole.
Opportunity

Watch Out, Santa. Denmark Says It Owns the North Pole.

The Nordic country is making a power play for natural resources that could eventually be big business.
Jason Fell
2014's Surprising Anniversaries and Milestones
Innovation

2014's Surprising Anniversaries and Milestones

Looking back at the year's broken records, big birthdays and groundbreaking achievements.
Nina Zipkin
World Set to End Year in Brittle Economic State
Economic Conditions

World Set to End Year in Brittle Economic State

Factory activity is shrinking in China, euro zone business growth remains weak and emerging market giant Russia is in a spiraling currency crisis.
4 Tips to Optimize Your Time as an Entrepreneur
Time Management

4 Tips to Optimize Your Time as an Entrepreneur

The secret lies not in juggling opposing priorities but in planning ahead to have the minutes and hours to spend how you wish.
Jeff Margolis
Facebook Is Rolling Out a 'Call-to-Action' Feature for Businesses
Call to Action

Facebook Is Rolling Out a 'Call-to-Action' Feature for Businesses

With one click, users can make a reservation, visit a website, or shop online among other options.
Laura Entis
Solid U.S. Retail Sales Point to Firming Economic Recovery
Retail

Solid U.S. Retail Sales Point to Firming Economic Recovery

Retailers nationwide reported a brisk jump in November sales and optimism about the holiday season.
How Instagram Is Beating Twitter: Your Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

How Instagram Is Beating Twitter: Your Weekly News Roundup

Changes at McDonald's, a bad week for Uber and how one social platform is beating its rivals.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
House Narrowly Passes Spending Bill, Averts U.S. Government Shutdown
Government Shutdown

House Narrowly Passes Spending Bill, Averts U.S. Government Shutdown

The $1.1 trillion spending bill was passed despite strenuous Democratic objections to controversial financial provisions.
Obama's DOJ Is Bringing Its Big Guns to the Apple eBook Appeal
Legal

Obama's DOJ Is Bringing Its Big Guns to the Apple eBook Appeal

The primary job of the Solicitor General's office is to argue cases before the Supreme Court. Why is it taking Amazon's side on this appeal?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
Chicago Is Developing Its Own Taxi App to Compete With Uber, Lyft
Sharing Economy

Chicago Is Developing Its Own Taxi App to Compete With Uber, Lyft

The city says it is looking for a way to 'level the playing field' between cabs and ridesharing services.