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Surfing Brand Quicksilver Files For Chapter 11 Protection

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 9:26am

The maker of sporting apparel and gear postponed that conference call, instead announcing that it had entered into a plan to reduce its debt by more than $500 million.

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Judge: Costco Sold Counterfeit Tiffany Engagement Rings

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 6:31am

Tiffany said the rings Costco was selling were counterfeits. The judge agreed, rejecting claims that Tiffany has become just a generic word for a ring setting.

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United CEO And 2 Senior Executives Leave Airline Amid Probes

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 4:15am

United Airlines is the target of internal and federal corruption investigations regarding possible improper dealings with a former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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Has Harvard Quashed Virtual-Classroom Naysayers?

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 3:55am

Harvard Business School has transformed a television studio in Boston into a sleek online classroom. Some say it's a breakthrough in virtual learning.

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Denver's Tattered Cover Bookstore Is Focused On Succession, Not Just Survival

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 3:44am

Known for its vast selection and knowledgeable sales staff, the Tattered Cover is a Denver institution. Now, after 40 years, the store's long-time owner is passing the reins to a new generation.

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Seattle Teachers To Strike; First Day Of Classes Canceled

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 12:27am

Teachers in Seattle will walk picket lines Wednesday after last-minute negotiations over wages and other issues failed to avert a strike in Washington state's largest school district.

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United Airlines Executives Resign Amid Investigations

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 6:48pm

The United Airlines CEO and two other executives are the targets of internal and federal investigations regarding improper dealings with a former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey chairman.

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United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek Resigns Amid Federal Investigation

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 6:24pm

The CEO and two other high ranking officials at United Airlines resigned Tuesday in the midst of an internal and federal investigation.

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The Challenges Of Identifying Potential Workplace Violence

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 3:39pm

The shootings of two young journalists last month highlighted the perils of dealing with potentially dangerous employees. But it can be very difficult for employers to know when and how to step in.

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Why Are Women Less Likely To Become Entrepreneurs Than Men?

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 4:18am

Analysis finds women are less likely to be arrogant about mistakes and more likely to be humble about their achievements. Men are more likely to disregard market signals that their ideas are flawed.

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Denmark Targets Consumer Behavior In Campaign To Reduce Food Waste

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 3:32pm

In the last few years, Denmark has become the world champion in reducing the amount of food that lands in the garbage.

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Presidential Candidates Campaign In New Hampshire, Iowa On Labor Day

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 3:32pm

Politics mixed with picnics and parades Monday as the candidates fanned out for an end of summer blitz of campaigning. Many discussed jobs — an issue that tops just about every voter's list.

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Despite Recovery, Middle-Wage Workers Are Being Squeezed Out

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 3:32pm

Most jobs added since the recession are going to workers either in the top third or the bottom third of income. Those in the middle are getting squeezed out — especially men.

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4 Labor-Intensive Crops Farmers Wish They Had Robots To Harvest

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 3:23pm

Many fruits and vegetables must be harvested by hand because it's hard and costly to design machines that won't damage them. But as farm labor dwindles, there's a new push to develop more farm robots.

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Obama Orders Federal Contractors To Provide Paid Sick Leave

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 1:55pm

"This will give about 300,000 working Americans access to paid sick leave for the first time," President Obama said after signing an executive order.

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Changing Venice Beach Means Homeless Are Less Welcome At The Boardwalk

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 4:18am

An estimated 16 million people each year visit LA's Venice Beach and its boardwalk market. What they don't see are sharp-elbows and words flying as vendors scramble before dawn for prime stalls.

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Amid A Shortage Of Welders, Some Prisons Offer Training

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 3:40am

Baby boomers with the skill are retiring and not enough young people are replacing them. In Georgia, inmates are given access to heavy tools and blowtorches so they can get a welding certificate.

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Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Sun, 09/06/2015 - 6:03am

Google made a name for itself with search technology, but it has dabbled in moonshot projects like self-driving cars. Now the company's life science unit is looking for better diabetes treatments.

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Will The Fed Raise Rates, Or Keep The (Little) Economic Party Going?

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 7:00am

Friday's decent but unspectacular jobs report didn't answer the question of whether the Fed is about to raise interest rates. But even if the Fed finally takes the plunge, it will do so very gradually.

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These Are The People Who Haul Our Food Across America

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 6:03am

Farmers, chefs and small-batch producers get a lot of praise these days. Truckers are rarely mentioned — yet most of the food that ends up on our dinner tables depends on their labor.

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