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Harry Bradford is an Associate Editor for HuffPost Business and HuffPost Small Business. His writing has appeared on Newsweek.com and AOL News, among other publications.

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Instagram Down: Users Unable To Share Saturday Brunch Photos [UPDATE]

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2014 | 1:55 PM

UPDATE: 2:05 p.m. -- Instagram is back up.

PREVIOUSLY: We could be heading for a selfie-less Saturday.

Instagram, the popular social media photo sharing app, is down. Both the mobile and desktop versions are unresponsive and the website Isitdownrightnow.com listed the site's status as “DOWN for everyone” as...

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Which Hipster Job Is Perfect For You?

(54) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 12:23 PM

There are many normal jobs in the world -- mechanic, teacher and salesman all come to mind. But why have one of those when you can gun for a job few even know exist? A job so obscure it won't be cool for years? Yes, we're talking about hipster jobs....

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Michael Lewis On Why We Should All Be Afraid Of Another Flash Crash

(23) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 7:02 PM

Michael Lewis, the well known author of “The Big Short” and “Liars’ Poker,” talked with HuffPost Live Wednesday about the dangers of high-frequency trading as seen in his new book “Flash Boys.”

High-frequency trading, which uses computer algorithms to make stock trades in milliseconds, has botched IPOs...

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FBI Investigating High-Frequency Traders: WSJ

(126) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 6:46 PM

A senior FBI official has said the agency is investigating high-speed traders over whether they base trades on nonpublic information, according The Wall Street Journal. The news was also tweeted by Bloomberg and CNBC:

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Ford's Answer To Cadillac's Classist And Greedy Commercial Is Perfect

(310) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 3:24 PM

When it comes to the American dream, Cadillac and Ford apparently don’t see eye to eye.

A new commercial advertising Ford’s C-MAX hybrid car (watch above) seems to have been produced with the goal of undercutting a recent Cadillac ad that drew criticism for having an overly consumerist...

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South Carolina Bar Bans Concealed Weapons, And You Know What Happens Next

(216) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 3:04 PM

A bar located in Clemson, S.C., is getting torn apart online after it asked customers not to carry concealed weapons into the establishment during one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year.

The backlash came after a photo circulated on Twitter of a sign hanging in Backstreets Pub...

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This Barbie Costume Is What Every Little Girl Needs

(29) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 4:24 PM

Barbie's about to get medieval on you, and she's got the armor to prove it.

A campaign launched Wednesday on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter offers instructions on how to create your own Barbie suit of arms using a 3-D printer. If you pledge $200 or more, you receive...

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Wendy's Promises No More 'Chemistry Book' Chemicals In Food

(355) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 3:05 PM

Ever feel like it would take an advanced chemistry degree to really understand what's in your fast food? Wendy's says it wants to change that.

The fast food chain's CEO, Emil J. Brolick, said Wednesday that Wendy's hopes to eventually use only ingredients that are familiar to the average consumer....

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Arianna Huffington: Failure 'Is A Stepping Stone To Success'

(4) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 9:07 AM

Arianna Huffington knows a thing or two about failure. The trick, she says, is not letting it stop you.

The editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group discussed the relationship between success and failure in a recent interview with eCommerce site Shopify, as part of its Build A...

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A New Logo Isn't Going To Save Olive Garden

(122) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 4:08 PM

Olive Garden announced during a presentation to investors Monday that it’s changing its logo in an attempt to bring about a "brand renaissance." The new logo, alongside a number of new menu items, is meant to demonstrate "a sense of flair and sophistication" at the ailing...

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Walmart Ad Leads To Death Threats For 'Dirty Jobs' Host

(38) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 2:27 PM

Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” said in a Facebook post Monday that he has received death threats over his involvement in a Walmart commercial that ran during the Olympics.

“Three days of press, five hours of sleep, four bottles of wine, a...

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American Airlines, Marriott Urge Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Bill

(748) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 5:35 PM

Marriott Hotels and American Airlines have both written letters to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) requesting that she veto the pending anti-gay legislation SB 1062. The bill, which passed both houses of the state legislature last week, would allow businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples...

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State And Local Governments Blame Obamacare For Cutting Worker Hours

(1486) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 1:51 PM

Conservatives claim Obamacare is a socialist boondoggle that will bloat the federal government. Ironically, state and local governments claim Obamacare is making them tighten their belts.

Part-time public-sector workers like substitute teachers, prison guards, and police dispatchers risk having their hours cut in an effort by state and...

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Tina Roth Eisenberg: How To Move Forward By Looking Back

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 4:23 PM

Running a new business is all about moving forward. But according to one well-known designer, it's also important to look back once in a while.

"I think the best advice I can give right now to a young entrepreneur is to always remember why you started what you started," says...

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Here's A Full List Of The Beef Products Recalled This Weekend

(111) Comments | Posted February 9, 2014 | 12:21 PM

Nearly 9 million pounds of beef produced by the Rancho Feeding Corporation in Petaluma, Calif., were recalled on Saturday. The products, which were produced over the course of a year between Jan. 1, 2013, and Jan. 7, 2014, are "unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for...

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'Flappy Bird' Creator Taking App Down: 'I Cannot Take This'

(132) Comments | Posted February 8, 2014 | 4:17 PM

After soaring into our hearts with equal parts frustration and addiction, it looks like the viral smartphone game "Flappy Bird" is coming in for a landing. For good.

The Vietnam-based creator of the surprise mobile gaming sensation, Dong Nguyen, tweeted Saturday that he would be taking...

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Tim Ferriss: You Don't Have To Be Smart To Succeed, This Is More Important

(26) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 9:11 AM

Intellect is beside the point when you're starting a business, according to author and angel investor Tim Ferriss.

Author of the bestselling "4-Hour Work Week," Ferriss built a career by finding what he calls a "special toolkit" to allow him to learn things faster and more efficiently. That...

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Billionaire Sam Zell Defends Tom Perkins: 'The 1 Percent Work Harder'

(2471) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 4:29 PM

When the going gets tough, the rich dudes stick together. Or at least rich dude Sam Zell did in an interview with Bloomberg TV Wednesday.

The billionaire chairman of Equity Group Investments backed up fellow rich guy Tom Perkins, who set off a firestorm when...

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You Need To See This Absolutely Out-Of-Control Super Bowl Ad

(5) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 1:36 PM

Most Super Bowl commercials are made with the explicit purpose of making money. This is not one of those Super Bowl commercials.

Personal injury lawyer Jamie Casino made the two-minute commercial -- which aired on local TV in Savannah, Ga., during the horrifically boring football game --...

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Rich Man 'Apologizes' For Nazi Comments While Showing Off Super-Expensive Watch

(1910) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 5:27 PM

Thomas Perkins, the venture capitalist who compared the "progressive war on the 1 percent" to Nazi anti-Semitism over the weekend, said he regrets using the word "Kristallnacht" during an appearance with Bloomberg TV on Monday. Nevertheless, he said he stands by the "message" of the letter.

"I don't...

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