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5 Quirky Businesses That Found the Perfect Niche

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Want That Promotion? Rein in Your Quirks, and Be a True Team Player.

Here are three ways to become a shining example of company culture -- a best-bet for a pay-raise.

The Basic Mistakes That Felled 3 Once-Glamorous Startups

There is much less to be learned from the failure of aspirational but underfunded startups than from those that seemed to have the stars aligned.

Ben Kaufman's Quirky Is Officially Out of Money

The co-founder and CEO says he needs to find funds fast. His team is 'working to figure things out.'

Creator of the Iconic Pink Plastic Flamingo Dies

Don Featherstone was 79. His kitschy lawn ornament is still standing.

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