Some quick links to start your Thursday. How to dominate poker night … The CEO of Volkswagen resigned over the company’s diesel emissions scandal … Hackers stole the fingerprints of 5.6 million government employees … Fortune ranked the 40 most influential business people under 40 … What you say matters more than how you say it … A cautionary tale: the speed at which public outrage grows is faster than the speed at which you can hit the “undo” button … A six-hour workday is getting rave reviews in Sweden, but would it ever fly here in the U.S.? … Four things successful people do before they get out of bed.
- EOS CCA, a collection agency, is closing its office in Denver and laying off 60 employees. The company is consolidating its offices and opted to close its operation in the Mile High City.
- A man had to go to the media to get Verizon Wireless to back down from a $2.1 million cell phone bill that he received for one month of service. The man, who said he had been contacted by two different collection agencies to collect on the bill, ultimately got an apology from the carrier.
- Consumer spending continues to grow, but wages remain relatively flat, according to a report issued this week by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The housing market and auto sales also continue to show signs that they are back to pre-recession levels.
What if your pizza place billed like a hospital?
Answering an important question: Why do leaves change color in the fall?
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