This week on BusinessWorld, the European Union looks to boost its economy through a bond buying program which will have impact beyond its own economies. The airline industry is benefiting from lower oil prices and we have some ideas on how they might use those newfound profits.
This week, moves in Switzerland touch off shock waves in financial markets around the world. Target reconsiders its expansion into Canada...and the value of balancing optimism with realism in business and life.
This week on BusinessWorld, the guys discuss the business side of college football's first championship game...the biggest winner may not be on the field Monday night. Shopping malls are once again facing an uncertain future in an "over-retailed" Unites States. What can communities and developers do with dead malls?
This week on BusinessWorld, the guys buff up the crystal ball for the opening of the new year, but first we look back at how some of the predictions handed out a year ago actually turned out. Then we will look ahead to what prognosticators are saying for the coming year.
This week, events in the news feature a cast of characters straight out of the cold war...or a James Bond movie. Falling oil prices cause problems for the Russian economy, a move towards normalization of relations with Cuba was announced and Sony pulls a movie after a hacker attack and threats from North Korea.
This week on BusinessWorld, at this time of year when pricing takes center stage we look at the ups and downs of pricing. Whether it's oil, gifts or even entertainment, pricing runs the gamut from transparent to opaque. We'll take a peak behind the curtains of pricing and its impact on the macro economy and our own wallets.
This week on BusinessWorld, the falling price of oil is a simple case of supply and demand right? Well...sort of. That story and McDonald's struggles with competing organizational priorities: expand the menu to draw in more customers versus maintaining a speedy operation that delivers the goods within 90 seconds. And Uber experiments with moving stuff as well as people.
This week, robots are finding a home...and steady work...in Amazon's warehouses. Advertisers are using big data to help them spend their ad dollars wisely...and networks are using that same big data to snag those ad dollars. And we use a few simple questions to determine whether Art and Louis are micro-managers...you can play along at home too...this week on BusinessWorld
This week on BuisnessWorld, the word is out that Black Friday is dead this year...will we need Sherlock Holmes to figure out who killed it? Or can the guys come up with the answer on their own? The oil industry has been caught in higher supply and lower demand leading to lower prices for crude...could another barrel-based industry offer some pricing lessons?