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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.
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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. More>>

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. More>>

Why summer Fridays are good for business

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

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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  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

    Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:35:16 GMT
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall...
    The fight over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's signature policy achievement, a law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public employees, ended Thursday with the state Supreme Court declaring it to be...
  • United States issues travel warning for 3 African countries hit by Ebola outbreak

    United States issues travel warning for 3 African countries hit by Ebola outbreak

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:34:49 GMT
    United States issues travel warning for three African countries hit by Ebola outbreak.
    United States issues travel warning for three African countries hit by Ebola outbreak.
  • US stocks fall sharply as earnings disappoint

    US stocks fall sharply as earnings disappoint

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:33:03 GMT
    Global stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected....
    Stocks fell sharply on Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings and outlooks from major U.S. companies including Exxon Mobil and Whole Foods Markets. The slide put major indexes into the red for...
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