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Entries by Catherine Taibi from 07/2013

Dori Rhoades Accidentally Gives Away $18,000 Diamond Earrings At Garage Sale

Posted 07.01.2013 | Business

Some people discover hidden gems; other people lose them. Unfortunately for Dori Rhoades, she recently found herself in the latter camp. The 38-ye...

21 Signs That It's Time To Leave Your Job (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.02.2013 | Business

1. You've outgrown the collegiate office atmosphere you once loved. 2. And have completely and utterly mastered the art of pretending to wor...

12 Tremendous Signs That Got It Just Right (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.02.2013 | Business

1. A good store sign can do what your fancy phone sometimes can't. 2. At its best, a sign can convince you to stop in for a bite. 3. Or...

Ex-Tiffany & Co. Exec Stole Jewelry, Resold It For $1.3 Million, Feds Say

Posted 07.02.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — A former executive with Tiffany & Co. stole a little blue box bounty from the jeweler's midtown Manhattan headquarters and resold it for ...

Brendan Kennedy, CEO Of Leafly, Looks To Expand Pot Investment Beyond 'Yelp Of Marijuana': Forbes

Posted 07.03.2013 | Small Business

Forbes Brendan Kennedy wants to make the world safe for investing in marijuana. Kennedy, CEO at Seattle’s $5.5 million (assets under management) ...

America's Most Unique Roadside Businesses: CNBC

Posted 07.03.2013 | Small Business

CNBC Canny small-business owners long ago saw a potential opportunity to hawk their wares to American motorists. This phenomenon isn't just limited...

Candy Crush Brings In $633,000 Per Day, Analysis Finds

Posted 07.08.2013 | Business

In the last 10 days, I’ve spent $21, repeatedly drained my phone battery, and blown a deadline for the first time in years—all so I could play...

Manayunk Cleaners Uses Drone To Deliver Dry Cleaning To Customers (VIDEO)

Posted 07.09.2013 | Small Business

Picking up the dry cleaning is about to get a whole lot easier for some lucky customers. Manayunk Cleaners in Philadelphia, Pa., plans to begin us...

Craft Breweries Revive Urban Neighborhoods, Allow Small Businesses To Thrive

Posted 07.09.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- To see how a small business can transform a neighborhood, just follow the barrels. About 30 years ago, beer lovers wanting to create thei...

Your Distressed Jeans May Be Harboring A Dirty Secret

Posted 07.09.2013 | Business

Quartz: Demand for ripped, distressed jeans is causing real distress in the garment industry. At least five factories in southern China are still ...

Terry Staggs, Kentucky Man, Digs Up 2.95 Carat Diamond In Arkansas State Park

Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

Terry Staggs had been visiting the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark., for nearly 28 years with little luck -- but a recent discovery...

George Zimmerman's Gym, Kokopelli's, Criticized For Promoting Connection To Accused Murderer

Posted 07.11.2013 | Small Business

Kokopelli's Gym in Longwood, Florida is getting big blowback for playing up its role in training George Zimmerman, currently on trial for the second d...

Adult Diapers To Outsell Baby Diapers In Japan By 2020: Report

Posted 07.11.2013 | Business

Quartz: Japan’s rapidly aging population is producing some interesting new business opportunities, including a booming market for adult diapers....

「ダイヤを採掘できる公園」で3カラットを発見

Posted 07.11.2013 | Japan

ケンタッキー州に住むテリー・スタッグス氏は7月4日、アーカンソー州マーフリーズボロにあるダイヤモンド・クレーター州立公園(Crater of Diamonds State Park)で、2.95カラットのダイヤモンドを発見した。

Wendy's Says Hidden Message In New Logo Was 'Unintentional'

Posted 07.15.2013 | Business

Wendy's on Monday debunked the theory that it purposefully snuck a hidden message within its new logo. Speculation about the subliminal message beh...

Kids React Adorably To Cheerios Ad That Sparked Racist Backlash (VIDEO)

Posted 07.15.2013 | Business

It appears a bunch of kids are more mature than some YouTube commentators. When a Cheerios commercial featuring a biracial couple launched two months...

Jia Jiang's 'Rejection Therapy' Turns Failure Into Entrepreneurial Success: Forbes

Posted 07.16.2013 | Small Business

Forbes A year ago, young immigrant entrepreneur Jia Jiang quit a successful corporate career to chase his startup dreams — the week his first bab...

6 Countries Where People Work Even Harder Than Americans

Posted 07.16.2013 | Business

Americans love to think of themselves as the world's hardest-working people. There's only one teeny, tiny problem: It's not true. The Organization...

Nike Apologizes For Carolina Panthers T-Shirt Mix-Up

Posted 07.16.2013 | Business

A $32 T-shirt that appeared on Nike's website has officially been pulled because it used an image of South Carolina to represent the Carolina Panthers...

Coca-Cola Blames Struggles On Bad Weather

Posted 07.17.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Coca-Cola is struggling to sell more soda in the U.S., and it can't seem to catch a break. The world's largest beverage maker on Tuesd...

Legoland Discovery Center Offers Free Trip To Kicked-Out Adult

Posted 07.18.2013 | Business

The last time John St-Onge visited Legoland Discovery Center, he was forced to leave before even getting through the front door. Now, the 63-year-old ...

Powerball Winner Gloria MacKenzie Buys $1.175 Million Home

Posted 07.18.2013 | Business

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The retiree from Maine who won a $590 million Powerball jackpot in May has bought a 6,300-square-foot, five-bedroom home in a g...

Guy Walks Into Citigroup Branch, Loses $40,000

Posted 07.19.2013 | Business

BLOOMBERG VIEW: Looking at the way that U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and John McCain are pitching their proposal for a 21st-century version of th...

What Actually Happens At The End Of Trading Places?

Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
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It's been 30 years since Trading Places came out. And, to be honest, I never really understood what happened at the end of that movie. Sure, Louis Win...

Wall Street Takes Simple Law, Makes It The Equivalent Of 28 Russian Novels (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.22.2013 | Business

Leo Tolstoy has nothing on Wall Street lobbyists. The Russian novelist only wrote "War and Peace," a 560,000-word novel. The lobbyists, in contrast...