Stephany Casiano

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France Shares Report on the State of Its Professional Photography Industry

France’s Ministry of Culture and Communication has published a new report on the state of the photography industry in the country. The study contains …

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McDonald's to Refranchise 3,500 Restaurants Worldwide

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The key to McDonald's turnaround plan: franchisees.<p>On Monday, McDonald's revealed its plan to fix the company's struggling sales. One major piece of the puzzle is refranchising to increase the company's percentage of franchised …

Fiat Chrysler Headline Profits Look Good, But Bernstein Research Worries About Threat From Debt

The headlines following Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) first quarter earnings report looked positive, with Bloomberg News saying profit jumped 22 per cent.<p>But Bernstein Research, in a published report, didn’t like what it saw, describing the numbers as “poor” and saying FCA’s debt load continues …

HSBC Advises Clients Against Fossil Fuel Investment

The fossil fuel divestment campaign is picking up steam.<p>Often dismissed as unwise by oil industry proponents and criticized as a distraction even by …

Starbucks is Selling California Spring Water For $1.95 a Bottle Amid a Historic Drought

A Starbucks owned bottled-water company in California is continuing to sell locally sourced spring water, as the Golden State battles one of the …

Avon reports 1Q loss

NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — Avon's revenue dropped in the first quarter, as a strong dollar pressured sales. The direct seller of cosmetics' performance …

Snapchat gobbles up big office complex near Venice Beach with 10-year lease

"Today is Snapchat's first official day leasing the space," Jim Abbott of Realty Advisor Group, who brokered the deal for the complex's owner, told Business Insider.<p>Snapchat had been rumored to be negotiating a takeover of a 55-unit office complex at the corner of Abbot Kinney and Venice …

Legendary investor Ben Horowitz on how an ‘accidental’ investment led to a startup now worth $2.8 billion

Before becoming a VC, Horowitz was the cofounder and CEO of Opsware, a data center software company acquired by HP for $1.6 billion in 2007.<p>With that kind of success, you would think Horowitz would be the type that tracks every metric down to the wire, making sure every move is calculated.<p>But it …

Cirque du Soleil expansion looks to tap into Asian demand for shows

At least once a week since Normand Latourelle brought his horses to Hong Kong, his phone has pinged with a request from mainland China: Can you bring your show to our city?<p>Mr. Latourelle is the founder of Cavalia, the big-tent equine ballet that is part rodeo, part Cirque du Soleil.<p>Hong Kong is the …

Hyams Beach Basically Has The Whitest Sand On Earth

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>We've found the bluest water. We've tracked down secluded wonders. We even found the prettiest beach on the planet. Now, we turn our attention to Australia's Hyams Beach, the most heavenly beach on Earth for a VERY good reason.<p>Located in Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Hyams Beach …

The Top 10 Coolest Caves Around the World

The deep, dark world of caves is fascinating. From caves that light up with the glow of millions of glowworms, to underground caverns stuffed with crystals bigger than the average house -- here's our guide to 10 of the coolest caves in the world!<p>1. Cave of Crystals - Chihuahua, Mexico<p>Know what …

The Coffee Industry Is Worse Than Ever For The Environment

Every day, coffee fans in cities from San Diego to Stockholm get a dose of self-satisfaction along with their morning caffeine jolt when they order fancy coffee that tastes great and that they assume is helping the environment.<p>But the recent uptick in coffee connoisseurship hasn't yet translated …

Why China doesn’t want to be the world’s largest economy yet

Among those who doubt the World Bank’s estimate that China’s economy is set to surpass America’s as early as this year is Beijing itself. Although China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) participated in the study, the agency, which oversees all of the country’s official data, did not agree with …

Gold is likely to fall further before it rallies

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Gold’s outlook is no better today than it was a month ago, when I said it still had further to fall before mounting …

Oil Company Argues Oil Spills Are Good for the Economy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Did you ever hear the story about a guy explaining the bright side of oil spills? You did not hear …

How A Redesigned Meal Tray Is Saving Virgin Atlantic Millions

Virgin Atlantic reminds us that even when measured in grams, the dividends of good design can pay off big.<p>At 35,000 feet, small design decisions have big consequences. Ounces saved, in the design of aircraft equipment, can vastly reduce carbon emissions for an airline’s entire fleet.<p>Case in point: …

Eurozone Unemployment Is Out, And It Remains The Ugliest Chart In The World

Eurozone unemployment is out, and it's held at 11.8%.<p>It's not just that the unemployment rate is so high, which makes it ugly, but rather that there's been so little improvement from the worst all-time levels. That's what's really astounding.<p>Here's the full report from Eurostat.

We Are Now *THIS CLOSE* To Recovering All Of The Jobs Lost In The Recession

Here's the latest look at how we're doing making up the jobs lost in the recession.<p>The red lines shows the trajectory of jobs lost and gained in this recession/recovery vs. the other recessions since WWII.<p>As you can see, we are now *this close* to making up the lost jobs.<p>Here's the chart from …

Trading Places: United States As The New China?

We’re all familiar with the reasons why the U.S. outsources large parts of its manufacturing resources overseas. But the surprising results from two recent reports suggest the global supply chain game is about to get turned upside down. Will businesses be ready?<p>On April 25th the Boston Consulting …

Singapore named the world's most expensive city

<b>Singapore has topped 131 cities globally to become the world's most expensive city to live in 2014, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).</b><p>The city's strong currency combined with the high cost of running a car and soaring utility bills contributed to Singapore topping the list.<p>It is …

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The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a truffle, fudge, or some other sinfully delicious treat. You will never regret indulging yourself with …