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Suze Orman leaving CNBC for new 'Money Wars' show

Personal finance TV personality Suze Orman is leaving CNBC to start a new show with perhaps a more personalized twist for viewers: she will help resolve disputes about money that friends and family have. Read more »


Travis Kalanick thinks Uber's worth $40B and so, apparently, do VCs

by Cromwell Schubarth Travis Kalanick

U ber's recent bad publicity apparently hasn't slowed its fundraising, with a new round reportedly being sought at a valuation of between $35 billion and $40 billion.

Bloomberg cited unnamed sources who said that T. Rowe Price Group and Fidelity Investments are considering participating in the round, which it said is expected to raise about $1 billion.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Here's how to build the perfect LinkedIn profile

by Alex Dalenberg

Running out the clock on this always kinda weird Wednesday before Thanksgiving? Maybe spend a few minutes updating your LinkedIn profile. This handy infographic by Neil Patel of QuickSprout, cofounder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar, and KISSmetrics, has plenty of ideas big and small for upgrading your presence on the professional networking  ...

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From sour beginnings, John Kinskey shares about his journey to his dream job

by Upstart Business Journal editors Johnk profile pic

J ohn Kinskey founded AccessDirect, a Kansas City-based mail and marketing service company, in his basement at the age of 17. It took Kinskey hard work and a number of sour smells to achieve his dream of being an independent businessman.

Kinskey shared a little about his experiences from his early morning paper routes and milk sniffing to realizing his childhood dream.

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Oh, behave! Do's and don'ts of holiday parties

by Upstart Business Journal editors

Who doesn't love a good office party to ring in some holiday cheer? You might not if your behavior at that party goes too far and leads you to lose or job. So, before the nog starts flowing, check out these tips from G&A Partners, a professional employer  ...

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SLIDESHOW: The 2014 Upstart holiday gift guide

by Upstart Business Journal editors

T he holidays are right around the corner, whether you're ready for it or not. We know that in your busy life, it can be difficult to find that perfect gift for everyone on your list. So whether you're still looking for that perfect something or haven't even started your Christmas shopping, these are gifts we think an entrepreneur would proud to give, and love to  ...

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Tresata CEO: 'We can be a billion-dollar company'

by Adam O'Daniel Abhi Mehta Tresata 01

A bhishek Mehta might best be described as audacious.

The co-founder and CEO of Charlotte-based big data shop Tresata has big dreams for his company and its hometown of Charlotte. Just ask him.

On Tresata: "We have the makings to be a billion-dollar company. If we don't get there now, it's because we screwed up the execution."

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What's it take to challenge Amazon? For Jet.com, giving away equity to lure new users

by Ben Fischer Jet Insider Home Screen

I n a highly unconventional move, a well-funded e-commerce startup is offering ownership shares in exchange for word-of-mouth advertising ahead of its planned 2015 launch.

Jet.com, the new venture of Diapers.com founder Marc Lore, posted the promotion on its site this morning. It's an attention-grabbing tactic to rapidly add as many users as possible, a crucial component of his plans to build a  ...

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