Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Thu, 28 May 2015 23:00:00 -0500

By the way, not one of those reasons is related to money.

Thu, 28 May 2015 22:30:00 -0500

These companies make social giving and volunteering easy.

Thu, 28 May 2015 22:00:00 -0500

What if that irritating person to be around is you? Here is how you can find out and what to do about it.

Thu, 28 May 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Whether you agree with it or not, these increases are coming. Stop complaining and start preparing.

Thu, 28 May 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Statistics show that women are paid less than men but the problem resists one-size-fits-all solutions.

Thu, 28 May 2015 20:30:00 -0500

Try this exercise out: Draw some circles, then fill them in with those vying for your customers' attention.

Thu, 28 May 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Social media offers worldwide marketing opportunities but there is a lot more channels out there than Facebook and Twitter.

Thu, 28 May 2015 19:45:00 -0500

Follow these tips to create the type of company culture that encourages success and supports all employees.

Thu, 28 May 2015 19:30:00 -0500

Brands need shift their focus from broadcasting static stories to delivering personalized material.

Thu, 28 May 2015 19:00:00 -0500

If you're shipping to our northern neighbor, get ready for changes starting May 31.

Thu, 28 May 2015 18:30:00 -0500

The basic human desire to get a deal, or better yet something for free, is key to getting people into your store in a mood to buy.

Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:00 -0500

The practice of public relations is not what it used to be, but history can teach us some important lessons.

Thu, 28 May 2015 17:37:00 -0500

In many ways, Android Pay is the evolution of Google Wallet.

Thu, 28 May 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Did somebody say "feedback"?

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:45:00 -0500

CEOs love to be in control of organizations that execute their vision flawlessly. Reality is more complicated than that.

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:30:00 -0500

The good, the bad and the bottom line of community involvement.

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:19:00 -0500

Game on, GoPro. The California startup built for adventure seems a perfect fit for two of tech's fastest-growing trends.

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:00:00 -0500

How do you find those individuals whose online likes can move your brand to the next level?

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:00:00 -0500

We're looking for companies that instill a high-performance culture in the workplace. Think you've got what it takes to make our list?

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:00:00 -0500

For those companies that instill a high-performance culture in their workplace, we want to celebrate you.

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:30:00 -0500

Jony Ive, Apple's chief design officer, is the runner-up in a new ranking.

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:30:00 -0500

With same-sex marriage legal in most states, some employers will no longer recognize domestic partnerships for granting family benefits.

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:05:05 -0500

Earlier this year, according to the suit, Fitbit contacted one-third of Jawbone's workforce -- several of whom downloaded sensitive documents before being hired away.

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

Over the past year, the Bitcoin narrative has already shifted significantly, according to the noted advocate and investor.

Thu, 28 May 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Your first step: Have you even defined what a "project" is?

Thu, 28 May 2015 14:15:00 -0500

The cloud CRM giant adds Google, Cloudera, Hortonworks, New Relic, Informatica, and Trifacta as key partners for Wave.

Thu, 28 May 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Before you even start thinking about bringing another business partner on board, find out what this legal expert has to say about the pitfalls of partnerships.

Thu, 28 May 2015 13:45:00 -0500

Jayson Gaignard transformed himself into a super-connector who brings names like Tim Ferriss, Guy Kawasaki and Marc Ecko together.

Thu, 28 May 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Here are proven techniques to help pull yourself out fast, because a long slump can turn into failure.

Thu, 28 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

An exclusive interview with the creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man and the X-Men.

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:40:08 -0500

The tech giants fight over more than just mobile users.

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:30:00 -0500

The most accomplished people, in any field, share certain characteristics that each of us can cultivate for our own journey.

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:05:00 -0500

A new report from the Kauffman Foundation shows a rebound in entrepreneurship.

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500

You don't have to throw a chair through a window or quit in the middle of a presentation to cause irreparable damage to your career.

Thu, 28 May 2015 11:30:00 -0500

What you eat matters. Follow these tips from a certified nutritionist that will give you the power you need to tackle your business week.

Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:00 -0500

Many of us are laboring to achieve goals we were told are important. It's time to question if they really are.

