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The United States government is suing one of the country's largest wireless service providers, accusing it of misleading customers with claims of "unlimited" data for their smart phones.

Taco Bell launches mobile app for ordering food

Technology has already been rapidly integrated into most industries and, in recent years, mobile has been making huge strides. The latest trend appears to be ordering fast food through a mobile app.

Americans costing themselves billions by working too hard

Not taking time off from work isn't just making you more stressed — it's costing you money. That's because employees who don't use all of their paid time off are essentially working for free during the extra days, a new study says.

Sweden just slashed interest rates to zero in fight to escape deflation

Sweden's central bank, the Riksbank, just slashed its main interest rate to zero. That's zero as in nothing, nada, 0 percent.

De Quinto named as new CMO at Coca-Cola

Marcos de Quinto, president of Coca-Cola Iberia and vice president of the Europe Group, has been named to take over the chief marketing officer from Joe Tripodi when he retires in February.

25 out of 130 banks fail European Central Bank stress test

Although 25 of 130 lenders subject to the European Central Bank (ECB) stress test failed, the Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem maintained that the test shows that the banking crisis in the region is already in the past.

Op-Ed: Classic mid-century burger place holds on in pricey San Francisco Special

In places like San Francisco, where real estate prices continue to shift and neighborhoods are transformed, it is comforting to see some things stay and remain the same.

Uber nixes promo with free car rides from 'hot chick' drivers

Uber, a ride-sharing app, canceled a promotion in the city of Lyon. The promotion said that passengers could go for a 20-minute ride in cars that were driven by beautiful ladies.

UN: Detroit’s water disconnections ‘discriminate’ against poor

You may find it hard to believe that in 2014, failure to pay off a water bill would result in the household being disconnected.

Facebook is releasing a new TV ad in the U.S.

Facebook is launching an advertising campaign in the US, across TV, outdoor, cinema and online on Sunday that is aiming to get Americans to use its standalone app Messenger in more creative ways.

Facebook paid zero UK tax despite generating $595 million there

Facebook paid $0 — zero — in corporation tax in the UK last year, despite making an estimated $596 million (£371 million) in revenue in the region in 2013, its latest financial filings with Companies House reveal.

Op-Ed: Compact Refreshment Center Ownership Program Makes Familypreneurs

A familypreneur is an entrepreneur who starts and grows a business around his or her own family. Compact Refreshment Center Dealership Program is innovating the perfect familiypreneur's business model.

Sears Canada names new acting-CEO

Sears Canada Inc. named Ronald Boire of the American-based Sears Holding to replace Douglas Campbell as acting president and CEO. This is not the first time that the Canadian-based company has recruited from its American partner.

Seattle-based Nordstrom will open discount store in Albany area

Nordstrom has announced plans to open two new stores in upstate New York. The first will be located at the Colonie Center in Albany. The other is planned for Buffalo.

Op-Ed: 10 potential concerns with Apple Pay

Apple Pay is rumored to be the next big thing in tech but there are many concerns. Along with several other companies in the space, there are many potential security flaws.

McDonald's menu is driving away cash-strapped customers

McDonald's menu is getting too expensive for cash-strapped diners. The company said its prices increased 3 percent through the end of June, compared to the previous year, Bloomberg's Leslie Patton reports.

Inc. 5000 indicates some interesting trends for U.S. business

With the prestigious Inc 5000 index of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. now published for 2014, looking through the list it is easy to see that what businesses are doing best right now although there are some interesting entrants.

Canadians lowering personal debt, paying off loans early

In a blow to conventional wisdom, Canadians are paying off loans early and keeping their personal debt under control according to reports.

Converse files suit over infringement of Chuck Taylor shoes

United States shoemaker Converse has filed suit against more than two dozen companies alleging those businesses have copied the design of the popular Chuck Taylor shoe.

Closing of borders due to Ebola threatens chocolate availability

The spreading of the Ebola virus in countries with the worst outbreaks are near three countries that produce close to 60 percent of the world’s cocoa production — Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria.

North Face social ad: Retracting floor forces customers to climb

In their latest social experiment advertising stunt, the Korean branch of The North Face Store pushed unsuspecting customers to take a leap of courage.

