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Here’s how minimum wage lawsuits fare across the U.S. (access required)

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 (access required)

$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’ (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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? (access required)

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? (access required)

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 (access required)

$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” (access required)

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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Business news roundup (access required)

Bitcoin surpassed $11,000, some hours after surpassing $10,000. It’s risen 75 percent since October. But is it a bubble? BLOOMBERG > Fortune’s Businessperson of the year for 2017 is Jen-Hsun “Jensen” Huang, co-founder and CEO of Nvidia. Find out how ...

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What keeps you up at night? (access required)

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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Who are the world’s highest paid TV hosts? (access required)

According to Forbes, the world’s highest paid TV hosts are: 1. Phil McGraw ($79 million) 2. Ellen DeGeneres ($77 million) 3. Ryan Seacrest ($58 million) 4. Judy Sheindlin ($47 million) 5. Simon Cowell ($43.5 million) 6. Steve Harvey ($42.5 million) ...

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