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OKCupid's experiment is lazy, unethical and a creative failure

By letting their engineers experiment on users, OKCupid and Facebook showed an astounding lack of imagination.

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.

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.

6 extremely effective ways to improve your memory

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

Why summer Fridays are good for business

Want to boost morale? Flexible working hours, at least during the summer, could help.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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    Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:26:44 GMT
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  • Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

    Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:26:29 GMT
    European and Dubai-based airlines have begun rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution, though Iraq says its skies are safe.More >>
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  • Fed makes sixth reduction in bond buying

    Fed makes sixth reduction in bond buying

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:16:12 GMT
    The Federal Reserve is further slowing the pace of its bond purchases because it thinks an improving U.S. economy needs less help. But it's offering no clearer hint of when it will start raising its benchmark...More >>
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