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Grab Builds War Chest In a Fight for Car-Share Dominance

Grab Builds War Chest In a Fight for Car-Share Dominance

Jul 26
The taxi app Grab has been given an additional $2 billion in financing, revealing the intense competition among car services in Asia that have forced companies like Uber to take a back seat to rivals with extremely deep-pockets.

Marijuana Business Offers Weed for Weeds on Cleanup Day

Marijuana Business Offers Weed for Weeds on Cleanup Day

Jul 26
A medical marijuana businessman in Maine is offering weed for weeds in a program to encourage Gardiner residents to clean up their city.

Smugglers Offer Crammed Big Rigs as 'VIP Treatment' to U.S.

By Elliot Spagat | Jul 26
Truck drivers are low-level cogs in a big machine, recruited in the U.S. at casinos and other places where smuggling organizations look for people who are down on their luck, desperate for quick cash and disinclined to ask questions.

Gilbert: 'We Screwed Up' on Mostly-White Crowd in Detroit Ad

Gilbert: 'We Screwed Up' on Mostly-White Crowd in Detroit Ad

Jul 26
A billionaire businessman has apologized for his real estate company's controversial sign in downtown Detroit that says "See Detroit Like We Do" with an image of a mostly-white crowd.

USS Constitution Returns to Boston's Waters After Repairs

USS Constitution Returns to Boston's Waters After Repairs

By Crystal Hill | Jul 24
The undocking of "Old Ironsides" on Sunday marked the end of restoration work that started two years ago, officials said. A celebration was held at the USS Constitution Museum.

Corporate Career to Entrepreneur: How to Prep for the Leap

Corporate Career to Entrepreneur: How to Prep for the Leap

By Jackie Zimmerman | Jul 24
The allure of becoming your own boss seems strong: As of 2014, there were more than 29 million small businesses in the U.S, up 6% from 2010, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Norovirus Confirmed in Diner Who Reported Eating at Chipotle

Norovirus Confirmed in Diner Who Reported Eating at Chipotle

Jul 23
A person who reported eating at a Chipotle in northern Virginia has tested positive for norovirus. But health officials say that's not yet enough to determine the cause of the roughly 60 reported illnesses it has identified.

Cops Wage Psychological Warfare Against Online Drug Bazaars

Cops Wage Psychological Warfare Against Online Drug Bazaars

By Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak | Jul 23
In an innovative blow to illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world's leading "darknet" marketplace - then quietly seized a second bazaar to amass intelligence on illicit drug merchants and buyers.

Netflix Still Piling Up Viewers -- and Big Programming Bills

Netflix Still Piling Up Viewers -- and Big Programming Bills

By Michael Liedtke | Jul 22
Netflix is pulling in new viewers and award nominations in droves, but the online video service still faces a long-term problem: Its acclaimed programming line-up is costing far more money than what subscribers pay for it.

Ready-to-Cook Meals from Amazon in Bid to Expand Groceries

Ready-to-Cook Meals from Amazon in Bid to Expand Groceries

By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 22
Amazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business.

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