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The Federal Reserve increased interest rates Wednesday. NPR > A federal judge decided that AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner should not be stopped. Now Comcast may bid for some film and TV studio assets that Walt Disney Co. already has ...

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Department of Homeland Security to meet with small businesses on road tour

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security logo on a federal building in Milwaukee, Wisc. in 2016. (homank76 / Depositphotos.com)

If your small business does research and development, the Department of Homeland Security may have a contract for you. The department’s Small Business Innovation Research program is about to start the second of four legs of its national road tour to ...

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Study: Corporate social programs may lead employees to dehumanize

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Here’s an unintended result of corporate social responsibility programs: they can lead to workers dehumanizing the people they’re intended to help. That’s according to research by Gareth Craze, a doctoral student at Case Western Reserve University’s Brain, Mind and Consciousness Lab, ...

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Business news roundup

Multiple signs of inflation in freight-related industries are at or near historical highs, which could mean price pressures could affect the overall economy. CNBC > Summer bookings for hotels on Hawaii’s Big Island have fallen almost half since Mount Kilauea ...

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Study: Lonely customers who lack empathy more likely to shop unethically

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Consumers’ loneliness may be a factor when they engage in unethical shopping behaviors, such as returning used items, according to new research form Binghamton University. “Someone may buy a big-screen TV for Super Bowl Sunday, only to return it on ...

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Business news roundup

More workers voluntarily quit their jobs in March. What does that mean for the labor market? REUTERS > Uber wants to try out flying taxis, perhaps as soon as 2020. USA TODAY > A small college’s endowment manager beat Harvard ...

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Business news roundup

Credit card signatures are about to become a thing of the past. THE NEW YORK TIMES > How exactly does the pass-through deduction work? Nobody really knows. BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK > The world’s largest airplane, built by a billionaire, is getting ...

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‘Hire folks that are better than you’

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Real estate mega-project developer speaks on work ethic, hiring and inclusion Marc Weller is president of Sagamore Development, a real estate company working on one of the largest urban revitalization projects in the United States, called Port Covington, on more ...

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On raising $40 million, making decisions and hiring staff

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    James Foster is CEO of ZeroFox, a social media cybersecurity company in Baltimore. Last year, the company raised $40 million in a round of financing. Foster spoke to Tim Curtis of The Daily Record about a number of ...

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