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of the Fluid Retiree - In
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outright anymore. Many more people today continue
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their own businesses. What's more, retirees are fast
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reality TV trend can affect small businesses. Soon
we may reach a point where retailers in certain industries
have to spend more time protecting consumers from
themselves, than explaining product features.
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businesses use Linux and Open Source at the server
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