Duke Bustacap

122 Flips | 6 Magazines | @DukeBustacap | Keep up with Duke Bustacap on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Duke Bustacap”

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. TV doesn't have a "terminal disease," it's still number one.</b> That's the opinion of Saatchi & Saatchi executive chairman Kevin Roberts, who has written for Business Insider on the enduring power of TV.<p><b>2. These are the 32 richest people in UK media, ranked by income.</b> Execs from the BBC, Sky, ITV, …

Advertising

Facebook slammed in Europe over U.S. spying

Facebook is starting to feel the heat in Europe.<p>The social network, and other big U.S. tech companies, might soon be forced to rethink the way they deal with user data in Europe.<p>The European Union's top court issued a strong opinion Wednesday suggesting that Facebook (FB) and others can't simply …

GoPro has crashed. Will drones rescue it?

GoPro shares are defying gravity no more.<p>After going public in June 2014 at $24 a share, enormous enthusiasm for the powerful GoPro (GPRO) brand sent its shares skyrocketing to nearly $100.<p>But valuations got out of whack with reality. The wearable camera maker's shares crashed back to earth this …

VW 'Dieselgate' puts 'lax' EU testing under scrutiny

How clean are cars in Europe, and what does the VW ‘Dieselgate’ scandal mean for the European car industry?<p>The exposure of Volkswagen as an emissions test cheat in the US has put the spotlight on the other side of the Atlantic.<p>The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) says there is …

Why Verizon and AT&T Are Spending Millions on Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit

Pope Francis is arguably the first pontiff of the social media age, and telecoms on the Eastern seaboard are beefing up their networks to be sure the …

China manufacturing index falls to six-year low in September

Global investors unsettled as survey shows China’s factories cut output, staffing and prices at a faster pace as both new export orders and overall new orders fall<p>Chinese manufacturing activity fell to its lowest in more than six years in the latest sign of the slowdown in the world’s …

Whole Foods hit with another lawsuit

Whole Foods has been taking some hits lately. The latest one comes from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which has filed a lawsuit …

Does the Starbucks Rewards Program shortchange customers?

Earning rewards at coffee giant Starbucks is easy. The company offers a star for each purchase made through its popular app and automatically …

Men's Wearhouse founder George Zimmer says he supports marijuana legalization

George Zimmer, the founder of Men’s Wearhouse, was the keynote speaker at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo on Friday where he delivered …

Report: China inks deal to buy 300 Boeing jets

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese companies have agreed with Boeing to buy 300 jets and build an aircraft assembly plant in China in deals signed during President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States, the official Xinhua news agency said Wednesday.<p>China Aviation Supplies Holding, ICBC Financial Leasing …

Rolls-Royce unveils rugby-themed Wraith

Rolls-Royce ‘Wraith – History of Rugby’<p>p90199186-highres<p>Individualization and rarity are the name of the game in the bespoke motorcar world. It's one …

Watson moves to Silicon Valley as IBM looks to cash in on Jeopardy champ

The name Watson may call up images of the slower-witted sidekick to the world’s most famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, but IBM Corp. IBM, …

Artificial Intelligence

Financial conditions and a catch-22 for the Fed

When Janet Yellen announced last week that the Federal Open Market Committee had considered, but decided against, a rate rise in September, many …

America might finally be ready to kick its junk food habit

US food firms and restaurant chains have been lining up to banish items perceived as unhealthy or unethical -- from additive-laden snacks to industrially-farmed meats -- in what experts see as a powerful trend.<p>"It's kind of like a whole bunch of things happening, snowballing," said Penny …

McDonald's

VW boss Martin Winterkorn's rise and fall

<b>As chief executive of the world's biggest carmaker, Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn enjoyed a prestige that extended well beyond the company's headquarters in the German city of Wolfsburg.</b><p>Last year, Forbes business magazine placed him 58th in its list of the world's most powerful people, …

Here's how much private debt countries have racked up since the financial crisis

Citi Research's latest global economic outlook is out, and it's crammed full of interesting data and charts on the state of the world. One of those charts shows how much private debt countries have accumulated since 2008.<p>Some countries have deleveraged — reduced their debt levels — though not very …

Economics

Exclusive: Pivoting after failed Syngenta bid, Monsanto to build big data business

CHICAGO/KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - With its shares trading at three-year-lows since it abandoned a $46 billion bid to buy Syngenta AG SYNN.VX last month, Monsanto Co plans to offer its shareholders a new corporate vision: a future in big data.<p>Soybean Plant Specialist Nancy Brumley ties up a soybean …

Agriculture

Caterpillar to cut more than 10,000 jobs

China's economic slowdown and cheap oil are killing more American jobs.<p>This time at a giant in U.S. business. Caterpillar (CAT) announced on Thursday that job cuts could exceed 10,000 through 2018.<p>Up to 5,000 employees will lose jobs between now and the end of 2016.<p>The moves are aimed at cutting …

FDA to Review Essure Contraceptive Device Amid Complaints

The Food and Drug Administration will convene a panel Thursday to review the Essure contraceptive device amid complaints that it causes harmful side …

North Dakota hit by falling oil prices

The oil rigs in North Dakota are vanishing, a sign that the slide in oil prices is taking a big toll.<p>There are now only 68 rigs operating in the state, down 65% in the past year, according to state figures.<p>For now, North Dakota is still producing plenty of oil -- little changed in recent months at …

Oil