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Money Magazine: Put your iPad to workupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 05:52:00

Can't justify buying a $500 tablet simply for entertainment? Then take it seriously: Make an investment in these add-ons and get down to business.

Quiz: How do I apply for jobs online?updated: Wed Aug 17 2011 17:59:00

For the most part, e-mail makes our lives easier. It allows for instant written communication. It grants us permission to politely ignore friends and contacts for hours or even days at a time.

CNNMoney: In Chromebook, Google believes less is moreupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 05:23:00

Could you do your job if the only thing installed on your PC was a Web browser?

Microsoft's talking paper clip is backupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 15:56:00

If you remember "Clippy" -- that googly-eyed paper clip that once hopped out of the corner of the computer screen to "help" with Microsoft Office tasks -- chances are you don't remember him fondly.

Microsoft's Office 365 available for public testingupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 23:55:00

Office 365, Microsoft's set of business tools that includes an online-only option, opened up for a public round of beta testing on Tuesday.

Google rolls out new developer toolsupdated: Wed May 19 2010 16:28:00

Google kicked off its annual developers' conference on Wednesday by introducing tools to help people build web-based applications, while making a strong push for HTML5, the next generation of the code on which the web is built.

Can Microsoft beat Google in the battle to rule cloud computing?updated: Thu May 13 2010 11:47:00

Microsoft made a major leap skywards this week with the release of a cloud-based version of its Office software to businesses called Office Web Apps.

Microsoft launches Office 2010updated: Thu May 13 2010 11:47:00

CNN's Richard Quest speaks with the president of Microsoft International about its newest product, Office 2010.

CNNMoney: Microsoft Office 2010: Mission criticalupdated: Wed May 12 2010 15:17:00

Microsoft unveiled its newest version of Office Wednesday, at a time when one of its biggest revenue drivers is feeling the heat from rivals.

Blogging from the Olympics on Microsoft's dimeupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 14:12:00

Forgive Amber Johnson if she knocked you over while sprinting through the Olympic Village near Vancouver, Canada, last week.

FSB: Pen 2.0: Your scribblings go digitalupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 15:53:00

As founder and creative director of Art Street Design, a graphic-design studio, I'm pretty familiar with pens and computers. (We make all sorts of marketing materials for companies, from invitations to Web sites.) But in my 13 years of running the company, I hadn't seen anything like a smartpen until recently.

Is it really safe to download software?updated: Wed Apr 22 2009 10:40:00

When it comes to downloading software from the Internet, I'm always getting conflicting advice from my geeky friends. Knowing my technological ignorance, some tell me that I should never download anything from the Web (recommending only boxed software from the store). Others say some software's okay to download -- but I should be aware of the dangers. How am I supposed to know where to begin identifying the difference? I'm lost!

How to squeeze the most from your computerupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 13:18:00

No budget for a new computer in this recession? It's a common malady these days.

Is Microsoft Office worth its weight in tuition?updated: Wed Feb 18 2009 16:25:00

My daughter is starting college, and I was wondering if we should spend money upgrading to the latest version of Microsoft Office for her notebook computer?

Money Magazine: Get your money!updated: Thu Dec 04 2008 11:15:00

It's a tough economy, and that spells bad news for small business owners who are trying to get paid. Late to the Game: Microsoft Office Onlineupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 17:00:00

Microsoft has announced it will offer an online version of the Office suite, but you won't see it until 2010. In the meantime, try Zoho or Google Docs.

FSB: The best PC for Microsoft Office? A Macupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 09:17:00

How's this for the ultimate digital-age, small-business irony: Want the best possible environment for Microsoft Office? Try running it on a Mac.

Fortune: How to make accounting software coolupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 15:11:00

It was too weird to be true. In late 2006, a series of videos appeared on YouTube about a Willow Springs, Ill., resident named Kyle Bone who'd created a successful product called "the anti-shirt" - a shirt that exposed the area of one's torso that a normal tee shirt would cover and revealed the area that would otherwise be exposed. In short, said Bone, it cured the age-old problem of "farmer's tan."

