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An Insurance Company Is Suing 200 Illinois Towns For Not Being Better Prepared For Climate Change

Farmers Insurance is asking the communities to return flood claims from the spring of 2013, which caused at least $218 million in losses. The towns should have done more to fortify their sewers and stormwater drains, the group argues. Rosenberg:<p>The legal debate may center on whether an uptick in …

FreshBooks’ accounting tool gives small businesses an easy way to get customer reviews

Small business owners have enough to do. If anything, they need more of the basics done automatically.<p>FreshBooks gets it. Today the company announced it’s adding an automatic reviewing and feedback system to its cloud-based accounting software.<p>Now, every time a small business completes a job and …

HTC's head of design is leaving the company

Scott Croyle, the man responsible for the stellar designs of HTC's One smartphone line, is leaving the Taiwanese company. Having led HTC's industrial design and user experience teams since his One & Co studio was acquired in 2008, Croyle is now departing to work on his own projects. HTC confirmed …

Clipping that coupon could now cost you the right to sue

General Mills, the food mega-corporation that owns Betty Crocker, Nature Valley, and basically every sweet cereal you ate and served your kids, has a startling new legal policy making it illegal to sue the company after you:<p>download or print a coupon<br>• join online communities (which online communities …

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Five Things to Know About Alibaba, 'The Hottest Thing in Tech'

Alibaba, the Chinese internet behemoth that's relatively unknown in the U.S., is preparing to file the prospectus for a U.S.-based initial public offering next week, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Recent estimates value Alibaba between $153 billion and $200 billion and indicate that the IPO could …

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Nokia sees closure of Microsoft deal delayed to April

Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services business was expected to close in the first quarter of this year<p>Nokia does not expect to close the sale of its phone business to Microsoft until April, as talks with Asian regulators drag on.<p>Analysts said the delay meant Nokia, which had …

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The 25 Best Companies To Work For In 2014

Job community site Glassdoor released its annual Employees' Choice Award, which measures employee satisfaction on a scale of one to five, as well as their overall experience at the companies.<p>Employees were asked to rate how satisfied they were with their company, CEO, career opportunities, …

Employment

Walmart Protesters Tell One Story, and Employees Tell Another

Winston Ross gets an earful from both sides of the fight over employee treatment at the big-box giant.<p>Larry and Edythe Slowey met at the Walmart in …

The real reason women are leaving Wall Street

In my first job on Wall Street in 1982, I shared an office with the assistant to the top auto industry analyst, Maryann Keller. Our workspace was across the hall from hers, and I could watch and hear her through the glass. She never rested. From before I came in until after I left, Keller worked …

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Here Come the Biggest Walmart Protests Since Black Friday

Yah-New! Did Yahoo Hit The Mark With Its Logo Change?

Yahoo's New And Old Logos<p>Yahoo has redesigned its logo. Here's a look at the old and the new. Just click the <> buttons to switch between them. Then offer your opinion in the box at the bottom of this post.<p>Compare Yahoo's new logo, introduced Thursday, to what was there before.<p>According to CEO …

Disney Is Not a Movie Company; It's a Television Company

Thank God. The movie business is awful. Just look at "The Lone Ranger."<p>So, "The Lone Ranger" was a disaster. That much we know.<p>In its extended holiday weekend opening, the $225 million (!!!) film took in barely a fifth of its budget at the box office. Analysts are now projecting a write-down for …

Pension funds join forces in attempt to oust Yahoo! board

In the year since Marissa Mayer became chief executive of Yahoo!, the company's share price has risen by two thirds, but pressure is still weighing on the technology business for a major board shake up.<p>Calvert and Christian Brothers Investment Services, two major US pension funds which between them …

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FED PRESIDENT BULLARD: Ben Bernanke Should NOT Have Talked About The 'Taper' Timeline

Believe it or not, Chairman Ben Bernanke may not be the most dovish person at the Federal Reserve.<p>When the Fed published its FOMC statement this Wednesday, it noted two dissenters to the decision.<p>One of those dissenters was St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, who thought that monetary policy …

Did Men's Wearhouse Just Fire Its Whole Brand?

News that Men’s Wearhouse had fired founder and chairman George Zimmer came as a surprise on Wednesday. Zimmer not only built the apparel super chain but was the public face of the brand for four decades, delivering his signature “You’re going to like the way you look—I guarantee it” line at the …

Urban Outfitters Discontinues Prescription Drug-Themed Products

After withstanding weeks of attacks over its prescription drug-themed products, Urban Outfitters will discontinue the controversial line, CNN reports.<p>Consumer groups who had lobbied for the move were quick to applaud the decision. “On behalf of ... the families across the country affected by the …

How Goya Became One Of America's Fastest-Growing Food Companies

The headquarters of Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S., hardly smacks of innovation–it’s a low-slung brick building hiding out in industrial Secaucus, N.J. The most striking thing in the otherwise drab lobby is Eva Longoria posing on the cover of Latina.<p>But the fraying …

Believe It or Not, the Electric Car Business Is Actually Profitable

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Despite a contentious <i>New York Times</i> review, the crushing weight of the oil companies on its back, …