This week on BusinessWorld, Janet Yellin offers more clues to the inevitable interest rate hike in our future (while still leaving her options open on when the move will actually occur). Banks are hit with more than five billion dollars in fines for manipulating exchange rates, but the outrage and outcry over the misdeeds is muted. And peak travel season is just beginning. Airlines forecast full planes and we have some tips to make your time in the air...and in the airport...more pleasant.
This week on BusinessWorld, there are big deals brewing, but with unusual suspects. Verizon antes up more than four billion dollars for AOL, a company that has had a poor record in mega-mergers. And Russia's major energy company is rumored to be an acquisition target.
This week on BusinessWorld, the unemployment rate drops and both Wall Street and the Fed take note. Whole Foods targets a new market with new stores, we'll assess the risks and benefits. And tea makes a comeback, but can a tea shop really make inroads with guys?
This week on BusinessWorld, Omaha is hopping as Warren Buffet's acolytes hit town for an audience with the Oracle of Omaha. Twitter and Linked In suffer through a tough week on Wall Street. and Apple's watch is off to a bit of a stumbling start.
This week on BusinessWorld, just one day after being named an Outstanding Alum of the University of Tulsa, Microsoft's Shaun Alexander joins the guys to look at the week's business news. Topics range from what went wrong with the proposed merger of the nation's two largest cable television providers to whether the NASDAQ's current record valuations are a sign of another bubble in tech stocks. And the four of us role play how we'd react if the computers went down in our Starbucks. What's the right approach if you can't charge customers for their drinks (turns out there are lots of option
This week on BusinessWorld, we connect the dots between these stories: Changes in the types of collectible cars going to auction, the rebirth of vinyl in the age of Spotify and the move by Netflix away from the "long tail" business model.
This week on BusinessWorld, Big Data is playing an increasingly larger role in much of our lives. Sometimes it's in ways we see and appreciate...sometimes, not so much. Examples on this week's show include insurance coverage based less on actuarial tables and more on real-time data about your lifestyle and activities. Hotel chains are also getting onboard the Big Data bandwagon to help guide the development of their newest "lifestyle brands".
This week on BusinessWorld, bourbon is on the upswing, while scotch is trending downward. Walmart ups the pricing pressure on its suppliers, and with the opening weekend of baseball season, the major leagues try to find the sweet spot between attracting new fans with a streamlined pace of play while not turning off older fans who enjoy the games' leisurely feel.
This week on BusinessWorld, in a world where smartphones are trying to supplant physical credit cards as the preferred means of payment, a new technological advance in Europe may be the best hope for the future of physical cards. But there is one card that technology can't seem to replace...and we'll talk about why on this week's show.
This week on BusinessWorld, parsing "Fed-speak" drives a week of gyrations in the markets. Silicon Valley regains its allure but the promise may exceed the payoff. And Caesar's Palace prepares for bankruptcy. It's largest asset may surprise you.