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Alibaba to Work with CPSC to Prevent Exports of U.S. Recalled Products
January 16, 2015

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., a China-based e-commerce company that had more than 300 million active buyers last year, has pledged to work with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to prevent U.S. buyers from purchasing illegal and recalled consumer products on Alibaba platforms, the CPSC announced Tuesday.

The Dallas Morning News Owner Buys Three Marketing Firms for $15.3 Million
January 16, 2015

A.H. Belo Corp. has purchased a majority ownership stake in three Dallas-based marketing companies for $15.3 million as part of the publishing company's ongoing push to diversify.

The three companies—Distribion, MarketingFX and Vertical Nerve—are run by local entrepreneur Tim Storer, who will remain in his current role of CEO. The companies will become part of A.H. Belo's newly formed DMV Digital Holdings Co.

The acquisition is another step in Belo's push to diversify its revenue sources.

The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do to Build Your Business in 2015
January 16, 2015

Looking to gain more attention for your business in 2015?

If you’re like the 28.2 million small businesses in the United States—according to a Small Business Administration report—you know all too well how hard it is to build a brand, gain consumer awareness and generate sales. What used to work for the Mad Men era of brand building simply doesn’t exist anymore. Instead, brand building is all about technology, accessibility and timely information.

Today in Typos: 'In Dog We Trust' Printed on Sheriff's Rugs
January 15, 2015

Typos: not man's best friend. Just ask Florida's Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, where on Wednesday a deputy spotted an error on one of the office's new rugs. In the center of the rug's big yellow sheriff's emblem read the words "In Dog We Trust."

PPAI Expo 2015 Recap: Success in Las Vegas
January 15, 2015

The PPAI Expo took place this week from Sunday, Jan. 10 to Thursday, Jan. 15. More than 20,000 industry professionals met at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas for the industry's largest trade show.

Small Businesses Feeling Confident About 2015 [Infographic]
January 15, 2015

Among positive signs that the U.S. economy will continue to improve this year is the fact that 57 percent of small businesses leaders expect increased revenue growth. That's according a survey from data capture and tracking company Barcode Technologies, which included responses from more than 1,000 companies. Additionally, 38 percent of survey participants said they plan to hire in 2015, and of those, 46 percent plan to bring on at least six new people.

But that's not to say these companies believe they will experience completely smooth sailing over the next year.

How Your Daily Caffeine Fix Is a Silent Killer of Success
January 15, 2015

This tip for improving your performance is one of the most simple and straightforward you're ever going to find. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact than any other single action. The catch? You have to cut down on caffeine, and as any caffeine drinker can attest, this is easier said than done.

For those who aren't aware, the ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we've found that...