Top Business Bulletins
Sure, hard work is one element of a successful business. But it is not all. Most successful businessmen do more than work hard. What do they do? They keep themselves aware about important events in the country that could potentially affect their businesses.
Truly wise businessmen study industry happenings and execute strategies in order to keep their businesses sailing steady through the winds of economic and political changes that are happening everyday around the country. Be like them. Keep yourself updated about the most important events that are happening in the business landscape. Read the most important events in the country from our news reports.
The Basics of Starting up a Business
Mastering the fundamentals plays a role in aiming success. If you want to be the best player in your chosen sports, you need to know the fundamentals of it. This is just the same with business.
2012 Top 10 Franchises
Are you planning to start a franchise business? You must be knowing about the benefits of investing on a proved business model than a completely new one.
Reebok Settled With Nike
Reebok has been selling Tebow products such as t-shirts and jersey with the name of the of the New York Jets' quarterback name on it.
Businesses Should Not Neglect Customer Service on Facebook
You have to know that your business’ Facebook page is important; it is just as important as facing your customer or potential customer, so you must not neglect or ignore your Facebook page but rather take time in maintaining it. You have to offer an online customer service.
Top 20 among the 100 Best Companies to Work For
Millions of new recruitment is going on everyday but it is really interesting to know who all companies are sitting at the top choice list of job seekers'.
What It Takes To Start a Small Business
Nowadays, it takes ideas and thousand dollars to start up your own business. Starting your own business is made possible through online freelancing networks. Heard of Freelancer.com?
How to Take Off the Negative Online Reviews of Your Business
As an entrepreneur, you have to be alert regarding what’s being said or reviewed online about your product or brand.
Hiring Slows Down Dramatically
In March, hiring slowed down since it is reported last Friday by the Labor Department that employers just added about 120,000 jobs.
Handyman Service Rates
One of the most excellent small business opportunities is becoming a handyman. There is a continuous demand for maintenance and repair services and a stable need for efficient and reliable handyman services.
Heinz Profit Falls in Q2
H.J. Heinz Co., the world’s largest ketchup maker, on Friday said that its fiscal second quarter earnings has dropped by almost 6 percent, narrowly beating earlier forecasts as sales in emerging markets and higher prices offset decline in production volume.
US Auto Sales to Stay Flat in 2012 – GM Exec
The US auto industry is expected to growth rather slowly next year as sales projection of new vehicles rising slightly from 2011, an executive of General Motors Co. said on Tuesday.
Groupon to offer “Epic Deals” starting Nov.15
In an effort to grab a much larger share of the holiday spending, online discount firm Groupon Inc. on Thursday said it plans to launch much bigger, ticket items this year as the company ramps up its business following its initial public offering.
Nvidia 3Q Earnings more than Double
Microchip maker Nvidia Corp. on Thursday said its fiscal third quarter profit has reached $178 million, more than double its earning last year, driven by strong demand for its computer chips worldwide.
Sara Lee Cuts Sales Outlook on Forex
Sara Lee Corp., which has reported a $217 million loss in its fiscal first quarter, has cut its full-year sales forecast for due to unfavorable currency exchange rates.
Anglo American Buys Controlling Stake in De Beers
Mining giant Anglo American has taken over diamond producer De Beers after paying the Oppenheimer family, which has ruled over the company for 80 years, $5.1 billion for the 40 percent interest in the company.
Demand for Durable Goods Rise 1.7 % in September
The demand for durable goods has significantly increased in September this year, the fastest in six months, the United States Commerce Department on Wednesday.
Dreamliner Dazzles Passengers in First Flight to Hong Kong
All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) has made history by successfully transitting its first paying passengers from Tokyo to Hong Kong via Boeing Co.'s 747 Dreamliner aircraft.
US Firms See no Change in Job Market
The National Association of Business Economics (NABE) said that. US companies have no immediate plans to increase their workforce, but also do not intend to conduct massive layoffs in the next six months -- putting the labor market in a longstanding stalement.
Google Firms up Deal to Buy Yahoo Core Business -- Report
Online search giant Google Inc. has been talking to at least two private equity companies on the possibility of buying Yahoo Inc.'s core business, a person familiar with the matter said over the weekend.
News Corp Investor Urges Murdoch to Sell Newspaper Business
The third largest investor at News Corp has urged media mogul and owner Rupert Murdoch to sell all newspaper business, which would allow the company to double the size of its buy-back plan.
GE Profit in Q3 Soars, Raises Outlook for 2012
General Electric Co., the largest conglomerate in the United States, said its profit grew by a fifth in the third quarter of this year, prompting the company to raise its outlook for 2012.
McDonald's Posts $1.51B Profit in Q3
The world's largest fast-food company McDonald's Corp. on Friday said its net income has reached more than $1.51 billion in the third quarter of this year on the back of higher global sales and new menu offerings.
Goldman Sachs Posts $428M Loss in 3Q
Due to political and financial turmoil in the United States, investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said its third quarter earnings fell short by $428 million– the second quarterly loss since it went public 12 years ago.
Coca-Cola 3Q Profit Edges Up
Coca-Cola Co., the world’s largest softdrink maker, said on Tuesday reported a slight increase in its third quarter profit driven by increase in sales and prices of its products worldwide.
Google Shares Surge Amid Robust Growth in Mobile Business
Shares of Google Inc. surged more than 7 percent on trading hours Friday, a day after the Internet giant reported a robust growth in its mobile business and upbeat revenue forecast in emerging markets in the third quarter of this year.
US Retail Sales up in September
The United States Commerce Department has released a new data on Friday showing a slight increase in retail sales in September this year, the highest in seven months, driven by higher spending on automobiles.
