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James Damore's labor complaint against Google was completely shut down – The Verge
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The Verge James Damore's labor complaint against Google was completely shut downThe VergeGoogle didn't violate labor laws by firing engineer James Damore for a memo criticizing the company's diversity program, according to a recently disclosed letter from the US National Labor Relations Board. The lightly redacted statement is written by …Google Legally Fired Diversity Memo […]

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sold more than $1 billion worth of stock this week – The Verge
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The Verge Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sold more than $1 billion worth of stock this weekThe VergeAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos is officially the world's richest person, but much of his obscene wealth — now standing at nearly $95 billion dollars according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index — is tied up in his company's stock. That […]

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Samsung announces three new CEOs and posts record profits – The Verge
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The Verge Samsung announces three new CEOs and posts record profitsThe VergeSamsung Electronics CEO Kwon Oh-hyun unexpectedly announced his plans to step down earlier this month, citing the need for new leadership amid “unprecedented crisis,” and the company has now announced his replacements. There'll be three leaders …Samsung Electronics names new business heads in changing of […]

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Best Buy pulls Kaspersky Lab products after concerns over ties to the Russian government – The Verge
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The Verge Best Buy pulls Kaspersky Lab products after concerns over ties to the Russian governmentThe VergeElectronics retailer Best Buy will no longer sell security software from Russian internet security company Kaspersky Lab after concerns that the company could be unduly influenced by the Russian government. This summer, the Moscow-based cybersecurity …Best Buy Ends Kaspersky Software […]

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Yelp is selling Eat24 to GrubHub for $287.5 million – The Verge
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MarketWatch Yelp is selling Eat24 to GrubHub for $287.5 millionThe VergeTwo years after buying Eat24, Yelp has agreed to sell the food ordering service to GrubHub for $287.5 million in cash — a little more than double what it bought the company for. In the process, Yelp and GrubHub have entered into a new partnership […]

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OPEC on Verge of 9-Month Cuts Extension After Iraq Backing – Bloomberg
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Bloomberg OPEC on Verge of 9-Month Cuts Extension After Iraq BackingBloombergOPEC and its allies were poised to continue their production cuts for another nine months after Iraq backed an extension, removing one of the last remaining obstacles to an agreement. The proposal is the latest attempt by oil producers from Saudi …Oil prices fall on […]

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Amazon's Plans for Bricks-and-Mortar Stores are Still Young, But It's Clearly Dreaming Big – TheStreet.com
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NBCNews.com Amazon's Plans for Bricks-and-Mortar Stores are Still Young, But It's Clearly Dreaming BigTheStreet.comGiven the incredible growth delivered by the company over its 23-year history, and how much havoc it has already wreaked in the world of bricks-and-mortar retail over that time, it's easy to get carried away upon seeing reports that Amazon.com (AMZN …Amazon's […]

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Use by? Sell by? New food labels aim to make it easier to know – USA TODAY
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USA TODAY Use by? Sell by? New food labels aim to make it easier to knowUSA TODAYThe litany of labels telling you when your food spoils can be wildly confusing. Does "best if used by" mean you can't eat it past that date or you'll get sick? Same question for "better if used by" and […]

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Some Thoughts on the ‘Lost Generation’
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Recently, I had a long email conversation with a reader about 10 years younger than myself. He’s firmly a member of the millennial generation, whereas I’m right on the dividing line between millennials and Generation X. This reader’s argument centered around the idea that the deck is stacked against millennials far more than other post-World War […]

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Trump's 'America First' theme troubles auto industry – USA TODAY
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USA TODAY Trump's 'America First' theme troubles auto industryUSA TODAYIn a single week, President Trump's assertion of his more protectionist "America First" trade policy already holds massive implications for the auto industry. A week that began with a cordial meeting with the CEOs of Detroit's Big 3 automakers ended in …For the auto industry's good, […]

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Hugo Barra is leaving Xiaomi – The Verge
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News18 Hugo Barra is leaving XiaomiThe VergeHugo Barra, the person tasked with expanding Xiaomi's reach beyond its native China, has today announced his departure from the post. He will conclude his Xiaomi tenure after the Chinese New Year next month, and will return to Silicon Valley — where …Xiaomi's Barra Leaves Phonemaker to Return to […]

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