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OKCupid's experiment is lazy, unethical and a creative failure

By letting their engineers experiment on users, OKCupid and Facebook showed an astounding lack of imagination.
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Why ex-employees make great hires

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Hobby Lobby ruling polarizes the business community

Vacillating between vindication and outrage, business owners are far from unified over the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. More>>

6 extremely effective ways to improve your memory

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Why summer Fridays are good for business

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Why did the man behind Windows jump ship, and who’s left to steer?

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Google Free Zone brings the Internet to feature phones for free

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How Apple's victory over Samsung will affect you

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Why do McDonald's burgers look different from their advertisements?

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  • Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies'

    Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies'

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:31:02 GMT
    A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called conservative Republicans "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday.>>
    A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called some right-wing Republicans "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday.>>
  • Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

    Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:30:51 GMT
    President Barack Obama is prodding Congress to close corporate tax loopholes and take other action before going on summer break this week instead of trying to sue him.>>
    Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him rather than addressing...>>
  • A look at the EU's new sanctions against Russia

    A look at the EU's new sanctions against Russia

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:29:44 GMT
    The European Union's sanctions against Russia are bound to inflict pain on the country's ailing economy. While still narrowly targeted, they come as a warning shot to convince Moscow to change its Ukraine...>>
    The European Union's sanctions against Russia are bound to inflict pain on the country's ailing economy. While still narrowly targeted, they come as a warning shot to convince Moscow to change its Ukraine policies...>>
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