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Ohio Residents May Need To Take “Quiz” Before Getting State Tax Refunds

If you’re an Ohio resident and you’re expecting a refund on your state taxes this spring, you might have to go online and take a personalized “quiz” …

Identity Theft

With 1 year in the books, Colorado's pot taxes have lessons for other states

Marijuana makes money. But legalizing it doesn't eliminate the black market or solve a state's budget problems.<p>Those are the lessons from Colorado's first full year of tax collections on recreational pot. The year-end report, released Tuesday, tallied about $44 million in new sales taxes and excise …

Cannabis

House Sends Keystone XL Pipeline Measure To Obama Despite Veto Threat

<i>Updated at 5:44 p.m.</i><p>The House, in a 270-152 vote today, approved the Keystone XL pipeline project and sent the measure to President Obama who has said he will veto it.<p>NPR's Juana Summers tells our Newscast unit this isn't likely to be the last standoff between the GOP-controlled Congress and the …

Keystone XL

Chapel Hill Shootings: Muslim Community Fears Consequences Of Rising Islamophobia

While authorities in North Carolina work to determine the motive behind the shooting deaths of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, the attack has …

Full Text Of Obama ISIS War Speech: Islamic State Terrorists Are 'Going To Lose,' President Says

U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday the military campaign in Iraq and Syria will defeat the Islamic State group. Earlier in the day he …

Black Lives Matter

Mexico: car quotas and soapy South American fish

Just over a month to go, and Mexican car exports to Argentina and Brazil (which Mexico has overtaken as No. 1 Latin American car maker) should be …

9 Famous Shoe Designers Recreate Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

This March, Disney is releasing a live-action remake of everyone’s favorite fairy tale about uncomfortable women’s footwear. To generate hype for <i>Cinderella</i>, starring Cate Blanchett and Lily James, Disney recently asked nine celebrated shoe designers to create their own interpretations of the famous …

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Original sin stalks vulnerable EMs as US dollar surges

Fears over “original sin” are once again stalking emerging markets (EM). As the US dollar surges against most EM currencies, a multi-year EM binge on …

McDonald’s Manager Also Fired For Ex-Employee’s Kitchen Rampage

The teen on the left wrecked the kitchen at McDonald’s after being fired. Since the video went viral, the manager on the right has also been shown …

Consumer Protection

5 Empty Promises Comcast Has Made About Time Warner Cable Merger & One Promise They Won’t Make

It’s been a year since two-time Worst Company In America winner Comcast confirmed it would spend $45 billion to acquire another much-loathed pay-TV …

Net Neutrality

Indian Grandfather Sureshbhai Patel Was Beat Up By Alabama Police For Having 'Brown Skin,' Lawyer Claims

A man from India was beaten up by Alabama police while walking near his son's home merely for having "brown skin," his lawyer says. Sureshbhai Patel, …

4 Super Romantic Low-Cost Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

Skip the prix-fixe meal that will cost into the three figures. You can have a sweet time with your sweetheart for way less.<p>Let’s be honest: …

Tesla shipped 9,834 electric cars last quarter, missing 2014 goals (update)

<i>Correction 2:25 p.m. Pacific: We’ve revised the story after misconstruing cars delivered for cars manufactured.</i><p>Tesla revealed today that it delivered 9,834 vehicles during its fourth fiscal quarter, missing its goal of delivering 33,000 cars for all of 2014 by more than 1,300.<p>Tesla needed to …

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Keystone XL

United accidentally sells first class airline tickets for $50

First class for $50? Some lucky fliers were offered that cushy deal earlier today.<p>Thanks to a tip from our friends over at ThePointsGuy.com, …

Elon Musk Threatens Layoffs After Tesla Sold Just 120 Cars in China Last Month

Former Staff Writer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Though initially heralded by Elon Musk as Tesla’s biggest potential market after the United States, China is shaping up to be an enormous blind spot for the electric car maker.<p>Tesla sold just 120 cars in China last …

Tesla

Don't Let Employees Park Their Brains at the Door

Founder of Alampi & Associates<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Decades ago during the industrial revolution, leaders of companies settled on a management style that involved relating to their employees that I call, "Park your brain at the door."<p>These managers apparently …

Employee Engagement
Tesla

Lust and Love in the Workplace

Let’s face it. Almost every businessperson works day and night.<p>Is your iPhone next to your bed? Do you check your email before your sleep?<p>So as work cascades into every aspect of life, it is not surprising that personal issues (including matters romantic and sexual) also cascade into the workplace. …

Want cheap airfare? This is the best day to book a plane ticket

Hoping to snag the best price on a plane ticket? Try booking almost seven weeks in advance.<p>CheapAir.com analyzed nearly 5 million trips last year and found the best prices for domestic airfarewere booked, on average, 47 days ahead of the departure date. The year before, the sweet spot was 54 …

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Venezuela

5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware

You can’t be a good leader without self-awareness.<p>It lies at the root of strong character, giving us the ability to lead with a sense of purpose, authenticity, openness, and trust. It explains our successes and our failures. And by giving us a better understanding of who we are, self-awareness lets …

To Fend Off Apple, Google Might Let You Pay With Your Voice

Plaso is a new experimental system being tested by Google employees.<p>For a while, it seemed like mobile payments were a geek’s dream wrapped in a whole lot of hype. But with last year’s launch of Apple Pay, the space has heated up, forcing Cupertino’s competitors to get serious about the future of …

Farming

Tesla hits a speed bump as sales and big spending disappoints

Tesla Motors, the luxury electric automaker steered by CEO Elon Musk, reported strong fourth-quarter growth Wednesday but still fell short of Wall …

The World Has Reached Peak Chicken, Peak Rice, And Peak Milk

We no longer have the ability to harvest from the Earth at ever-increasing rates. What does that mean for the future of the food supply?<p>We still haven’t reached peak oil. But peak milk happened in 2004, peak soybeans in 2009, and peak chicken in 2006. Rice peaked in 1988.<p>A new study published in</i> …

Agriculture

4 Eating Habit Changes That Can Boost Your Critical Thinking

The ability to think critically is of the utmost importance when you’re running a business or an organization. Although it's rarely given the attention it deserves, the food choices that you make every day affect your critical thinking skills, and determine whether you can make important decisions …

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