Hailo withdrawing from North America

The battle for car-service dominance in North America has just claimed its first casualty. Hailo, an on-demand car app from Europe, has withdrawn all its service from North America.

The money no one wants to talk about

Sources say RNE, Bankia and the Caja Madrid Foundation feel competent enough to discover the location of certain funds, and find who is responsible.

Op-Ed: Taming the marketing monster for small businesses

Internet marketing. Content marketing. Digital marketing. Whether just starting up your small business or maintaining, these terms are a common part of your vocabulary, but do you know how to optimize your marketing strategy to get the best results?

Op-Ed: Obamacare leads some firms to end existing health care coverage

Back in 2011, Doug Henwood of the Left Business Observer argued that Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, would result in some employers dropping their existing coverage and forcing employers onto the exchanges.

Indian online stores see sales spurt thanks to festive season

Indian online stores have been enjoying a windfall of sorts thanks to a spike in online shopping for items in the religion and spirituality category, during the festive season over the past 45 days.

Wonga’s financial woes mount after FCA clampdown

Up to a million customers of the payday loan company Wonga could have their debts and late fees cancelled or reduced following an investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Interview with Martine Cotton Special

The Australian music industry veteran has unveiled 'Music Industry Inside Out', an online database and professional development resource designed to help aspiring artists and young professionals get started in the business. She spoke to Digital Journal.

How news outlets can innovate beyond native advertising Special

At a recent talk by the Canadian Journalism Foundation on native advertising, the heads of Canada's major news outlets were caught off-guard by one question: are any of them doing anything truly innovative?

Can changing your lunch change your day at work?

Whatever job you’re in, you’ve probably experienced the notorious mid-afternoon slump. That moment at work when your brain, body or both seem to decide that they’ve had enough.

Op-Ed: Government sector procurement policies inhibit innovation

I recently met the CEO of a dynamic small company in a technology sector. He had some great ideas and was actively working with a large company on an open innovation initiative.

IMF reduces global growth projection for 2015

The International Monetary Fund(IMF) reduced its projected global growth number for next year to 3.8 percent from 4 percent in July. The downgrade resulted from continued economic weakness in the Eurozone and a slowdown in several emerging markets.

A tale of two forums on the future of Europe Special

Two drastically different forums focused on young people took place in the last two weeks, showing the deep divide over the role the new generation should have in bringing about change in Europe.

Soft drink giants to cut calories, Pepsi launches new soda

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple, among the largest beverage companies in the United States, have announced that they will cut calorie levels in their products by 20 percent over the next decade.

What you need to know about on-demand home services

Three years ago, what did it take to hire a ride on Friday night? For many people, it involved an awkward, probably unanswered, phone call to a local taxi company or eyesight keen enough to spot a fare-free cabbie on the street.

Op-Ed: Stellar points in sales are expressed in book 'Never Be Closing' Special

In the realm of sales the ultimate goal is to "close the deal." But a new book released this past summer emphasizes that a good sales person should "Never Be Closing."

Editors discuss native advertising: will it save journalism? Special

Is native advertising the saviour of the journalism industry? Or are newsrooms selling out as paid-for editorial content becomes harder to distinguish from independent journalism?

Op-Ed: Women in tech - What women don’t want, defined

Neo feminism is a lot less rhetorical and more focused than old feminism. The general approach is “To hell with you, if you don’t do it, I’ll do it myself”. It's now a question of what women don't want, as much as what they do.

Op-Ed: The murky future of Google+: Doomed, or primed for a comeback?

As Ello enters the social media world with enough vigor to challenge Facebook for its users, what might happen to the slumbering social giant, Google+?

U.S. factory orders plunged in August

Factory orders, a traditional catalyst for economic growth, plunged in August to the lowest level ever recorded. The fundamental drop in factory production was led by a steep decline in orders for U.S. manufactured commercial aircraft.

Virgin Money to float shares on the London Stock Exchange

Virgin Money, a UK-based bank part-owned by Sir Richard Branson, is to float shares on the London Stock Exchange. The bank is hoping to raise about £150 million ($240m) to support growth plans.
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