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It Ain’t Miller Time: Heineken Rejects Takeover Bid

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If you’re a purist when it comes to a certain Dutch beer, you can breathe a sigh of relief today. That’s because Heineken rejected a bid by close rival SABMiller to take over the Netherlands-based brewer. As reported by CBS News, on Sunday Heineken released a statement claiming the family-owned beer company turned down the… Read more »

Oklahoma Indian Tribes Raise Minimum Wage

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Oklahoma Indian Tribes are the latest group to involve themselves in the national debate over raising the minimum wage. According to non-profit news organization Oklahoma Watch, many of the state’s tribes have taken it upon themselves to raise minimum wages at businesses owned or operated by the tribes. Oklahoma Watch reports that many of the… Read more »

Zombie Homes: New York State Fights Back

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Zombie Homes. They’re what homes are called when the owner can’t make the mortgage payment anymore, but the bank hasn’t yet taken ownership. They’re not really living — as in no one really owns them or is paying to own them, and they’re not really dead, or permanently abandoned. New York Attorney Eric Schneiderman has… Read more »

Alibaba IPO To Be Biggest In History, But Where Do They Go From Here?

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Chinese eCommerce behemoth Alibaba’s IPO in coming weeks is expected to be among the largest in world history when the stock goes live in New York. Forbes reported that the Alibaba IPO is expected to be as high as $20 billion, according to reports. Already investors are wondering where the ceiling is for Alibaba’s IPO,… Read more »

Laptop Ban Issued By Bakery, Should More Restaurants Follow Suit?

Laptop Ban Now In Effect At Bakery

A laptop ban issued by a bakery has resulted in a sales increase, the owners claim. August First, a cafe in Vermont operated by Jodi Whalen and Phil Merrick, decided that it didn’t want to be “one of those places” with the same few clients who camped out all day behind a laptop computer. Finding… Read more »

Is This Alabama Abortion Clinic Targeting Middle Schoolers?

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Over the last two weeks, the war between pro-life and pro-choice suddenly sparked in aggressiveness when The Inquisistr reported on how the socially-viral ALS ice bucket challenge. Why? In our article, we reported how the funds for the challenge would go to fund ALS research, which may use embryonic stem cells that are primarily harvested… Read more »

Mark Cuban: ‘Companies Fail For A Lack Of Brains And Effort’

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Mark Cuban is one of America’s best known entrepreneurs, through his inclusion on the Shark Tank panel and his can’t-be-missed presence as an NBA owner. Via his blog and media appearances, he doesn’t mince words about sports or business. A recent blog post had Cuban telling business owners to “be nice” in order to cultivate… Read more »

Starbucks To Open New Quickie Locations

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Starbucks announced earlier today that it will soon cater to busy commuters by opening a slew of smaller, express-style stores, according to the Wall Street Journal. The new quickie Starbucks locales won’t have quite as extensive a menu as its regular coffee shops. However, the new express Starbucks stores will focus on the company’s digital… Read more »

Housing Markets Where Prices Have Risen And Fallen The Most

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Since the Great Recession, it has taken the economy some time to rebound. Among the hardest hit sector was the housing market, where prices took a steep nose dive in cities across the country, especially in some areas that built out too much inventory such as Las Vegas. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance took a look at… Read more »