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Anita Sarkeesian Battles Sexism in Games, Gamergate Harassment

businessweek.com — One night in October, before the media critic Anita Sarkeesian was scheduled to give a speech at Utah State University, someone e-mailed the school, threatening to commit mass murder. "This will be the deadliest school shooting in American history, and I'm giving you a chance to stop it," the message read.
Nov 27, 2014

The gaming industry’s greatest adversary is just getting started. long.fm/1yX0jvj

Nov 26, 2014

RT @femfreq: Latest Businessweek cover story is about #TropesvsWomen & harassment in the games industry. businessweek.com/articles/2014-… http://t.co…

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24 Hours in Ferguson

businessweek.com — The world watched as the streets of Ferguson, Mo., erupted in anger at news that a grand jury had declined to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager. The 24 hours that followed filled the town near St.
Nov 26, 2014

Black-and-white photos from the unrest in Ferguson. j.mp/1yilGJh via @thestalwart

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R.E.M.'s New Box Set Is Part of Its Unique Business Strategy

Nov 26, 2014

"R.E.M. succeeded by studying how others screwed up." So what do they do now? @HugoLindgren's answer: buswk.co/1AQB1Dn

Nov 26, 2014

R.E.M.'s New Business Plan: Cashing In on ’90s Nostalgia buswk.co/1AQB1Dn via @BW

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Russia’s Banks Feel Capital Squeeze in Grip of Sanctions

businessweek.com — Russia's biggest state-run banks are seeing profits plunge, forcing some to seek government help, after the U.S. and European Union slapped them with sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine. A drop in earnings led VTB Group, Russia's second-largest bank, to eliminate more than a third of its staff in Europe and seek state support to replenish capital.

24 Hours in Ferguson

businessweek.com — The world watched as the streets of Ferguson, Mo., erupted in anger at news that a grand jury had declined to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager. The 24 hours that followed filled the town near St.

Revealed: The Oil Lobby's Playbook Against California's Climate Law

businessweek.com — Of course you remember Fillmore. He's the resident hippie of Radiator Springs in the Pixar blockbuster Cars. Much to the chagrin of his neighbor, Sarge the Army Jeep, Fillmore greets each new day with Jimi Hendrix's Woodstock rendition of A Star Spangled Banner-"respect the classics, man"-and is quick with a conspiracy theory about why bio-fuels never stood a chance at America's gas pumps.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @BW: Leaked docs sent to @BW suggest oil industry plot to thwart climate change laws is very real: buswk.co/1pk7xcG pic.twitter.com/lUPF8sRV22

Nov 26, 2014

RT @BW: Leaked docs sent to @BW suggest oil industry conspiracy to destroy state climate change laws: buswk.co/11VzV9Z pic.twitter.com/hF8DtNWrfv

Nov 26, 2014

Shocking: Big Oil does not respect state's rights. ... Petro-backed astroturf campaigns uber alles. fb.me/1J6oTyAso

Nov 26, 2014

RT @BW: Leaked docs sent to @BW suggest oil industry conspiracy to destroy state climate change laws: buswk.co/11VzV9Z pic.twitter.com/hF8DtNWrfv

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Wal-Mart on Black Friday: Five Ways to Measure the Labor Strikes

businessweek.com — For the third year in a row, some Walmart workers will mark Black Friday by going on strike. OUR Walmart, the union-backed group behind the strikes, promises Friday will bring its biggest walkout ever. Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), on the other hand, remains publicly dismissive of the protests.
Nov 26, 2014

"I’m amazed at how much people are like, ‘I’m going to join you this time.'" businessweek.com/articles/2014-… #WalmartStrikers @BW @UFCW @ForRespect

Nov 26, 2014

RT @resnikoff: What counts as victory for striking Walmart workers? @josheidelson runs through some possible objectives: businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Nov 26, 2014

What counts as victory for striking Walmart workers? @josheidelson runs through some possible objectives: businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @josheidelson: Been covering US Walmart strikes since start (salon.com/2012/10/04/wal…). What I'll be watching 4 this time: businessweek.com/articles/2014-… New @BW #1u

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How Analysts Predict Black Friday Spending

businessweek.com — The feast of commerce is on. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, Americans are about to go on an annual spending spree - one that comprises some 140 million consumers and underpins an industry that supports roughly one in four U.S. jobs. But just how many products will they purchase?
Nov 26, 2014

They See You When You're Spending... but don't worry, no one is judging by @kylestock buswk.co/1zurPQQ via @BW

Nov 26, 2014

TIL: analysts use satellite imagery of parking lots to track Black Friday shopping buswk.co/1zurPQQ

Nov 26, 2014

They See You When You're Spending: How $ADBE helps pros track #blackfriday shoppers buswk.co/1zurPQQ @kylestock via @BW

Nov 26, 2014

How do they know how much you're going to spend? Satellites, for one: buswk.co/1Cg6Zub #BlackFriday

