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Starbucks To Start Delivering In 2015

In its quarterly earnings call yesterday, Starbucks said it was exploring ways to get customers their caffeine fix store-free. Coming soon: Pumpkin spice lattes, delivered piping hot and extra pumpkin-y, right to your office doorstep. Read Full Story

EPA threatens to fine man $75k per day for homemade pond

A Wyoming man named Andy Johnson got all the required state permits when he built a stock pond on his land a couple years ago. But now the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is threatening Johnson with fines of up to $75,000 per day, claiming that the two-foot wide, six-inch deep stream he used is subject to federal control. Show More Summary

Cloud provider Joyent bets the farm on containers, adds $15M

Joyent, a provider of public-cloud infrastructure and software companies can use to create clouds in their own data centers, is announcing today that it’s brought in $15 million in new funding. The deal shows investors believe there’s still room for cloud providers other than the big three — Amazon, Google, and Microsoft — even as […]

The New Habit Challenge: Can Listing Our Accomplishments Cure Our Stress Addiction?

We may be addicted to stress, but that doesn't mean we can't break the cycle. Will this new habit be the first step we need to recovery? Whether you're a senior executive running a company, an intern at a small startup, or somewhere in between, you likely have a stressful day from time to time. Read Full Story

6 Avoidable Mistakes That Will Get You Overcharged Every Time

Shopping for anything — from a new big ticket item, to small household goods, to replacing a service provider — can be a big hassle. But it's even worse when you later discover you could have paid less. Avoid these six mistakes that will get you overcharged every time. (See also: How...

Now Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Finance Career May Be Blowing Up

Ex-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn's new life in finance following his scandalous retreat from his bid for the French presidency isn't working out so well. He left his role as chairman of Luxembourg-based Leyne Strauss-Kahn & Partners on October 20 for reasons that aren't totally clear (officially "to dedicate himself to other activities"). Show More Summary

How Long Can The Top 10% Households Prop Up The "Recovery"?

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, The question of "recovery" really boils down to this: how much longer can the top 10% prop up the expansion? A flurry of recent media stories have addressed housing unaffordability, for example Why Middle-Class Americans Can't Afford to Live in Liberal Cities. Show More Summary

WisdomTree Grabs Up More Assets and Aims for Faster Growth

The ETF provider took advantage of improving market conditions and strategic moves to boost its asset base.

Quarantine theater

What level of risk to Ebola infections can Americans be expected to tolerate? "Zero" is a comforting answer, especially when an exotic disease has a cinematic impact on the collective imagination. It was in pursuit of zero that Govs....Show More Summary

The DeanBeat: Like it or hate it, #GamerGate isn’t losing steam

On social media, there are more people talking about GamerGate than online privacy.

The Power of Storytelling to Build Your Business

Jessica Johnson, president of Johnson Security Bureau, believes competitors will tell your story if you don't tell it yourself.

19 Cocktails You've Probably Never Heard Of, But Should Start Drinking Immediately

It's Friday evening. You're out on a date. And you order a Manhattan. Again. Of course, a classic is always a great choice taste-wise, but variety is the spice of life. Sometimes you should venture out, and go for a bolder, lesser-known...Show More Summary

Deflation Hit More Eurozone Products in October

The pickup in the eurozone's annual rate of inflation in October may ease some immediate pressure on the European Central Bank to provide more stimulus. But the rise in the headline rate to 0.4% from 0.3% doesn't tell the whole stor...

The shrimp you’re buying isn’t always what it claims to be

America's favorite seafood is often something other than what it's advertised to be. Of the nearly 150 shrimp products tested by environmental group Oceana at more than 100 vendors in the United States, some 30 percent were found to have been mislabeled, misleadingly labeled, or what the study calls a "mystery," because two shrimp from the […]

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