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Why ex-employees make great hires

These so-called "boomerang" employees already know how your company runs, which puts them far ahead of new hires. More>>

Hobby Lobby ruling polarizes the business community

Vacillating between vindication and outrage, business owners are far from unified over the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. More>>

6 extremely effective ways to improve your memory

Who would like to remember more of what they see, hear, and read? Everyone! More>>

How ethical are your employees? Depends what time it is

Research finds that early-rising employees behave less ethically at the end of the day when their energy is low. More>>

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 economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier

    US economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:01:36 GMT
    Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.
    Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.
  • GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:51:31 GMT
    General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.
    General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.
  • Stocks turn mostly higher as earnings roll in

    Stocks turn mostly higher as earnings roll in

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:41:30 GMT
    U.S. stock futures are edging up ahead of the opening bell as investors size up earnings reports from Apple, Boeing and other big companies.
    U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in early-afternoon trading Wednesday as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies. Biotechnology...
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