Thu, 28 May 2015 10:30:00 -0500

Brooke and Les Wilson went from employees at Two Men and a Truck to 'all-in' as franchisees.

Wed, 27 May 2015 22:30:00 -0500

Stop worrying about what you're supposed to do and focus on what you want to do.

Wed, 27 May 2015 22:00:00 -0500

Here are four strategies for how to turn things around.

Wed, 27 May 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Whether you are considering starting an online business or thinking about selling your website, here are some eye-opening sales

Wed, 27 May 2015 21:00:00 -0500

As students cap off their high school careers, they, and everyone else, should take this advice to heart.

Wed, 27 May 2015 20:30:00 -0500

This is your chance to show off your business. Be sure to prepare and get it right.

Wed, 27 May 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Ever tried a Yellow Tail wine? The brand's makers actually created an uncontested market space.

Wed, 27 May 2015 19:45:00 -0500

Huge numbers of people are active on these networks, but many businesses fail at capturing their attention.

Wed, 27 May 2015 19:30:00 -0500

Gleaning content that is relevant to your business and tailored to your interests is effortless with the right tools.

Wed, 27 May 2015 19:00:00 -0500

A look at the latest tools for your marketing kit.

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:52:13 -0500

Keep an eye on user-generated content, messaging apps and drones, according to the 20th annual Internet Trends report.

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:45:00 -0500

There is always a lot that can go wrong in a business but a handful of marketing ideas are proven winners, when done right.

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:30:00 -0500

Starting a business is an avalanche of things to do, which is why you need to focus on what is most important.

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:27:28 -0500

All it takes is a specific string of text.

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Having a significant number of fans as well as positive feedback and interaction from current consumers, prospective buyers viewing social media sites can be reassured that the product or service the business provides is trustworthy.

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:00:00 -0500

When an employee is harmful to a company's success, he or she will have a pervasive impact on trust, productivity and a sense of community within the business's walls.

Wed, 27 May 2015 17:45:00 -0500

Empires are built by those who are great at acting upon ideas, but so are giant failures.

Wed, 27 May 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Learn how to protect yourself from unexpected issues by having the right type of insurance coverage.

Wed, 27 May 2015 17:00:00 -0500

A hands-on review of Pebble's newest watch reveals what could be a deal-breaker for some buyers.

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:56:00 -0500

While its main computer was unaffected, the agency has shut down the breached application.

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:41:00 -0500

The chain has decided to stop disclosing its sales figures as frequently.

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:30:00 -0500

Lighting and personal greetings are among the low-tech ways you and can make your store less attractive to thieves.

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:19:00 -0500

Wake up and don't smell (or sip) the coffee. At least not right away. Here's why.

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:14:00 -0500

One transport designer believes he has a solution, but don't hold your breath. It's unlikely to be implemented anytime soon.

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:00:00 -0500

You may be able to do the same thing. Just make sure you get the right advice.

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:45:00 -0500

It's your responsibility to overcome dawdling but the first step is to recognize what's holding you up.

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:30:00 -0500

Think you can't find healthy airport food? Look again.

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:15:00 -0500

A look at the many parallels between great hockey teams and great businesses.

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:09:50 -0500

Shopping is Yelp's largest category of reviewed businesses, the company said, comprising 23 percent of all reviews.

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

'A lot of the gender gap is not a gap; it's a desire for a fuller life,' the Shark Tank star says.

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:45:00 -0500

Printing piles and piles of Bill Gates' and Steve Ballmer's emails in the early 2000's led to this business idea.

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:30:00 -0500

The endless hours of grueling, low-paid work typical of playing in a band is a lot like launching a business.

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:15:00 -0500

Know what you're working toward.

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Mistakes are inevitable. What comes after is up to you.

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:45:00 -0500

A taste of what to expect when the show starts in earnest tomorrow.

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Sitting for too long negatively impacts your health and productivity. How two minutes per hour can turn this around.

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago hope to create a training program that can be replicated in other places.

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

A conversation with influential fitness blogger and YouTube star Cassey Ho.

Wed, 27 May 2015 12:45:00 -0500

When that might happen isn't so clear.

Wed, 27 May 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Success doesn't come from a book or a website. It comes from hard work.

