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Will Investors Put the Lid on the Container Store’s Generous Wages?

Will Investors Put the Lid on the Container Store’s Generous Wages?

A few years ago, Kip Tindell found himself at a crossroads. Tindell is chief executive officer of the Container Store, the retail company he co-founded in Dallas in 1978. He’s worked with his wife, Sharon, the entire time, and many ...

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Arts & entertainment news, Feb. 5-11

Arts & entertainment news, Feb. 5-11

Jazz Vespers at St. John’s returns Jazz Vespers will take place Saturday evening at 7 p.m. in the chapel of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Themed “When the Saints Go Marching In,” this “hour of worshipful music” ...

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FCA could call time on PPI claims

FCA could call time on PPI claims

Britain’s financial watchdog has raised the possibility of introducing a time limit on complaints about payment protection insurance, the mis-selling scandal that has cost banks more than £17bn in compensation. The Financial Conduct Authority will look at trends in complaints ...

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Chinese Real-Estate Firm Looks West—to California

Chinese Real-Estate Firm Looks West—to California

A Chinese real-estate firm known for its big investments at home is casting its net much farther afield, becoming one of the most aggressive property buyers in California. China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co. and its chairman, Lu Zhiqiang, have poured ...

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5 small things to do for retirement

5 small things to do for retirement

Resolving to pick up better money habits in 2015? Probably not. Fewer than a third of Americans said financial planning was their top New Year’s resolution for 2015, according to a survey released in December by Allianz Life Insurance Co. ...

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Going Online to Borrow Down Payments in China

Going Online to Borrow Down Payments in China

Qian Kaishen and his wife almost gave up on buying a bigger home in August. When apartments went on sale at Shanghai Villa, a project they liked near the city’s Hongqiao Airport, the couple couldn’t come up with the 30 ...

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What’s At Stake For Google & Android In Rockstar’s Patent Lawsuit

What’s At Stake For Google & Android In Rockstar’s Patent Lawsuit

Google’s Android operating system may be the rock star of mobile world, but it has another group of rock stars that are trying to knock it from its perch. Google, Samsung, HTC and basically every major Android hardware manufacturer have ...

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Square To Raise Fresh $100 Million At A $6 Billion Valuation

Square To Raise Fresh $100 Million At A $6 Billion Valuation

Square is raising a fresh $100 million of funding at a $6 billion valuation, injecting new cash into a company facing challenges from rivals including Amazon. It’s unclear whether the round has closed and who the lead investors would be ...

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When Will Mobile-Ad Spending Outpace Television?

When Will Mobile-Ad Spending Outpace Television?

Advertisers for the first time this year will spend more on mobile-device ads than they spend on newspaper or radio, according to eMarketer. The market research company expects mobile-ad spending to soar 83% in 2014 to nearly $18 billion. But ...

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Alibaba IPO Investors Come Third in Jack Ma’s Vision

Alibaba IPO Investors Come Third in Jack Ma’s Vision

China’s richest man wants investors inAlibaba Group Holding Ltd. to know where they stand in its initial public offering — and that may not be where they imagine. “Customers first, employees second, and shareholders third,” Chairman Jack Ma wrote in a letter in Alibaba’s IPO ...

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