FSB: Getting your mind organized - and mappedupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 15:18:00

Quick quiz: What piece of software would you fire up on your laptop if you wanted to take notes in a meeting, give a presentation, write a business plan, or simply get your thoughts in order?

FSB: Translation software still fails - badlyupdated: Mon May 26 2008 23:52:00

My public relations agency, NettResults, based in Irvine, Calif., and Dubai, employs 18 people speaking a total of nine languages. Through a partner, we work with 58 other agencies in 26 countries. So I was excited to test three new language-translation software suites: If they worked, I could e-mail clients myself and cut down on the pricey human translators we use every day. Medical Records Go Digitalupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 19:00:00

Electronic medical record-keeping gets one step closer to mainstream with a billion-dollar merger between industry leader Misys and Allscripts

Money Magazine: 4 bargains that can beat the credit crunchupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 10:31:00

Cash is suddenly king again. And as you'll see, that presents you with a bargain-hunting opportunity.

CNNMoney: Is Google's free ride as fast as Vista?updated: Thu Jan 03 2008 18:42:00

How's this for irony? Choosing the software that's supposed to make our work lives easier is becoming horribly complex. Market hegemon Microsoft recently unleashed its most impressive riffs yet on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the rest, packaged as Office 2007 and built for the new Vista operating system. Meanwhile, Internet search-giant Google has come to market with a reliable and low-cost suite of web-based tools: word processing, spreadsheets, calendar, e-mail, and more, all packaged as Google Apps.

FSB: Forget the new PC, get a second monitorupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 11:06:00

Looking for a New Year's productivity boost for less than $500? How about giving that tired excuse of a PC a second monitor? After testing a two-display business PC over the past few weeks, here's what I found: Toss on a second monitor and your productivity goes up while your job strain goes down.

FSB: Battle of the bean countersupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 09:13:00

As if there weren't enough tussling in the technology world, two software giants are duking it out over - get this - bean counting. Internet-search giant Google recently cut a deal with Intuit, the 800-pound accounting software gorilla.

CNNMoney: Microsoft to offer Web component for Officeupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 06:09:00

Microsoft is unveiling a Web component for its desktop-based Office programs that lets computer users store, share and comment on documents, but the software maker did not go so far as to let people create new files from scratch online.

FSB: Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office 2007updated: Wed Aug 08 2007 00:56:00

Here is a quick look at the how Google Apps and Microsoft's Office 2007stack up against each other. Microsoft Delays Office for Mac Releaseupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 12:00:00

Microsoft Corp. will delay the release of Office 2008 for Apple Inc.'s Macintosh computers until the middle of January 2008, in order to fix lingering bugs in the software $500 Million Pirating Ring Bustedupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 16:00:00

Chinese police have busted up two criminal organizations and seized pirated software worth half a billion dollars, the culmination of two years of work with the FBI

Fortune: Surcharge? What surcharge?updated: Wed Jul 11 2007 05:38:00

Here's another one of those tipping-point stories. It was the end of the month, when I run through the stack of household bills that pile up both on my desk and on the bill-paying page at my bank's Web site. (I'm old-fashioned. I like paper bills. I even check out the cubic zirconium comeons.) This time around, the Verizon bill for my family's four cell phones seemed a little higher than usual, so I went over the 38-page itemized bill. Like most college students, my two daughters live on their phones, but the bill had been pretty consistent. This month, however, there was a spike. Fernanda, it seems, had gotten into texting - and got hit with a $45.65 surcharge, nearly doubling her bill to $93.21.

Top trends in the administrative fieldupdated: Wed Jul 04 2007 08:59:00

Indispensable assistants: Where would we be without them?

CNNMoney: Report: Attacks using Microsoft Officeupdated: Mon Apr 23 2007 07:51:00

A rising number of cyberattacks are taking aim at specific individuals at critical government agencies and corporations using e-mails with corrupted Microsoft Office files, according to a published report.

CNNMoney: Stocks turn higherupdated: Wed Apr 04 2007 11:00:00

The Nasdaq jumped and the broader market crept higher Wednesday afternoon as investors welcomed falling oil prices and bullish analyst comments on Dow stock Microsoft.

FSB: Technology resourcesupdated: Mon Mar 26 2007 14:00:00

Check out these key sites to get up to speed.

