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For the First Time, an Emoji Has Been Named the Most Popular Word of the Year
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For the First Time, an Emoji Has Been Named the Most Popular Word of the Year

The heart emoji appears billions of times per day across blogs, Twitter, Facebook and major news outlets, according to a study by the Global Language Monitor, an Austin-based analytics firm.
Geoff Weiss
'The Interview' Earns $18 Million in Opening Weekend
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'The Interview' Earns $18 Million in Opening Weekend

The embattled film became the No. 1 online movie in Sony's history.
Samsung Reportedly Killing Galaxy Alpha Smartphone
Smartphones

Samsung Reportedly Killing Galaxy Alpha Smartphone

The mobile giant is rumored to be discontinuing the Alpha after a few short months on the market.
Lisa Eadicicco
Airbnb Hostess Who Earned $61,000 in 9 Months Now Faces Eviction, Judge Rules
Sharing Economy

Airbnb Hostess Who Earned $61,000 in 9 Months Now Faces Eviction, Judge Rules

The battle against Airbnb in New York City rages onward.
Geoff Weiss
Walmart Is Piloting an Exchange Program for Your Unwanted Holiday Gift Cards
Gift cards

Walmart Is Piloting an Exchange Program for Your Unwanted Holiday Gift Cards

Shoppers can now cash in gift cards from roughly 200 retailers, airlines and restaurants in exchange for a Walmart card.
Geoff Weiss
U.S. Wage Hikes to Impact a Third of Walmart Stores
Minimum Wage

U.S. Wage Hikes to Impact a Third of Walmart Stores

The world's largest retailer will adjust salaries in more than 1,400 locations due to minimum-wage hikes across the U.S.
'The Interview' Draws Sell-Out Crowds
Sony

'The Interview' Draws Sell-Out Crowds

The film opened in more than 300 movie theaters across the U.S. on Christmas Day, drawing crowds of people who said they were championing freedom of expression.
Why Americans Are Working Longer Than Ever
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Why Americans Are Working Longer Than Ever

The average retirement age has risen to 62 from 57.
American Apparel Founder Dov Charney Is 'Suing Everyone'
American Apparel

American Apparel Founder Dov Charney Is 'Suing Everyone'

With supposedly only $100,000 in his bank account, majority shareholder Charney told a reporter he is going after all those who did him wrong.
Laura Entis
Announcing Entrepreneur 360, Our Index of the Most Entrepreneurial Companies
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Announcing Entrepreneur 360, Our Index of the Most Entrepreneurial Companies

The Entrepreneur 360 Performance Index takes a holistic approach to ranking companies and quantifying qualitative aspects of business.
Ryan Shea
Keurig Recalls More Than 7 Million Brewing Machines
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Keurig Recalls More Than 7 Million Brewing Machines

There have been about 90 reports of injuries from the coffee maker's Mini Plus brewers in the U.S.
After Years in China, Lincoln Logs Are Now 'Made in the U.S.A.'
Growth Strategies

After Years in China, Lincoln Logs Are Now 'Made in the U.S.A.'

Toymaker K'Nex is now manufacturing its iconic toy in Maine. Here's why.
Uber Hits Roadblocks in Taiwan, China
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Uber Hits Roadblocks in Taiwan, China

Questions have been raised about the licensing standards for Uber drivers in Taiwan and the Chinese mainland mega city of Chongqing.
Obama Classifies Sony Hack as Cyber Vandalism, Not 'Act of War'
Cyber Security

Obama Classifies Sony Hack as Cyber Vandalism, Not 'Act of War'

The president says the massive hack was a 'very costly' event.