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Consumer tips from the Better Business Bureau, job-search advice and technology news compiled by GateHouse News Service. From ideas for starting a business, to interviewing, to career education, we have you covered at all levels of employment. Plus, ...
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Consumer tips from the Better Business Bureau, job-search advice and technology news compiled by GateHouse News Service. From ideas for starting a business, to interviewing, to career education, we have you covered at all levels of employment. Plus, weekly updates on what's new and buzzworthy in the technology field.
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Dec. 27, 2013 9:15 a.m.


The List


According to Forbes.com, these are the year’s hottest U.S.-based startups:


1. Boxed


2. Blue Apron


3. Coinbase


4. Estimize


5. FlightCar


6. Hired


7. Homejoy


8. Sonoma Cider


9. WillCall


Number to Know


$57.4 billion: The National Retail Federation estimates that total spending for the Thanksgiving weekend was $57.4 billion, nearly 3 percent lower than in 2012. Shoppers, on average, spent $407.02 or 4 percent less than they did last year. On the other hand, online sales on Cyber Monday, which fell on Dec. 2 this year, set a new record of $2.29 billion, increasing 16 percent from 2012, according to the Adobe Digital Index 2013.


— The Street


Tech Talk


Google has confirmed its acquisition of Boston Dynamics, the maker of the world's fastest-running robot. The acquisition marks Google's eighth takeover of a robotic company this year.


— The Street

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