FSB: The latest tech toolsupdated: Mon Mar 26 2007 13:59:00

Let us quickly review the technology set-up for the average small business: Make a quick trip to Staples, get a PC and call over to the phone company. But not so fast. These days, choice rules. New Web-based office and telephony tools and wireless data services are rocking the once-simple tech universe of the small business.

Business 2.0: Super Marketingupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 00:01:00

ANDREW SINKOV NEVER GOT INTO COMIC BOOKS as a kid, but he fell for them big-time as an adult. Sinkov heads marketing for CoreStreet, a security software company in Cambridge, Mass., that sells a ha...

FSB: Battle of the bean countersupdated: Tue Feb 27 2007 05:46:00

As if there weren't enough tussling in the technology world, two software giants are duking it out over - get this - bean counting. Internet-search giant Google recently cut a deal with Intuit, the...

Fortune: Google battles Microsoft head-onupdated: Wed Feb 21 2007 15:36:00

For more than a year now, whenever someone has accused Google of targeting Microsoft's sweet spot - its Microsoft Office productivity software - CEO Eric Schmidt has had a ready answer. That's missing the point, he likes to say, suggesting that Google is up to something so completely different from Microsoft that it's simplistic and downright silly to suggest that the two compete.

Review: Microsoft Office Standard 2007 a worthy upgradeupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 12:28:00

The ambitious, ground-up rebuild of Microsoft Office Standard 2007 presents drastically different interfaces and new file formats.

CNNMoney: It's official: Microsoft launches Vistaupdated: Thu Nov 30 2006 09:58:00

Microsoft launched Windows Vista, the long-awaited update to the software giant's ubiquitous operating system, for business customers on Thursday.

Business 2.0: Favoritesupdated: Fri Sep 29 2006 16:53:00

Mouse Calls Sony Vaio Mouse Talk VN-CX1; $80;

CNNMoney: Take control of your vacationupdated: Mon Jul 17 2006 10:52:00

It's getting even harder for Americans to take a vacation. Almost 30% of workers plan to work while on vacation this year, according to a recent survey by

Fortune: Disrupting your desktopupdated: Mon Jul 10 2006 00:01:00

On June 15, Bill Gates announced his retirement plan, and the software world turned its eyes in unison to Ray Ozzie, his chosen successor.

Business 2.0: Ray Ozzie rocks Microsoftupdated: Mon May 08 2006 15:13:00

Ray Ozzie spent most of his career competing with Microsoft. Now, as one of its top executives, he's trying to jolt the company out of complacency and help it figure out how to compete with the likes of Google.

Business 2.0: Samsung copies Microsoft, Apple designsupdated: Mon May 08 2006 13:30:00

South Korean newspapers are reporting that Samsung Electronics stole icons from Apple and Microsoft to create the user interface of its latest cell phones. Samsung's first response was to tell some Korean media outlets that the designs were "inspired" by other technology companies' products. Sure, if by "inspired" Samsung meant copied pixel for pixel, as postings on a Korean-language Mac bulletin board showed. A Samsung design executive later conceded that mistakes were made, and Samsung recalled its Skin phones from stores in South Korea, the only market in which it was on sale, and offered buyers downloadable updates to replace the offending graphics.

Business 2.0: Lighting Up Microsoftupdated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00

Ray Ozzie spent most of his career competing with Microsoft. Now, as one of its top executives, he's trying to jolt the company out of complacency and help it figure out how to compete with the lik...

Business 2.0: Too New To Reviewupdated: Sat Apr 01 2006 00:01:00


CNNMoney: SAP rallies on strong outlookupdated: Wed Jan 25 2006 05:43:00

Shares of business-software maker SAP AG rallied as much as 9% in Frankfurt on Wednesday after profit rose 14% on increased U.S. business and the outlook for 2006 was stronger than expected.

Fortune: Waiting for Windows Vistaupdated: Tue Jan 03 2006 17:42:00

It has been a long slog for Longhorn, the code-name for Microsoft's next major version of the Windows operating system.

