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Work on How Governments Can 'Tame' Big Businesses Wins Frenchman Nobel in Economics
Economics

Work on How Governments Can 'Tame' Big Businesses Wins Frenchman Nobel in Economics

It's the second Nobel Prize for a French national this year.
Has Warren Buffett Gone Car Crazy?
Cars

Has Warren Buffett Gone Car Crazy?

The car industry now has a titan in its midst. The question is: Why?
One Era Ends, Another Begins: This Week's Headlines
Weekly News Roundup

One Era Ends, Another Begins: This Week's Headlines

Check out the news business owners need to know.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Comcast Apparently Gets Customer Fired, Breaks Every Rule of Business
Customer Service

Comcast Apparently Gets Customer Fired, Breaks Every Rule of Business

This may be the most outrageous example of bad customer service you'll ever hear.
Carly Okyle
Report: Amazon to Open First-Ever Physical Store
Ecommerce

Report: Amazon to Open First-Ever Physical Store

The online retail giant is planning on opening its first brick-and-mortar store in New York City.
Kate Taylor
Imgur to Convert All GIFs Into MP4 Files, Ramping Up Resolution and Speed
Technology

Imgur to Convert All GIFs Into MP4 Files, Ramping Up Resolution and Speed

Imgur, a leading GIF host, believes that the transition could open up new possibilities for creativity in the medium.
Geoff Weiss
Airbnb Will Soon Operate Legally in San Francisco
Regulations

Airbnb Will Soon Operate Legally in San Francisco

The new law, which received initial approval from the city, is expected to take effect in February and comes with a number of requirements for hosts using the site.
Laura Entis
Square Just Unveiled Something Coffee Addicts Have Been Dreaming About Forever
Square

Square Just Unveiled Something Coffee Addicts Have Been Dreaming About Forever

The mobile payments company's Order app now allows users to pre-order their coffee and alerts baristas as they approach.
Kate Taylor
Security Software Giant Symantec Exploring Breakup of Company
Security

Security Software Giant Symantec Exploring Breakup of Company

News comes on the heels of other big companies, like Hewlett-Packard and eBay, also splitting up.
Ahead of Apple Event, Blogger Leaks iPad Air 2 Details
iPad

Ahead of Apple Event, Blogger Leaks iPad Air 2 Details

On his blog, tech writer Michael Andrew shares everything you want to know about the latest Apple tablet, the iPad Air 2.
Nina Zipkin
U.S. Job Openings Hit Highest Level Since 2001
Jobs

U.S. Job Openings Hit Highest Level Since 2001

Some good news anyone who's looking for work.
Blockchain Raises $30 Million in Biggest-Ever Funding Round for a Bitcoin Company
Bitcoin

Blockchain Raises $30 Million in Biggest-Ever Funding Round for a Bitcoin Company

The world's largest Bitcoin wallet service just sealed a record venture capital deal. Backers include none other than billionaire Richard Branson.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Facebook's WhatsApp Acquisition Now Has a $22 Billion Price Tag
Acquisitions

Facebook's WhatsApp Acquisition Now Has a $22 Billion Price Tag

That's about $3 billion more than when the deal was announced for $19 billion back in February.
For Hewlett-Packard, Symbolism in a Split
Hewlett-Packard

For Hewlett-Packard, Symbolism in a Split

Like its peers, HP has long said that software and services, not hardware, are the key to future success. A split prepares the company to prove it.