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Scientists demonstrate new business uses for robots (with video)

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If your business isn’t yet using robots, it might be a step closer. Computer scientists at Rutgers have used artificial intelligence to control a robotic arm to pack boxes efficiently, a task usually done by people. “We can achieve low-cost, ...

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A number to know: Added fees for your hotel stay

$9 to $95 The price range of “amenity fees” or “destination fees” charged by Marriott International Inc. that the D.C. Attorney General’s Office called deceptive in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. READ MORE AT WTOP >

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Amazon warehouse workers in Minnesota are planning to strike — on Prime Day — over labor practices TECHCRUNCH > A two-minute breathing exercise can help you make better business decisions, a study says. INC. > Small businesses are becoming even more wary about ...

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Study: CEOs who are younger siblings take more business risks

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Chief executives who grew up as younger siblings take more risks than firstborn executives, according to research from the University of Georgia. “CEOs with older siblings tend to take more risks as CEOs because they’re used to doing that to get the ...

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A number to know: The value of fresh meat

30% The average spike in sales of quarter-pound burgers at McDonald’s, after the chain switched burger patties of that size to fresh beef  from frozen. READ MORE AT CNN BUSINESS >

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President Trump likened the Federal Reserve to “a stubborn child” after they didn’t cut interest rates last week MARKETWATCH > She fell asleep mid-flight. She was trapped alone on an empty plane.  THE WASHINGTON POST > Uncertainty can follow grief when a small business owner ...

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Survey says small business optimism is back

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A survey by the National Federation of Independent Businesses found that small business optimism is now higher than the time before the partial federal government shutdown. The Small Business Optimism Index, which is computed from survey responses from a random ...

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Want your video ad to go viral? Keep these points in mind

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Researchers from the University of Southern California, University of Houston, and Uber Technologies, Inc. tested five hypotheses about what provokes sharing of video ads across social media.

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A number to know: The value of data visualization

$15.3 billion The value of stock Salesforce paid to acquire Tableau, which Salesforce intends to use to provide data visualization for companies that need to track their business operations. READ MORE AT CNBC >

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A YouTube star’s cosmetics set was recalled by the FDA because eyeshadow inside tested for asbestos. PAGE SIX > The leaders of 187 companies placed a full-page ad in the New York Times criticizing abortion restrictions sweeping southern states.  BUSINESS INSIDER > Small businesses ...

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Study: Prolonged enthusiasm may undermine your business pitch

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When pitching to investors, it's good to be enthusiastic about your business idea, but too much enthusiasm could hurt your chances of being funded, according to new research led by Georgia Institute of Technology researchers.

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Study: Belief that God makes followers wealthy doesn’t make people into entrepreneurs

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A person's belief in the idea that God bestows financial blessings on the faithful doesn't make him or her into a successful entrepreneur, according to research from Baylor University. But such a belief can fuel values linked to entrepreneurial thinking, according to the study.

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MacKenzie Bezos has pledged to give at least half of her $36 billion fortune to charity. YAHOO FINANCE > Pizza Hut spent three years working on a total re-engineering of its 40-year-old pan pizza. CNN BUSINESS > Small businesses’ cultures are becoming a priority as ...

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Happiness at work doesn’t just depend on your employer

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When Google promoted a software engineer named Chade-Meng Tan to the role of “Jolly Good Fellow”, his career – and the entire culture of Silicon Valley – took a sharp turn. Meng, a cheerful employee valued for his motivational qualities, ...

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