FSB: On-The-Go Gadgetsupdated: Sat Oct 01 2005 00:01:00

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CNNMoney: PC buying tipsupdated: Tue Aug 09 2005 13:01:00

When it comes to laptops, there's a notorious trade-off between performance and mobility.

CNNMoney: Microsoft turns to XMLupdated: Thu Jun 02 2005 05:24:00

REDMOND, Wash. -(Dow Jones)- Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) said it is adopting XML technology for the default file formats in the next version of Microsoft Office editions to give users improved data interoperability and dramatically smaller file sizes.

Business 2.0: Too New To Reviewupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 00:01:00


Fortune: LIVING IN A GOOGLE WORLD updated: Mon May 02 2005 00:01:00

WELCOME TO MICROSOFT'S nightmare. People don't buy applications like Microsoft Office; Google rents them browser-based alternatives on an as-needed basis. All their personal files are stored online...

Fortune: A TRAGICALLY HIP COMPUTER FOR TEENSupdated: Mon Mar 07 2005 00:01:00

LIKE, DUH: IF AN OLD person, say, someone over 25, has to explain to a teenager why something is cool, it almost certainly isn't. So when a company called Digital Lifestyles decided to invent what ...

FSB: Sony VAIO U750p Ultra Portable PCupdated: Tue Feb 01 2005 00:01:00

With the new U750P, Sony has made "portable" computing into something more than a euphemism—but just barely. Weighing in at a bit over one pound, three ounces, the U750P is about the size of a 350-...

CNNMoney: Can IBM make network-computing work?updated: Wed May 12 2004 15:13:00

It's been a long time since we heard anyone talk seriously about server-based, or hosted, desktop applications.

Q&A: MyDoom virus threatens PCsupdated: Tue Feb 03 2004 08:09:00

The MyDoom worm, which knocked out the Web site of a software company by bombarding it with a flood of data, has heightened concern about the threat of computer viruses.

Fighting for customers, PDAs offer cool featuresupdated: Fri Jan 16 2004 16:11:00

Personal digital assistants are almost as common as cellular phones, and with so many models of these mobile devices, companies are packing them with extra features hoping to set themselves apart from the competition.

FSB: Office, Part XI Does the newly revamped Microsoft small business offering make the (up)grade?updated: Wed Oct 01 2003 00:01:00

The previous ten versions of Microsoft Office have forced a lot of us to develop an upgrade ritual: Install software. Learn about the hundreds of new features. Never touch a single one of them. Wit...

Business 2.0: The Rodney Dangerfield Of Technology Revenues are down. The stock's in the cellar. Competition is brutal. Yet updated: Wed Oct 01 2003 00:01:00

Scott McNealy was sporting a fresh buzz cut from Supercuts ("I just made my semiannual trip to the barber") when I dropped in for a visit recently. The new do revealed flecks of gray that weren't t...

Fortune: Taking Back The Net Hackers, spammers, and other online lowlifes aren't just a nuisance; they're threatening the Internet. It's updated: Mon Sep 29 2003 00:01:00

Jim Haney hopes to protect his company from the next big Internet virus attack, but he's not sure he can. "We've been lucky so far," says Whirlpool's chief security officer, "but our time is probab...

Fortune: When It Comes To My Pc, I Can't Love It Or Leave It.updated: Mon Apr 28 2003 00:01:00

It's impossible for me to live without a computer. But it shouldn't be impossible for me to live without my computer.

FSB: Teamwork Made Easyupdated: Fri Nov 01 2002 00:01:00

"Re: Re: Re: Fw: ... Re: Bob's idea"--Nothing like e-mail to add some structure to a discussion. Did Andy just respond to my message or to Bob's? Working on a project this way is madness. There's n...

Business 2.0: Linux for the Rest of Us With the long-awaited emergence of dirt-cheap new applications, the desktop alternative to Microsoft fiupdated: Fri Nov 01 2002 00:01:00

The clerks at Zumiez, a national chain of snowboard and skateboard shops, tend to stick out from the crowd. And it's not just because they sport black hooded sweatshirts or smack their gum while ri...

FSB: Office of the (Near) Futureupdated: Fri Nov 01 2002 00:01:00

Microsoft seems to have finally figured out what the rest of us have known for a long time: How many more features does anyone really need in an office suite? There will be another upgrade--the cle...

