Business

  • New Year's Celebration: Luxury Dubai Hotel Inferno
    Dubai_fire 2015-12-31 20:57:03 UTC
    Fire engulfed a 63-storey skyscraper in downtown Dubai near the world's tallest building on Thursday night, but the block was successfully evacuated and there were only light injuries, the emirate's police chief said. Tongues of flame shot skyw...
  • Zuckerberg and wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity
    Facebook's_ceo_and_wife_to_give_99_percent_of_shares_to_their_new_foundation 2015-12-02 08:20:06 UTC
    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity. In an unprecedented philanthropic gesture for their generation, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla, celebrated the birth of their daughter with the ...
  • Poll: Fall fashion consumers overwhelmingly want to go shopping in the stores
    Poll-_fall_fashion_consumers_ 2015-11-02 07:52:28 UTC
    Poll: Fall fashion consumers overwhelmingly want to go shopping in the store. Shopping for fall fashion has several common threads among American consumers, according to a new poll—the strongest of which is an overwhelming preference for in-sto...
  • Donald Trump: Most good business negotiators were "vicious, horrible, miserable human beings"
    Donald_trump 2015-08-28 07:09:07 UTC
    Donald Trump had to do a bit of damage control on Thursday after repeatedly dropping Carl Icahn's name in a campaign speech and then saying most good business negotiators were "vicious, horrible, miserable human beings." Icahn, the billionaire ...
  • Why is Tony Blair so unpopular?
    British_prime_minister_tony_blair_and_us_president_george_w_bush 2015-08-11 19:58:11 UTC
    <h5><i>President George W Bush giving Tony Blair the presidential medal of freedom in the White House in 2009.<hr></h5></i>Tony Blair won the British general election in May 1997, with a landslide victory against the discredited Conservative gover...
  • Facebook earns 51 percent of ad revenue overseas
    Facebook-marketing-social-strategies-tobi 2015-06-09 21:02:14 UTC
    Exclusive (Reuters) - Overseas markets bring in more advertising revenue than the United States for Facebook Inc, amounting to 51 percent of global ad sales in the first quarter, with growth in Asia the fastest in the world at 57 percent, company ...
  • Tech leaders gather to mourn Dave Goldberg as the great connector
    David-goldberg 2015-05-06 03:47:12 UTC
    PALO ALTO, Calif. — Long after the crowd gathered for Dave Goldberg's memorial service had left the auditorium at Stanford University on Tuesday, one friend of the SurveyMonkey CEO sat in the shade of a pine tree trying to make sense of things. ...
  • Microsoft targets $20 billion in annual cloud revenue by 2018
    Satya-nadella-microsoft 2015-04-30 04:05:24 UTC
    San Francisco (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is targeting $20 billion in annual revenue from its cloud-computing businesses by the end of fiscal 2018, Chief Executive Satya Nadella said on Wednesday, signaling a tripling of such revenue in three years...
  • WikiLeaks Publishes Hacked Sony Documents
    Wikileaks.org-_the_sony_archives 2015-04-16 19:59:37 UTC
    WikiLeaks has published a searchable database of thousands of emails and documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment that were leaked in late 2014 after the studio was attacked by hackers. The database is the first time the information, which ma...
  • European Union to File Antitrust Charges Against Google - The Biggest Competition Battle in Brussels
    Google 2015-04-14 20:14:21 UTC
    <strong>Brussels - Europe’s antitrust regulator has decided to file formal charges against Google Inc. for violating the bloc’s antitrust laws, stepping up a five-year investigation that is set to become one of the biggest competition battles in B...
  • US housing starts total 897,000 in February, versus 1.05 million estimate
    House 2015-03-17 12:58:49 UTC
    U.S. housing starts plunged to their lowest level in a year in February likely as harsh weather kept builders at home, a temporary setback for the housing market recovery. Groundbreaking tumbled 17 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual pace o...
  • Vaccination skeptic offers cash for proof that measles is a virus; Court orders him to pay 100,000 euros
    Vaccination_skeptic_offers_cash_for_proof_that_measles_is_a_virus__court_orders_him_to_pay_100_000_euros 2015-03-13 15:02:11 UTC
    Four years ago, a German biologist who thinks the measles are psychosomatic announced on his website that he would pay 100,000 euros ($106,300) to anyone who could prove measles is a virus. After Stefan Lanka made the offer, a German doctor nam...
