Small Business Job Growth Dips in January

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Small businesses added 78,000 jobs from December to January, at a rate faster than the country’s largest companies.

That figure comes from the monthly ADP National Employment Report issued Feb. 4, 2015. But it marks a slowdown in growth for small businesses, as it pertains to employment totals.

By comparison, from November to December of last year, small businesses added a total of 115,000 jobs nationwide. And in the three months prior to that, small businesses had added at least 101,000 jobs per month.

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HP in Business Mode With Industry-Specific Tablets, New Convertible

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HP was all business when it introduced a truckload of new devices recently.

The company added new tablets and 2-in-1s to its line that it says are focused on making businesses more mobile.

Some of the devices are running Windows and others are using Android’s operating system. And nearly a handful of them are industry-specific tablets.

Here is a rundown of the tablets and convertibles now available from HP:

HP Pro Slate 8

This is a high-definition, 8-inch (diagonal) display. The tablet will operate Android with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series processor.

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Sex, Slavery, and Drugs in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the few Muslim nations where prostitution is legal, and the country’s largest brothel is called Daulatdia, where more than 1,500 women and girls sell sex to thousands of men every day. Daulatdia is infamous for drug abuse and underage prostitution, and many of its sex workers are victims of sexual slavery who were trafficked into the area and sold to a pimp or a madam. They are forced to work off the fee that was paid for them, a debt that takes years to clear because they receive as little as a dollar for sex. VICE News correspondent Tania Rashid visited the notorious Bangladeshi brothel — where human trafficking, underage prostitution, and drugs are commonplace — and met the traffickers and the trafficked, as well as the clientele. Watch “Toxic Tanneries Poisoning Workers in Bangladesh” – http://bit.ly/1Caf9DK Watch “A Crime Unpunished: Bangladeshi Gang Rape” – http://bit.ly/1wolPGl Read “Bangladesh Police Accused of Extrajudicial Killings in Protest Crackdown” – http://bit.ly/16i1egX Read “‘Shoot Arsonists on Sight’: Political Crisis in Bangladesh Leads to Violence and 7,500 Arrests” – http://bit.ly/1Eqt6hM Read “Tanneries in Bangladesh Are Spewing Toxic Waste and Making Workers Sick” – http://bit.ly/1woRIhQ Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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Amazon Launches PPC Ads for Authors: First Look

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Amazon is offering a new PPC (price per click) program for authors whose books are in the Kindle Direct Publishing Select program. KDP Select is a program offering perks to authors in exchange for them publishing their digital books exclusively through Kindle. It seems this new advertising program is currently being split tested and the reception has been split as well.

Many authors are finding this new advertising program confusing. Questions have been raised as to how pricing works and just where the ads will appear.

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Venezuela Seizes Supermarkets Amid Supply Shortages: VICE News Capsule, February 4

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Venezuela takes over private supermarkets suspected of hoarding goods, Britain could soon become first country to legalize the ‘three-parent’ baby, UN’s top court clears Croatia and Serbia of genocide during 1990s Yugoslav Wars, and NY attorney-general busts major retailers for selling bogus nutritional supplements. VENEZUELA Government Officials ‘Occupy’ Supermarket Chains Across the Country National guardsmen temporarily took over 35 ‘Dia a Dia’ stores, which the government has accused of hoarding goods. UNITED KINGDOM Parliament Votes in Favor of Controversial IVF Treatment Doctors argue that taking DNA from three parents will help avoid mitochondrial diseases, which can cause long-term complications or death. THE HAGUE UN Court Absolves Serbia and Croatia of Genocide The International Court of Justice says both sides carried out violent crimes during the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, but cited a lack of evidence to prove intent to commit genocide. U.S.A. New York Attorney-General Uncovers Herbal Supplement Scam Walmart, Target, and other retailers allegedly sell products that don’t contain listed ingredients or contain fillers that could prove harmful to people with allergies or other sensitivities. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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Spotlight: Margaritas Restaurant Brings Mexican Culture to New England

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The food industry has no shortage of Mexican restaurants. But in that saturated market, Margaritas Mexican Restaurant has been able to stand out.

The restaurant chain prides itself on using quality ingredients and providing a unique experience to ever diner who visits. Read more about this restaurant and how it’s been able to thrive in this week’s Small Business Spotlight.

What the Business Does:

Specializes in margaritas and freshly made Mexican food.

The restaurant chain has 25 locations throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.

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Wix Announces Web Design Tools for Microsoft Office 365

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Subscribers to Microsoft’s premium Office 365 business package will now also have access to another service.

Wix.com announced Feb. 4, 2015 that its drag and drop Web design tools have been integrated into the Office 365 package. Office 365 offers a full suite of Microsoft tools, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for multiple users on multiple devices. It also includes newer, cloud-based apps like OneDrive and OneNote.

A collaboration between Microsoft and Wix.

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