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Amid Industry Downturn, Global Shipping Sees Record-Low Growth

The global shipping industry is suffering a huge downturn, thanks in part to China's sagging economy. "This is likely to be one of the worst years ever in terms of losses," says an industry expert.
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London Opens Up Long-Awaited 'Night Tube' Trains

London begins all-night service on its underground railway system Fridays and Saturdays. The city hopes to draw creative talent who want to work in a city that never sleeps.
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Rule 40: How The Brands Blackout Impacts Olympic Athletes

An International Olympic Committee rule stipulates that only official sponsors can market around the Games. Oiselle CEO Sally Bergesen tells NPR's Scott Simon why she feels the rule hurts athletes.
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On The Demise Of Gawker.com: Unsparing, Satiric And Brutal

The Gawker Media site, which is to be shut down next week by its new owner, blurred the lines between public and private with "wit and venom."
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How To Write A Resignation Letter In The Middle Of A Scandal

Is there a right way to write and handle a resignation letter when you're embroiled in a scandal? For many ousted bosses, "spending more time with my family" is the excuse of least resistance.
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What Makes A Jam A Jam? Surge In Savory Spreads Presents Riddles For Purists

Savory jams tap into a love affair with foods that marry salt and sugar. They let people eat local fruits and vegetables year-round and lower the sugar levels found in traditional jams.
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Artisanal Food Waste: Can You Turn Scraps Into Premium Products?

Entrepreneurs hope that, instead of paying bottom dollar for produce that might otherwise have ended up in the landfill, customers will pony up for high-end foods made from rescued ingredients.
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Justice Department To Move Away From Using Private Prisons

The Justice Department says it will, over time, stop housing federal prisoners in private prisons. The department says private prisons aren't as safe or effective as their federally run counterparts.
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Viacom CEO Out As Redstone Family Reasserts Control

Renegade executive chairman, president and CEO Philippe Dauman leaves in exchange for a $72 million payout.
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Federal Judge Throws Out Uber Driver Class-Action Settlement Offer

Uber drivers claims that they should be compensated as employees, not independent contractors, get a boost. Negotiators for the drivers had okayed the deal but the judge wasn't satisfied.

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