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A man and woman talk at the entrance of a house that was destroyed after a tornado swept through the area the previous night in Van, Texas on May 11, 2015. (Photo by Mike Stone/Reuters)

Tornadoes, hail and floods hit plains from Texas to Minnesota

05/17/15 09:49AM

A powerful storm system stretching from Texas to Minnesota brought flash flood warnings early Sunday after kicking up at least 19 damaging tornadoes overnight and pounding the region with baseball-sized hail.Thousands of customers were without power but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries.Forecasters said the system was... read more

200 schools...and counting

05/23/14 03:20PM

Adam Braun left his job on Wall Street and created Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit organization that has built more than 200 schools in 50 countries around the globe. read more

Mikael Addae (C), a barista at Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, helps a customer on September 6, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.

Local communities: Open for business

04/30/14 11:30AM

Consumers should support any of the country's 28 million local businesses this weekend during "Small Business Saturday," the CEO and chairman of American Express said during an Afternoon MoJoe web-exclusive interview. read more

Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC,, speaks at an event in Detroit, Sept. 12, 2012.

Expanding too quickly threatens start-up companies

12/04/13 12:00PM

Steve Case's Revolution Growth Group will invest $22 million in an East-Coast salad company, but he warned the shop's co-founder about expanding at rapid speed, during an Afternoon MoJoe interview. read more

IM5 wearing Toms shoes attend 6th Annual Kidstock Music And Arts Festival Sponsored By Hudson Jeans at Greystone Mansion on June 3, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

On a mission for the greater good

11/06/13 03:00PM

People are starting to realize that socially conscious businesses are "not a fad," the founder and chief giver of TOMS Shoes told Afternoon MoJoe. read more

Farmers prepare their land for crops at the northern city of Ocotal

Harvesting hope: The Buffett mission

10/23/13 10:45AM

Howard G. Buffett has set out to contribute more than $3 billion as part of his own 40-year challenge to feed the most vulnerable people in the world. read more

Is Amazon the next Wal-Mart?

10/15/13 01:45PM

We might be entering--or already be experiencing--the age of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. read more