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N.J. wrong to consider weakening consumer protection

philly.com - 2 hours 39 min ago
What's the key question you're likely to hear if you call a Philadelphia-area lawyer about a consumer dispute? Before such basics as "How strong is your evidence?" you may well be asked: "Where do you live?" And chances are, the lawyer will be hoping your answer is Camden or Cherry Hill, not Philadelphia or Ardmore.
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McDonald's Innovation Center an idea hub

philly.com - 2 hours 40 min ago
Inside a nondescript warehouse about 30 minutes from McDonald's suburban Chicago headquarters, uniformed crew members cook burgers, sling fries, and hand food to customers.
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Panasonic says to transfer Sanyo TV unit in U.S. to Funai Electric

Reuters - 2 hours 40 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp said it is transferring its Sanyo television unit in the U.S., which supplies sets to Wal-Mart Stores, to Funai Electric Co. of Japan in return for annual royalty payments.
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At Drexel, a new school for entrepreneurs

philly.com - 2 hours 40 min ago
Robots playing hockey, even driving. Gaming gear that enables 3-D examination of human cells. The world's largest video game. These are part of the creative legacy of Drexel University.
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Watchdog in S. Phila. doesn't shrink from Comcast

philly.com - 2 hours 40 min ago
Chris Morran, deputy editor of the piercing blog Consumerist.com, awakes each morning and doesn't have to look far for inspiration. He can see the Comcast Center from the roof of his South Philadelphia rowhouse.
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Driver's Seat: Audi A6 TDI Quattro TipTronic

philly.com - 2 hours 40 min ago
2014 Audi A6 TDI Quattro TipTronic: Luxury without a large appetite. Price: $67,295 as tested ($57,500 base price, and as low as $43,100 for real A6 cheapskates)
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N.J. candy-maker Giambri's wins business award

philly.com - 2 hours 41 min ago
If Uncle Jim and Anthony Giambri are looking down now, they're smiling. Their Giambri's Quality Sweets in Clementon was just named a New Jersey Family Business of the Year, an award now in its 22d year that is sponsored by the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University, PNC Bank, and New Jersey Monthly.
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Web Wealth:

philly.com - 2 hours 41 min ago
Finding a broker to assist or guide your investing is hard. Switching brokers can be even harder. There are ways to ease the process, and here's how to become familiar with some of them.
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ECB faces test of its own as Europe braces for landmark banking review

Reuters - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 23:18
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - After putting the euro zone's top 130 banks through their paces, the European Central Bank will face a test of its own on Sunday - will its landmark health check succeed in convincing investors the region's lenders are safe?
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9 Essential Traits Startup Founders Seek in New Hires

Mashable - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 23:01
When interviewing with a startup, job seekers need to consider that the founders are looking for someone who will best complement their recipe for success See also: What Is It Really Like to Be a Startup CEO? Startups create millions of jobs each year — so what does this mean for job seekers? While it's true that startups offer a wealth of job opportunities, the startup lifestyle isn’t for everyone, and not everyone is a fit for every up-and-coming business. If you ask any successful startup founder about hiring habits, there are certain traits they look for when adding to their team. Below, nine startup founders and business leaders offer their advice for job seekers looking to enter the startup world. Read more...More about Startups, Job Search Series, Business, Jobs, and Mashable Careers
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Service To School: Helping Veterans Get Into Top Schools

Forbes - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:31
Motivated to help other veterans also study at top universities and maximize their education benefits, Tim Hsia and Augusto Giacoman founded the nonprofit organization Service to School in June 2011. Today, Service to School has a proven track record with over a hundred veterans admitted to top schools like Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Northwestern, Wharton, Columbia, and Notre Dame. The group has also brought on board advisors including Marine General Jim Mattis, VeriFone Corporation Chairman Les Denend, and Stanford Professor Charles O’Reilly III.
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Slumping oil prices not slowing Texas boom

USA Today - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 21:42
Experts say oil prices would have to drop far lower before U.S. producers hit the brakes.        
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Now It's A Matter of Legacy Building At Michigan State Over Michigan

Forbes - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 21:06
For over 3 decades Michigan beat Michigan State in football the way you would expect of a big brother against a weaker little brother. But once Mike Hart actually said it out loud with a smirk in the first game of Mark Dantonio as the MSU head coach, there was a response to come in the following years that was unforeseen by perhaps all but that MSU coach. Since that MSU loss, Michigan State has dominated unlike arguably any other era in the long storied history of this rivalry.
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12 Intriguing Laws Of Business Power

Forbes - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 21:04
A number of my UC Santa Barbara entrepreneurial students have asked my opinion of Robert Greene's The 48 Laws Of Power, prompting me to check it out. Given the book's commercial success, I had high hopes. Sadly, I was disappointed by Greene's Machiavellian cynicism.
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Handicapping NBA Eastern Conference: Like LeBron James, It's Rebuilding

Forbes - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 20:58
Welcome to the home of the 15 luckiest teams in the NBA, who can thank their lucky stars they have one thing in common: They’re not in the West.
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Port problems slow flow of goods before holidays; container ships idle off Los Angeles

Fox Business - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 20:54
The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are facing their biggest crisis in a decade as container ships idle offshore because cargo can't be moved off the docks fast enough.
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Note To The Skeptics: The World Will Change For Self-Driving Cars

Forbes - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:42
Every new technology has skeptics at first, and self-driving cars are no exception. I am fully willing to hear these skeptics out, but the most common complaints today are just far too short-sighted to be taken seriously. What they miss is that big new technologies don't just adapt to the world, but the world adapts to them.
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Selling Tea To The Chinese: Azores Islands To Lure Chinese Visitors

Forbes - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:40
Where the American, European and African tectonic plates meet, in the middle of the Atlantic, the only tea plantations in Europe can be found. The Gorreana Tea Factory, producing 40 tons of black and green teas from fields right next to the ocean, was started with the help of Chinese experts from Macao back in 1883 on the main island of the Azores, Sao Miguel (photo by M. Valerio, Edeluc). Open to visit for tourists, the factory was identified during a training your humble author had the pleasure to conduct recently on the island as one of the possible attractions for Chinese travellers looking for new, exotic destinations.
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SpaceX capsule splashes down in Pacific with gear, samples from International Space Station

Fox Business - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:16
A SpaceX capsule loaded with space station experiments is back on Earth.
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