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How a kosher turkey company meets the Thanksgiving rush

fortune.com — On any given day in November, trucks will deliver some 10,000 live white turkeys to Empire Kosher Poultry's Mifflintown, Penn., processing plant. The birds are destined for ritual slaughter, rabbinic approval, a salt bath, and, finally, a Cryovac sealing machine. They'll go from live beings to packaged poultry in about three hours flat.
Nov 25, 2014

"The floor below is dark red and dotted with white feathers." A kosher turkey farm prepares for Thanksgiving: for.tn/1v4rJPe

Nov 25, 2014

How a kosher turkey company meets the Thanksgiving rush. @clairezillman gives us a great gobble gobble read fortune.com/2014/11/25/tha…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @readDanwrite: intrepid @clairezillman went to Mifflintown, PA to see how Empire Kosher Poultry preps for T-giving fortune.com/2014/11/25/tha…

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Taser, rival think their body cameras could have helped in Ferguson

fortune.com — A St. Louis County grand jury's decision Monday not to indict a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., over the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager has led to demonstrations around the nation. The lack of camera footage means no one knows for sure exactly what happened when the controversial shooting took place.

Uber reportedly valued at $40 billion by investors

fortune.com — On-demand ride service Uber is raising new funding at a valuation of between $35 billion and $40 billion, according to a new report from Bloomberg. This would be one of the richest "venture capital" rounds in history (Facebook still holds the crown), and likely mean that investors expect Uber to eventually go public at a valuation of at least $100 billion.

How Marvel is opening up its universe to women and minorities

fortune.com — What will it take for comic books to move from cult niche to universal entertainment? Marvel has a plan - and it involves deviating from their standard cult niche characters. Last month, at a special event in Hollywood-one that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige opened to fans, rather than the usual officials-only press conference-Marvel announced two new films in development: Captain Marvel and Black Panther.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @cmleahey: Yet another company realizes appealing to women is good for business. @readDanwrite on Ms. @Marvel + more fortune.com/2014/11/25/how…

Nov 25, 2014

.@Marvel opens its arms to women and minorities. #MsMarvel - congrats, @gwillowwilson @miniB622 via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1FjIcnc

Here's a graphic showing the jump in discounting this holiday season

fortune.com — It's not your imagination. Holiday shopping deals have come faster and more furiously so far this holiday season compared to last year, particularly in the days before the Black Friday frenzy. While the National Retail Federation still thinks holiday season sales will rise a respectable 4.1%, retailers are fighting tooth and nail for every sale in an unforgiving retail environment.
Nov 25, 2014

juicy retail data via @philwahba: Look at how much prices have fallen in the last 3 days for.tn/1xAn71Q pic.twitter.com/ZcbcQO4SI7

Nov 25, 2014

RT @FortuneMagazine: No, it's not your imagination. Look at how much prices have fallen in the last 3 days for.tn/1xAn71Q pic.twitter.com/9B6VMhE47t

Nov 25, 2014

How intense pre-Black Friday discounting got this yr, in a graphic @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1tfkjpb Market Track data #holiday14

Nordstrom's fitting getting a lot smarter with eBay technology

fortune.com — Imagine you are in a changing room at a Nordstrom store trying on some clothes . You are looking for shoes to complete the look, or want to read product reviews, or maybe just summon an associate to bring you an item in a different color or size, rather than have to get decent again and go back out to the store floor (if you even decide not to leave).
Nov 25, 2014

Nordstrom's “smart fitting rooms” of the future: the mirror turns into an e-commerce touchscreen: for.tn/1zPoufX

Nov 25, 2014

Nordstrom's fitting rooms get smarter, with eBay's help -- e-commerce + bricks and mortar via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1zPoufX

Nov 25, 2014

RT @jwfell: Mirror, mirror on the wall... Dang, you so smart! entrepreneur.com/article/240216 (the fitting room of the future has arrived)

Nov 25, 2014

Mirror, mirror on the wall... Dang, you so smart! entrepreneur.com/article/240216 (the fitting room of the future has arrived)

Nov 25, 2014

Nordstrom's fitting rooms get smarter, with eBay's help @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1zPoufX full length mirrors turn into websites $jwn

This year's 'Tech Turkeys'

fortune.com — Andrew Nusca and Erin Griffith discuss some disappointing gadgets and apps of 2014.

‘Frozen’ dethrones Barbie as top toy for girls this holiday

fortune.com — Today's girls cannot let it go when it comes to their passion for the two Scandinavian princesses that star in Disney's "Frozen." Barbie is no longer the top toy that parents expect to buy for their daughters this holiday season, the first time that the iconic doll didn't top the National Retail Federation's holiday "Top Toys" survey in its 11-year history.
Nov 25, 2014

For the 1st time in 11 years, Barbie didn't top the National Retail Federation’s holiday survey. @FortuneMagazine for.tn/15mQspW

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fortune.com — Americans seems to be ignoring claims that the world's best whisky isn't Scotch. A handful of new Scotch whiskies is hitting liquor shelves ahead of the holiday season, with some at exceptionally high prices. The new liquors are coming to market at a time when Americans are consuming more brown spirits - lingo for American bourbon and other whiskeys.

