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United Airlines outsources 240 jobs in Canada

United Airlines is outsourcing 240 jobs at airports in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto, the airline said Thursday.<p>"These were difficult decisions, but necessary as we must continually look for new opportunities to run a more efficient and financially sustainable business," United spokeswoman …

How and Why Business Plans Have Changed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I encountered my first business plan in 1974. I worked on international plans for multinational companies in the 1970s, then on entrepreneurial plans for Silicon Valley startups in the 1980s, and on plans from startups everywhere in the …

Small Business

Sony Will Sell Its Founding Headquarters After Posting Huge Loss

The company is looking for a buyer for buildings that once served as the control tower for its sprawling operations, the Nikkei daily said, in a move that stands as neat signifier for the diminished fortunes of the consumer electronic giant.<p>The properties are in the Gotenyama area near Shinagawa …

Televisions

Here's Why Instagram's Demographics Are So Attractive To Brands

Instagram is telling advertisers that early photo ads have generated great results and that one client, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, reached 9.8 million people in the U.S. aged 18 to 35 in eight days.<p>Before buying Instagram ads, advertisers need to understand who is on the social network.<p>Over 90% of …

Demographic Shifts Contribute To The Changing Face Of Retail

So far this year, retail chains have announced some heavy cuts. J.C. Penney said it would close 33 stores. Macy's said it would lay off 2,500 workers. Sears will close its flagship Chicago store in April.<p>That's creating a glut of excess space. But that's just one of several forces changing the face …

To Succeed in 2014, Diversify or Die

U.S. executives forecast growth in 2014, but diversifying and new tools will be critical to getting there.<p>The year ahead is all about diversifying, diversifying, diversifying as many of you prepare to hire and grow--or so says a new survey of U.S. CEOs.<p>For its annual global CEO survey, …

Emerging Markets

The Sony A7 and Camera Development: Progress or Diversification?

It’s hard to look at the spec sheet on the upcoming Sony A7 and A7r mirrorless compacts and not be impressed. With a 36 MP full-frame sensor (on the …

Lenovo-Motorola deal puts more pressure on Apple -- analyst

Lenovo's decision to buy Motorola's handset division will shake up other smartphone vendors. And Apple could be among those shaken the hardest, says JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz.<p>Announced Wednesday, the $2.91 billion agreement will see Motorola's mobile phone business and associated patents …