FSB: Gateway 500SEupdated: Wed May 01 2002 00:01:00

Gateway 500SE $999 Excitement just isn't what it used to be with desktops. The Gateway 500SE's new case is slick looking and well designed, but like the system within, it's not as super as Gateway ...

FSB: Nokia 9290 Communicatorupdated: Wed May 01 2002 00:01:00

Nokia 9290 Communicator $799 Two-in-one may work for Blow Pops and shampoo-conditioners, but no one has quite nailed it for mobile communications. The 9290, a cellphone that's also a ...

Fortune: Curing Software's Bipolar Disorder Should software be sold up-front or over time? After 50 years, the industry updated: Mon Nov 12 2001 00:01:00

Round and round, What comes around goes around. --Ratt, "Round and Round"

FSB: Standing the Test of Time Fall preview: Why can't buying a PC be like buying a trusty appliance? The dramatic changes in the indupdated: Thu Nov 01 2001 00:01:00

I am a hamster. We all are. For 20 years I have been on a wheel created by the PC industry, constantly feeling behind and racing to keep pace, buying new systems for my one-man software consultancy...

Fortune: Gizmos And Gadgetsupdated: Mon Sep 17 2001 00:01:00

Fetch this

Fortune: The Monopoly Has Just Begunupdated: Mon Jul 23 2001 00:01:00

It probably comes as no surprise to FORTUNE readers that I am worried about Microsoft, since I complain endlessly about the company's software. But after the recent court decision rejecting many of...

Fortune: Xploring the new Office XP Clippy is undead, but that's only one reason this is the best version of Office updated: Mon Jul 09 2001 00:01:00

In the long history of invention, success has kissed only a handful of combo products--you know, two or more tools that are good individually but have been fused together in an attempt to create an...

FSB: A Redesigned Office Microsoft's latest productivity suite has many new business-friendly goodies, but is it updated: Sun Jul 01 2001 00:01:00

Microsoft's clockwork-like biennial upgrade of its Office productivity suite will be on store shelves and pre-installed on new PCs by the time you read this. On one level, it's impossible to conjur...

FSB: Product Central Hardware & software--reviewed freshupdated: Tue May 01 2001 00:01:00

Office XP (preview) Price $250 (upgrade);

Fortune: It Worked In Kindergarten... And it's still a good idea today. The new buzz in the Valley is that "shariupdated: Mon Apr 02 2001 00:01:00

Any kindergarten teacher can tell you that sharing is a virtue. And while we may not have exactly embraced the notion in our short-pants days, the idea is back--in a way that even has the flat-line...

FSB: Build a Virtual Office What, No Water Cooler?updated: Sat Jul 01 2000 00:01:00

If you've picked up one of those business-think books lately, you have probably read what you already knew: Work these days tends to be project-based. What you might not have read is how best to ma...

Money Magazine: Building Your Own Website, IBM's New NetVista and more.updated: Sat Jul 01 2000 00:01:00

TECH TOOLS Create your own website.

FSB: He Ain't Heavy, He's My Notebookupdated: Sat Jul 01 2000 00:01:00

The Compaq Notebook 100 ($1,099), dubbed a small business laptop, is a nondescript, 6.8-pound PC, but the weight of its small business services is worth the shoulder strain. Or leave it on your des...

Fortune: NewDealupdated: Mon Jun 26 2000 00:01:00

PC software HQ: Somerville, Mass. Founded: 1996 Sales: N.A. Employees: 35 Stock: Privately held Address:

FSB: Canned Spam Use filters to manage junk e-mail and more.updated: Wed Dec 01 1999 00:01:00

Feeling overwhelmed by e-mail? Just plain annoyed? You're not alone. E-mail may have become a valuable business tool, but your in box is probably cluttered with unsolicited messages, sales pitches,...

Fortune: New Hope for Your E-Mail Internet mail can be overwhelming, but many of the top e-mail programs have tools updated: Mon Oct 25 1999 00:01:00

Feeling overwhelmed by e-mail? Just plain annoyed? You're not alone. Internet mail may have become a valuable business tool, but your inbox is probably cluttered with unsolicited messages, sales pi...

