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Airbus racks up new orders to rival a scandal-ridden Boeing

<b>The numbers:</b> EADS saw order intake for its Airbus division surge 496.3% from the first quarter of 2012, contributing to the firm’s total profits of €243 million ($315 million) for the quarter.<p><b>The takeaway:</b> Orders for commercial aircraft are up, offsetting a decline in demand for helicopters and …

Aviation

Morgan Stanley shareholders allow Gorman to slide by, but he may not be so lucky next year

Despite some grumblings, Morgan Stanley shareholders approved the pay package for CEO James Gorman and other executives during the bank’s annual meeting today. But the proposal got the support of about 86% of investors, compared to the almost 95% who backed a similar measure last year. That means …

Morgan Stanley

Tim Cook Coffee Auction Ends with $610,000 Bid

The CharityBuzz auction for coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook has just ended, with a final bid driving the price up to $610,000. Previously, the auction had stagnated at $605,000, where it remained until 30 minutes before the bidding closed.<p>The $610,000 bid was placed by a newcomer to the auction who …

Need An IT Job? Try Washington D.C. And These 9 Other Cities Outside The Valley

Bright.com, a San Francisco job hunting startup, looked through 4.5 million job listings on its site and came up with this list. These are the cities that had the most per capita IT job growth and the most tech job openings over the past year.<p>Here's the list:

Employment

5 Bootstrapped Startup Tips to Survive the First Year

<i>Brian Casel is a designer and founder of a few bootstrapped startups. Connect with Brian on Twitter @CasJam.</i><p>Bootstrapping a startup is no easy task. …

5 Tips for Finding the Right Idea

Ask any entrepreneur and they will tell you—building a business around the right idea is easily the toughest part of getting started. Will this idea …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways To Stand Out By Choosing A Niche To Lead

Anyone who says he’d like to be the next Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, or Seth Godin doesn’t understand what it takes to be a standout entrepreneur. Standouts don’t aspire to be like anyone else. Instead, they forge ahead in an underdeveloped niche and define that space.<p>In order to do big …

How to Excel at the Subscription Economy

The term “subscription economy” refers to the business of offering subscriptions to consumers. For some companies, their entire business relies on a …

eCommerce

Two Words That Will Make You a Smarter Content Marketer - Copyblogger

You don’t usually envision a poet engaging in a pistol duel — let alone twenty-nine — but that’s exactly what Alexander Pushkin did.<p>His last duel …

Good morning China! Starbucks will soon be selling frappuccinos in your grocery stores

Starbucks has been working tirelessly to expand its business in China with its promise to open 1,000 stores by the end of this year.<p>The Chinese consumer loves Starbucks and in return, the chain has broadened its offerings by adding a breakfast menu, serving red bean and black sesame green tea, and …

Coffee

The Citi Economic Surprise Index Is Signaling A Comeback In A Weak Corner Of The Stock Market

Will stocks have a pullback? Eventually sure—but when? This past Friday, May 10, 2013 marked 176 days since a 5%+ pullback in the S&P 500, tying the record for stretches without a pullback in this 50-month-old bull market [Figure 1], so it may be close. Also, in the spring of each of the past three …

Fast-food workers stage protests for higher wages

Fast-food workers are staging unprecedented one-day walkouts in cities across the country. Milwaukee workers plan to join Wednesday as nearly 200 demand $15 an hour and the right to unionize.<p>A recent wave of strikes by fast-food employees in four cities is expected to spread to Milwaukee Wednesday …

China Stocks Continue Slide

China stocks continued to slide on Tuesday, with the Shanghai Composite Index down 1.1% in the day, its biggest daily loss since April 23.<p>Over the last three months, the Dow Jones Shanghai Index has fallen 8.47%. The Dow Jones Shenzhen is down 3.81% in the same period. The Hang Seng is doing only …

Argentines are now allowed to know the real rate of inflation, thanks to their courts

Argentina’s courts, in a welcome moment of sanity, have overruled attempts (link in Spanish) by Argentina’s government to prevent anyone who isn’t the government from publishing a figure for inflation that isn’t what the government says it is.<p>As Argentine official economic figures have …

Argentina

Watch Out, Spotify: Google Might Want In on Streaming Music

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google, possibly eying subscription music streamer Spotify's 6 million paying users, may be …