JPMorgan Income Drops in Q3
JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the strongest bankers at Wall Street, said its net income fell by 4 percent to $4.26 billion in the third quarter of 2011 from $4.42 billion a year ago, citing weaker investment banking and market results, as well as losses in its private equity division.
US Trade Deficit Narrows in August, Lowest in Four Months
The United States trade deficit has narrowed down to $45.61 billion in August this year, the lowest in four months.
iPhone 4S Breaks Preorder Record – Apple
Technology giant Apple Inc. said that its new iPhone 4S has broken previous preorder record, hitting more than 1 million sales in the first day, despite complaints by fans that the device is a “mere modification” of its predecessor.
RIM Reports Problem in BlackBerry Services in Europe, Middle East
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) reported on Monday that its customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa have been experiencing problems with various services.
Yum Brands Q3 Profit Report Fails to Ease China Fears
KFC’s parent company Yum Brands Inc. said on Wednesday that its net profit has hit $383 million in the third quarter that ended September 3, matching Wall Street’s expectations of 80 cents per share for the period.
Ford to Invest $4.8B in Plants, to Add Nearly 6,000 Jobs
Detriot-based auto giant Ford Motor Co. on Tuesday announced that it will invest more than $4.8 billion in its factories and add at least 5,750 new jobs as part of the new contract deal with the United Auto Workers union.
Starbucks Eyes Profit-Sharing Offset Cuts in Gov’t Spending
Starbucks Corp., the world’s largest coffee chain, on Tuesday said it is now eyeing profit-sharing with non-profit organizations to help offset the cuts by the US government in the funding for children and education.
Kodak Denies Bankruptcy Report, but Shares Plummet
Eastman Kodak Co., the company synonymous with cameras, on Friday denied reports over its planned bankruptcy that stemmed after the company hired a law firm well-known for such cases, triggering stockholders to pullout shares.
S&P Hikes GM’s Credit Rating
Standard & Poor’s has raised its corporate credit rating on US automaker General Motors Co. (GM), noting the company’s new labor contract would ensure its profitability and cash flow in North America in the wake of the global financial crisis.
Lower Jobless Claims, Higher GDP Allays Economic Fears
The number of Americans filing for new jobless claims dropped to a five-month low last week, while the US economy fared a little better in the second quarter, a separate government data showed on Thursday.
Reebok to Pay $25M over ‘false’ Toning Shoe Claims
US regulators on Wednesday said Reebok International Ltd, a unit of Adidas Ag, has agreed to pay $25-million penalty for unsupported and false claims with its RunTone and EasyTone, which was said to provide extra muscle strength.
ANA’s First Dreamliner Arrives in Tokyo
After three threes of delays, All Nippon Airways (ANA) on Wednesday has received its first Boeing 787 “Dreamliner,” the composite carbon aircraft that the American plane maker is fielding to keep its European rival Airbus out of its best market.
California Grocery Workers’ Union Ratifies Contract
Some 62,000 employees belong to the United Food and Commercial Workers Union has reached a three-year contract deal on Saturday, which has prevented the possible labor strike among grocery workers in Southern California.
FedEx Cuts Earning Forecast on Dismal Global Growth
FedEx Corp., the world’s second largest package delivery company, on Thursday said it is cutting its earnings forecast for the rest of the fiscal year due to uncertainties and global economic slowdowns.
HP Fires CEO After Just 11 Months
Computer giant Hewlett-Packard Corp. (HP) has fired Leo Apotheker as its chief executive after just 11 months on the job, replacing him with billionaire businesswoman and political hopeful Meg Whitman in an effort to remodel its corporate hierarchy.
KB Home Post Wider Loss in Fiscal Q3
The fifth largest US homebuilder KB Home on Friday said its net loss has widen to $9.6 million in the quarter that ended August 31, compared to just $1.4 million a year ago.
Netflix, Discovery Sign Deal for TV Shows’ Online Streaming
Online streaming giants Netflix Inc. and Discovery Communications Inc. announced that they have reached an agreement for the online streaming of the latter’s popular TV adventure shows.
Prada 1H Profit Soars on Asia Sales
Milan-based luxury brand Prada said on Tuesday that its profit increased by 74 percent in the first half of this year on higher sales of leather good in China and other Asia-Pacific countries.
US Regulator to Seek Higher Mortgage Fees, Risk-sharing
The federal regulator in charge of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said that he is considering some policy reforms in two of the biggest mortgage firms in the United States – which includes raising mortgage costs and risk-sharing with the private sector.
US Homebuilder Index Slips in September
A new data released by the National Association of Home Builders showed a negative sentiment among the industry stakeholders as foreclosures and higher cost of mortgages weaken recovery process.
US Household Wealth Dips in Q2
A new data released by the United States government showed that the average net worth of an American household dropped slightly as stocks portfolio and home prices slipped in April-June 2011.
GM, UAW Reach Profit-sharing Deal in New Contract
After seven weeks of intensive negotiation, General Motors Co. and the United Automobile Workers (UAW) has reached an agreement for the $5,000 signing bonus for all the company’s 48,500 employees – as well as the possibility of higher profit sharing.
Broadcom to Buy NetLogic For $3.7B
In an effort to expand its microchip unit, Broadcom Corp. on Monday announced plans to buy NetLogic Microsystems for $3.7 billion to capitalize on the fast-growing demand for mobile data services – particularly smartphones.
Carmakers Shifts to Higher Gear at IAA Motor Show
Despite uncertainties in the overall global economy, auto makers are now shifting to higher gear with nearly 90 new vehicles models expected to debut at the 2011 IAA, the biggest motor show in the world.
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