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How to Manage Social Media for Business in Only 18 Minutes a Day

October 17, 2016<p>Share<p>Spending under half an hour a day managing social media may sound like a tall order, especially considering that an average user …

Textron Rethinking Key Specs of Business Jet

Customers Sought More Range and Other Changes, Top Aviation Executive Says<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—Textron Inc. is rethinking the design of what would be its highest-end business jet after customers indicated a desire for more range and other changes, the company’s top aviation executive said in an …

Why NFC in the iPad Air 2 is a big deal for small businesses

The iPad Air 2 is starting to make its way into people’s homes (here are some early thoughts) — and as usual, iFixit took one and tore it down to its …

How One Woman Built A Multimillion-Dollar Cupcake Business With Just $33 To Her Name

"People thought I was crazy, and they laughed at the idea," she told Business Insider. "But I just had this feeling that I had to do it."<p>After securing a location, whipping up a few recipes, and hiring two employees off the street, Butler opened the doors of Gigi's Cupcakes on February 21, 2008.<p>"I …

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David Cameron kept in the dark over EU’s bill for €2.1bn

David Cameron admitted that he had been left in the dark by George Osborne for two days as he complained that he had been hijacked by Brussels over an unexpected demand to pay £1.7bn (€2.1bn) to the EU.<p>The prime minister said he would refuse to comply with the sudden bill, which he first learned …

General Motors hails Opel dealership take-up in European turnaround plan

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - General Motors’ European transformation is gathering pace, it said on Tuesday, with the vast majority of its former Chevrolet dealers in the region now selling only Opel-branded vehicles to boost the once-flagging brand.<p>The General Motors logo is seen outside its headquarters …

RadioShack's Turnaround Plan Fails To Address Its Biggest Problems

And, given the details of management's most recent restructuring "plan" as presented to (and eventually rejected by) creditors, it appears the retailer is more at risk than ever before.<p>First, a breakdown of what's breaking down at RadioShack. On March 4, management presented to creditors, in a bid …

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The 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display

At Apple's media event yesterday, Apple unveiled a new high-end iMac that includes a Retina 5K display. Starting at US$2499 it includes the 5K display with a resolution of 5120x2880, a 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive and an AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics processor …

Chen pins BlackBerry’s turnaround hopes on software

BlackBerry CEO John Chen is staking his reputation as a turnaround man on as-yet-unseen software, and modest success from new hardware.<p>In a Q&A session with reporters Friday afternoon he betrayed some frustration with analyst and media calls for signs of a full recovery so early in his tenure (he's …

Porsche cashes in on turnaround with consultancy business

* Recovered from near insolvency to become VW profit engine<p>* Consulting business grew out of the turnaround plan<p>* Clients have included British Airways, SAP, UBS<p>By Andreas Cremer<p>BERLIN, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Just as sports car fans adore the Porsche 911, so company bosses are in awe of the automaker’s …

Tesco updates City on profits black hole, as UK retail sales disappoint -- business live

The day’s big story in the UK of course has been Tesco, and after its latest update its shares have dropped 6.5% or 12p to 171p, <b>writes Nick Fletcher.</b> That means around £972m has been wiped off the supermarket’s value today, as investors took fright at a bigger black hole than previously reported …

Bankrupt Apple Sapphire Supplier Is Getting Out Of The Sapphire Business And Now The Stock Is Soaring

The company will shut down its factories in Mesa, Arizona, and Salem, Massachusetts, the company said in a statement on Thursday.<p>Under the terms of the agreement, GT Advanced will be released from all exclusivity obligations with Apple and a mechanism will be provided for the iPhone maker to …

Profits halve at insolvency specialist Begbies Traynor as fewer firms go bust

Profits at the insolvency specialist Begbies Traynor have halved because fewer UK companies are going bust.<p>The firm, which has been administrator to indebted groups from Port Vale FC to Rotherham-based United Carpets, reported that pre-tax profits were down £2.4m for the year until the end of …

Insolvencies fall to eight-year low

The number of personal insolvencies in England and Wales fell to an eight-year low in 2013 as economic conditions improved, but experts warned that high levels of indebtedness could rise "in the not too distant future".<p>The Insolvency Service said 101,049 people had become insolvent during the year, …

'Insolvent' Tony O'Reilly must sell assets to pay bank debt, court decides

Former owner of the Independent loses legal bid to delay payback of £18m to Allied Irish Banks<p>Tony O'Reilly has lost his legal attempt to delay a court order demanding that he pay £18m to Allied Irish Banks (AIB).<p>The former media tycoon, who is now insolvent, faces a forced sale of assets in order …