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Paintballing The Boss: Office Team-Building Exercises Gone Bad

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:33am

Sometimes team-building exercises get a bad name for good reasons. Dangerous piñatas and co-workers tripping on mushrooms might deter some. But weathering bad team-building can also forge new bonds.

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Couple Revives Lost Moroccan Fig Liquor, One Bottle At A Time

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:39pm

Jews have made mahia, a spirit made with fermented figs, in Morocco for centuries, but the tradition has all but died out. A New York couple aims to reintroduce the drink that once connected a nation.

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From Pen And Paper To 3-D, Look Who's Challenging Google Maps

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:07pm

Today, digital maps are a big business, and Google has become nearly everyone's go-to cartographer. But there are challengers out there — and you might be surprised by some of the competition.

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Asian-American Leadership Programs Tackle The 'Bamboo Ceiling'

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:23pm

The programs aim to address a lack of Asian-American representation among top executives by highlighting the cultural tendencies of American workplaces.

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Book News: Does Anyone Actually Finish Thomas Piketty's 'Capital'?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:14am

Also: an essay on domestic violence from Kelly Sundberg; notable books coming out this week.

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Land Bank In Newburgh, N.Y., Tasked With Fixing Up Decay

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

Land banks are public entities created to revive vacant or tax-foreclosed properties. The small city of Newburgh on the Hudson River has been trying to revive itself using a land bank.

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'A Hard Day's Night' Premiered In London 47 Years Ago

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

The black-and-white film was a cheeky snapshot of the biggest band in history: The Beatles.

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Wash. Retailers To Sell Recreational Marijuana On Tuesday

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

Washington state is to roll out retail pot sales this week after voters approved a referendum on recreational marijuana in 2012. But a backlog of growers and processors are awaiting licenses.

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CBS Lost Appetite For Government Watchdog Stories, Attkisson Says

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

When the investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson left CBS this year, she did not do so quietly. She contends the network refused to run stories that might damage President Obama.

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Programs Target Poverty In Obama's 5 'Promise Zones'

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 5:48pm

The idea is to basically carpet-bomb specific urban neighborhoods and rural areas with programs like after-school classes, GED courses and job training, with the goal of turning those areas around.

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It's A Nice Day For A Flash Wedding

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 4:16am

In these pop-up weddings, locations are never booked, planning is minimal and fingers are crossed that you don't get asked to leave before you finish the ceremony.

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To Sign Or Not To Sign: Artists Big And Small Face The Label Question

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 4:15am

Land a deal with a label or put out records on your own: Both options carry big risks. For musicians today there's a middle ground, but getting your songs in front of people will still cost you.

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Tech Week: The Facebook Fail, Internet 2025 And Fondue Footwear

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 11:53am

Sheryl Sandberg apologizes for Facebook's "poorly communicated" secret user-testing, Reading Rainbow sets a Kickstarter record, plus more headlines in this week's tech news roundup.

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Ex-Editor Gets 18 Months In U.K. Phone Hacking Case

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 7:29am

Andy Coulson, the former editor of the now defunct News of the World, was found guilty last week of conspiracy to hack personal voicemails.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 4:05am

David Greene has the Last Word in business.

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2010 World Cup Helped South Africa Attract Latin American Tourists

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 4:05am

Brazil's World Cup soccer stadiums and hotels are packed. But events like that don't pay for themselves. South Africa hosted the last World Cup and the country wasn't left entirely empty handed.

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Business News

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 4:05am

David Greene has business news.

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Fastest Growing U.S. City Faces Housing Shortage

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 4:05am

Census data show San Marcos, Texas, is the U.S.'s fastest growing city. Students make up many of the 10,000 people who've moved there since 2010, pushing the population from 45,000 to over 54,000.

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Facebook Apologizes For Manipulation; Data Research Likely To Go On

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 4:05am

A mood study that Facebook conducted on unwitting users has been criticized. Data science plays an integral role at Facebook — for bottom line reasons, and in collaboration with academic researchers.

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Authors Take Opposite Sides On Hachette, Amazon Spat

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 5:34pm

Bestsellers published by traditional means accused Amazon of "unfair pricing." Self-published authors penned a stinging critique of traditional publishing.

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