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Finally, Wall Street gets put on trial: We can still hold the 0.1 percent responsible for tanking the economy

<b>(Reuters/Yuri Gripas/AP/Eric Risberg)</b><p>Too Big To Fail bailouts let them get away with it. The amazing result of California fraud trial could change that<p>Thomas Frank<p>September 7, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>The Tea Party regards Barack Obama as a kind of devil figure, but when it comes to hunting down the …

How Wearable Technology Can -- And Will -- Change Your Business

In recent years, wearable technology has become a hot topic in the tech industry. With its tight relationship with the Internet of Things, many insiders have designated wearables for business as the next big thing. But while the most talked-about new wearable technologies—such as theApple iWatch …

9 Ways Restaurants Get You to Spend More

Times are tough for restaurants. The average check size has increased just 1.7% per year over the past five years, according to NPD Group, a market …

Inc. 500 2014 Survey Results: How the Top CEOs Really Think (Infographic) | Inc.com

<i>Inc.'s</i> annual check-in with the nation's top private-company CEOs shows how owners got their start and how their views on innovation and social media have changed.

Burger King Just Issued A Direct Challenge To The White House

Besides the possible linking up of two iconic brands, each strongly associated with its home country, the deal is significant because it would be a tax inversion for Burger King. If the deal is consummated, Burger King would become a Canadian company and pay a lower tax rate.<p>Tax inversions have …

19 Incredible Photos From New York City's 17-Year-Old 'Outlaw Instagrammer'

The teen, recently profiled in New York Magazine by Adrian Chen, is what Chen calls an "outlaw Instagrammer," a kid who explores the forbidden, dangerous heights of Manhattan without abandon, snapping photos along the way.<p>Deas, with nearly 30,000 followers on Instagram, climbs bridges, scales …

Amazon to challenge Google in online-ad business

Amazon.com Inc. is gearing up to more directly challenge Google Inc.'s dominance of the online advertising market, developing its own software for …

eCommerce

The Red Carpet At The 2014 MTV VMAs

Katy Perry— with Riff Raff — walked the red carpet of the 2014 MTV VMAs in custom Versace. But it wasn’t the kind of figure-hugging, glam goddess frock Versace is known for. Instead Perry looked like a melange of bad taste in her studded denim dress. Her escort was dressed in a matching ensemble. …

Why You Need to Build a Culture of Trust

Show others they are trustworthy, and you'll end up with plenty of people you can count on.<p>The East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights is a rough place. Plagued by violent crime and poverty, this run-down area has a history of gangs and prison sentences.<p>In fact, more than 65 percent of …

Los Angeles

Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Despite all the cheerleading for healthy eating, Americans still eat only about 1 serving of fruit per day, on average. And our veggie consumption, according to an analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls short, too.<p>So, with the back-to-school season underway and families …

Watch Taylor Swift 'Shake It Off' In Her MTV VMA Performance

We knew Taylor Swift was feeling frisky Sunday night when she arrived for the MTV VMA red carpet wearing this:<p>Swift traded in her onesie for a fringed two-piece to perform her new single "Shake It Off" during the show:<p>And shake it off she did.<p>Watch the full performance here:

China Understands What The West Doesn't: Africa Is Our Next Superpower

Not that “Africa” is a country, of course, but it helps to look at broad, continent-wide trends. People are reluctant to the idea of demographics as the great driver of history. In the general case, this might be true. But the 21st century will see an unprecedented situation: one where every …

Nicki Minaj Had A Major Wardrobe Malfunction During The MTV VMAs

<b>Nicki Minaj arrived fully clothed to the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet.</b><p><b>The singer had a costume change to open the show with her hit single "Anaconda":</b><p><b>But during a performance of "Bang Bang" with Jessie J and Ariana Grande, something went terribly wrong ...</b><p><b>Her dress completely split! But Minaj</b> …

Millennials lose taste for McDonald’s

Behind McDonald’s Corp.’s worst slump in a decade is a trend that may auger even tougher times ahead: The Golden Arches is losing its luster with …

McDonald's

How This Man Built A $3M Business A Year After Four Years In Prison

Frederick Hutson is a man who sees business opportunities in everything. By his own admission, this doesn’t always work out for the best. Hutson spent over four years in prison after getting busted for an opportunity he saw in drug trafficking, a huge market, and one that was as he saw it, ripe for …

Shenan Chuang: Is this China's $50 billion woman?

