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​In $8.5 billion deal, Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar

When dollar stores merge, it's not for chump change.<p>Dollar Tree (DLTR) will pay $74.50 in cash and stock for each share of Family Dollar (FDO), …

The Week in Review: Why Millennials Matter

Ranging in age from 14 to 34, the millennial generation is a study in contrasts. In spite of their technological savvy, liberal politics and college …

Social Media

How Most Startups Mess Up Their Marketing

<i>Katie Burke is the Director of Media & Analyst Relations at HubSpot.</i><p>Recently, a startup called Pressfarm launched, promising to provide the names, emails, and Twitter accounts for journalists so that entrepreneurs could get outstanding coverage for their business.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free …

Wal-Mart's Supercenters Are Becoming A Major Problem

The retail giant's mega stores suffered a .3% same-store sales decline in the second quarter compared with last year. During the same period, foot traffic for Wal-Mart's U.S. stores fell by 1.1%.<p>By comparison, Wal-Mart's smaller-format stores, or Neighborhood Markets, generated same-store sales …

eCommerce

Gay Gene Isolated, Ostracized

BALTIMORE—On Monday, scientists at Johns Hopkins University isolated the gene which causes homosexuality in human males and promptly segregated it …

The pros and cons of flexible jobs

Sixty percent of Americans are completely satisfied with the level of flexibility that their jobs offer, and another 26 percent are somewhat …

6 Things Foreigners Hate About the US

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Keoni Cabral</i><p>Sure, we stick out like sore thumbs overseas, the French think our country consists entirely of pictures of chicken wrapped in bacon, and the Euros don't like our best snacks. But so what? We didn't rescue the world twice in one century so we …

Secret machine could solve Apple’s sapphire glass woes

Apple has been struggling to produce enough sapphire displays in time for the iPhone 6, but after going straight to the source of the freakishly indestructible glass – GT Advanced Technologies – MIT has learned of the company’s plans to use a giant machine that may solve all of Apple’s sapphire …

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