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Diet Pepsi Sales Plunge

Soda sales in general have been under siege, mostly because of high sugar and calories levels. Among the brands within the industry, Diet Pepsi has …

Offering Free College to Some of the World’s Poorest Students

Lots of uni­versity pres­id­ents talk about serving low-in­come stu­dents as one part of their edu­ca­tion­al mis­sion. Is­raeli en­tre­pren­eur Shai …

'Flash traders' investigated by FBI as book blows lid on their methods to billion-dollar profits

Federal agents investigating high-frequency traders as new book reveals high-tech trading tactics they use to make huge profits<p>The FBI is investigating whether “high-frequency trading” firms are committing insider trading or fraud.<p>The firms, which use computer-driven algorithms to buy and sell …

The Trillions of Dollars U.S. Companies Are Hoarding Overseas

And a tax repatriation holiday is no way to get them to bring it all back home.<p>There's a lot of cash on the sidelines, but those sidelines aren't in the U.S. They're overseas—in tax shelters.<p>According to a new report from ISI Research, U.S. S&P 500 companies now have $1.9 trillion parked outside …

Three Simple Ways To Create Customers For Life

You’ve heard it a thousand times: Happy customers translate into repeat business. For small businesses, truer words were never spoken. So why do some business owners view customer service as an unnecessary cost, believing in the adage that “a great product should speak for itself”?<p>“Many companies …

India's middle class creates interior design boom

Despite the economic slowdown in India over the past couple of years, the country's middle class has expanded.<p>And to impress their friends, more and more of them are getting professionals to help decorate their homes.<p>The BBC's Yogita Limaye takes a look at India's interior design boom.<p><i>Watch</i> India …

Interior Design

PayPal’s secret weapon: A Silicon Valley success story you’ve never heard of

Stan Chudnovsky might have a classic Silicon Valley story, but he’s anything but a typical tech exec.<p>Chudnovsky landed at San Francisco International from his home in Moscow in 1994 with $20 in his pocket.<p>Twenty years later, the affable and intensely intelligent Russian emigre finds himself …

Apple engineer explains where the iPhone came from

Offering a rare interview in the run-up to another legal fray between Samsung and Apple, the senior engineer behind the iPhone has explained where it all started, part of Apple's plan to communicate how groundbreaking the original iPhone was. Talking to the <i>WSJ</i>, Greg Christie explained how the …

A Chinese housing market crash could be even more disastrous than America’s

Investment drives China’s economy. And housing fuels a large share of that investment, contributing 33% of fixed-asset investment, says Zhang Zhiwei, an economist at Nomura—and, consequently, 16% of GDP. The decade-long housing boom that’s kept China’s GDP aloft has so far defied the bubble …

China

CATERPILLAR: Our Dealers Are Missing Up To $18 Billion In Easy Sales

In recent years, the Peoria, Illinois-based company has called the 178 independently owned businesses that distribute its earth-moving products worldwide everything from "a critical competitive differentiator" to "the foundation" of its success.<p>Now the world's largest maker of construction and …

Caterpillars