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Little 'Libraires' That Could: French Law Would Keep Amazon At Bay

A proposed law in France prevents online booksellers like Amazon from pricing books at deep discounts. It's the French government's latest effort to protect the country's many independent bookshops.
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Administration: A Month Needed To Fix Obamacare Enrollment Site

The administration official put in charge of fixing the HealthCare.gov site says it will be running "smoothly" by the end of November.
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San Francisco Kitchen Lends Low-Income Food Entrepreneurs A Hand

Tech startups aren't the only businesses incubated in Northern California. Since 2005, the nonprofit group La Cocina, Spanish for "kitchen," has been providing equipment, mentoring and access to capital to promising small food businesses in the Bay Area.
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Tech Week: U.S. Spying, Health Site Blame Game And New iPads

In this week's tech roundup, the revelations from Edward Snowden that the U.S. spied on its global allies, the Apple iPad event and the ongoing fallout over HealthCare.gov, a system one source described as "too big to succeed."
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Twitter Announces Share Price Range For IPO

Twitter announced late Thursday that share prices for its hotly anticipated initial public offering will be between $17 and $20. This is far less than what many analysts were predicting the social media site would list for. With 70 million shares up for sale, the offering should raise about $1.4 billion. According to The Wall Street Journal, this would value Twitter at about $11 billion total.
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Icahn Sinks His Teeth Into Apple's Stock Buyback Plan

Activist investor Carl Icahn has increased his stake in Apple and is pushing the company to replace its own stock buyback plan with a much more ambitious proposal. In a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Icahn said that, given the size of Apple's cash holdings, its stock buyback should be $150 billion instead of the planned $60 billion.
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It's Not Just You: Airline Seats Are Shrinking

American Airlines, United, Air France and a number of other major airlines have been moving toward shrinking the seats in economy class to squeeze one more in each row. Airlines hope that by cramming more people into coach, they can make room for more of the first-class seats, which sell for a lot more money.
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What Small Businesses May Lose By Using Online Tools

Digital tools make starting a small business easier than ever. There are apps and websites to incorporate, find lawyers, make payroll, manage HR and marketing. Convenience can come at a price, however, if it means entrepreneurs aren't making personal connections as they establish their businesses.
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A Family Bible And Other Heirlooms, Found Online

Genealogy has become a massive industry, from websites like Ancestry.com to TV shows like Who Do You Think You Are? But those focus on family lineage. What about the heirlooms and stories that fill the history of a family tree? A North Carolina business is trying to help.
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What Happens When You Just Give Money To Poor People?

Kenyans who received money with no strings attached started businesses and bought food for their kids, according to a new study. They didn't spend it on alcohol or cigarettes.

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