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  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's top 9 flops, from Tablet PC to Xbox One

    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...
  • Many highly paid CEOs end up as failures, report says

    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...
  • $38,000 Full-Size Sedan Challenge: Overview

     
    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......
  • China: Hollywood Studios Still Face Headaches

    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...
  • Prices of latest iPhones putting off smartphone shoppers in China

    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,...
  • Behind NBCU's Dramatic Week: Steve Burke's Drive For Cash

    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...
  • Future jobs in customer service

    Future jobs in customer service
    How long has it been since you called a company on the phone for customer service? A week? A few months? Now think about the last time you went online to pay a bill or searched for an answer online. It was probably a lot more recently, right? In today&...
  • Robert B. Reich: Why we should stop subsidizing executive pay

    Almost everyone knows CEO pay is out of control. It surged 16 percent at big companies last year, according to the New York Times, and the typical CEO raked in $15.1 million. Meanwhile, the median wage continued to drop, adjusted for inflation. What's...
  • Should this airline merger be allowed to fly?

    Should this airline merger be allowed to fly?
    The proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways may not be a done deal, even if almost everyone is behaving as if it were. Although the combination, which would create the world's largest airline, has pushed back from the gate, it's still...
  • $38,000 full-size sedan challenge: Overview

    $38,000 full-size sedan challenge: Overview
    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 believe in big cars. Seldom...
  • GM Plans Eight 40+ MPG Cars By 2017

     
    GM's latest Sustainability Report pledges to improve gas mileage across the automaker's U.S. lineup 18% by 2016, reduce corporate energy use and propagate landfill-free facilities. GM also aims to double its number of cars that achieve an EPA highway...