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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Taking your company public is about more than bringing in a lot of new funds. For one thing, it won't really be your company anymore.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Websites need to be engaging visually or risk being ignored but that doesn't require adding a new line item to your budget.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Some companies cultivate and win consumers' support by thanking and rewarding them for their online engagement.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Follow these simple guidelines to build up a venture of your choosing for little to no capital.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:45:00 -0500

Choosing the right location for a company can be a challenge. Weigh the community, the competition and costs.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Preparing in advance can help you practice where to put the stress in your voice or add dramatic pauses.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:15:00 -0500

Being cheap when it comes to optimizing your website for the web will most likely bite you in the behind.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:04:00 -0500

The "like" button's creator explains why the tech giant isn't likely to ever have a thumbs down.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0500

The insidious mental illness is a leading cause of absenteeism. Happily, some good ideas for building team cohesion make the disease much less likely.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:45:00 -0500

Returns are synonymous with the holiday season for a variety of reasons, but with effective preparation retailers can avoid unnecessary collateral damage to their bottom line.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Being on the road constantly can put added stress on your company, employees and yourself. Here is how to make it work.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Looking for the perfect image for your next project? Try some of these free online resources.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Don’t just hire to fill a position. Hire to bring the position and your company to a new level.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Aim for for the gold standard when conducing individual reviews. Create an environment where ongoing evaluation is a welcomed aspect of workplace culture not a loathsome ritual.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:44:00 -0500

It has been reported that in the next few weeks Microsoft will be debuting its smartwatch. But does anyone care?

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:39:00 -0500

Satya Nadella says he was thinking of his own 22-year climb up Microsoft's corporate ladder, though he says now that he encourages women to speak up.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0500

For many companies, it is all about the people. So, you need to make sure everyone you bring on fits the culture of your business.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:15:00 -0500

Regardless of what industry you’re in, you’ll always have at least one competitor who has been around longer and has tried harder to build a web presence.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0500

While almost every small business has a formal board of advisors in place, establishing a personal advisory board can prove invaluable to entrepreneurs on both a professional and personal level.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:48:00 -0500

'People’s Uber,' the company's pilot program that connects car owners with passengers, is expanding its presence in China.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:47:00 -0500

British Justice Secretary: 'Internet trolls are cowards who are poisoning our national life.'

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0500

While data visualization is a great way to show off your data, incorporating audio can also do the trick.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:21:00 -0500

More than $33 billion was invested in startups by venture capitalists in the first three quarters of this year, surpassing the $30 billion invested by venture capitalists in all of 2013.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:15:00 -0500

Braintree founder Bryan Johnson has created a fund for start-ups focused on a sci-fi future.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Capturing market share from established brands is not as difficult as you might think.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:30:00 -0500

We correct some of the most common misconceptions.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:30:00 -0500

It can track vehicle location, real-time movement and driver performance, dramatically increasing efficiency.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:30:00 -0500

From monitoring driver behavior to checking vehicle wear, here's how telematics software can help manage your company's fleet.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:30:00 -0500

A glance at UPS shows how they do it better than anyone, and how you can streamline the operation of your own company vehicles.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:00:00 -0500

With word-of-mouth marketing and a focus on customer service, two friends are becoming the sleeper hit of the mattress industry.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:52:00 -0500

Image by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Oscar de la Renta, the prolific American designer, has died, ABC News and Univision have confirmed. He was 82-years-old. De la Renta had appointed Peter Copping as Creative Director of his eponymous brand just last week. The designer had been battling cancer since 2006, although his cause of death is [...]

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:18:00 -0500

Facebook sues the lawyers who represented Paul Ceglia, the convicted felon who said Mark Zuckerberg promised him a big piece of the company.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:23:00 -0500

You’re almost there. Your resume landed you an interview and now it’s time to seal the deal. So what’s the best way to prepare? To find the answer, I looked back on my interviews, sifted through research, and most importantly, asked employees from today’s most coveted companies. I tried to find [...]

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:36:00 -0500

Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel and MIT dropouts and Thiel Fellows Delian Asparouhov and Laura Deming all recognize that higher education has its merits but that a traditional four-year degree only goes so far for so many -- especially for budding entrepreneurs who have an idea that's ready for primetime, with or without an accompanying diploma.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:26:00 -0500

Nick van de Wall--more commonly known by his DJ moniker "Afrojack"--knows a thing or two about getting peoples' attention.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:19:00 -0500

In her first ever public address, Monica Lewinsky revealed her plan to launch a "cultural revolution" against the sort of online harassment she experienced firsthand in the late 1990s.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0500

"I have a half moon and a star, this is the sign of my family," says street artist Blek Le Rat, real name Xavier Prou, gesturing to the gold signet ring adorning his right hand. We are comparing jewelry: my band includes my initials in Arabic, while his bears the crest [...]

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:21:00 -0500

During a conversation with Harmonix about Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, we took a detour to discuss the possibility of Rock Band 4.

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:14:00 -0500

Wikileaks has released a new draft of the intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, revealing that the US is still pushing for draconian measures on copyright infringement. "By publishing this text we allow the public to engage in issues that will have such a fundamental impact on [...]

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:00:00 -0500

We are now nine and a half months into 2014, and the sales numbers for the music industry are looking particularly grim. While the fourth quarter is typically when the most sales occur, things have never been quite so bad. In 2014, not a single artist’s album has gone platinum. Not [...]

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Chaldean Loses Millions in Store Fire
By Rita Abro :: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 :: 16409 Views :: Article Rating :: Law & Order, Business & Finance

California, USA – “Everything I have worked so hard for over the past four years, I have lost in one night,” said owner Andy Kakoz.

A crowd of about 50 people gathered across the street to watch firefighters douse the flames of a million dollar discount store in Downtown El Cajon, California. At one point, water from three ladder trucks was being poured on the roof while firefighters on the ground busted windows to pour water on the flames. Firefighters from four agencies fought to bring the fire under control. Even two hours after it started, some flames were still coming of the roof.

The three-alarm fire consumed the entire store and sent firefighters to the hospital.  The blaze at Allen's Discount Store started shortly after 9 p.m., says Kakoz.  “all was normal when I closed the store at 9 p.m.”  Shortly afterward, Kakoz received a call from his alarm company that something was moving inside the store. As he was heading back to the shop, he got another call confirming the fire.

At one point, flames shot out of the roof and thick gray smoke poured out the doors of the store on Main Street, near Lincoln Avenue. Main Street was closed from Roanoke Avenue to Mollison Avenue as firefighters battled the blaze.

Mike Scott, El Cajon fire chief. expected firefighters would remain at the store all night. “There's a lot of merchandise in there,” Scott said. “It's going to take a while to put out all of the hot spots.”