Younger Workers Create Career Opportunities Through Social Media - April 06, 2011 10:00 AM
Executives and CEOs are getting social media lessons from their younger employees, a form of reverse mentoring that benefits both teacher and student.
How Do You Spot Vintage Wine? It Has Fewer Radioactive Particles - January 22, 2011 07:00 AM
The level of radioactive carbon in wines made after 1950 is higher due to nuclear bomb testing, making it easy to identify new wine posing as century-old vintage.
How to Buy Safe Toys This Holiday Season - December 03, 2009 03:00 PM
The dismal results of a study on the presence of harmful chemicals in U.S. toys means parents should maintain vigilance this holiday season as they shop for loved ones.
For Credit Cards, 21 Is the New 18 - October 13, 2009 02:30 PM
The CARD Act of 2009 aims to protect young consumers by limiting credit card marketing on college campuses and setting limitations on those under the age of 21.
Is Starbucks Emerging From Its Dark Age? - October 05, 2009 07:00 AM
With Howard Schultz's second act at Starbucks in full swing, some analysts say the company has found a way forward after ambitious expansions left it in financial straits.
Twitter Valued at $1 Billion, But How Will It Monetize? - October 01, 2009 11:00 AM
Twitter, the San Francisco-based micro-blogging service, is reportedly receiving an additional $100 million in funding, but many still wonder how the service will become profitable.
Microsoft Photoshops Out Diversity for Polish Ad, Sparking Race Controversy - August 27, 2009 06:00 PM
Microsoft has apologized for replacing a black man’s head with that of a white man in a promotional photo on its Polish Web site, but concerns linger over diversity in advertising.
BMW Excludes “Urban” Ad Markets, Highlighting Ad Industry’s History of Discrimination Issues - August 24, 2009 01:58 PM
A leaked e-mail from BMW’s advertising agency sparked outrage among minority broadcasters this month, reviving concerns about discrimination in the advertising world. Despite diversity initiatives and other industry efforts, how much has really changed from the “Mad Men” culture of the 1960s?
Madoff’s CFO Could Lead Investigators to Co-Conspirators - August 12, 2009 06:00 PM
Frank DiPascali, who oversaw the day-to-day operations of Bernard Madoff’s fraudulent investment business, is reportedly cooperating with federal investigators and may implicate others who participated in the fraud.
Buyers, Sellers, Appraisers Damaged by New Home-Appraisal Policy - July 31, 2009 03:49 PM
A new rule that puts appraisal management companies between brokers and appraisers is threatening to put appraisers out of business, hurting home buyers and sellers in the process.
2D Bar Codes a Hit With Techies and Advertisers—Will They Catch On? - July 29, 2009 05:00 PM
QR codes are used in mobile-savvy regions of the world for advertising, ticketing and even nutrition information on food; how will the codes be received in the U.S.?
The Truth About Green Advertising - July 25, 2009 07:00 AM
Almost all companies claiming to be friendly to the environment are making false claims, a study showed. Competitors can challenge each other's green advertising claims in court.
Could Music Site Spotify Be the Death of iTunes? - July 23, 2009 05:00 PM
U.K. music-streaming company Spotify has plans to enter the U.S. market later this year; some think it will be a threat to iTunes, but are the companies really competitors?
Despite Odds, Some Grassroots Nonprofits Flourish During the Recession - July 21, 2009 02:30 PM
In an economy that has withered corporate and individual charitable donations, a few nonprofit organizations, such as Anne Mahlum’s Back on My Feet, are experiencing success.
Examining the Link Between Hormone Therapy and Ovarian Cancer - July 19, 2009 07:00 AM
A study indicates that hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of ovarian cancer by 38 percent. Hormone therapy has been declining significantly since 2002, when a major study linked it to increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer, and heart problems.
Meat Wars Illustrate Need for Local Food - July 10, 2009 12:00 PM
Food safety concerns have prompted the U.S. and China to ban imports of each other’s chicken, calling attention to the case for locally grown food.
Summer Spells Trouble for Teens - July 06, 2009 12:00 PM
In summer, experts say, teens often engage in high-risk activities due to a lack of structure and supervision. In a recession, shrinking opportunities may exacerbate these risks.
How Retail Bankruptcies Affect Consumers - June 28, 2009 07:00 AM
As more retailers file for bankruptcy, consumers should be pay close attention to advanced payments, gift cards, warranties and other agreements with retailers.
Study Says CEOs Are “Social Media Slackers” - June 25, 2009 10:30 AM
A study by ÜberCEO suggests that most CEOs of Fortune 100 companies are absent from social media sites like Twitter. Are their companies missing out?
Who Are Bernard Madoff’s “Feeders”? - June 23, 2009 02:41 PM
The SEC has filed fraud charges against “feeders” that made millions by passing their clients' money along to disgraced financier Bernard Madoff.
Virgin’s Richard Branson Predicts the End of Longtime Rival British Airways - June 23, 2009 11:00 AM
Richard Branson, the CEO of Virgin, has suggested that British Airways, the U.K.’s former flag carrier, may be doomed.
Are User Reviews Helping or Hurting Consumers? - June 20, 2009 10:00 AM
Businesses are seeing their reputations change as more and more people take to the Web to share their opinions. But it can make decision making more confusing for customers.
Are Magazines Doomed in the Recession? - June 18, 2009 04:20 PM
Newsweeklies such as Reader’s Digest and Newsweek have seen big drops in circulation while other publications are struggling to work the Web to their advantage.
Green-Backed Ventures Mean More Greenbacks - June 17, 2009 07:30 PM
The green energy sector is creating jobs and inspiring ecologically sound investment—and other companies to do likewise.
Palm Opts for Diplomacy Over Force in Dealing with Hackers - June 17, 2009 02:30 PM
Palm “politely” warned hacker group Pre Dev Wiki not to unlock functionality banned by provider Sprint. Does this mark a new era in hacker-tech company relations?
FDA Adds to Problems for Merck’s Asthma Drug Singulair - June 16, 2009 06:30 PM
The FDA has requested that warnings of mood changes and suicidal behavior be placed on the label of Singulair, which is also facing challenges over the validity of its patent.
European Courts Differ in Internet Piracy Policy - June 16, 2009 07:00 AM
Internet piracy is having a serious economic impact in Europe, and the courts of various countries are on the front lines of the battle.
Weddings Get a New Sparkle - June 15, 2009 07:30 PM
While soon-to-be brides and grooms are trimming their budgets here and there, providers of recession-friendly wedding accoutrements are thriving.
Canada Brands Are Up - June 12, 2009 07:30 PM
Iconic Canadian brands have held strong during the recession, seeing expansion into America and partnership with U.S. companies. Part of the key to their success is making consumers relate to their brands.
US Justice Department Considers Possible Antitrust Violations in Google Books Deal - June 11, 2009 07:30 PM
After Google struck a deal with publishers allowing Google to provide Web access to millions of books, the Justice Dept. is investigating whether the agreement could violate antitrust laws.