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Apple dethrones Coca-Cola as top global brand

It seems technology companies have taken the fizz out of Coca-Cola.<p>Apple is this year's Best Global Brand, according to a report from marketing firm Interbrand, ending Coca-Cola's 13-year hold on the No. 1 spot. Google jumped to second, while the soft-drink giant fell to third.<p>Brand rankings are …

Your Company's Financial Roadmap, in Just 3 Steps | Inc.com

So you’re not pursuing venture funding, you’ve eschewed angel investors, and you’re going to bootstrap. I’m all in favor (after all, that’s how I grew my asset management firm, Lexion Capital), but you should still create a detailed business proposal, just as if you were going to pitch to a roomful …

Leveraged Loan Volume Slows In 3Q But Keeps Record Pace For 2013

After June’s shallow correction, the U.S. leveraged loan market was flat-footed to start the third quarter, though it regained its stride by August amid strong technical conditions and a spike in M&A volume. On the whole, volume eased to $124.8 billion during the third quarter – the lowest sum …

Top Campus-Based Resources for Aspiring College Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's fall and for college students, you know what that means: It's back to school. If you're girding for bad cafeteria food and all-nighters, you're smart. If you're also pondering a startup idea, you're probably crazy. That said, if you …

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For Sale: Used Toyota Corolla, Perfect For Muskie Trolling

So they say muskies are the fish of 10,000 casts, right? But if you looked at this guy's odometer, you might be able to figure out if muskies are the …

Vince Wilfork has torn Achilles

New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has a torn right Achilles tendon and is likely out for the season, a league source confirmed …

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Travel agent reveals strangest tourist requests

LastMinute.com has revealed a list of some of the more unusual questions from customers that left the website’s support team scratching their heads.<p>They include a request to remove a particular horse from stables in the Dominican Republic after a customer complained about being left with a red …

Across the Atlantic with the Red Star Line – in pictures

Albert Einstein and Irving Berlin were among the 2.5 million passengers, mostly migrants, who took the Red Star Line's ocean liners from Belgium to America between 1873 and 1934. Scroll through the gallery to view some of the images on display at the Red Star Line Museum, which opened in Antwerp on …

Travel to Mexico

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JetBlue's New Premium Class Is Nice But the New Coach Seats Are the Real Story

Yes, the new JetBlue premium class is nice, but the coach seat that most JetBlue passengers will actually sit in is being overhauled too. Here's what you should know about it.<p>JetBlue is rolling out its new premium class seats today at a rooftop launch event at its New York headquarters, but most of …

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The other side of St-Tropez

It’s easily one of the most recognisable names on the French Riviera. St-Tropez: the name alone conjures up images of champagne-fuelled yacht parties and star-studded beaches. And who can forget the sultry TV commercials from Bain de Soleil in the 1980s promising a 'St-Tropez Tan'?<p>In truth, the …

The Bosque of the Rio Grande, a Gem to Protect

Wildlife<p>After three years of drought, the Rio Grande flows bank-full during September floods, replenishing parts of its floodplain in New Mexico. Photo by Sandra Postel<p>September’s record-breaking rainfall and floods brought tragic loss of life and property to parts of Colorado and New Mexico. The …

Apple's brand now more valuable than Coca-Cola as tech consumes pop culture

Cupertino and Mountain View end Coca-Cola's 13-year reign at the top<p>The latest edition of an influential annual report sees technology companies further staking their claim to some of the world's most important brands. Interbrand now names Apple as the most valuable brand in the world, with Google …

Chinese airline industry battles delays as passenger numbers grow

When the young flight attendant joined a major Chinese airline last year, he received the usual training: how to evacuate an aircraft, how to serve food – and how to keep his cool with even the toughest passengers. "Our principle is: do not shout back, even if the customer curses you. Do not fight …