Cinnabon's Very Sticky Thanksgiving, Selling 8,300 Rolls Per Hour

Nov 26, 2014

RT @mathewi: Breaking my record of 11: "Thanksgiving Travelers Will Gorge on 8,300 Cinnabons Per Hour" skft.it/1FrLfcZ pic.twitter.com/jI2Lkv1tV8

Nov 26, 2014

Breaking my record of 11: "Thanksgiving Travelers Will Gorge on 8,300 Cinnabons Per Hour" skft.it/1FrLfcZ pic.twitter.com/jI2Lkv1tV8

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Foreclosures: A Ray of Hope, at Last, for Struggling Homeowners

Nov 26, 2014

A Ray of Hope, at Last, for Homeowners in Foreclosure buswk.co/1zvKkUW via @BW

Holiday Hiring Breaking Records as Retailers Pay Out More

businessweek.com — Wanda Tucker was hired on the spot for a part-time job with Gap Inc. (GPS:US)'s Banana Republic chain earlier this month after searching for a full-time position since April. "I thought I was just going in for an interview," said Tucker, 53, of Rex, Georgia, who'd finished five years of Army Reserves postings before entering the workforce.
Nov 26, 2014

Holiday hiring breaking records as retailers pay out more > ow.ly/EXgy1

Nov 26, 2014

U.S. workers in most promising holidays jobs market since 2007 as holiday hiring breaks records buswk.co/1zuGNq8 via @stevematthews12

Small Business Saturday Is the Loneliest Shopping Holiday

businessweek.com — Small Business Administration chief Maria Contreras-Sweet was in New York City yesterday to promote Small Business Saturday, which is Main Street's bid for post-Thanksgiving shopping dollars. "What I like about shopping small is that you get a sense of the uniqueness of the community," she said during a visit to Studio Manhattan, a shop on Mulberry Street in Little Italy that sells prints of iconic photographs on leather belts, wallets, and other materials.
Nov 26, 2014

When our reporter asked businesses about 'Small Business Saturday,' reactions ranged from skepticism to indifference buff.ly/11ZEFLM

Nov 26, 2014

Big corps market the hell out of Small Business Saturday but most of the NYC merchants I spoke had never heard of it buswk.co/15wYnB1

Nov 26, 2014

RT @TrepLaw: Small Business Saturday Is the Loneliest Shopping Holiday - Businessweek dlvr.it/7dr88n

Pilot Close Calls With Drones Grow Rapidly, FAA Reports

businessweek.com — Close calls of drones flying near airplanes and crowds in the U.S. have surged this year to more than 40 a month. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration logged 193 cases of safety incidents involving unmanned aircraft from Feb. 22 through Nov. 11, according to data released by the agency today.

Spanish Theater Company Solves Tax Problem With Porn

businessweek.com — In 2012, as part of drastic austerity measures put in place to curb Spain's runaway budget deficit, the conservative government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy raised sales taxes on sporting events, leisure activities, and personal services such as haircuts.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @BW: This Spanish theater company solved its tax problem with porn: buswk.co/121szSn

Senior UBS FX, Metals Traders to Face Swiss Probe

businessweek.com — UBS AG (UBSN) co-chief currency dealer Niall O'Riordan is one of 11 individuals the Swiss finance regulator has told are under investigation as part of its currency-rigging case, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Nov 26, 2014

“My role is to run the desk and make money. Compliance is not my role.” buswk.co/1CgXfzT via @BW

Nov 26, 2014

Senior UBS FX, Metals Traders Among 11 Said to Face Swiss Probe buswk.co/1CgXfzT via @BW

Colombians protest ban on ride-share company Uber

businessweek.com — BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Furious taxi drivers and loyal users of Uber are butting heads over Colombia's new ban on the ride-sharing company. Amid threats of a strike by yellow taxis who consider cars affiliated with Uber to be "pirates," the Transportation Ministry this week declared illegal all smartphone applications that facilitate the hiring of cabs that aren't registered for that purpose.
Nov 26, 2014

Taxis battle passengers in Colombia over @uber ban. Drivers here have a deserved bad rep for violence @AP @Jacobogg businessweek.com/ap/2014-11-26/…

Techron Fuel Additive: Chevron Won't Say How Effective It Is

Payday Lenders Move to Indian Reservations, Evade State Laws

Nov 26, 2014

RT @BW: Payday lenders on tribal lands claim immunity from state laws: buswk.co/1y2DFEX

NYU Polytechnic Has Interns Do Cheap Engineering Work for Startups

businessweek.com — Vandita Sharma writes code for a company that turns old radiators into high-tech heating devices. Gaurav Chhabra develops software that lets computers identify objects on camera. Paul Dariye is designing an app for a startup that helps nonprofits raise money.
Nov 27, 2014

how weird that nyu and graduate students don't see eye-to-eye on labor businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

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