Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:30:00 -0500

This is what happens when you type 'entrepreneur' into a stock photo site.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:30:00 -0500

Do you suffer from 'magpie' syndrome, always chasing after the next shiny object? Think carefully before you do.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:17:48 -0500

Matt Dorsey, a spokesman for the San Francisco city attorney's office, said nothing in the ordinance punishes Airbnb for their hosts' content.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:17:10 -0500

According to proposals for Columbus, Ohio, public transportation subsidies would instead be handed to ride-sharing services.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:16:18 -0500

Rival ride services Uber and Lyft have settled high stakes litigation involving two of their top executives, court filings show, in advance of a trial that could have aired sensitive details about both companies.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:15:00 -0500

Nobody cares if you're busy, they only care what you get you done.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:11:31 -0500

The settlement stems from VW's admission in September that it intentionally misled regulators by installing secret software that allowed U.S. vehicles to emit up to 40 times legally allowable pollution.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:05:14 -0500

Google isn't the only one turning its focus toward computer science education. The White House earlier this year proposed billions for CS training in grades K-12.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:01:48 -0500

High-profile companies are threatening to pull out or slow down plans to enter the U.K. market, international employees are second-guessing their immigration standing and investors could cut new funding that is the lifeblood of young tech firms.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:00:00 -0500

For our '20 Questions' series, the co-founder of Weebly, a platform for building websites, stores and blogs, shares with us the game-changing advice Richard Branson gave him, along with what strategies he uses to be successful.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:00:00 -0500

When you look beyond your inner circle, you'll see a world that could benefit from what your business has to offer.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:55:00 -0500

Plus: Small personal drones are making it more difficult to extinguish wildfires.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:48:16 -0500

'We are heading towards a disaster. I don't believe the public realized what a mess their vote would cost,' he said.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:30:00 -0500

Millennials are likeier to stay with a company that helps them learn, advance and prosper.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:15:00 -0500

You could get passed over on LinkedIn if your headshot stinks. Put your best face forward on the popular professional networking hub by not making these common and comical profile faux pas.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:42:00 -0500

The world’s supply of helium is running out, but Oxford and Durham university scientists are about to change that.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:54:00 -0500

This does rather amuse me, the manner in which the French seem to be throwing their teddy out of the pram. It has been one of the thorns in the side of French amour propre for a generation or two that the world has gone from speaking French as the [...]

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:58:00 -0500

The Sun has likely already entered into a new unpredicted long-term phase of its evolution as a hydrogen-burning main sequence star --- one characterized by magnetic sputtering indicative of a more quiescent middle-age. Or so say the authors of a new paper submitted to The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:25:00 -0500

Jacqueline Ros, 26, is the cofounder of Revolar, a Denver-based startup that produces an alert device designed to help people who feel they are in physical danger. Her motivation was personal: Her younger sister had been the victim of two assaults. The user presses the rectangular plastic Revolar, the size of a key chain, and it sends a signal to five designated loved ones who know to phone immediately.

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:03:00 -0500

New Hampshire law enforcement agencies conducted nearly 500 cash seizures without indictments or warrants.

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:09:00 -0500

From hyper-local to international, find out how this entrepreneur made her first million.

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:37:00 -0500

VideoVenezuela has been held up for years as a glorious example of what socialism could do for a country. And of course now we can still hold up Venezuela as a glorious example of what socialism can do for a country. Which is, if current reports are to be believed, [...]

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:03:00 -0500

These companies had an average return of 170%, but you've probably never heard of them

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:50:00 -0500

If you hear this on a job interview, do not take the job!

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:12:00 -0500

The Home Depot cofounder Bernard Marcus' endorsement of Donald Trump triggered an online drive to boycott the retailer. So far, there are no indications that it is having any effect.

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Chaldean Loses Millions in Store Fire
By Rita Abro :: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 :: 22830 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.”