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Brad Smith, CEO of Intuit.

TurboTax tries to recover from price-hike stumble

Expert says company is on the right path, owning the mistake and offering refunds.
Posted In: Taxes, software, public relations
Edvard Munch's "The Scream" is auctioned at Sotheby's  in 2012  in New York City.

Auction houses filled with high-end art – and drama

The art world, "where insider trading ... is completely legal and actually frequently practiced."
Posted In: art, auctions, sotheby's

Lovin' the McDonald's ad – and hatin' it

McDonald's new advertisement receives a mixed response.
Posted In: McDonalds, advertisements, 9/11
Steve Case, left, then chairman of AOL, and  Gerald Levin, then chairman of Time Warner. announce the merger of their companies on Jan. 10, 2000.

Time Warner and AOL: The marriage that never took

Companies' merger was once hailed as the leading edge of a new age, the Internet.
Posted In: Time Warner Cable, aol, mergers, Internet
Outside a firm offering payday cash advances in Los Angeles.

Consumer bureau may go after payday loans

Reform could be coming to payday loan industry in the form of federal regulations.
Posted In: payday loans, interest rates, CFPB
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks during closing of the XXIV Ibero-American Summit in the Mexican port city of Veracruz, on Dec. 9

Mexico's president to visit Washington on Tuesday

Enrique Peña Nieto will engage in talks with President Obama.
Posted In: Mexico, President Obama, Enrique Peña Nieto
The New York Jets CEO and chairman, Woody Johnson, comments on firing the team's former head coach, Rex Ryan, via the Jets' Twitter account.

The NFL's 'ready, set, fire' day

The regular season ends, and losing pro football teams fire their coaches — again
Posted In: NFL, Black Monday, purge, executives, Sports
A Wal-Mart greeter waits to welcome customers to a Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Bowling Green, Ohio.

New minimum wage laws bring Walmart pay raises

More money in the pockets of Walmart employees could also help the retailer.
Posted In: Walmart, minimum wage, low-wage workers
A UPS worker delivers packages in Chicago, Illinois.

FedEx and UPS do better this year, but Amazon lurks

If UPS and FedEx are going to continue to be competitive with Amazon, they need a long-term strategy.
Posted In: UPS, fedex, Amazon, holiday shopping
Graduating Harvard University Law School students wave gavels in celebration of commencement ceremonies in 2008 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Why law school enrollment is way down

Technology helps create a tight job market for young lawyers.
Posted In: law school, higher education, cutting costs

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