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Threads for rocking out to all her tunes.(Close-up: Avril Lavigne)
July 1, 2011 ... Like many celebrities hoping to break into fashion, Avril Lavigne partnered with a big she launched her Abbey Dawn clothing line in 2008. Just two years later, though, the business-savvy pop star and Kohl's ended their relationship, and Lavigne...

Crunching the numbers.(INC. DATA BANK)
July 1, 2011 ... FINANCE Increase in dollar amount of angel investments in 2010: 14% (from $17.6 billion to $20.1 billion) Increase in the number of companies that received angel investments: 8.2% (from 57,200 to 61,900) UNIVERSITY OF NEW...

Vive le car sharing: the founder of Zipcar retools in France.(LAUNCH)(Interview)
July 1, 2011 ... Robin Chase recognized early on that there is money to be made by making car travel smarter and more affordable. Her earlier company, Zipcar, shook up the industry by offering a subscription-based, by-the-hour system for reserving cars. After...

When it's OK to take a risk.(RESEARCH CORNER)
July 1, 2011 ... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The study: "The Paradox of Stretch Goals: Organizations in Pursuit of the Seemingly Impossible," by Sire B. Sitkin, Duke University; Kelly E. See, New York University; C. Chet Miller, University of Houston; Michael W....

Up, up, and away: racing to build the next spacecraft.(LAUNCH)
July 1, 2011 ... After the shuttle Atlantis makes its final-flight this summer, NASA will shut down the program responsible for 135 manned space flights since 1981. Now, NASA is turning to commercial companies to develop space-flight capabilities through its...