| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:30 PM
In the last scenes of the classic film "The Godfather," a young Michael Corleone settles all family business by pushing out ineffective operators and eliminating stumbling blocks to future growth. Oh, yeah, he has some people killed, too. If you do away...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:05 AM
As a plant employee and general manager of POET Biorefining, I have seen firsthand the robust economic impact that ethanol has had on rural communities across the state and Midwest.
Groton, Aberdeen and towns across America's heartland are once again...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:38 PM
BEIJING — If Nicole Zhou reflects how the Chinese feel about Apple Inc.'s latest iPhones, the technology giant may have a huge struggle on its hands winning consumers over in the world's biggest smartphone market.
One day after the Cupertino,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:58 AM
BEIJING -- If anything indicates how China’s Apple fans feel about the company’s latest product release this week, it’s how Nicole Zhou spent her Wednesday afternoon.
One day after the Cupertino-based company unveiled two new iPhone...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
With more and more foreign films now being allowed into China, and potential revenues that can be earned having risen to 25% (from as little as 13%), one might think that doing business in China is getting easier for Hollywood.
But that's simply not...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:32 AM
If the new-car market is a Big Mac, full-size sedans would amount to only the sesame seeds. They're a sliver of the auto market, accounting for just 3.5% of new-car sales in the first seven months of 2013. Still, automakers......
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Nearly 40% of the nation’s best-paid CEOs over the past two decades were either fired, forced to take government bailouts or in charge of companies that paid huge amounts in fraud-related claims.
That’s the conclusion of a report Wednesday...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Microsoft's tumultuous fall on the stock market during the last 13 years has largely been fueled by missteps in the consumer products market.
Though Bill Gates had significant control until 2006, soon-departing Chief Executive Steve Ballmer ultimately...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:38 AM
A coffee connoisseur may look for balanced flavors, acidity and proper brewing technique in their cup of Joe, but America's palate prefers a more simpler brew: Folgers.
J.M. Smucker Co., the maker of Smucker's jam and Folgers coffee, reported...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Rivals ShoeDazzle and JustFab, L.A. fashion websites that sell women's shoes, will merge after months of negotiations.
The companies said the merger would create the world's largest fashion subscription e-commerce company, with more than $400 million in...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Tesla Motors Model S has quietly become the third-bestselling luxury car in California, trailing only the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW’s 5-Series.
Tesla has sold 4,714 of its Model S electric cars in the state during the first half of the year,...