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3 startups feeding the food delivery bubble

The number of food delivery startups has ballooned in the past three years. Here are three competing for share of stomach.

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Realtor.com and Airbnb let you try a neighborhood before buying a house

If you're thinking of buying a new home, it's a pretty a big commitment. It's not just the house itself but the surrounding area that you're going to be stuck with for years. Now you can actually try out your new neighborhood before you sign on the dotted line.

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Attention frequent fliers: This app claims to lessen jet lag

For all you perpetually time-zone-confused, out-of-suitcase living, constantly jet-lagged frequent flyers, there may just be a light at the end of your runway.

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How online razor retailers are cutting into Gillette's sales

Upstarts like Dollar Shaving Club and Harry's have left traditional giants like Gillete playing catch-up. More>>

Amazon to start paying some authors based on how many pages you read

Amazon's about to make a pretty major change to the way it pays some of its authors.

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Court rules Uber drivers are employees -- not freelancers

In a landmark ruling, California's Labor Commission ruled that Uber drivers are employees, not independent contractors.

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4 reasons why going green has gone mainstream in business

At this point, if you don't go green, it's bad for business.

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Ex-BlackBerry CEO admits company didn’t have a chance against the iPhone

In an intriguingly candid talk at an event in Toronto, Jim Balsillie, BlackBerry's former co-CEO, admitted the company couldn't compete with the iPhone and that its attempt to do so led the company to crash and burn. More>>

Why so many workers are faking 80-hour workweeks

Some company cultures make employees feel the need to pretend as though they're working 80-hours per week. Why is this, and what effects does this have on employers and employee expectations?

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Netflix is testing ads before and after its shows

In what may either be a simple trial, or a sinister sign of things to come, Netflix is experimenting with advertising before and after its original content.

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Google set to battle Apple with new Android Pay

Android Pay is more than a rebranding of Google Wallet.

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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>>

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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  • City Council approves TIF rental rehab program

    City Council approves TIF rental rehab program

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 9:31 AM EDT2015-06-30 13:31:14 GMT
    A portion of the money generated through the two downtown Quincy tax increment finance districts can now be used to help renovate residential space.The Quincy City Council approved the program Monday that would allow zero-interest loans of up to $25,000 per residential unit. 
    A portion of the money generated through the two downtown Quincy tax increment finance districts can now be used to help renovate residential space.The Quincy City Council approved the program Monday that would allow zero-interest loans of up to $25,000 per residential unit. 
  • Lifeguard shortage forces Wavering pool to close for holiday weekend

    Lifeguard shortage forces Wavering pool to close for holiday weekend

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 6:20 PM EDT2015-06-30 22:20:57 GMT
    Quincy residents will have only one public pool option for most of the Fourth of July holiday weekend.The Quincy Park District announced on Tuesday afternoon that it would have to close the Wavering Aquatic Center on Saturday and Sunday — July 4-5 — because of a lack of lifeguards. Mike Bruns, the Park District's director of program services, said Indian Mounds Pool will be the Park District's only pool option ...
    Quincy residents will have only one public pool option for most of the Fourth of July holiday weekend.The Quincy Park District announced on Tuesday afternoon that it would have to close the Wavering Aquatic Center on Saturday and Sunday — July 4-5 — because of a lack of lifeguards. Mike Bruns, the Park District's director of program services, said Indian Mounds Pool will be the Park District's only pool option ...
  • Fifth Street Bridge dedicated to Virgil Goehl

    Fifth Street Bridge dedicated to Virgil Goehl

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 4:09 PM EDT2015-06-30 20:09:25 GMT
    A bridge that Alderman Virgil Goehl, D-1, fought to replace was officially dedicated in his honor in a short ceremony Monday. The Fifth Street bridge over Cedar Creek was built in 2011 after years of discussion. It replaced a narrower bridge installed in 1917. Goehl, a 23-year veteran of the City Council, thanked his family, friends and colleagues who attended the ceremony for the unveiling of the plaque.
    A bridge that Alderman Virgil Goehl, D-1, fought to replace was officially dedicated in his honor in a short ceremony Monday. The Fifth Street bridge over Cedar Creek was built in 2011 after years of discussion. It replaced a narrower bridge installed in 1917. Goehl, a 23-year veteran of the City Council, thanked his family, friends and colleagues who attended the ceremony for the unveiling of the plaque.

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