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Email Named Most Important Tool For Work

Remember years ago when social media really started coming into its own, and people thought it might one day replace email? It didn’t take incredibly long to realize that would not be the case, especially when social networks like Facebook tried to launch its own email service (which didn’t really work out). Today it’s just as clear as ever that …

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Last Minute Holiday Help for Small Businesses

For small business owners, the holiday season can engender mixed emotions. On one hand, the months leading up to the holidays – November and December- are usually the busiest months of the year for most small businesses. And when you own a small business, being busy is a good thing. According to the National Retail Federation, retail sales could rise 4.1% this year …

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Magic Johnson Offers His Expertise To Improve Diversity In Silicon Valley

The lack of diversity in Silicon Valley recently made headlines as statistics on their racial and gender make-up were revealed, showing a largely white and Asian workforce. Former basketball player turned businessman Magic Johnson is now offering his expertise to companies like Google and Apple in order to help them increase their employment of African-Americans and Hispanics. Johnson is an …

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Starbucks Stout Flavored Latte Hits Test Markets

Pumpkin spice and salted caramel-flavored coffee sure says fall to many people – but what about a coffee that tastes like cold weather’s favorite beer? I’m sure there are a lot of people out there who could definitely get into that – provided it’s not gross or anything. There’s plenty of coffee-flavored beer, so why not turn the tables? The …

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Sammy Hagar: Red Rocker as Business Tycoon

Sammy Hagar has made the news lately because of a libel lawsuit that has been dogging him for years. Lawyers have managed to keep more serious issues away from the Red Rocker, but a twist of Iowa state law is pulling the rock star closer and closer to court. The whole thing stems from statements Hagar made in his autobiography …

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Facebook Wants You to Buy Things Directly from the News Feed

As of now, if you happen to click on a news feed ad on Facebook, you’ll be taken to the business’ site – outside the realm of Facebook. But now the social network is testing a way for businesses to get the most out of their ads by allowing users to make purchases without ever leaving Facebook. Facebook has just …

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Target Politely Requests You Leave Your Guns at Home

Target would be ever so grateful if you left your firearms at home before shopping for home goods. “As you’ve likely seen in the media, there has been a debate about whether guests in communities that permit “open carry” should be allowed to bring firearms into Target stores. Our approach has always been to follow local laws, and of course, …

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The Atari E.T. Game Land Fill Legend

The year is 1983. The Alamogordo Daily News reported in September that between 10-20 (actually 14) semi-trucks coming from a storehouse in El Paso, Texas, traveled 90 miles to a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico. At night, they would unload, cover deep within the earth, and seal with concrete, Atari boxes, cartridges, consoles, and the shame brought with their creation. …

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Jessica Alba Does ‘Supermom’ With Style

Jessica Alba is the quintessential Supermom–and she fulfills the role with style and grace. The 32-year-old actress recently enjoyed a child-free vacation in Paris, where she not only dished about how much fun she was having getting away from it all, but also shared about her many roles and responsibilities. Alba will soon return to the big screen as the …

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PacSun Shirts Spark Debate: Are They Inappropriate?

The mother who bought the entire stock of “indecent” shirts from a PacSun in a Utah mall has caused quite a stir. The media frenzy that she wanted in order to bring attention to her cause hasn’t disappointed. Judy Cox complained to the manager, but was told the shirts couldn’t be removed without corporate approval. However, the manager told Mrs. …

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Paula Deen Has New Hope For Comeback

Paula Deen has found the recipe for comeback success. She is reportedly going to be the recipient of a $75 million dollar cash infusion from a private equity firm out of Phoenix, Najafi Companies, which is led by Jahm Najafi. Najafi currently owns BMG Music Service and the Book-of-the-Month Club, among others, according to MSN. And boy, did she need …

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Paula Deen Is Back In Business With New Partner

Paula Deen is getting back in business, ya’ll. It has been less than a year since Deen admitted on the stand she used a racial slur toward an employee. Since then Deen lost her TV deal with the Food Network, was dropped by her publisher, and lost endorsement deals with Smithfield Hams, diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk, Walmart, and Sears, …

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