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Your Online Shopping Habit Is Breathing New Life Into Sleepy Towns

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:47:00 GMT

Entire towns are being transformed by the influx of massive online "fulfillment centers" — and local businesses have seen a corresponding boost.The Amazon Fulfillment Center prepares for Black Friday on November 25, 2015.Workers walk along aisles of goods stored inside an Amazon fulfillment center on November 25, 2015. Top metro areas for retailer distribution centers show clusters in Southern California, Chicago, Dallas, New York area and the Sun Belt.A Kiva robot moves a rack of merchandise at an Amazon fulfillment center on Jan. 20, 2015 in Tracy, Calif.

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A Professional Poker Player's Advice on Negotiating a Higher Salary

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:50:00 GMT

Think more like a high-roller and you may just win the jackpot.By revealing all your cards to a potential employer, you're leaving money on the table.

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Entrepreneurial Advice From Five Women Who Are Making It Work

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:33:55 GMT

Female founders share their top tips for running a small business.Businesswomen brainstorm in a conference room.

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Could This Honda Accord Help Wean America Off Its SUVs?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:05:00 GMT

America loves its SUVs — but can the high-tech, speedy, aggressively styled new Honda Accord start to wean this gas-guzzling nation off that habit?The new 2018 Honda Accord has better performance, class-leading fuel economy, an array of new, high-tech safety and driver assistance systems and much more aggressive styling.The new 2018 Honda Accord has better performance, class-leading fuel economy, an array of new, high-tech safety and driver assistance systems and much more aggressive styling.

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Musk, Zuckerberg in Social Media Spat Over Doomsday Scenario

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:26:00 GMT

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are having a rare public social media slapdown over their differing views on the future impact of artificial intelligence.A combination photograph showing Elon Musk, left and Mark Zuckerberg.Elon Musk, left and Mark Zuckerberg.

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Why One Company Plans to Install Microchips in Employees

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:02:00 GMT

Executives with Three Square Market, which provides technology for mini-markets and kiosks, insist they aren't trying to become Big Brother.Three Square Market (32M) is offering implanted chip technology to all of their employees.Three Square Market (32M) is offering implanted chip technology to all of their employees.

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Why People Who Pay for Cleaning and Taxis Are Happier Than You

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:19:00 GMT

People who dole out cash to save time on things like housekeeping, delivery services and taxis are a little bit happier than those who don't.A woman gets hot stone spa massage at the beachSometimes, something as simple as having your groceries delivered can increase your happiness.

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Nobody Really Knows What the Fed Does, but They Think It's Bad Anyway

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:30:00 GMT

Nobody really knows what the Fed does, but they think it's bad anywayFederal Reserve Chair Janet YellenFederal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference after the central bank announced an increase in the benchmark interest rate.

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Brave New World: Why (and When) We'll Go From Drivers to Passengers

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:42:00 GMT

Self-driving vehicles will do more than make commuting easier, it will transform the nation as radically as the arrival of the original automobile did.Barely a week after launching a test of autonomous vehicles on the streets of San Francisco, ride-sharing giant Uber has parked its pilot fleet of modified Volvo XC90.Waymo unveils a self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivan during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 8, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/FilesTest drivers use a Lexus SUV, built as a self-driving car, to map the area prior to a journey without a driver in control, in Phoenix, Arizona. REUTERS/Google/Handout via Reuters

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Why It's No Accident That These Stores Always Smell Good

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:30:00 GMT

How are companies getting you to spend more? By spending hundreds of millions of dollars on scent marketing.Research and development chemist John Pantzer checks the compatibility of a natural lemon fragrance to be used in window cleaner at the J.R. Watkins production facility in Winona, Minnesota, March 21, 2013.ScentAir was on the forefront of the scent marketing movement in the 1990s.Hotel chains like JW Marriott use scent marketing to enhance the consumer experience. Photo courtesy of JW Marriott.

