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Jay Carney resigned as the White House press secretary last year, after he was on the job for three years. He has now joined Amazon.

Lumber Liquidators responds to '60 Minutes' report

Lumber Liquidators just released a statement responding to the "60 Minutes" report that aired Sunday night in a filing with the SEC.

Dockworkers return to U.S. West Coast ports

All but one of 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast reopened this week after months of wrangling over the terms of a new dockworkers contract.

The Retail Digest aims to be ‘the front page of retail’

Cloud-based retail software platform Vend has launched The Retail Digest, the first retail news and information resource, where top 100 industry experts curate insightful and actionable content to help retailers’ businesses thrive.

FTSE 100 sets record on Tuesday but fails to hold it on Wednesday

After approval of economic reform proposals submitted by Greece helped the FTSE 100 reach record-breaking levels yesterday, it has fallen back considerably throughout the course of today, with shares in some major companies dropping by nearly 10 percent.

A look at the top online marketing conferences this year

It is coming to the time of the year when online marketers and SEO experts converge to share ideas and learn from each other at conferences worldwide. With events in every major city, the outcomes will directly influence the future of online marketing.

Two more Angels leave Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret has lost two key Angels. Newcomer Karlie Kloss and veteran Doutzen Kroes are leaving the brand. It's rumored more Angels could follow, according to Stephanie Smith at Page Six.

Domino's app tracks customers' stomachs, tells them what to eat

Having trouble deciding what type of pizza to order? Never fear! A new app from Domino's helps hungry customers determine exactly what they want to eat, based on their 'tummy rumbles.'

Pao v. Kleiner: Silicon Valley gender discrimination trial begins

It is no secret that the tech and finance industries are dominated by men. Now, one prominent Silicon Valley investment firm is on trial, accused by a former employee of terminating her for speaking out against gender discrimination.

Target goes after Amazon with new free shipping promotion

These days it seems “The Everything Store” is getting attacked on all sides by its competitors. Now Target has upped its online marketability by giving customers free shipping on all orders of $25 or more placed through their website.

Beretta unveils new striker fired polymer pistol

Beretta is developing its first striker fired polymer pistol, a handgun they hope will meet the requirements for the U.S. Army's Modular Handgun System.

Op-Ed: 5 social media tips for small business

Small business owners are increasingly leveraging social media as a promotion and sales tool. A recent LinkedIn study showed that 81 percent of small to mid-sized businesses are using social media, but how many are using it effectively?

Workers threaten to strike Sunday at huge Texas refinery

Workers at the largest oil refinery in the United States joined a growing nationwide strike Saturday when they left their jobs at the Motiva Enterprises LLC facility in Port Arthur, Texas.

U.S. oil refinery strike spreads to largest plant in country

The latest round of negotiatons ended on Friday night with workers at the Motiva Port Arthur Refinery in Texas walking off the job at midnight. The strike began on Feb. 1 in California and Texas. Louisiana plants will join at midnight Saturday.

Computer giant Dell to accept Bitcoin payments in Canada and UK

Dell has announced it will sell its products by opening up bitcoin payments for customers in the U.K. and Canada. The decision means Dell is the largest retailer to accept the crypto-currency internationally.

Judgement handed down in nation's largest labor-trafficking case

On Wednesday, a New Orleans jury awarded $14 million to five Indian men, lured to the U.S. and forced to live in inhumane conditions after Hurricane Katrina while working for a U.S. ship repair firm.

Yelp sues startup that claims it can provide all positive reviews

Revleap, a Los Angeles startup, is being sued by Yelp, who alleges unfair competition, trademark violation, as well as breach of contract.

Under Armour is expanding its empire

Under Armour has been aggressively investing in high-profile endorsement deals and building up its women's business in a bid to chip away at Nike's athletic empire.

Apple cuts ties with anti-gay Alabama lobbyist Jay Love

Apple Inc. has fired a former Alabama state lawmaker with a history of opposing rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Obama's immigration policy: States in disagreement

Last Monday, a Texan federal judge grounded President Obama’s immigration initiatives by ruling there had been a failure to comply with basic administrative procedures.

