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When a small employer gets sued by a former worker
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In the past couple of years, as thousands of companies have gone through recession-induced layoffs, work-related legal claims have risen along with employment discrimination charges. A legal notice should not spark panic: There are steps business owners can take — beyond the obvious advice to call an attorney. More

8 tips for small business to improve online safety
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In conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the National Cyber Security Alliance and Symantec released a survey that reveals U.S. small businesses (less than 250 employees) believe they have secured themselves against hackers and malware even though their online security policies and practices are weak or non-existent. The survey provides eight tips small businesses can use to improve their online safety practices for safe Internet use. More

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Redbox operator Coinstar tries coffee dispensers
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Coinstar, which helped topple Blockbuster with its $1-a-day Redbox DVD kiosks, is now trying the same approach in the coffee market, installing dispensers to pump out cheap, fresh-brewed mochas and lattes at the corner store. The bright red Rubi box, standing 81 inches high and occupying 9-square-feet, grinds Arabica beans from Starbucks' Seattle's Best Coffee brand and brews a fresh 12- or 16-ounce cup of java through a one-minute process that mimics a French press. More

Nestle says bottled water sales growth fueled by North America
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Nestle SA, the largest food company, reported nine-month sales of 5.6 billion Swiss francs ($6.07 billion) for its bottled water products. That represents 5.8 percent organic growth and 4 percent real internal growth in the first nine months of the year, the Vevey, Switzerland-based company said in a recent statement. It reported water sales growth in all regions, fueled by North America and the emerging markets. More

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Social responsibility efforts have become a normal part of business at corporations
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Americans want corporations to be stewards of the environment, be actively engaged in communities where they operate and be strong community volunteers. Corporations, it seems, have received the message and have made corporate social responsibility a routine part of doing business. More

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