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4 percent interest on savings? It sounds too good to be true

Jan 15, 2018
Startup Beam says it will offer high rates that are FDIC insured with no fees. Some in the industry say the math doesn't work.
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McFlurries: stirred, not shaken.
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Why female entrepreneurs get less funding than men

Oct 25, 2017
A study published in the Harvard Business Review looks at how investors view male and female entrepreneurs differently.
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New device detects texting while driving, but is it legal?

Oct 16, 2017
The Textalyzer, a tablet about the size of an iPad which police can plug into a driver’s phone, can scan a phone’s system logs, and pulls up a list of activity.
A driver uses a phone while behind the wheel of a car in New York City.
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Notice less candy around CVS cash registers? You're right

Sep 13, 2017
CVS wants to be known for improving health, so it's making subtle changes.
A display at CVS touting healthy snacks.
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Fighting terrorism online

Aug 4, 2017
Social media companies are struggling — trying to walk a fine line between cracking down on propaganda from terrorist organizations like ISIS, which are sophisticated at using social media, without trampling free speech.
Today's generation likes information that can be consumed quickly.

The American Bar Association is trying to address a shortage of trial lawyers

Aug 3, 2017
Fewer new lawyers are getting the experience they need in arguing a case before a judge and jury.
The Supreme Court.
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Paper coupons are cool again

Jul 12, 2017
Upscale brands are tempting millennials with deals delivered in glossy envelopes.

Refugee agencies in the U.S. are feeling strained

May 31, 2017
With the number of refugees allowed to enter the country in flux, those who help them are feeling financial pressures and anxiety.
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You've heard of co-working; now there's co-retailing

May 30, 2017
The new type of startup allows small companies to share space — and foot traffic — in brick-and-mortar stores.
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