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Why retailers are pinning hopes on Pinterest
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After a tough day at work as a publicist in Minneapolis, Becca Bijoch would often indulge in a little retail therapy. She usually headed out to the stores as she did not care much for online shopping. That changed last year when the 26-year-old joined Pinterest, a photo-sharing website that allows users to "pin" images to online bulletin boards based on their interests and to follow others. Bijoch says she has found all sorts of things that she bought after seeing them on Pinterest. More

Benefits of social media for small businesses
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The social media revolution has changed the way that successful small businesses interact with customers and reach out to new markets. These six benefits will show you how important it is for your small business to start using social media. More

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Recent dog food recall highlights 2012 corn crop mold problem
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The problem of mold in 2012's US corn crop was once again highlighted following a dog food recall by grocery chain Hy-Vee, as the industry continues to look for ways to enhance petfood safety, according to a report. "The toxin becomes more prevalent in a drought year," said Ruth Comer, Hy-Vee spokeswoman. "We had worse drought this past year than we've had in years, so it's not totally surprising that we have a bigger aflatoxin problem this year than in the past." More

Women more active in-store mobile shoppers
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Consumers are using mobile devices in stores to price match, but they're not showrooming. After comparing prices and reading reviews, the next most popular activities among mobile shoppers are checking for in-store deals (49 percent) and browsing a brick-and-mortar retailer's own Web site (36.5 percent). More

London zoo to create map of city's cats
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The London zoo is taking stock of an animal you don't often find behind bars, launching what it says is the first interactive map of the British capital's domestic cats. The zoo said that its interface would allow Londoners to upload scientific survey-style photos, descriptions, and locations of their cats — creating a capital-wide census of the city's felines. The map may not ultimately have much in the way of scientific value, but it could prove popular among Britain's cat owners. More

7 tenets of a stress-free leader
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Michael A. Olguin, president of Formula PR, writes, "Over the past 20 years running Formula, I have developed a crystallized plan to ensure that I maintain my health, sanity, and motivation while continuing to run a rapidly growing public relations agency. Though the following seven tips may seem obvious, most business owners will agree it is incredibly tough to stay energized when the pressure of running a business during a down economy is so great." More

Better link building and improving your SEO
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The digital marketing world has seen more changes in the past two years than over the last 10 years combined, thanks to the release of Google's Panda and Penguin algorithm updates. Both have changed online marketing best practices, including everything from how sites should be built to how "backlinks" should be created. Links that go from another site to yours are called backlinks because they point back to your pages. Building these links, which point back to your website, can help improve your site's search engine optimization (SEO). More

Erie County, NY to hold hearing on animal abuse registry Feb. 14
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The Erie County, New York Legislature is again proposing a new local law which would create an online animal abuse registry and would allow for the Erie County SPCA "to establish and maintain" the registry. The proposed law requires pet sellers to consult the registry prior to the sale of any animal. The Energy & Environment Committee is set to discuss the registry at its Feb. 14 meeting. More

New AVMA euthanasia guidelines expand advice on preferred methods
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Species-specific sections and advice on ethical decision making are part of the American Veterinary Medical Association's new Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals, a 102-page document given its first update since 2007. The guidelines, available online on the organization's AVMA Policies page, were prepared over three years by a 13-member Panel on Euthanasia. More

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