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Activist Investor: Abercrombie & Fitch Should Boot CEO Jeffries (Yes, The Fat-Shaming Guy)

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries weathered a spate of bad publicity this past spring, when some ill-advised comments from a 2006 interview found new life on the internet.<p>The 69-year-old had candidly suggested the teen retail chain’s clothes were only for the thin and attractive in the …

How To Sell Almost Anything

My colleague Fred Allen went to a Best Buy store in Manhattan intending to buy an iPad. No sooner had he located the device than an eager salesperson approached and tried to persuade him to buy an extra gadget and a monthly data plan that offered perpetual 4G Internet access. The staffer asked no …

The Amazon Whisperer

On the trail of a mysterious online company that has cracked the secret to making products people want.<p>My Amazon search was specific: I wanted an inexpensive, waterproof, Bluetooth-enabled, rechargeable speaker, so that I could listen to podcasts in the shower. I expected many options. Instead, I …

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MF Global ordered to pay $1.2bn back to customers

US judge orders MF Global to pay $1.2bn in restitution to customers and imposes $100m fine<p>A federal judge in New York has ordered MF Global to pay $1.2bn (£740m) in restitution to harmed customers over its collapse.<p>Victor Marrero, US district judge for the Southern District of New York, has also …

Investing

Average FTSE director's pay grows to £3.3m per year

According to Incomes Data Services, a pay research company, this has brought the average pay for a FTSE 100 director to £3.3m per annum.<p>The 14 per …

FTSE

Scottish Widows secretly moves billions into dud funds

Pension savers' nest eggs were shunted into investments with poor records by Scottish Widows behind closed doors<p>Vast numbers of savers with pensions run by Scottish Widows have had their money secretly moved into dud investments, The Telegraph can disclose.<p>Data seen by reporters indicated that an …

Investing

Canadian fund eats up Wagon Wheels maker in £350m deal

Owner of Busy Bees nursery chain and Camelot to buy Burton's Biscuit Company<p>Canada may not be known for its biscuits, but when it comes to the company behind Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels, it proved too tasty a morsel to let go of entirely.<p>For the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan has agreed to buy …

Credit Suisse

How To Recognize “Big A**” Opportunities

Entrepreneurs have one thing in common: the ability to see and seize opportunities when others don’t.<p>I write this from one of Asia’s largest cities–Dhaka in Bangladesh–with street sounds making their way up to my 20th floor hotel window. Though still one of the poorest areas of the world, the city …

New York-Sized Iceberg Breaks Free Of Antarctica, Could Drift Into Shipping Lanes

Take an area the size of the entire city of New York, then subtract out the smallest of the five boroughs – the relatively small island of Manhattan – and the more than 270 square miles that remains is roughly equivalent to the size of a massive iceberg that’s just broken off the continent of …

Yes, Stuxnet Made It To Space–Way Back In 2008

So, will the ISS fall out of the sky?<p>If it was going to, it would have happened already. The infection happened some time ago; Kapersky declined to …

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

We’ve searched high and low to bring you the first annual list of FORBES 100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs. Whether you’re seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.<p>The picks here are arranged in no specific …

RBS and Barclays drop premium rate lines as watchdog shames financial sector

Which? reveals that nearly three-quarters of financial firms' customer service and complaint phone lines are pricey 084 or 087 numbers<p>Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays has vowed to axe premium rate customer phone lines after it emerged 73 per cent of financial firms' charge savers extra to ring …

Investing

Bigger Than Craisins: Can A Third Way To Sell Cranberries Keep Ocean Spray Fresh?

Gary Garretson makes his living the way his father and grandfather did: in the bogs of southeastern Massachusetts, slurping up cranberries with a hose. “I’m a few steps above a hunter-gatherer here,” he says.<p>Like three generations before him his family’s fruit–some 200 barrels of berries per acre …

What’s Missing From Your “Growth Hacking” Strategy

By Ryan Hoover6 minute Read<p>Growth hacking is sexy these days: surrounded with hype but often misunderstood. Most people equate it with viral user …