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Toyota Is Recalling More Than 800,000 Cars Because of Spiders

It started with webs, and ended with spontaneously inflating airbags.<p>Toyota has announced that it is recalling 870,000 of its vehicles, among them Camrys, Venzas, Avalons, and hybrids with owners spread across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and 16 other countries. Airbags, it seems, have been …

Mark Cuban Unplugged (As Usual) About Victory in SEC Insider Trading Case

Asa Mathat<p>After a federal jury — deliberating only a little more than three hours — handed billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban a verdict in his favor …

Financial Regulation

The CEO Of Cisco Bills The Company When He Flies In His Own Private Jet

He owns his own jet and then he sends Cisco a bill when he uses it for work, which he presumably does a lot.<p>In 2013, he billed Cisco $2.8 million in jet expenses, according to forms filed with the SEC. Unlike car mileage, there doesn't seem to be an IRS standard when reimbursing for your private …

San Jose

Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey suggests you create a daily 'Do and Don't List'. This is his.

Square co-founder and Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey made an appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event where he spoke about acceptance and motivation in how you build a team and company. You can’t do something without a common share or purpose — you will wobble and not do anything that is …

Loop: The Future Of Mobile Payments Or A Temporary Fix?

Loop is a new mobile payments startup making some fairly big claims. The company says it has invented a technology that lets you pay with your phone at nearly any point-of-sale across the U.S., without requiring merchants to upgrade their hardware. Nor do you have to own a particular device, like …

Chinese Can't Understand Why The French Work So Little

PARIS (Reuters) - A newspaper open on the bar of this Paris cafe tells of a row over France's Sunday trading rules. But the bar owner, Zhang Chang, says he has little time to follow such debates. He's too busy working.<p>While French workers worry the country's long economic downturn could mean the …