After 30 years of success, the co-owners of Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineering, Lewis N. Melton and Robert W. Vaughn, were ready to retire. But closing their firm was not an option, so they needed a successor with both civil engineering expertise and management skills.

Today’s consumers expect smaller and more powerful electronics to keep them connected wherever they go—convenience without compromising on performance. From palm-sized smart phones to razor-thin multi-gigabyte MP3 players and feather-light laptops, our gadgets keep shrinking as their capabilities grow.

One of the best ways to get started as an entrepreneur is to identify a problem that you can solve better than anyone else. This was the genesis of Greg Coogle’s project, Air & Water Technology, which offers a unique line of HVACR and plumbing products.

In a faceoff to rival the debt ceiling debacle, 45,000 of Verizon Communication Inc.’s landline workers went on strike Sunday, after failed negotiations regarding pensions caused their contracts to expire at midnight on Saturday. The negotiations began on June 22.

Heavy data users will soon face charges from AT&T in their newest grandfathered data plan. Clogging the airways with excessive usage of the iPhone, iPad and smartphone data capabilities will soon result in charges for customers in the top 5 percent of data usage, the company said in a statement Friday.

Two of the largest smartphone hosts were engaged in a legal battle that has left the future of the Android phone in question. Apple filed a lawsuit against HTC in March for infringement of up to 20 patents “related to the iPhone's user interface, underlying architecture, and hardware.”

A supply chain is no stronger than its weakest link. Businesses at every phase of the supply/demand relationship need to embrace best practices and technology if they intend to remain relevant and flourish. 

Hackers are responsible for stealing customers’ names, account numbers, and contact information via their database, Citibank said in a statement on Thursday.

Twitter began rolling out its new photo and video sharing service on Wednesday, promising on its blog to users to deliver more relevant searches than ever before.

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