Ottawa prepared to put a stop to CPR strike

The Canadian government is ready to impose back-to-work legislation, which will force over 3,300 Canadian Pacific Railway engineers to resume work in a matter of days.

The creator of Nutella dies at the age of 89

The richest man in Italy, and the creator of Nutella, a chocolate spread, died just two months short of his 90th birthday.

Apple seeks to reform labor practices

Tech giant Apple is slowly making progress in relation to the treatment of its workers in overseas factories. The company has declared that it will no longer allow the practice of "bonded servitude."

30-second Super Bowl ad could cost $6 million in 2016

The price of the average 30-second Super Bowl ad slot in 2016 could soar up to 33% on this year’s big game to $6 million, according to next year's official broadcaster.

Canada's Sun News Network is shutting down this Friday

According to reports, Sun News Network is going off the air Friday, Feb. 13, which will leave around 200 people out of a job.

Millennials’ future impact on the economy

Individuals from ages 18 to 33 are considered to be millennials. Raised in the tech world, these individuals hold a deeper understanding of technology and its capabilities, and that’s something the current workforce can, and should, embrace.

Pfizer to acquire Hospira in big pharma sale

The pharmaceutical Pfizer giant is purchasing the injectable drugmaker Hospira for a reported $15 billion. This represents a new area for Pfizer.

$386m missing as Hong Kong Bitcoin exchange closes

Over $386 million has allegedly been stolen by Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange MyCoin as it closed down this week, leading to claims that the company is withdrawing funds owed to over 3,000 investors.

A new study reveals why most brands fail on Twitter

Twitter is a powerful social media platform, with more than 284 million monthly active users, and more than 500 million tweets sent every day.

State of California demands compliance from Home Loan lender Special

While the home mortgage crisis of 2009 to some may seem in the past, the reverberations of it are still lingering. California state officials announced this past January, that Ocwen Financial Corporation must provide required information to regulators.

Mobile rewards platform Freecharge raises $80m in funding

Mobile transactions firm Freecharge has raised $80 million from new investors to help fuel its growth. The company enables users to get free rewards such as food or entertainment by simply paying phone bills through its mobile app.

Brian Williams to temporarily leave NBC

Brian Williams, the famous NBC news anchor, is the subject himself of today's news, accused of falsifying information in news reports. In the rush to be noticed, it sometimes happens that reporters become the news rather than just reporting it.

Taylor Swift is going to war with fans on Etsy

Taylor Swift is cracking down on fans who are using the craft website Etsy to sell products with Swift's trademarks, BuzzFeed reports.

Comcast customer gets bill addressed to 'Super B****'

An Illinois woman is the latest victim of Comcast service reps. After dealing with service reps for several months, she received a bill addressed to "Super B****."

Gap just got thrown off Tinder

Gap launched a new digital marketing push on Thursday to promote its Spring season. But soon after the news published about the Tinder element of the campaign, the dating app decided to shut it down.

Green building trends to look out for in 2015

It's a fact: green building is not a craze or a fad, but the future of construction. And this is true for both new construction and renovation/retrofitting.

Diamond prices remain weak in early 2015

Continuing a trend that started during the fall of last year, many diamond mining companies are getting ready for a softer market with weak diamond prices.

Pending home sales slow during December: Still above 2013

Even with the modest uptick to the economy in the last quarter, pending home sales slowed down in December but still remain higher than they were for December of 2013.

Op-Ed: Top 5 Super Bowl commercials of 2015

Besides the football and the halftime show, the other big attraction is the cavalcade of ads, where companies usually shell out big money for longer, often more entertaining commercials. Here are five of the best.

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson resigns from board

Lululemon Athletica founder Chip Wilson is stepping down from the company's board of directors. "I believe that now is the right time to step away from the board," Wilson, 59, said in a statement on Monday.

Less than one-third of Scotch Whisky distilleries Scottish-owned

New research published today in the Glasgow-based The Herald newspaper reveals that a high proportion of Scotch Whisky drunk in the world today isn’t very Scottish at all, at least when it comes to ownership of whisky distilleries.
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