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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.

Ferocious 'Fury' fights, flies high for solid box office victory

It was a World War II drama that took the lead with a fury at the box office. It ended up being an easy win over a two-time champ and a Halloween-themed film.

Converse files suit over infringement of Chuck Taylor shoes

Brooklyn - 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.

'Gone Girl' wins in heated box office race

"Gone Girl" went on and won another tight box office race as it fended off "Dracula Untold." The numbers were not as close as last week's race, but it was still good for the box office.

'Gone Girl' may win another tight box office race

Because "Gone Girl"performed better than expected last week, it means momentum may be on its side for another victory. It will be close again.

Head of Twitter news staff lasts less than one year

San Francisco - The head of Twitter's news staff left the social media company Wednesday after less than a year at the helm of a revitalized operation.

Ultimate cost of HP restructuring put at 55,000 jobs

Palo Alto - More than 15,000 additional workers will lose their jobs with Silicon Valley mainstay Hewlett-Packard Co. by next October when the venerable tech giant splits in two.

HP is to split into two separate business and consumer companies

Technology giant HP is planning to split itself into two separate companies with one focusing on business solutions and the other on the consumer computing products that it produces today.

'Gone Girl' grabs a win in a tight box office race

A grizzly tale of a dysfunctional marriage in "Gone Girl" won out over the horror of "Annabelle." The real winner, though, was the overall box office.

Battle is on between 'Gone Girl' and 'Annabelle'

UPDATE: It truly is a battle of demographics at the weekend box offices as noted below. The younger crowd came out and helped "Annabelle" win Friday over "Gone Girl."

'The Equalizer' crushes competitors for an easy win

A true movie star in Denzel Washington took over the box office with relative ease as "The Equalizer" pummeled the competition.

Denzel Washington will blast 'The Equalizer' past 'The Boxtrolls'

UPDATE: As noted, "The Equalizer" is blasting past "The Boxtrolls" in what will be an easy win at the weekend box office. It should also beat projections and may end up in the $32-36 million range.

Moscow court confirms house arrest of billionaire Yevtushenkov

Moscow - A Moscow court on Thursday ordered billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov to remain under house arrest, throwing out his appeal as he is investigated in a money-laundering probe.

The story of fashion trucks, the new American shopping craze

Walking along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on a Tuesday or Thursday lets you experience a new, growing all-American trend: fashion trucks. Parked by the side of the road, you can find a full boutique and dressing room inside. Here, we look at their success.

'The Maze Runner' sprints to an easy win

It didn't take long to see that "The Maze Runner" would easily win the weekend box office race. The only question would be where the numbers would end up.

Russian billionaire Yevtushenkov denies freed from house arrest

Moscow - Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov on Friday denied reports he had been unexpectedly freed from house arrest after being detained this week in a money-laundering probe.

'The Maze Runner' should find its way to the top

Sifting through the maze of the weekend box office and it looks like another young adult film is poised to make it through to the top.

Russian tycoon's arrest sparks fears of 'second Yukos'

Moscow - The arrest of a top billionaire sent shockwaves through Russia's business and political circles on Wednesday and prompted fears of a state-orchestrated asset grab similar to the prosecution of ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

'Dolphin Tale 2' swims into theaters with 'No Good Deed'

This is the weekend when Hollywood wouldn't mind a pleasant surprise. That would be in the form of "Dolphin Tale 2." The family-friendly film is out and simply because of the theater count, it could end on top.

Op-Ed: How disruptive are Apple's announcements?

Not at all. The reality is that the devices Apple announced on Tuesday were either improvements to their own existing devices or ones that entered into an existing market new to Apple.

Microsoft finally launches Delve search tool for Office 365

Yesterday, Microsoft finally released a new component for the company's Office 365 system. Called Delve, it has been in the pipe-line for years and aims to make it much easier for Office 365 users to manage their work effectively.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' on top as box office hits the brakes

The loud screech that was heard this weekend was the sound of the box office putting on the brakes. It was expected but that doesn't make it better.

'The Identical' will not beat 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Looking at the new releases at the box office and it looks like another slow weekend is in the making. That will bode well for the holdovers again, but it means September starts slow.

NYU Stern economic forum says to curb your (economic) enthusiasm Special

New York - The economy seems poised to improve, but will the changes coming be bold enough to be felt on "Main Street"? A special report for Digital Journal with comments from top economists and photos from NYU Stern's September 3, 2014 Economic Outlook Forum:

Op-Ed: Why freelancing trumps small business ownership

Somehow, “freelancing” got a bad rap. Everyone who found themselves unemployed or under-employed but picked up a few Craigslist gigs — even if it was taste testing for $20 — called themselves a freelancer in order to avoid deadbeat status.

UK ecommerce figures soar

From supermarkets and department stores, to small marketplaces and gardening centres, over the past five years, the entire online retail sector has seen significant growth, and has doubled its share of the retail market.

World financial teen literacy assessed: U.S. ranks only average Special

Paul Golden, of the National Endowment for Financial Education, speaks with Carol Ruth Weber about the importance of teaching teens to be financially literate. Read the full interview for Golden's tips on how to educate children to be money-wise.

'Guardians' wins again; top-grossing domestic film of the year

One would think Labor Day would be a gold mine for a new movie release and get in one more summer season blockbuster. But it isn't. In fact, a movie that has been the talk of the summer is once again the No. 1 movie in the land.

Op-Ed: Strapped for resources? Consider outsourcing these tasks

For many small businesses scattered across the country, it’s not the lack of ingenuity or foresight that leads to failure or bankruptcy; it’s almost always a lack of resources.

Support for Scottish independence growing, poll shows

Glasgow - Support for Scottish independence is increasing three weeks ahead of a referendum, a poll published Friday showed, amid attempts by British Prime Minister David Cameron to make the business case for retaining the union.
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