When Shenan Chuang started out in the advertising industry in the 1980s, Chinese adverts were often dismissed as mere propaganda, unable to compete with powerful Western agencies.<p>Now in 2014, the country's advertising market is the world's second largest, perhaps thanks in part to Taiwan-born …

Skip the Random, Small-Time Raises (Your Employees Will Thank You)

Handing out multiple raise per year may be the thing the cool kids are doing, but it's unlikely to make your employees happy in the long run.<p>Companies that think they can win their employees' love and loyalty by doling out small change throughout the year will find the novelty effect is short lived.<p>…

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Beyoncé Shut Down The VMAs With A Flawless 16-Minute Medley

Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande may have opened the MTV Video Music Awards with a showstopper; however, no one closes out an awards show like Queen Bey.<p>Beyoncé shut down the VMAs with an epic 16-minute medley of a dozen of her songs.<p>It was sexy, sensual, raw, and emotional.<p>It was flawless.<p>The …

A Tax Inversion Deal Is On The Menu For Burger King

Many Americans have the impression that Canada, with its socialized health care system, is a high-tax country, but when it comes to corporate taxes, our northern neighbors actually boast the second-lowest rates in the G-7. That has Burger King looking at crossing the border: The iconic American …

Great Candidates Are Everywhere if You Stop Looking for Them the Old Way

Old-school hiring tools like the applicant tracking system are failing to help you attract great candidates. Here's how to get top talent in your pipeline.<p>Every CEO's job description includes "hiring manager." As an entrepreneur, I can attest to how mission-critical it is to build a great team that …

Human Resources

What Leadership Will Look Like In 20 Years

Let’s face it, most of us are addicted technology futurists. Who doesn’t enjoy speculating about what technology marvels will be commonplace in the coming decades? Will it be 3D printing? Artificial intelligence? “Singularity”? All are buzzwords of the emerging technology future.<p><i>But what about</i> …

How Visa, DreamWorks Animation And Fox Scored Big Time In The World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup ended over a month ago, on July 13. The results, in terms of its impact on the American public, are still to be determined. However one thing we do know is that ticket sales for the MLS All Star Game, played earlier this year, were up 60% over last year.<p>A different type of …

5 Entrepreneurship Lessons You Can Learn from Military Veterans

These two vets went through life-changing experiences in the military. Here, they share the valuable lessons they brought home to build their successful businesses.<p>Unemployment, poverty, even homelessness are only a few of the problems our military veterans face upon returning home. What many of …

Entrepreneurship

The complete guide to swearing at work

For those of us with a fondness for profanity, testing the bounds of cursing in the workplace can feel at once satisfying—and fucking terrifying. But fear not, there’s reason to believe that indulging your impulse to drop an f-bomb in the office is worth it, according to some experts. Here’s</b> …

Linguistics

4 Secrets to Success Richard Branson Learned From Nelson Mandela

Instead of getting angry when dealing with the headaches of launching a new business, Sir Richard draws on lessons Mandela taught him for overcoming a struggle.<p>As Virgin America announced plans for its long-awaited IPO, Sir Richard Branson confided over a late-night beer just how maddening it can …

Nelson Mandela

Burger King plans to buy Canadian chain Tim Hortons

Following the merger of the two groups, Burger King's majority shareholder, investment firm 3G Capital, will hold a majority in the new enterprise.<p>The remaining shares will be distributed between the current shareholders of Tim Hortons and Burger King. Both brand names will be retained.<p>The two …