Category: Economy

Debunking private equity’s debt ‘problem’

Debunking private equity’s debt ‘problem’

By Dan PrimackNovember 27, 2012: 1:00 PM ET   Study argues that debt doesn’t destroy private equity-backed companies. FORTUNE — Private equity has a reputation for bankrupting companies, by using copious amounts of debt...

From Hooters To Hot Buns: How Kat Cole Turned Cinnabon Into A $1 Billion Brand

From Hooters To Hot Buns: How Kat Cole Turned Cinnabon Into A $1 Billion Brand

by Jenna Goudreau, Forbes Staff  Kat Cole, 34, got an unlikely start in the food industry. While in high school in Jacksonville, Fla., she worked part-time as a Hooters girl, serving beer and chicken...

Is the U.S. Set for an Era of Slow Growth?

Is the U.S. Set for an Era of Slow Growth?

Is the U.S. Set for an Era of Slow Growth? The mood surrounding the U.S. economy is finally picking up.  The housing market is recovering, consumer sentiment is getting off the floor and, most importantly, unemployment is falling....

Unemployment Falls in 75% of U.S. States

Unemployment Falls in 75% of U.S. States

An increase in hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 37 U.S. states last month, the latest indication that the job market is slowly healing. Unemployment rates are now below 7 percent in 23 of...

The Best Retail Companies To Work For

The Best Retail Companies To Work For

Looking for a job in the retail industry? My Forbes colleagues have already laid out which retailers are doing theheaviest hiring this season, and which ones offer the best pay. But are you wondering where you’d be...

Your Black Friday Savings Cheat Sheet

Your Black Friday Savings Cheat Sheet

By now, you’ve been brutally barraged by Black Friday creep – the onslaught of promotions retailers have been hawking in their brick-and-mortar stores, online and increasingly, via your smart phone – for weeks, and...

Why Hostess Had To Die

Why Hostess Had To Die

Were outmoded products responsible for Hostess’ demise? Hostess Brands has now shut down and is going into final bankruptcy liquidation, killing 18,500 jobs and selling off its factories, brands and other assets. Yesterday bankruptcy...

The Dirty Little Secret Of Apple’s Black Friday Sale

The Dirty Little Secret Of Apple’s Black Friday Sale

At 12:00 AM on Friday, Apple cut the prices of some of its hottest products, including iPods, iPads and laptops. Shoppers around the world logged into the company’s online store to take advantage of...

The Woman Behind The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Woman Behind The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Executive Producer Amy Kule It’s a crisp Saturday morning in November when hundreds of red-hooded volunteers sip hot chocolate to ease the cold. A steady hiss of pumping helium hums in the background of...

Why Apple Will Win the Tablet Battle of the Holiday Season

Why Apple Will Win the Tablet Battle of the Holiday Season

Apple’s newly introduced iPad Mini and 4th generation iPad are seen during Apple’s special event at the California Theatre in San Jose on October 23, 2012 in CaliforniaApple unveiled a smaller version of its...