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California wildfire 75 percent contained

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters on Sunday mopped up the remnants of a wind-whipped wildfire that threatened dozens of Southern California coastal homes. Authorities said their new worry is a landslide if rain pounds the charred hills.<p>The fire that scorched about 1,230 acres north of …

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Europe’s new headache

THE genius of democracy is that voters can boot out a government without damaging the state. But sometimes a new government, not content with …

How Your E-Commerce Store Can Outpace Amazon

Since Amazon is such a large organization with an extensive website, it’s limited in how quickly and extensively it can update its site to be both user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing.<p>An organization smaller than Amazon, which many are, has the opportunity to outperform the company when it …

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …

Rakuten Launches Credit Card and Loyalty Scheme in the US

Rakuten is furthering its international reach by partnering with First National Bank of Omaha to launch its first credit card in the US. The initiative is the first banking move that the company has made outside of its native Japan, where — aside from being the dominant e-commerce player — it …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

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