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Microsoft launches new Bing search features

Microsoft recently announced it is partnering with the social media site Reddit to enhance the Bing search engine. The new Bing features will include displaying Reddit posts directly in its search results and users will have the ability to search ...

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Business news roundup

A parody cryptocurrency broke $2 billion in market capitalization. CNBC > New York City has sued oil companies for costs related to the environmental effects of their products. BLOOMBERG > How some small businesses are helping employees with emotional problems ...

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5 Tips for Managing Remote Workers

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There are many guides for remote workers and companies that choose to let people work from home, but there aren’t many for the managers of remote workers. Here are a few tools and tips that can help you manage a remote team.

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What are the best states for business?

According to Forbes, the best states for business for 2017 are: 1. North Carolina 2. Texas 3. Utah 4. Nebraska 5. Virginia 6. Georgia 7. Florida 8. Colorado 9. North Dakota 10. Indiana Related: Find out where your state ranks ...

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Here’s how to make sure your company’s holiday party isn’t a sexual harassment fiasco

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Your company’s upcoming holiday party provides an opportune time to review your company’s anti-harassment policies and procedures. Employers responding to claims of hostile work environment must demonstrate that they exercised reasonable care to prevent and correct promptly any harassing behavior. ...

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Here’s how minimum wage lawsuits fare across the U.S.

Business groups’ lawsuits against municipal minimum wage mandates have produced mixed results across the country. The Washington-based Employment Policies Institute has counted 30 challenges to minimum wage mandates in the United States, and said about two-thirds of the wage ordinances ended up being trumped ...

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A number to know: That’s a lot of wings

$2.4 billion The Arby’s Restaurant Group recently announced that it will acquire Buffalo Wild Wings for $2.4 billion in cash. BWW has more than 1,250 locations in 10 countries, while Arby’s has more than 3,300 locations in seven countries. Ponder ...

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Airlines to limit use of ‘smart luggage’

Some U.S. airlines are limiting the use of some “smart luggage” due to concerns about the safety of the luggage’s lithium batteries during the busy holiday travel season. Smart luggage can feature USB ports for charging devices, GPS to track ...

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Business news roundup

Here’s why you can’t find your favorite holiday movies on streaming services: they’re too good and too old. BLOOMBERG > Robots could make many professions obsolete in the coming years. THE NEW YORK TIMES > Perhaps going in the opposite direction from ...

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How to make sure your financial adviser is working in your best interest

If you’re looking for a financial adviser who truly has your back, work with a “fiduciary” who is legally required to place your interests ahead of their own. Some questions to ask before deciding to work with an adviser: — ...

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What keeps you up at night?

Here’s your chance to be heard, and to help get a sense of what other small and medium-sized business professionals are talking about. Each issue, we’ll ask a question of our readers. Responses may be used to shape future issues ...

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What are the most expensive artworks sold at auction?

According to dw.com, the most expensive artworks sold at auction are: 1. “Salvator Mundi” by Leonardo Da Vinci ($450.3 million) 2. “Women of Algiers” by Pablo Picasso ($179.4 million) 3. “Reclining Nude” by Amedeo Modigliani ($170.4 million) 4. “The Woman ...

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A number to know: Legal settlements

$90 million As part of a insurance settlement, insurers will pay 21st Century Fox nearly $90 million to cover costs related to recent sexual harassment and racial discrimination settlements. Ponder this: Does your business comply with environmental laws? READ COVERAGE ...

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Google admits to using data while “location services turned off”

Search engine giant Google recently admitted to collecting the location data of Android phone users even if the “location services” function is turned off. Although Android users could set their “location services” to off, Google was still able to track ...

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