Apple Pay is Great, at Stores That Accept It

When Apple Pay launched Monday, my editors decided I needed to go shopping. I didn’t have to be asked twice. In fact, I felt like a teenager set loose in a mall with a parent’s credit card. Now I just needed to find some places that took my peculiar form of payment. But once I […]

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10 Firms Hiring Like Crazy in October (And They’re Mostly Midmarket)

If a career change is on your mind, we know it’s not the easiest thing in the world to find a company you can feel at home at—which is why The Muse is here to help! We’ve rounded up some great companies that are looking to hire like crazy this month. Check out the listings […]

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Keeping Tabs on Your Campany’s Repeat Customers

Customer loyalty is the holy grail of business. No wonder, then, that with new technology, programs designed to retain customers and encourage repeat buying have exploded around the world in recent years. From Mumbai to Melbourne, hotels, airlines, rental cars, credit cards, grocery stores, pharmacies, movie theaters, coffee shops, department stores and gas stations inundate […]

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Hong Kong Anti-Protest Group Tear Down Barricades

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of people tore down protest barriers in the heart of Hong Kong’s business district on Monday, scuffling with pro-democracy demonstrators who have occupied the streets for two weeks. Police intervened to separate the rival groups, and calm was restored. In an indication that the crisis would not be over soon, […]

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Putting an End to Creepy Business Speak

We have the easiest time telling the people close to us why our company is unique, why our work is amazing, and why more people should know about all the insanely cool things we’re doing. But when we try to formalize that in any way—developing website copy, writing a speech, or creating a company presentation—we […]

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China Contributes the Most to Global Growth,IMF Says

China has overtaken the U.S. as the world’s largest economy, but only when it comes to purchasing power. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), which measures countries in terms of market exchange rates and purchasing power parity (PPP), found that China contributes the most to global growth, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. China gross domestic product […]

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A Chicken in Every Port: A Chinese Import-Export Business

In 2006, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) submitted a list of regulations to the White House aimed at helping China get into the U.S. chicken market by certifying Chinese facilities to process U.S.-raised poultry for sale back in the States. Tony Corbo, a lobbyist at the nonprofit public interest organization Food and Water […]

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Yahoo Acquires BookPad

Update: This story has been updated to add comments from Microsoft Ventures and a statement from Yahoo. Yahoo Inc. has acquired BookPad Inc., a Mountain View, California-based startup, which was mentored by Microsoft Corp.’s startup incubator program in India, two people with knowledge of the deal told International Business Times on Monday. Microsoft’s accelerator program […]

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Meet The Maverick Restaurant Owner Who’s Beating Yelp

The more bad reviews Botto Italian Bistro gets, the better its business. It might sound counterintuitive, but the intent was to be subversive: The California restaurant made national headlines this week with its stated goal to be the worst-reviewed restaurant in Yelp history. Davide Cerretini, who co-owns the Old World-style bistro with his partner, Michele […]

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Inside the Middle-Market: Linen Chest Takes on its Big Box Rivals

For more than 50 years, the family behind Linen Chest has quietly built up a business secure enough to match prices with its much larger big-box rivals. “You find it for less, we will match that price and give you an additional 10% of the difference for one full year,” said Sheldon Leibner, who is […]

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