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  • College Dropout Turns eBay Page Into $100 Million Business

    College Dropout Turns eBay Page Into $100 Million Business

    As a 22-year-old community college dropout, Sophia Amoruso was living with her step-aunt and working a $13-an-hour job checking student IDs. She thought about photography school but blanched at the cost, so instead quit her dead-end job and started scouting out vintage clothes and selling them for profit on... Continue Reading

  • Gilt Groupe's Alexis Maybank: The Woman Behind The $1 Billion Company

    Gilt Groupe's Alexis Maybank: The Woman Behind The $1 Billion Company

    Most people couldn't pull off the feat of leaving a stable career to pursue a passion and develop it into a $1 billion company. But that's the experience of Alexis Maybank, the founder and chief strategy officer of Gilt Groupe Inc., the members-only online shopping website. Continue Reading

  • Yahoo To Lay Off 2,000 Employees

    Yahoo To Lay Off 2,000 Employees

    By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo is laying off 2,000 employees as new CEO Scott Thompson sweeps out jobs that don't fit into his plans for turning around the beleaguered Internet company. Continue Reading

  • FBI Investigates Doctor For Selling Prosthetic Limbs On eBay

    FBI Investigates Doctor For Selling Prosthetic Limbs On eBay

    There's a black market for almost anything these days: bootleg DVDs, methamphetamines, human organs, and apparently, high-quality artificial limbs. The FBI is currently investigating whether the manager of prosthetic devices at the University of Minnesota Medical Center convinced his patients to replace their... Continue Reading

  • Study: Some U.S. Firms Paid More To CEOs Than In Taxes

    Study: Some U.S. Firms Paid More To CEOs Than In Taxes

    Twenty-five of the 100 highest paid U.S. CEOs earned more last year than their companies paid in federal income tax, a pay study said Wednesday. It also found that many of the companies spent more on lobbying than they did on taxes. Continue Reading

  • EBay and Goodwill Team Up to Help Jobless

    EBay and Goodwill Team Up to Help Jobless

    You hear a lot about people who don't seem to be doing enough to help the jobless -- here's some news about a couple of major businesses who are making huge efforts to help the unemployed. Goodwill is working with eBay on a fundraising campaign that focuses on helping some of the people who need it most, to... Continue Reading

  • How Much Is Sentimental Value Worth?

    How Much Is Sentimental Value Worth?

    How do you place a monetary value on something you once found priceless? A growing number of people who are underemployed or scraping by on unemployment checks are asking this very practical question as they need to sell personal items to make ends meet. Women in particular have found themselves facing the tough... Continue Reading

  • Weird, Wacky Ways To Snag A Job

    Weird, Wacky Ways To Snag A Job

    If an enterprising young man could get a Maxim model to agree to go with him to his high school prom by using YouTube, why can't you do the same to find a job? With the job-market remaining incredibly tight, people are resorting to some unconventional tactics to snare an offer, and some of them have actually... Continue Reading