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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>>

Freddie Gray and five ways to heal Baltimore

We need to fix our city and other struggling urban centers. 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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  • UPDATE: Hollis spells correctly in Round 3 of national bee, but doesn't move on

    UPDATE: Hollis spells correctly in Round 3 of national bee, but doesn't move on

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 6:31 PM EDT2015-05-27 22:31:20 GMT
    Ben Hollis spelled his words correctly in both rounds of competition Wednesday but won't move onto the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. But Ben, a sixth grader from Hamilton, still had plenty to celebrate.
    Ben Hollis spelled his words correctly in both rounds of competition Wednesday but won't move onto the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. But Ben, a sixth grader from Hamilton, still had plenty to celebrate.
  • Council tables plan to change meeting time

    Council tables plan to change meeting time

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 10:34 AM EDT2015-05-27 14:34:07 GMT
    An ordinance to move the start time of Quincy City Council meetings from 7:30 to 7 p.m. was tabled for one week. Alderman Terri Heinecke, R-7, made a request Tuesday to table the ordinance for a month because many committees meet before council starts, and they may not be able to go through their agendas. "I don't know how we are going to do (committee) meetings ahead of time," Heinecke said.
    An ordinance to move the start time of Quincy City Council meetings from 7:30 to 7 p.m. was tabled for one week. Alderman Terri Heinecke, R-7, made a request Tuesday to table the ordinance for a month because many committees meet before council starts, and they may not be able to go through their agendas. "I don't know how we are going to do (committee) meetings ahead of time," Heinecke said.
  • Church seeks site for cremation urns; 58-year-old subdivision code updated

    Church seeks site for cremation urns; 58-year-old subdivision code updated

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 11:59 PM EDT2015-05-28 03:59:07 GMT
     Christ Lutheran Church won endorsement for a memorial garden for cremation urns on a lot located just northeast of the building at 3707 Holiday Drive, during Wednesday's Plan Commission meeting.
     Christ Lutheran Church won endorsement for a memorial garden for cremation urns on a lot located just northeast of the building at 3707 Holiday Drive, during Wednesday's Plan Commission meeting.
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