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What Arianna Huffington, Richard Branson, and other entrepreneurs wish they'd known at 22

As graduation season looms, successful entrepreneurs share the lessons they would teach their younger selves.


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As sales plummet, Keurig promises to bring back refillable K-cups

Keurig's new system was designed to block people from brewing coffee pods from other brands, and despite an overwhelmingly negative response from consumers, the company maintained that implementing this system was a good idea. But now they're singing a different tune. More>>

Introverts will soon rule the business world

While introverts innovate, extroverts are mostly talk. So in a business world where innovation is crucial, do we really need the extroverts? More>>

Older execs bring pluses, minuses to the job

Older executives have some better mental skills than their younger counterparts, but lag behind in others, according to a new study. More>>

4 big trends to watch for at CES 2015

Check out this list of tech one expert predicts will be all over the place at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
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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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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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  • Rural Nauvoo woman killed when bullets strike her home Thursday morning

    Rural Nauvoo woman killed when bullets strike her home Thursday morning

    Friday, May 29 2015 8:18 AM EDT2015-05-29 12:18:32 GMT
     A 67-year-old woman was fatally shot when several bullets were fired into her home Thursday morning southeast of Nauvoo.
    | 217-221-3378ehusar@whig.com | @EHusarWHIG
  • Hollis sets sights on returning to national spelling bee

    Hollis sets sights on returning to national spelling bee

    Thursday, May 28 2015 10:51 AM EDT2015-05-28 14:51:12 GMT
    Ben Hollis' experience at the Scripps National Spelling Bee convinced him of one thing. "I definitely want to come back next year," Ben said. The Hamilton sixth-grader tied for 50th in the 88th annual bee. Ben spelled his words correctly in Rounds 2 and 3 on Wednesday but did not score high enough on the preliminary exam to make the semifinals.
    Ben Hollis' experience at the Scripps National Spelling Bee convinced him of one thing. "I definitely want to come back next year," Ben said. The Hamilton sixth-grader tied for 50th in the 88th annual bee. Ben spelled his words correctly in Rounds 2 and 3 on Wednesday but did not score high enough on the preliminary exam to make the semifinals.
  • Ex-U.S. Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted on bank-related charges

    Ex-U.S. Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted on bank-related charges

    Thursday, May 28 2015 6:22 PM EDT2015-05-28 22:22:45 GMT
    Federal prosecutors announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Thursday.
    Federal prosecutors announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Thursday.
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