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Small business owners feeling more confident
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Small business owners are feeling more confident about their success over the next two years, but many are still having trouble accessing capital and loans. A new survey by the Hartford insurance company found that 70 percent of the small business owners they polled feel successful, even as they face challenging conditions. More



Coffee, Tea & Water


Lack of power doesn't deter a determined coffee drinker
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Considering the nor'easter that downed hundreds of trees and power lines in its destructive path, the coffeemakers in Consumer Reports' latest Ratings all have one common weakness — they require AC power. But leave it to Bob Karpel, a Consumer Reports project leader and inventor, to come up with solutions for getting around the inconvenience of a power outage — at least to have that morning cup of coffee. More

Study: Coffee and tea reduce exposure to mercury when eating fish
The Montreal Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Forget sake — a groundbreaking new study from the Universite de Montreal shows that sushi-lovers should be eating their raw fish with coffee or tea to reduce their exposure to mercury. The findings could be good news for fish lovers who enjoy the benefits of fish as a lean protein but worry about the mercury found in it. More



Espresso cups outsell mugs
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Britain's coffee revolution has claimed another victim: the humble mug. According to two leading department stores, sales of espresso cups are now outselling mugs for the first time, as more and more households switch to using coffee machines. More

Propel® Zero uncovers hydration habits and surprising benefits of water consumption
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Propel® Zero, an enhanced water, in collaboration with Harris Interactive, has just released the results of a new national survey that dives deep into the country's water consumption habits. The survey also highlights many benefits of staying hydrated that many of the 2,202 adults aged 18 and over weren't aware of when polled earlier this fall season. More

Business / Industry


MIT recycling game is a hit with students
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While recycling is crucial to protecting our planet, it's not always the most exciting of activities. But Boston-based Greenbean Recycling is trying to change all that by transforming the collection of bottles and cans into a fun and entertaining competition. The company is piloting a Reverse Vending Machine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., where students can bring recyclables and deposit them into a machine to be sorted for recycling. But the company didn't stop with a newfangled recycling gadget. They're turning the chasing arrows into a social media sensation on campus by altering the vending machine to calculate points for every item recycled. More

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Street vendors ask court for injunction on new vending regulations
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Atlanta street vendors are asking the court for a preliminary injunction on a new rule that will put many of them out of business. The new rule is part of the city's plan to regulate street vending. The hearing comes in response to a lawsuit filed in July by the Institute for Justice and two well-known Atlanta vending entrepreneurs, Larry Miller and Stanley Hambrick. More

Corporate Social Responsibility


Mixing business strategy, 'social responsibility'
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"Social responsibility" is a buzzword in boardrooms and among Occupy Wall Street protesters these days, but what role should it have in your business strategy? More

NAMA News


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Celebrate America's love for vending!

NAMA has launched Vend.Love.Win  — a Facebook contest that invites fans to post creative photos or videos of their favorite vending machines or vended products for a chance to win prizes! Click here to join in the fun!


 
 


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