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Blackstone cashes in on whales, KfW=Britney Spears, Kashkari carries on and pension problems persist

Top 10: Aldi's logo refresh, James Beard nominees and new products in CPG

ALDI's new logo, the shortlist of nominees for this year's James Beard Foundation awards and new products from Frito-Lay and Snyder's-Lance were among this week's most-clicked stories.

How restaurants can save time and money with the right technology
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Almost one-third of restaurateurs admit they are behind the times when it comes to technology, but selecting and implementing the right tech tools can help operators boost sales and save time.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren goes conflict-of-interest hunting, ECB repeats the Fed's mistakes, Financial CHOICE Act medicine, Sam Seaborn lives on and cocaine goes Messi


Fear of public speaking is a normal response that’s hard-wired into the human brain. That doesn't mean you need to let fear stop you.

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How a small business managed a Twitter firestorm after one of its Facebook ads inadvertently landed on a controversial site.

Managers are often bad motivators because of a fundamental disconnect between what they see as motivating and what employees desire.


Most primary points of failure in B2B e-commerce can be avoided if they are recognized early enough.

Looking ahead, for both natural and organic products, consumer culture sees nature, rather than science, as the route to a better world, particularly in food.


Advice from entrepreneurs on what to watch out for in a new hire.

Educators’ Choice Content Award winners join SmartBrief for an Education Talk Radio interview.

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Bridgewater dissects populism, warnings signs in Saudi Arabia, LSE-Deutsche Boerse prepares to RIP and Notre Dame sells out

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CME Group Chief Economist cross-trains to show his forecasting skills