Wed, 27 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500

The old adage 'you have to spend money to make money' doesn't always apply to marketing.

Wed, 27 May 2015 11:30:00 -0500

For the past 12 years, I've gone on a trip with the same group. This has led me to be better and more creative.

Wed, 27 May 2015 10:30:00 -0500

Five years after the concept's creation, Adam Krell and Jessica Kumari opened the fitness franchise's first location in Manhattan.

Tue, 26 May 2015 22:30:00 -0500

Want to master business skills, a new language, a musical instrument? Use these six principles.

Tue, 26 May 2015 21:30:00 -0500

By implementing the strategy, you can help your company attract and retain the best talent.

Tue, 26 May 2015 21:00:00 -0500

'You're fired.' Before you even think of uttering those words, you'd better be sure they'll stand up in court.

Tue, 26 May 2015 20:30:00 -0500

Use the web tool IFTTT to automatically email you notes or even bail you out of a bad interview.

Tue, 26 May 2015 20:25:00 -0500

The tech company kicks off what it calls thew Global Entrepreneurship Call to Action.

Tue, 26 May 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Created by IPsoft, the virtual agent avatar can absorb in seconds the same instruction manuals that human employees spend weeks memorizing.

Tue, 26 May 2015 19:30:00 -0500

While positive feedback encourages people to continue doing what they do well, it's the constructive feedback that helps people -- and businesses -- grow.

Tue, 26 May 2015 19:18:00 -0500

Who needs an accountant when there is such a wide array of online services available?

Tue, 26 May 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Coke and Pepsi, look out. Zevia has its eye on you.

Tue, 26 May 2015 18:30:00 -0500

Should brands seek to bring on as many followers on as many platforms as possible?

Tue, 26 May 2015 18:15:00 -0500

In a wide-ranging interview, CEO Mark Fields talked about his strategy and plans to deal with challenges from Google, Uber and ... China.

Thu, 28 May 2015 22:02:00 -0500

Shale oil development has increased U.S. crude production over by 80% since 2008 and 7% this year alone to around 9.3 million b/d. This growth continues to lower our imported petroleum requirement, long the main energy security issue that we've faced. In particular, U.S. oil imports from riskier and undemocratic [...]

Thu, 28 May 2015 21:31:00 -0500

You’ve landed your first job out of college: congrats. Now it is time to start thinking seriously about strong personal finance habits.

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:08:00 -0500

I’ve seen something of a Destiny renaissance happening lately. Those who have ditched the game in the past have come back with the release of DLC expansion, The House of Wolves, and have found a much different game than what existed a few weeks or so after launch, or whenever [...]

Thu, 28 May 2015 13:07:00 -0500

Miki Agrawal is out to change how the world thinks about women's periods. In an age when women have made enormous strides in everything from workplace and academic equality, comfort in demanding what we want in bed and access to birth control and abortions - we still squirm when talking about [...]

Thu, 28 May 2015 13:03:00 -0500

A victory for 1960s Band, The Turtles, in getting a class action certification for their copyright infringement case against SiriusXM could open the door for more musicians.

Thu, 28 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

In the wake of a recent appellate court's decision that the NSA’s domestic dragnet collection of phone call records is illegal, political support for maintaining the legal provision that the government used to justify the program has all but vanished. For the first time in a dozen years, we have [...]

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500

In early 2009, when Forbes combined its online and magazine staffs, I found myself reporting to a younger boss for the first time in my 30-year career. It wasn’t easy. I knew my boss was smart and digitally savvy, but I chafed in the deputy role. I admit it: I [...]

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:57:00 -0500

Actress Jessica Alba has quickly built a personal $200 million fortune, and she’s done it the hard way, in a field that has nothing to do with showbiz: selling natural, nontoxic household goods to helicopter parents.

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:45:00 -0500

IT provider SHI International has made Thai Lee a billionaire. She'd rather you not call her that.

Tue, 26 May 2015 10:50:00 -0500

Can new research, combined with legislative action, break the anti-vaccine fever? If evidence could, it would.

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Chaldean Loses Millions in Store Fire
By Rita Abro :: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 :: 18176 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.”