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What your employees are really doing on that conference call

The joy of conference calls is that you can do them from anywhere with a phone line or an internet connection--no more being chained to boardrooms or flying across the country to attend meetings. More>>

HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords

HP issued a voluntary recall, explaining that a recently discovered overheating issue made the cords a “fire and burn hazard.”
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Will robots take over the workforce? 4 predictions from experts

The robots are coming--and they want jobs. Here's what the experts say will happen by the year 2025.

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Why summer Fridays are good for business

Want to boost morale? Flexible working hours, at least during the summer, could help. More>>

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

What does Steven Sinofsky's abrupt departure from Microsoft mean for Windows … and the way the company will compete with Apple and Google? More>>

Google Free Zone brings the Internet to feature phones for free

Google Free Zone enables feature phone users use mail, Web search and Google+ for free. Is it generosity at work, a savvy market grab, or both? More>>

How Apple's victory over Samsung will affect you

Digital Trends goes over the many ways Apple's $1 billion victory over Samsung could hurt Android users, and a few ways it could help. More>>

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

McDonald's Director of Marketing tackles a popular fan question by taking you behind the scenes of an advertisement photoshoot. More>>

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  • Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

    Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:31:11 GMT
    When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced NBA team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in before long she...
    When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2.
  • Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-08-30 17:43:07 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade - a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that...
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade - a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the...
  • EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

    EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-08-30 17:13:07 GMT
    Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
    The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider...
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