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Election Night Was a Good One for Business Leaders
Elections

Election Night Was a Good One for Business Leaders

Republicans swept into office, and so did some big names from the corporate world.
Amazon Prime Members Are Starting to Get Free Shipping on Other Websites
Amazon

Amazon Prime Members Are Starting to Get Free Shipping on Other Websites

The company wants to partner with fashion retailers to provide free one-day shipping for its prime-members.
Laura Entis
Obama Faces Tough Road as Republicans Take Control of Senate
Congress

Obama Faces Tough Road as Republicans Take Control of Senate

Republicans strengthened their grip in Congress in a move guaranteed to limit President Obama's legislative agenda for his last two years in office.
Voters Approve Legal Marijuana in Oregon, Alaska and D.C.
Marijuana

Voters Approve Legal Marijuana in Oregon, Alaska and D.C.

The Oregon and Alaska measures would legalize recreational pot use, while the D.C. proposal would allow marijuana possession but not retail sales.
Main Street Eyes Taxes, Wages, Marijuana in Midterm Elections
Elections

Main Street Eyes Taxes, Wages, Marijuana in Midterm Elections

With small-business owners around the country casting their ballots, how Main Street votes could determine the outcome of some key initiatives.
Natalia Angulo
The Best Whiskey in the World No Longer Hails From Scotland
Beverage Businesses

The Best Whiskey in the World No Longer Hails From Scotland

In fact, not a single Scotch whiskey even managed to crack the top five on a much-revered annual compilation.
Geoff Weiss
Christian Bale Won't Play Steve Jobs in Biopic After All
Steve Jobs

Christian Bale Won't Play Steve Jobs in Biopic After All

First Leonardo DiCaprio and now Christian Bale have decided against playing the iconic Apple co-founder.
Laura Entis
NY Considering Bitcoin Licenses for Small Businesses, Startups
Bitcoin

NY Considering Bitcoin Licenses for Small Businesses, Startups

The 'Transitional BitLicense' would let certain virtual currency companies operate within a lighter regulatory framework.
With the FCC Considering a Hybrid Approach to Net Neutrality, Will Anyone Be Satisfied?
Net Neutrality

With the FCC Considering a Hybrid Approach to Net Neutrality, Will Anyone Be Satisfied?

Under the framework, Internet service providers would be classified as an information service for consumers but a common carrier service for websites and content sites.
Laura Entis
Starbucks Is Preparing for Delivery in 2015
Ecommerce

Starbucks Is Preparing for Delivery in 2015

Howard Schultz calls the coffee giant's plans to deliver food and drinks "ecommerce on steroids."
Kate Taylor
Could Kim Kardashian Save BlackBerry? What You Missed This Week.
Weekly News Roundup

Could Kim Kardashian Save BlackBerry? What You Missed This Week.

Your top weekly headlines from Entrepreneur.com.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
3 Reasons Why You Are 'Meh' About This Year's Midterm Elections
Politics

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?
Gene Marks
FTC Sues AT&T for 'Deceptive' Data Throttling
Legal Issues

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
Halloween

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow