Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Business - 25 January 2011

  • Best and Worst MBA Job Placement
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:42:42 -0800
  • Battery-Powered Trucks: Toys No More
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:42:42 -0800
    Companies such as Frito-Lay, FedEx, Coke, and others are starting to use more electric trucks, which they say are ideally suited for urban deliveries
  • The Renewables Race
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:42:42 -0800
  • Special Report: Green Business
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:42:42 -0800
  • Special Report: Small Business
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:42:42 -0800
  • Ongo: Aggregation So Good, You'll Pay for It. (Maybe.)
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:37:38 -0800
    Say "aggregation" to most newspaper publishers and what they hear is "content stealing." But a new aggregator launching today promises to put some money back in the pockets of publishers by catering exclusively to news junkies who will pay for a better reading experience.
  • Gold Drops to 3-Month Low as Investor Demand, ETP Assets Fall
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:36:10 -0800
    Gold fell to the lowest level in almost three months in New York as demand for a protection of wealth waned and as holdings in exchange-traded products shrank. Other precious metals slipped.
  • Stocks, Pound Fall, Gilts Rise as U.K. GDP Shrinks; J&J Drops
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:36:06 -0800
    Stocks and U.S. index futures fell, the pound weakened the most in a month and gilts rallied after the U.K. economy unexpectedly shrank in the fourth quarter, concern deepened Spanish banks will need more capital and Johnson & Johnson’s forecast missed analysts’ estimates.
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:28:03 -0800
    The top pre-market NASDAQ stock market gainers are: BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Harris & Harris Group, LM Ericsson Telephone, Savient Pharmaceuticals, and Skyworks Solutions. The top pre-market NASDAQ stock market losers are: Tellabs, Eagle Bulk Shipping, Rediff.com India, Randgold Resources, and DryShips.
  • Macau tycoon's empire in dispute
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:25:17 -0800
    A row breaks out between ageing billionaire Stanley Ho and his family members over control of his Macau casino empire.
  • BlackRock fourth-quarter profit jumps 77 percent
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:24:26 -0800
    BOSTON (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc , the world's largest asset manager, reported a big jump in fourth-quarter profit and revenue on Tuesday, aided by the global stock market rally.

  • Stocks set to slip at the open
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:17:48 -0800
    U.S. stocks were set for a slightly lower open Tuesday, as investors weighed a fresh batch of earnings results and awaited reports on home prices and consumer confidence.
  • 3M profit tops expectations
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:14:18 -0800
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - 3M Co reported higher-than-expected quarterly results on Tuesday, lifted by strong sales to the electronics industry.

  • J&J sales disappoint, recalls hit consumer brands
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:12:26 -0800
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson's fourth-quarter profit fell, hurt by lower-than-expected sales, as revenue from its consumer products fell amid repeated recalls of its household brands.

  • Hornby: a history in pictures
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:11:31 -0800
    Hornby, the maker of iconic British toys from Airfix to Scalextric, has given a profit warning after snowy weather hurt Christmas sales. Here is a look at the history of the toymaker from 1901 to now:
  • Verizon profit, revenue fall short
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:10:58 -0800
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications' quarterly revenue was slightly behind Wall Street's expectations, even as it reported stronger-than-expected wireless subscriber growth.

  • Rehn Urges Merkel Ally to Drop Crisis Steps Opposition
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:10:04 -0800
    The European Union dispatched its top economic official to Germany to break down resistance by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition partner to more crisis- fighting tools being readied for a March summit of EU leaders.
  • Macau's Ho accuses family of stealing casino empire
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:07:57 -0800
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Macau casino magnate Stanley Ho on Tuesday accused his family of stealing shares in his business empire and leaving him with "almost nothing" after a share restructuring he said...

  • Pre-market movers on Jan. 25 (KEY, BH, BTU, TRV, CCL, TLAB, HOG)
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:07:33 -0800
    The companies whose shares are moving in pre-market trade on Tuesday are: KeyCorp, Baker Hughes, Marathon Oil, Peabody Energy, Travelers Companies, Halliburton, Carnival, Tellabs and Harley-Davidson.
  • How to junk unwanted post
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:04:55 -0800
    Many readers complain that the financial institutions that are keen to take their money are less willing to answer legitimate questions. Jessica Gorst-Williams is here to help
  • IMF projects India to grow at 8.4 pct in 2011
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:03:10 -0800
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it expects India to grow at 8.4 percent in 2011 and fall to 8 percent, unchanged from its prior estimate as the two-speed global recovery will continue.
  • Spain Bonds, Bank Shares Fall on Capital-Plan Concern
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:02:03 -0800
    Spanish bond yields rose and bank stocks fell, indicating the blueprint Finance Minister Elena Salgado outlined to strengthen the financial system failed to calm investor concerns.
  • J&J Profit Falls as Product Recalls Drag on Sales
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:00:03 -0800
    Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest health products company, said fourth-quarter profit fell 12 percent, hurt by product recalls and declining sales. The company forecast 2011 earnings below analysts’ projections.
  • Futures lower as investors wade through earnings
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:59:34 -0800
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock index futures were lower on Tuesday as investors parsed through a slew of corporate earnings and continued to view the European economy with caution.

