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Dov Charney was feeling pretty good when he entered the conference room high up inside the Skadden Arps offices in Times Square. He was going to tell his board of directors — perched at eye level with the rooftops of Manhattan’s forest of midtown skyscrapers — that for the first time in years American Apparel's troubles were behind it.

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This lawyer fought for FedEx drivers and strippers. Now she's standing up for Uber drivers. Shannon Liss-Riordan was having dinner in San Francisco when a friend insisted he show her this life-changing app.

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After learning he had aced the school’s intelligence test, he decided to try for admission to MENSA, a membership group for people with high IQs. On the first go-around, he panicked, fearing that he wouldn’t score highly enough to be admitted.

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On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo’s interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.

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Buying marijuana in Denver is a downright pleasant experience.Customers wait in a well-appointed waiting room. There's a variety of reading material — feel free to choose between the gardening magazine and the Cannabible on the coffee table — and plenty of information about the product.

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On an overcast Friday afternoon last August, a hundred or so employees of AOL's local news subsidiary, Patch, crammed into a cafeteria at the company's headquarters in Manhattan. Another several hundred connected to the room via conference call.

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Jack Abraham has always been prone to manic bursts of risk-taking and productivity.Without them he would never have landed at eBay in the first place, much less ended up a multi-millionaire at 24.

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One day in July 2001, Larry Page decided to fire Google’s project managers. All of them.It was just five years since Page, then a 22-year-old graduate student at Stanford, was struck in the middle of the night with a vision.

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On May 23 of this year, things were finally coming together for Rap Genius. Launched in 2009 by three Yale alums — Mahbod Moghadam, Tom Lehman, and Ilan Zechory — and refined during a stint with the well-known startup incubator Y Combinator, the company was completing the details of a massive $40 million funding round by one of the top investors in tech, a piece of news they had agreed to announce as part of a profile on Business Insider

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On an overcast Friday afternoon last August, a hundred or so employees of AOL's local news subsidiary, Patch, crammed into a cafeteria at the company's headquarters in Manhattan. Another several hundred connected to the room via conference call.

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