Meet the Fortune 500’s next generation of female talent

fortune.com — Finding and grooming the next generation of talent is one of the most important-and hardest-challenges facing every organization. Finding and grooming talented women leaders is another. But even as Silicon Valley openly struggles to promote more women into leadership roles and as the rest of corporate America grapples to understand millennials, a new generation of seriously qualified women leaders is getting ready to take center stage.

How a quirky NYC boutique wooed Target’s CEO

fortune.com — One afternoon in early September, a black SUV full of executives from Target pulled up to the curb in front of Rachel Shechtman's Manhattan boutique, STORY. It was a team from Target , which was flattering, but Shechtman was used to executives from big companies making unannounced visits to her store.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @leighgallagher: I have long been a fan of @RShechtman and @ThisIsStory. Now the CEO of Target, Martha Stewart, many more are, too. for.tn/1royVSE

Nov 25, 2014

How a quirky NYC boutique wooed Target’s CEO @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1xXrlWp great one by @leighgallagher STORY concept is terrific

Apple’s market cap just hit $700 billion for the first time

fortune.com — Apple hit a major symbolic milestone Tuesday morning as its market capitalization topped $700 billion for the first time. The tech giant's market cap has doubled since Tim Cook took over as CEO three years ago when Steve Jobs stepped down from the role.
Nov 25, 2014

Apple's market cap > $700billion, greater than the GDP of 176 countries. Amazing. time.com/3605098/apple-…

Fluornoy drops out of Defense Secretary race, source confirms

fortune.com — Michèle Fluornoy, who had been touted as a top contender for Defense Secretary after Chuck Hagel stepped down Monday, is dropping out of the race, a source confirmed with Fortune. Fluornoy sent a letter to the board of the Center for a New American Security, a think tank she co-founded and currently heads, saying that she will remain on the job, the source said.
Nov 25, 2014

Source at the Center for a New American Security confirmed with me that Michele Fluornoy has dropped out of the race. fortune.com/2014/11/25/flu…

Oops! Twitter exec's errant message makes acquisition aspirations public

fortune.com — Note to executives: Beware of using Twitter to send private notes to colleagues. Anthony Noto, Twitter's chief financial officer, showed why on Monday when he accidentally posted a message on Twitter for everyone to see suggesting an acquisition of another company. "I still think we should buy them," Noto wrote.
Nov 25, 2014

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Nov 25, 2014

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Nov 25, 2014

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Nov 25, 2014

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Meet the house that inequality built: 432 Park Avenue

fortune.com — Along a stretch of New York City's Park Avenue, between 56th and 57th Street, soars a tower so jaw-droppingly altitudinous that King Kong himself would likely think twice before scaling it. Its rooftop, roughly a quarter of a mile high, makes it the tallest building in New York and the highest residential tower in the western hemisphere.
Nov 25, 2014

"432 Park Avenue is ... is the house that historic #inequality built." for.tn/11SYcOU

Nov 25, 2014

“There are only two markets, ultraluxury and subsidized housing.” for.tn/11SA27j

Nov 25, 2014

RT @DanKlamm: The 96-story tower at 432 Park Avenue houses only 104 living units, a monument to the global super-wealthy: for.tn/11sTdnl #NYC

Nov 24, 2014

RT @alansmurray: THIS is a bubble! Meet the house that inequality built: 432 Park Avenue via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1xtyx7A

Nov 24, 2014

Good look at the monstrosity that is 432 Park Ave by @reformedbroker for.tn/1xtyx7A via @fortunemagazine

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Movie theaters should raise prices Thanksgiving weekend, but won't

fortune.com — Retailers aren't the only ones preparing for a rush of business this holiday season. The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are a busy time for the movie business too, with average weekly attendance over Thanksgiving weekend spiking, followed by an even more pronounced surge in attendance during Christmas.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @crobmatthews: Movie theaters should jack up prices on Thanksgiving weekend, but they won't via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1FktqLc

Nov 25, 2014

Movie theaters should jack up prices on Thanksgiving weekend, but they won't via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1FktqLc

What keeps small business owners happy these days? Pajamas, study finds

fortune.com — Most small business owners are happier than in their previous jobs, according to survey released earlier this week, highlighting the allure of being your own boss. Eighty-two percent of small business owners said they enjoy life more running their own companies, according to the survey commissioned by GoDaddy, the Internet domain registrar-turned-small business-service-provider.
Nov 25, 2014

What's keeping small business owners happy? Pajamas, of course! My story on #smallbiz based on a @GoDaddy study. fortune.com/2014/11/25/wha…

The perks of the 100 Best Companies: DPR Construction

fortune.com — DPR Construction's raison d'être is to build great things-and that includes creating an enjoyable workplace for its employees. Ranked at No. 10 on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the Redwood City, Calif.-based company employs 1,600 people in nine states and Washington D.C.

How failure could get you to the C-suite

fortune.com — As I wrote in a previous article for Fortune, Latin America has very few female CEOs. So this question really hits home and is one that I hope to hear asked more and more. Here are a few valuable lessons I have learned in my own journey to the C-suite: Outwork everyone around you As...