  • Republicans Try To Sabotage U.S. Government
    Joe-biden-gop 2015-03-10 07:40:17 UTC
    In an open letter to Iranian leaders, freshman Senator Tom Cotton and 46 other Republicans said that without congressional approval any deal between Iran and the US would be merely an agreement between President Barack Obama and Iran’s supreme lea...
  • Putin reveals secret Crimea plot
    Vladimir-putin 2015-03-09 16:03:37 UTC
    Vladimir Putin has admitted for the first time that the plan to annex Crimea was ordered weeks before the referendum on self-determination. Crimea was formally absorbed into Russia on 18 March, to international condemnation, after unidentified ...
  • Google shares drop on worries over advertising income
    Next_google_could_come_from_europe 2014-04-17 09:23:30 UTC
    Shares in Google have dropped 5% despite the technology giant reporting a first-quarter profit rise of 3%. Profits were $3.45bn, but investors are preoccupied by Google's inability to maintain advertising prices. A widely watched measure, th...
  • S&P 500 index logs its best week of the year
    Diaalnews 2014-02-16 05:36:57 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out its best week of the year on Friday as investors focused on company earnings and brushed off another weak economic report. Campbell Soup climbed after reporting earnings that beat the estimates of...
  • Feds let banks and marijuana sellers do business
    Diaalnews 2014-02-15 07:21:02 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday gave banks a road map for conducting transactions with legal marijuana sellers so these new businesses can stash away savings, make payroll and pay taxes like any other enterprise. It's not ...
  • At 20 years, NAFTA didn't close Mexico wage gap
    Mexico's_president_message_for_trump-_%22no._mexico_will_never_pay_for_a_wall._not_now__not_ever%22 2013-12-31 10:04:18 UTC
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Looking around a Mexico dotted by Starbucks, Wal-Mart and Krispy Kreme outlets, it's hard to remember the country before the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has dramatically expanded consumer choice and trade since it...
  • Apple reaches deal to bring iPhone to China Mobile
    Iphone_overuse_could_hurt_children%e2%80%99s_developing_brains 2013-12-23 09:54:53 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — Apple and China Mobile announced a long-anticipated agreement Monday to bring the iPhone to the world's biggest phone company. The deal might help to boost iPhone sales in a market where Apple Inc. faces intense competition. The ...
  • Online shopping popular, but won't save season
    Diaalnews.com 2013-12-22 21:59:41 UTC
    ATLANTA (AP) — More Americans are deciding to shop online this holiday season instead of heading to crowded stores. But that alone won't save what is turning out to be a ho-hum Christmas for department stores and clothing chains. Online sale...
  • Cyber Monday draws $1.74B billion holiday dollars
    0d01b0e391eac928440f6a70670099b0 2013-12-03 23:38:53 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber Monday is still on top. Retailers from Wal-Mart Stores to Amazon started rolling out "Cyber" deals at the beginning of November, and kept them going on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. That led some to wonder if earlier sale...
  • Record crowds over weekend, but spending declined
    P1090004 2013-12-02 07:36:21 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers got Americans into stores during the start to the holiday shopping season. Now, they'll need to figure out how to get them to actually shop. Target, Macy's and other retailers offered holiday discounts in early Novembe...
  • Americans kick off 2-day holiday shopping marathon
    Blackthursday-black-friday-diaalnews.com 2013-11-29 17:57:42 UTC
    The holiday shopping season started as a marathon, not a sprint. More than a dozen major retailers from Target to Toys R Us opened for 24 hours or more on Thanksgiving Day through Black Friday, the traditional start to the holiday shopping peri...
  • Shoppers head out for Black Thursday
    Black-friday-diaalnews.com 2013-11-29 07:32:24 UTC
    Black Thursday officially took over. The holiday shopping season kicked off much earlier this year, as at least a dozen national retail chains from Macy's to Gap to Target opened their stores on Thanksgiving Day. The holiday openings came despi...
  • Suashish Diamond's 2Q Sales +9%, Profit Surges
    Zimbabwe_may_recoup_millions_of_dollars_in_diamonds_kept_in_britain 2013-11-21 20:08:51 UTC
    Suashish Diamonds Ltd. reported that its standalone sales rose 9 percent year on year to $28.5 million (INR 1.8 billion) during the second quarter that ended on September 30. Expenses grew 11 percent to $30.2 million (INR 1.9 billion) during the q...