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Meijer to Pay $2 Million Penalty for Distributing Recalled Products
September 22, 2014

A grocery/discount store chain with more than 200 locations in the Midwest has agreed to pay a $2 million civil penalty for distributing recalled products, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced last week. The CPSC alleged that Meijer, Grand Rapids, Mich., knowingly sold and distributed 12 different recalled products.

BIC Graphic Increases britePix Availability
September 22, 2014

BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., announced that britePix full-color imprints are available for more than 440 products, including 20 new items, such as the myCharge products, watches, nail care items keychains and awards.

5 Insanely Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs
September 22, 2014

Believe it or not, successful people have bad days, too. The difference is they don’t let their feelings dictate their actions. Remembering that emotions are temporary, they have a singular focus—to serve a larger vision.

In order to keep my eye on the prize, even when huge setbacks occur, I always come back to the inspiration of my vision as the key to unlocking my motivation. These are some of my favorite quotes for one of those days.

One Dead, 100 Sick After Drinking Bangladesh Factory Supplied Water
September 22, 2014

A female worker died and scores of others allegedly fell sick after drinking water at their garment factory in Gazipur on the outskirts of Dhaka Saturday morning.

A police officer from Gazipur said, "We've come to know that a female worker died and some 100 workers were treated at various hospitals after the incident."

"The workers of Masstrade International Garments were sickened at their factory after drinking water," he said.

Quoting health officials, the police who preferred to be unnamed said most of the workers suffered from vomiting tendency while some of them complained of upset stomach.

Alibaba Surges on Massive Demand in Trading Debut
September 19, 2014

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s shares surged in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance to get in on what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history and profit from China's growing middle class.

It was an auspicious debut for the company, founded by Jack Ma in his apartment in 1999, which now accounts for 80 percent of online sales in China.

Win at Workplace Conflict
September 19, 2014

No matter how sound or well-intentioned your ideas, there will always be people inside—and outside—your organization who are going to oppose you. Getting things done often means that you’re going to go head to head with people who have competing agendas. In my career studying organizational behavior, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing some incredibly effective conflict management techniques. I’ve distilled a few of them into some rules for dealing with organizational conflict: