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23 Of Our Favorite Business Stories Of 2017

Amazon swallowed retail, massive hacks turned privacy into a joke, food was bad, RiRi was good, and everyone sued Betsy DeVos. Oh, what a year!

Posted on December 28, 2017, at 9:31 a.m. ET

1. Pearl Parties Are Taking Over Facebook Live, But Buyer Beware

Allison Dickson

2. Meet The "Young Saints" Of Bethel Who Go To College To Perform Miracles

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4. Airlines Treat You Badly Because They Can

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5. How One Generation Changed The Way We Think About Furniture

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6. RiRi's New Makeup Line Brings New Shades To Sephora

Inez and Vinoodh/Fenty Beauty

7. How America's Student Loan Giant Dropped The Ball

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8. How Fashion Nova Built An Entire Fashion Company Completely On Instagram

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9. There's A Fight Brewing Between The NYPD And Silicon Valley's Palantir

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10. 12 Things Millennials Aren't Buying

Why aren't millennials buying diamonds? https://t.co/yMmkzFUFBb

11. People Are Losing A Bunch Of Money From These Scams On Amazon

Loic Venance / AFP / Getty Images

12. There's A Wild Fight Being Waged Over Organic Chickens

Leon Neal / Getty Images
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13. The SEC Just Fined A Unicorn Startup For The First Time

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14. For A Glimpse At The Billionaire Class, Check Out Betsy DeVos's Finances

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15. Their Home Was In Foreclosure. Then It Was Sold On Reality TV.

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17. Betsy DeVos Is Being Sued By 17 States Over For-Profit College Rules

Darron Cummings / AP

19. Chipotle Can't Seem To Get Its Customers Back

Christine Chau / Via Flickr: 64190947@N03

20. Your Fidget Spinner Is Reshaping The Retail Industry

AP/Carlos Osorio
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21. "Not Safe For Celiacs" — Gluten-Free Cheerios Are Still Drawing Complaints

Thomas Heyman / Via Flickr: thomaaas

23. A Farewell To The Father Of The Latte

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