  • Busier Seaports in U.S. Benefit Union Pacific: Freight Markets
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:58:35 -0800
    U.S. West Coast ports are poised for two consecutive years of increased traffic for the first time since 2005-2006, a product of stronger global demand that will benefit America’s railroads and truckers.
  • Why chocoholics are nervous
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:56:48 -0800
  • Kimberly-Clark Profit Unchanged, Exceeds Analysts’ Estimates
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:56:44 -0800
    Kimberly-Clark Corp., the maker of Huggies diapers and Viva paper towels, reported fourth-quarter profit that was little changed as raw material costs increased.
  • Huawei Sues Motorola Over Asset Sale
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:51:05 -0800
    China's Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. has sued Motorola to delay the sale of the latter's wireless infrastructure business to Nokia Siemens Networks. The lawsuit alleges that such a sale would possibly result in illegal transfer of Huawei's intellectual property.
  • Auto sales lift DuPont profit above expectations
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:48:45 -0800
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sales of automobile parts, including paint and plastics, helped DuPont post a better-than-expected quarterly profit, and a lower tax rate led the company to boost its 2011...

  • Want to a be Famous Historian? Just Change History.
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:46:54 -0800
    In 1998, Thomas Lowry was at the top of his game. He had discovered an important historical autograp
  • St. Joe Vs. Halliburton Is Risky Game Of Legal Chicken
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:44:38 -0800
    A lawsuit in Delaware pits St. Joe against Halliburton over $1 billion in stock-market damages.
  • St. Joe Vs. Halliburton Is Risky Game Of Legal Chicken
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:44:38 -0800
    If stock charts were equal to eyewitness testimony, St. Joe Corp. would have an open-and-shut case against BP, Transocean and Halliburton over the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. And with a $1 billion loss in market value that could plausibly be tied to the oil spill, St. Joe might have the largest private claim in the Gulf.
  • Travelers beats estimates, sees market picking up
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:41:51 -0800
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Travelers Companies Inc posted a sharp decline in quarterly profit but still easily beat Wall Street estimates, and the largest publicly-traded U.S. property insurer said it was...

  • Why Further Reductions in the Value of Social Security is Dangerous
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:34:40 -0800
    Don't touch my Social Security. You've seen the newspaper headlines, placards and palpable anger whe
  • Questor share tip: Don't board Hornby just now
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:19:27 -0800
    When a company issues bad news and there is a large fall in its share price - as seen today with modelling group Hornby - it could present a buy opportunity. However, there is a risk that you could be throwing good money after bad.
  • St. Joe Vs. Halliburton Is High-Stakes Test Of Jurisdiction
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:09:47 -0800
    If stock charts were equal to eyewitness testimony, St. Joe Corp. would have an open-and-shut case a
  • The Guy From Dell Thinks I'm A Dope...And He's Right
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:09:28 -0800
    This is a story about backups. It's also a story about buying computers for your business online.
  • The Guy From Dell Thinks I'm A Dope...And He's Right
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:09:28 -0800
    I have a feeling that Jim Roth doesn?t think I?m very bright.�� And I really can?t blame him for feeling that way.� Maybe, after reading this, you?ll feel the same way.� And learn from my mistakes. Because this blog is all about doing things quicker and better.
  • Business Bullet: UK shrinks, EU banks, IMF call, US jobs
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:03:02 -0800
    Latest news on: UK shrinks, EU banks, IMF call, US jobs
  • How to protect yourself from scams
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 03:59:26 -0800
    The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) estimates that consumers lose £3.5bn to scams every year, with the average victim losing £850. But many lose far more. Read on for OFT's top 10 tips to protect yourself from falling victim to fraudsters.
  • Police seize scam mail bound for British consumers
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 03:46:44 -0800
    Scotland Yard detectives have seized thousands of items of scam mail destined to consumers in Britain in a bid to tackle the problem of fraudulent mail.
  • Global recovery not translating into jobs: ILO
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 03:32:34 -0800
    Global economic recovery is not resulting in job creation, as the number of the unemployed people worldwide stood at a record 205 million last year, the International Labour Organization (ILO) warned on Monday.
  • Recovery builds but Europe, inflation pose risks: IMF
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 03:29:19 -0800
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Europe needs to strengthen its financial rescue fund to reduce the risk of renewed global instability as U.S. tax cuts and buoyant emerging economies help propel the recovery...

  • UK public debt rose less than expected in December
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 03:17:37 -0800
    Government borrowing was lower than expected last month, making it less likely the Coalition will breach its spending target for the year.
  • US stocks set to open lower
    Tue, 25 Jan 2011 03:16:13 -0800
    Futures on major U.S. indices point to lower opening on Tuesday after a U.K. Statistical Department report showed that the economy shrunk in the fourth quarter.

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