Fortune: A Web Office from Sun--or Microsoft Dept. Of Try, Try, Try, Try Againupdated: Mon Oct 11 1999 00:01:00

Just when the ongoing feud between Microsoft and Sun Microsystems seemed to have died down, Sun CEO Scott McNealy decided to lob a grenade: He announced that Sun will produce a free, Web-based suit...

Money Magazine: Software Essentials for Lessupdated: Thu Jul 01 1999 00:01:00

You've finally decided that a PC for less than $500 is too good a deal to pass up. Once you get the box home, however, you may be a bit perturbed to find that the computer comes with Microsoft Wind...

Fortune: Chock Full of Tweaks, Microsoft's Office 2000 Is Better--But Bloatedupdated: Mon Mar 29 1999 00:01:00

Office suites don't get much attention, but they remain the digital workhorses of the corporation, performing essential tasks like managing documents, spreadsheets, databases, and e-mail. At the fo...

Money Magazine: Five For The Road Laptop PCs are now dramatically cheaper and better. Here are our favorites.updated: Mon Mar 01 1999 00:01:00

Ever since Tandy introduced the first laptop in 1983--the TRS-80 model 100, with no hard drive and only a 24K sliver of RAM, barely enough for a large text file or small photo today--the portable P...

Fortune: Look Out, Bill: Here Comes Martha Stewart She's done a magazine. She's done Kmart. Imagine what she'll do for software.updated: Mon Nov 09 1998 00:01:00

Never content to let other people do what she can do better, Martha Stewart has made it known that she is creating her own personal organization software. Yes, the Goddess of Good Taste could be Am...

Money Magazine: E-Mail Setups That Deliverupdated: Thu Oct 01 1998 00:01:00

When you sign up for Internet service, you get an e-mail address and e-mail software such as Eudora Light, Netscape Messenger or Microsoft Outlook Express bundled with your browser. So why bother c...

Fortune: Digital Entrepreneurs The programs--from databases to accounting and office suites--you need to make it workupdated: Mon Dec 01 1997 00:01:00

If you're a small business owner, you've got some big clout--and plenty of new software designed to meet your needs. After years of trotting their wares to FORTUNE 500 firms, software companies are...

Fortune: A BRAND-NEW WAY TO WRITEupdated: Mon Aug 04 1997 00:01:00

One profound effect of the Web is that people are increasingly comfortable with documents that mesh graphics, sound, video, animation, and, of course, hyperlinks. Software startup Trellix is bettin...

Fortune: CONFESSIONS OF A MICROSOFT JUNKIEupdated: Mon May 12 1997 00:01:00

I am depressed. I am also frustrated and worried about my future. And it's all Microsoft's fault. Pay attention, dear reader: The confession that follows may help you steer clear of my tortuous pat...


Unless you've spent the Past year under water, you've probably heard about the network computer, often referred to as the NC. Depending on how one defines the beast, you'll also hear it called the ...

Fortune: THE TROUBLE WITH SOFTWARE IS... IT SUCKS!updated: Mon Jun 10 1996 00:01:00

That's not a nice thing to say about a commercial activity that will contribute more than an estimated $50 billion this year to the economy. But it is a fundamental truth. Software customers--you, ...


FROM THE COMFORTABLE VANTAGE POINT OF LATE '95 here's a fearless prediction: Next year may be the best time this decade to launch a small business. Why? A cluster of positive factors seems to be co...

Fortune: THE WIRED EXECUTIVE MOVING INTO THE VIRTUAL OFFICE High tech helps a consultant keep company with his clients and save money forupdated: Mon May 02 1994 00:01:00

Peter Firestone, a senior manager in Ernst & Young's information technology consulting division, believes in getting close to his clients. So close, in fact, that he has no permanent office. Instea...

Money Magazine: Chalk talk Computers All-in-one programs for your businessupdated: Fri Oct 15 1993 00:01:00

Sometimes, Ken Cooper used to feel like head coach of the Software Team from Hell. "I was using six programs from four publishers," says Cooper, 45, who owns an executive training firm in St. Louis...

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