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Don't Get Stumped by These Wacky Job Interview Questions

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:51:58 GMT

What are some of the more creative questions the biggest companies in the world use to evaluate job candidates?

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Why Does It Still Take Six Months to Spot a Data Breach?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:18:00 GMT

Data breaches jumped by 29 percent in the first half of 2017, with 12 million records exposed, including medical files and Social Security numbers.An illustration dated April 25, 2013 shows a computer screen with source code in Cologne, Germany. Hacking and computer crime has increase worldwide.

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Farms Hit by Migrant Labor Crunch

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:10:18 GMT

The immigration debate has been hitting America's farms, which are losing millions in lost crops due to a shortage of agricultural migrant workers.

The Businessman President

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:07:00 GMT

Donald Trump campaigned on being a "businessman president" who would get things done. But America's CEOs definitely do things differently.

What the Heck? Why Are We Cursing at Customer Service Agents?

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:32:00 GMT

Everybody has a favorite curse word, and sadly, they may be using it in web chats with customer service representatives.

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How Colleges Are Nurturing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:53:00 GMT

Developing local talent benefits not only the students, but the schools and surrounding communities, too.Verb Caffeinated Energy Bar, created and nurtured at Yale University.

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New York to D.C. in 29 Minutes? Elon Musk Says He Just Got Approval.

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:09:14 GMT

Not so fast, Elon Musk.Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks about new Autopilot features during a Tesla event in Palo Alto, California October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

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Did Volkswagen Kill the Diesel Market? Or Was It Already Dead?

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:27:00 GMT

Consumers have become more skeptical about diesels, leading manufacturers to rethink their plans for the high-mileage technology.A Volkswagen logo covered in rust.A Volkswagen logo covered in rust.

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Exxon Fined $2M for Tillerson-Era Breach of Russia Sanctions

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:15:00 GMT

Exxon Mobil Corp. showed "reckless disregard" for U.S. sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant's CEO.Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of a report by the National Petroleum Council on oil drilling in the Arctic, in Washington on March 27, 2015.Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of a report by the National Petroleum Council on oil drilling in the Arctic, in Washington on March 27, 2015.An Exxon sign shown at a station in this September 20, 2008 in Manassas, Virginia.

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Audi Facing Backlash for Ad That Compares Cars to Brides

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:59:00 GMT

Audi is facing a global backlash over a television spot that suggested husbands-to-be give their prospective brides the same scrutiny they would a used car.The Audi four rings logo is seen with an 2015 R8 Competition coupe (rear) at the press day for the Washington Auto Show in Washington January 22, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

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Sears Shares Jump Almost 20 Percent on News It Will Sell Appliances on Amazon

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:47:00 GMT

Embattled retailer Sears saw its sunken stock jump almost 20 percent on news that it has inked a deal to sell its Kenmore-branded appliances on Amazon.Amazon's Alexa interacts with the Kenmore Smart Air Conditioner.

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Hispanic Spending Takes a Dive as Fears of Deportation Keep Shoppers Home

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:46:00 GMT

Retail sales to Hispanics are taking a stumble as immigrants fearful after President Donald Trump's election stay home and hoard their cash.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detain a suspect as they conduct a targeted enforcement operation in Los Angeles on Feb. 7.A man is detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.An employee at the Puerto Rican shoe store Novus in Pembroke Pines, Fla.

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Carrier Cuts Jobs at Factory Trump Touted

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:19:00 GMT

The Carrier plant where Trump said he stopped jobs leaving from for Mexico has begun laying off employees.President-elect Donald Trump greet workers during a visit to Carrier factory on Dec. 1, 2016, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Takata May Need to Recall Millions of Vehicles It Already Recalled

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:12:00 GMT

Last week's announcement of more air bag inflator recalls suggests automakers could face fresh liabilities.REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files

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Why Is It So Tough for New Companies to Grab a Share of the $7 Billion Music Streaming Industry?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:46:00 GMT

With Apple Music and Spotify at the front of the pack, is it really just a two-horse race?A woman listens to music.

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