Monday, January 26, 2015
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:00:00 -0600

Elevated Element combines unmanned technology and photography, and sales are soaring.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:59:00 -0600

Just weeks ahead of Toyfair 2015, Bryan G. Stockton resigns as chairman and CEO of the toy-making giant.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:47:00 -0600

2014's game day viewership broke records, which certainly didn't hurt the businesses with ads in the broadcast.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:30:00 -0600

Being a mom and dad while running a business can feel like an overwhelming and un-winnable challenge, until you consider these five things.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:22:00 -0600

In the past, the company has come under fire for surging prices during times of crisis.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:15:00 -0600

Seeking your first round of capital can be a daunting task. Here's how to effectively position your venture by telling a compelling story that will woo investors.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:00:00 -0600

Styles may vary, but the results are usually the same: inspired and motivated employees who want to come to work every day.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:45:00 -0600

The shipping company cuts its profit forecast, blaming the cost of extra measures it took to ensure deliveries were on time during the 2014 holiday season, and hinted it would start charging retailers more.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:30:00 -0600

Kevin O'Leary sees interest rate rising and China's economy rising. He advises companies to get more productive.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:15:00 -0600

Running a startup can resemble playing a game of blackjack. Be savvy and strategic yet willing to take risks at the right moment.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:00:00 -0600

Twitter is a great marketing platform, but simply firing off tweets isn't going to necessarily translate into leads and sales.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:30:00 -0600

Failures of trust and communication can be tricky to navigate. The Ethics Coach can help.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:20:00 -0600

The idea is to give people an alternative to pricier data plans from the big cellular companies.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:13:00 -0600

For $15 a week, Vida delivers live, one-on-one personalized medical advice from health-care pros.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:00:00 -0600

The sharing economy increasingly looks like the quickest route to your own business for most people.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:00:00 -0600

The Creatrs Network would give marketers access to the kind of content that is already resonating among Tumblr's 420 million total users.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:30:00 -0600

Simplifying the challenge of managing a growing workforce is better for the company and appreciated by employees.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:03:00 -0600

Probably true.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:02:00 -0600

Instead of a chicken sandwich, this woman was given $2,631.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:00 -0600

A commitment to transparency often spreads to the wider company culture, promoting more honesty and candid expression among your team members.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:40:43 -0600

It is aimed at emerging market users with low-end mobile devices.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:30:00 -0600

If you know you want to do more with marketing, but you're not sure where to start, spend some time with these resources.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:18:00 -0600

In an effort to heat up customers' appetites for Sofritas, the burrito chain is offering a free entrée of any kind if you buy the organic tofu topping today.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:12:00 -0600

Backed by the NYSE, the thriving San Francisco startup beat the Winklevii to the punch and is now processing trades in 24 states.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:00:00 -0600

The bedrock of retirement planning for millions of people is much shakier than most realize.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:35:00 -0600

In 2014, investment deals closed in a dozen cities that haven't seen VC money in at least five years.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:30:00 -0600

Nobody gets everything right the first time around but some lessons should only need to be given once.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:15:00 -0600

Don't be discouraged by the number of times you have tried and failed, but be inspired by the number of people who have failed and bounced back as successful entrepreneurs.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:00:00 -0600

Behavior change is hard. With these tips, it's considerably less difficult.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:00:00 -0600

In case you missed it, check out our weekly recap of tips, strategies and inspiration from contributors.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:28:00 -0600

Either a glitch or hacker's control over the Great Firewall of China has led to denial of service on a number of websites. Though China would be unwise to exercise its control over the nations' internet connections, an error or a malicious act could take out chunks of the web.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:25:00 -0600

University of Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper has chosen football agent Joel Segal to represent him as Cooper prepares to enter the National Football League (NFL).

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:36:00 -0600

When you're working at a job you hate, every other job looks better. They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. A lot of unhappy working people fall victim to the 'grass is greener' fallacy! They take a job just to get out of the [...]

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:56:00 -0600

Don't know what IMbp is? If not, then it'll cost you, starting today.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:00:00 -0600

What the sequel to Bungie's 2014 hit 'Destiny' can learn from its mistakes.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:48:00 -0600

Shortly after Microsoft debuted Windows Holographic paired with the HoloLens Augmented Reality headset, upstaging Windows 10 at its own event, my cynicism meter shot up to 11. Not for no reason, mind you. As I explained in the piece I wrote that day shortly after the event wrapped, it feels important [...]

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:41:00 -0600

Set aside, for the moment, the diplomatic row being sparked by Speaker of the House John Boehner as he seeks to create two conflicting foreign policies for the United States—one pursued by the President and the other pursued by the Congress. Boehner’s hubris, in conjunction with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s desire to [...]

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:55:00 -0600

  When I suggested that McDonald’s should change its name in a previous piece here, I was half-joking. But with sales and earnings continuing to slide, and with a product that is less appetizing to younger consumers than competing brands like Chipotle, Panera Bread, and Five Guys, it may not be a bad [...]

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:52:00 -0600

VideoOmidyar Network, founded by Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay, and his wife Pam, is a driving force in the movement toward impact investing, using investments to drive social impact. Amy Klement, a partner at Omidyar Network or ON, explains the way she thinks about driving change, "Many ultra-high net worth individuals [...]

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:00:00 -0600

I’ve been hearing since before Christmas about Project Chrome, the code name for what has been touted to me as the biggest reorganization in IBM history. Well, Project Chrome is finally upon us, triggered I suppose by this week’s announcement of an 11th consecutive quarter of declining revenue for IBM. [...]

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Chaldean Loses Millions in Store Fire
By Rita Abro :: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 :: 17163 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.”