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  • Middle-market companies have historically relied on regional banks for deal making, but an appetite for Wall Street M&A specialty is growing.

  • Rethink Robotics' Baxter

    Small shops are on the cusp of turning to new, low-cost and more versatile robots in hopes of increasing their productivity and their bottom line.

  • Alexander 'Alex' Soros, founder of the Alexander Soros Foundation.

    A new Tau Investment Management fund aims to revamp the vast infrastructure that moves millions of products and materials around the world.

  • The Panasonic HX-A100 wearable Wi-Fi camera sat on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show this month in Las Vegas.

    More industries are adopting wearable technology—from health care to construction—to improve safety, boost productivity and save billions of dollars.

  • The biggest global deal trends of last year are already showing up in the first month of 2014, including media consolidation and bets on Japan.

  • In this November 2013 photo, an elderly couple plays slot machines at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.

    New Jersey's gambling industry is over $1 billion in the red. Can its adoption of online gambling fuel growth and make it a model for other states?

  • Entrepreneurs will be the ones to rebuild this economy, says brand strategist Carol Baker. Here are five start-ups she's watching in 2014.

  • An employee rings up a customer at Macy's in New York.

    It's hard to drown out all the negative noise coming from the retail sector this year, but not everyone had a bad holiday.

  • This year will bring good news to the wine industry despite aging boomers presenting a question mark for future demand, according to a new report.

  • While dominated by small- to mid-sized merchants, forerunners to large, national marijuana brands are emerging. Is pot America's next big industry?

  • The multi-billion-dollar telemedicine industry is helping doctors monitor senior patients remotely, allowing more of them to live independently.

  • Behind the Target security hack is a dysfunctional U.S. credit card norm created by opposing retail and banking interests.

  • Indra Nooyi, chief executive officer of PepsiCo Inc.

    Rejecting criticism from activist investor Nelson Peltz, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi says it just makes sense to keep its snack and soft drink businesses together.

  • Alastair Borthwick

    CFOs are hoping they can avoid layoffs and even boost hiring in 2014. Here's what it will take, according to Bank of America's Alastair Borthwick.

  • The Axon Flex is a tiny camera that can be placed anywhere on an officer's body.

    More Robocop than geek chic, Google Glass and other wearable technology are making their way into the workforce, via law enforcement.

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