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Quick news from around the Web...

Dick's Sporting Goods to open 54 stores in 2015

Comparable sales up 6% at Stage Stores; plans to close 10-20 locations in 2015

Alibaba launches $316M nonprofit for entrepreneurs in Taiwan amidst a government investigation of local operations

Kroger, Walmart among retailers lobbying to sell liquor in Texas

US Instagram users grew 60% in 2014, expected to top 100 million users by 2018

And finally...One dad is leading the charge to change the name of an Amazon membership program from Amazon Mom to Amazon Family, as it is called in countries other than the United States. Story

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