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Ralph Lauren slammed for Native American ads

Ralph Lauren's 2014 holiday ad campaign for its RRL line is being raked over the coals on social media for its "assimilation aesthetic," featuring what appear to be antique photos of stoic Native Americans dressed in Western attire.

Ruth Hopkins, a co...

Avon

Avon fined for bribing Chinese officials

Beauty goods company Avon has been fined $135 million by the SEC for bribing Chinese officials with luxury goods -- everything from Gucci bags to Tiffany pens.

The SEC alleged that Avon's subsidiary in China doled out $8 million in bribes -- cash, gif...

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Uber to temporarily suspend service in Portland

Uber is standing down for the next three months in Portland, just one of the cities where it has run into trouble.

The company said it would stop picking up customers there for three months after the city sued, asking a judge to order Uber to stop op...

Mirai Toyota

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Toyota's futuristic, freaky fuel-cell car

Toyota's new Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is worth a good, serious look. It won't be easy, though. While hydrogen fuel cell cars are mired in controversy, there's one thing everyone seems to agree on about this one.

It is kind of ugly.

Toyota's des...

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YouTube CEO: Paid maternity leave is good for business

Paid maternity leave is good for moms, it's good for families, and it's good for business.

That's according to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, who advocated for all American women to get the benefit in an oped she penned for the Wall Street Journal this ...

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Warren allies march outside Citi: 'Break big banks'

A group of protesters gathered outside Citi's headquarters in New York chanting "break big banks."

Made up largely of Senator Elizabeth Warren's supporters, the protesters on Thursday specifically targeted Citigroup because of the bank's role in water...

Washington Post

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Washington Post looks beyond DC with Texas Tribune

In another signal of its national ambitions, the Washington Post announced Thursday that it will partner with The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit news organization based in Austin.

The announcement is notable given that the New York Times just severed its ...

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Google

What's wrong with Google?

Google may be a great place to work for, but it hasn't been a great place for investors to put their money lately.

Shares of Google are down nearly 10% in 2014 and are near their 52-week low.

CEO Larry Page can't be "super excited" (one of his favorit...

Payday lenders

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Payday lenders spend millions in Washington

Payday lenders are spending millions of dollars in Washington in an attempt to stop the government from cracking down on the industry.

And it appears to be working.

Since the beginning of 2013, high-cost loan providers and those with ties to the indus...

Ikea

Ruble woes means Ikea bolts Russia

Ikea furniture has suddenly became a scarce good in Russia. The Swedish furniture maker has followed Apple and suspended sales after a dramatic fall in the ruble.

Ikea halted sales of kitchen furniture and appliances due to the large number of orders ...

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