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The Spicy History Of Short Selling Stocks

David Kestenbaum of NPR's Planet Money tells the story of the first stock ever shorted. It's a tale of intrigue, lies, sabotage and a life of exile.
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With 'Discover' Feature, Snapchat Bucks Social Trend In News

Snapchat says social media likes and shares aren't what makes a story important. The ephemeral messaging app has rolled out Discover, featuring multimedia articles from major news brands.
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Pro-ISIS Messages Create Dilemma For Social Media Companies

Facebook, YouTube and other sites are being asked to do more to stop terrorists. Yet they are also being asked to let some of the propaganda remain to help officials track jihadis.
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Food Industry Drags Its Heels On Recyclable And Compostable Packaging

A new report from two environmental groups reviewed the recyclability and compostability of packaging from 47 food companies. It found few examples of companies that have prioritized waste reduction.
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Senate OKs Keystone XL Pipeline, Setting Up Fight With Obama

Nine Democrats joined 53 Republicans to pass the measure, which must be reconciled with a version passed by the House. The Senate vote is also not enough to override a threatened presidential veto.
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After Weak Earnings, McDonald's CEO Steps Down

CEO Don Thompson is leaving struggling McDonalds. His successor is Steve Easterbrook, the company's chief brand officer.
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Why Don't More People Short Stocks? It's A Great Way To Lose Big Bucks

If you own a stock, you're betting that the company will be worth more in the future. But there is another kind of bet you can place: A bet that will make you money if things go bad.
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Companies Wanting Immediate Sales Should Pass On Super Bowl Ads

Researchers asked this question: Is a company better off spending big money for a Super Bowl ad or buying several spots for that same amount of money at a less expensive time of the year?
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And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings

As workers find themselves buried in meetings, and meetings preparing for meetings, experts say they're often a waste. Blame this "weapon of mass interruption" on office culture and poor leadership.
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For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute

The plunge in gasoline prices is expected to save the average household about $750 this year. For rural families and others who drive a lot, the savings will likely be even greater.

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