This week on BusinessWorld, an end to the port strike on the west coast, Apple zooms on speculation it may enter the car business, Walmart announces wage hikes that signal a tightening labor market and Paris tries to learn some lessons from Toronto.
This week on BusinessWorld, heirloom chocolates arrive just in time for Valentine's Day gift-giving, Expedia is on the hunt for acquisitions, the U.S. tangles with China over industrial subsidies and Google rethinks its stake in Uber.
This week on BusinessWorld, the US job picture improves, indicating a firming of the economy. Could that lead the fed to implement rate hikes this spring or summer? The Pinterest website aims at expanding its appeal to men. The question is how to do that while maintaining its destination site status among women.
This week, BusinessWorld takes an alphabetical approach to the week's business news. A is for Apple and Alibaba...two companies with stock prices that went in opposite directions. B is for Big Data and the unexpected connections it's beginning to make that may reveal more about individuals than they are comfortable with. And the latest problems between Greece and the European Union are brought to you by the letter E and G.
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.