Alina Murzina

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Greece is becoming an emerging market

Five years into an economic depression, Greek stocks have been plunked into the same basket as Peru, Poland, Thailand and Turkey.<p>MSCI, the firm that oversees the family of global equity market indexes that bear its name, just stripped Greece’s stock market of developed market status, citing …

Here’s why Facebook’s investors find Facebook so baffling

Judging by the questions at Facebook’s first annual shareholder meeting yesterday, its investors are unhappy with its stock price, frustrated with its features… and just baffled by Facebook generally.<p>One shareholder complained that “there’s more junk coming through in your newsfeed and it’s hard to …

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A stronger euro and bad weather are hitting the world’s biggest fashion retailer

• <b>The numbers:</b> Fast fashion pioneer and owner of Zara stores, Inditex, reported net profit growth of 1.6% compared to a year earlier, and profits reached €438.3 million ($583.5 million). Its share price was up 4.5% in midday trading.• <b><br>The takeaway:</b> The results are the worst in nearly four years for the …

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ModCloth Founders On Doubling Down, Sizing Up With Plus-Sized Launch

It’s been just over a year since San Francisco via Pittsburgh style destination ModCloth raised a cool $25 million led by Norwest Venture Partners last June and its young founders are just now putting that money to work.<p><i>(An earlier version of this post cited Accel Partners as leading the June 2012</i> …

Walmart breaks ban on Bangladesh factories

At least two have sent massive shipments of sports bras and girls’ dresses to retail outlets in recent months<p>Since the Rana Plaza building collapse killed more than 1,100 people in April, retailers have faced mounting pressure to improve safety at Bangladesh garment factories and to sever ties with …

Why shopping the closet is the new flash deal

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Bib + Tuck<p>In the ever-expanding world of ecommerce, one thing rings true no matter where you go: people love to shop …

Survey: CEOs more optimistic on economy, hiring

U.S. chief executives expect to hire more workers in the next six months and that sales will improve modestly, a tepid if slightly optimistic reading of the economy, a Business Roundtable survey has found.<p>The group's CEO Economic Outlook Index, released on Wednesday, rose to 84.3 in the second …