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N.Y. attorney general probes FanDuel, DraftKings: 'Fraud is fraud'

by Anthony Noto FanDuel

The scandal that's enveloped the two largest companies in the fantasy sports space — New York City's FanDuel and Boston's DraftKings — now has the attention of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

New York Business Journal received copies of the letters Schneiderman sent to both companies asking for detailed responses on information regarding all employees who compile statistics, set  ...

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Sustainable foods startup Impossible Foods raises $108M in its latest round

by Gina Hall Impossible Foods

Sustainable food startup Impossible Foods raised $108 million in Series D funding, with Bill Gates kicking in some funding to help create meat and dairy foods from simple plant ingredients.

UBS led the round with participation from Viking Global Investors and existing investors such as including Horizons Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Gates. The company has raised $183 million to date.

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Advice - Best. Advice. Ever.

What James Altucher told his teenage daughter that we can all appreciate

by J Jennings Moss James Altucher

A daily attempt to sort out the useful from the pointless when it comes to advice.

What would you tell your 13-year-old self if you got the chance? Or, what would you tell any newbie teenager about work, career, making a living, happiness?

James Altucher, the entrepreneur and author, was confronted with the question by his daughter as part of a school homework assignment she had. His answers  ...

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PHOTOS: Vanity Fair brings out the 'New Establishment'

by Upstart Business Journal editors

Check out some of the entrepreneurs, writers and celebrities who gathered in San Francisco on Oct. 6 for Vanity Fair's New Establishment  ...

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6 important things you should provide to new hires

by Young Entrepreneur Council Welcome

Question: What is one thing I should include in my new hire onboarding/training that most companies overlook?

Food, drinks, fun!

"When employees first start at ZinePak, we present them with our onboarding packet. While we include details about the office and our history, a portion of it is all about your new life as a ZinePak employee. Whether it's great lunch spots near the office that have  ...

3 hours ago
Lifestyle - Perk patrol

The way to employees' hearts is through their stomachs

by Caitlin Hendee IMA Starbucks

Companies that offer free food and snacks at the office will have happy and productive employees who work hard.

At least that's what a new study from Illinois-based grocery delivery service Peapod found. Peapod surveyed more than 1,000 full-time workers from U.S. companies and found that ultimately employees who get the added perk of free food are happier compared to employees that don't.

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Startups - The next big things

No rust, no aging in the world of Peter Thiel's Breakout Labs

by Ron Leuty Peter Thiel

SILICON VALLEY — Breakout Labs — the science-centric nonprofit backed by PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) cofounder Peter Thiel — isn't backing down from knotty problems: It beefed up its portfolio Tuesday with four startups, including two Bay Area companies tackling aging and rust.

CyteGen is developing a platform to go after multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and rare diseases, hoping to turn  ...

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