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What your employees are really doing on that conference call

The joy of conference calls is that you can do them from anywhere with a phone line or an internet connection--no more being chained to boardrooms or flying across the country to attend meetings. More>>

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HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords

HP issued a voluntary recall, explaining that a recently discovered overheating issue made the cords a “fire and burn hazard.”
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Will robots take over the workforce? 4 predictions from experts

The robots are coming--and they want jobs. Here's what the experts say will happen by the year 2025.

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OKCupid's experiment is lazy, unethical and a creative failure

By letting their engineers experiment on users, OKCupid and Facebook showed an astounding lack of imagination.
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Why summer Fridays are good for business

Want to boost morale? Flexible working hours, at least during the summer, could help. More>>

Why did the man behind Windows jump ship, and who’s left to steer?

What does Steven Sinofsky's abrupt departure from Microsoft mean for Windows … and the way the company will compete with Apple and Google? More>>

Google Free Zone brings the Internet to feature phones for free

Google Free Zone enables feature phone users use mail, Web search and Google+ for free. Is it generosity at work, a savvy market grab, or both? More>>

How Apple's victory over Samsung will affect you

Digital Trends goes over the many ways Apple's $1 billion victory over Samsung could hurt Android users, and a few ways it could help. More>>

Why do McDonald's burgers look different from their advertisements?

McDonald's Director of Marketing tackles a popular fan question by taking you behind the scenes of an advertisement photoshoot. More>>

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  • US bank earnings up 5.2 pct in 2Q

    US bank earnings up 5.2 pct in 2Q

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:08:55 GMT
    U.S. banks' earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007.More >>
    U.S. banks' earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007.More >>
  • Vivendi, Telefonica in talks over Brazil business

    Vivendi, Telefonica in talks over Brazil business

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:49:08 GMT
    Spain's telecommunications company Telefonica has raised its offer to buy Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, from French media conglomerate Vivendi to 7.45 billion euros ($9.82 billion) from 6.7...More >>
    French media conglomerate Vivendi said Thursday it would begin exclusive talks with Spanish telecoms company Telefonica for the sale of its Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, after the Spanish company...More >>
  • Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO

    Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:28:55 GMT
    Trucks have started making deliveries to a New England supermarket chain just hours after it was announced that the chain's former CEO, whose ouster led to worker walkouts and customer boycotts, had completed a...More >>
    Hours after reaching an agreement to buy the company, the restored chief of New England's Market Basket supermarket chain celebrated with workers in a rally at headquarters Thursday, saying he loved them and...More >>
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