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Investors Toss $18.5 Million at Salad Chain Sweetgreen
Fast Casual Restaurants

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.
Kate Taylor
A Brief History of Uber's Controversies
Uber

A Brief History of Uber's Controversies

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

'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.
Laura Entis
Uber Rides Into New PR Storm Over Digging Dirt on Hostile Press
Marketing mistakes

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.
Geoffrey Smith
Get Ready for the 'Achocolypse': The World Is Running Out of Chocolate
Chocolate

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.
Kate Taylor
Uber Teams Up With Spotify So Passengers Can Play 'Backseat DJs'
Partnerships

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.
Laura Entis
This Is How Millennials View Work (Infographic)
Millennials

This Is How Millennials View Work (Infographic)

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

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.
Resignation

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.
Laura Entis
Ecommerce Shop Fancy Just Laid Off a Third of Its Staff
Layoffs

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.
Alyson Shontell
Apple Gets Aggressive and Europe Makes Space History: Your Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

Apple Gets Aggressive and Europe Makes Space History: Your Weekly News Roundup

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

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.
Phil Wahba
5 Major Retailers That Are Doing Black Friday Differently
Black Friday

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.
Kate Taylor
Amazon Buries the Hachette, Signs New Pact With Book Publisher
Negotiating

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.
Tom Huddleston, Jr.