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Five retailers that do care about Google+

<b>Google+ is never far away from controversy or a heated discussion, be it what affect it has on organic search rankings or whether or not the 359m</b> …

Google Hangout

How Coach uses Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+

<b>It's that time of the week again when we take a closer look at a major brand's social strategy and on this occasion I've chosen to examine Coach.</b><p>The …

Boston's Store For Expired Food Is Looking Like A Better And Better Idea

Confusion over expiration dates is one of the main reasons why America throws away $165 billion in food every year, according to a study released last week by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Harvard University.<p>See, date labels that say things like "best before," "sell by," and "enjoy by," …

Chipotle Founder Completely Disses Former Parent Company McDonald's

But Chipotle founder Steve Ells has less-than-kind things to say about his former parent company, which spun off the burrito maker in 2006 to focus on its core burgers and fries.<p>In an interview with The Huffington Post's Joe Satran, Ells explain ed why Chipotle couldn't reach its full potential …

Holiday sales may not be as bad as feared, NRF says - Behind the Storefront - MarketWatch

Bloomberg<p>Against widespread uncertainty about how retailers’ holiday season will shake out, especially with a government shutdown thrown into the …

Business News, Personal Finance and Money News - ABC News

Fed raises key interest rate again<p>What the Time Warner, AT&T deal means for consumers<p>Starbucks says it will raise the price of regular drip …

Federal Reserve

Samsung Expects to Post Record $9.4 Billion Profit for Q3

Samsung may overtake Apple as the most profitable consumer electronic company, or at least give it a run for its money.<p>Samsung announced Friday that …

FAO Schwarz Considers Leaving Iconic Fifth Avenue Store

FAO Schwarz may vacate its iconic flagship toy store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue after almost three decades at the location, according to real estate …

Apple reportedly making a push in Indian retail stores

Long a neglected market for the Cupertino, Calif.-based company, Apple is said to be ramping up efforts to get iPhones and iPads into the hands of consumers in India.<p>Two top Apple executives in India met Monday with CEOs and top executives of major retailers in the country to discuss a new strategy …

Tim Cook

Local Maryland retailers are making a global impact

To succeed in retail today, you have to be exceptional – not only with the product or service you’re selling, but also in the experience you provide …

Selling

Walmex: a canary in the mine for Mexican growth?

It has been a long, long time – since 1999 to be precise – since Wal-Mart de México has turned in such a poor performance.<p>Walmex, as Walmart’s …

Samsung Denies it is Investing in Best Buy

It may be the weekend, but the world’s biggest companies don’t take time to rest and — to that end — Samsung today spoke up to deny speculation that it is planning to invest in US retailer Best Buy.<p>The Korea Times reported that senior executives at the two companies — which partnered in April to …

Online retailers turn to smaller towns

<b>Mumbai:</b> In July, when online retailer Yebhi.com tied up with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp. (IRCTC) to offer shopping services on the …

Dollar General Opens 11,000th Store

Dollar General on Saturday marked the opening of its 11,000th store with at a grand opening here.<p>CONNECT WITH SN ON TWITTER<p>Follow @SN_News for …

Urban Outfitters Is Going to Build Its Own Tiny Town

Good news retail fans! Everybody's favorite skinny jeans store, Urban Outfitters, is about to break ground not only on a new store but on an entire …

Real Estate

Wal-Mart ends Indian joint venture with Bharti Enterprises

<b>Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, has agreed to dissolve its joint venture with one of India's leading business groups, Bharti Enterprises.</b><p>Wal-Mart will acquire Bharti's stake in the venture, which operates wholesale cash and carry stores in India.<p>The US firm said that it was still keen to …

Ulta Grows By Offering Three Beauty Stores In One

10/04/2013<p>Related news<p>4/17/2018 Walmart teased a redesigned website, coming in May, in its bid to attract more online shoppers and fend off …

Obamacare Has ‘Raped My Future,’ College Grad Says in Viral Letter

A 26-year-old university graduate penned an open letter this week expressing her deep displeasure with President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, saying it has “raped” her future — and now the letter is going viral.<p>Ashley Dionne, a recent college graduate, posted the letter detailing her …

Internet ad spending tops $20 billion in first half of 2013

Internet advertising continues to explode as spending topped $20 billion during the first six months of this year.<p>The Internet Advertising Bureau touted the milestone on Wednesday, saying the surge in spending during the first half of 2013 represented an 18% increase over the $17 billion spent …

Fed minutes show policymakers debated tapering

Most Federal Reserve policymakers continue to believe tapering of bond purchases will start this year, minutes from September's meeting show.<p>Federal Reserve policymakers last month sharply debated whether to pare back the central bank's bond-buying stimulus, with some worried that the decision to …

The words “Made in China” could be on their way to saving millions of lives

China has a reputation for making quality consumer goods cheaply, quickly and in bulk. Now the world can turn to it to mass-produce a life-or-death product: vaccines.<p>The World Health Organization (WHO) announced this morning that it had “prequalified” a Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccine …

CEOs seek big deal to end crises

Washington Inc. is getting in on the shutdown action.<p>After days of watching the government closure and debt ceiling standoff from the sidelines, companies and trade associations are jumping into the fray, hoping to seize a rare moment in D.C. when a deal has to happen. And they prefer it be a big …

Dynamic Duos: Marriott’s Arne Sorenson and Hotelier Ian Schrager On Marrying Business Cultures

A global hospitality giant partners with the originator of boutique-hotel cool, wagering $800 million that opposites attract (guests).<p><b>Arne Sorenson,</b> CEO of Marriott International <b><br>Ian Schrager,</b> founder and chairman of Ian Schrager Company<p><b>Sorenson:</b> Because we come from different places culturally, …

Crowdfunding a Billboard for a Social Message

While the Internet has given us a great deal of control over our media environments, that control exists largely in digital space. We can place …

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Canada

North Korea's luxury ski resort opens for business

The secretary general of North Korea's ski association views the sprawling alpine landscape before him with unabashed pride. Facing a strong, cold wind, he points to a dip in the rugged, tree-covered mountains and says the sunrise is a sight of unmatched beauty, worthy of the nation's supreme …