Category: Personal Business

Aun San Suu Kyi: What It Takes to Compromise

Aun San Suu Kyi: What It Takes to Compromise

(Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) Aun San Suu Kyi came to Washingtonostensibly to learn how democracy works so she can share its lessons with colleagues back in her native Burma. ”[W]hich made us wonder,”...

A dead-sexy ride to lure the young

A dead-sexy ride to lure the young

A dead-sexy ride to lure the young   Young would-be buyers are losing interest in cars. To rekindle the fire, Toyota is unveiling a sporty new roadster that doesn’t cost a fortune. By Doron...

Falcone’s Fall: How A Billionaire Gambled On Washington And Lost

Falcone’s Fall: How A Billionaire Gambled On Washington And Lost

Phil Falcone made a $10 billion score betting against subprime mortgages, including an estimated $1.7 billion for himself. Then he steered his Harbinger Capital right off a cliff, betting $4 billion on the equivalent...

How Bad Is America’s Pension Funding Problem?

How Bad Is America’s Pension Funding Problem?

Unfunded liabilities in pension funds are just as onerous as other kinds of debt. Such liabilities now total more than $2.5 trillion and are growing at a rapid pace. No sooner had the Chicago...

Apple’s iPhone 5 Sales ‘Shortfall’ Means Precisely Nothing

Apple’s iPhone 5 Sales ‘Shortfall’ Means Precisely Nothing

Eager buyers crowd Apple’s Palo Alto store shortly after Sept. 21 opening Only one company could see its stock fall when it sells 5 million of its newest product in a single weekend: Apple. Apple...

Discover to refund $200 million to customers for deceptive telemarketing

Discover to refund $200 million to customers for deceptive telemarketing

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Discover Bank has agreed to refund $200 million to more than 3.5 million cardholders over claims of deceptive telemarketing. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation...

Companies turn to brain games to tackle work stress

Companies turn to brain games to tackle work stress

Some employers are expanding their wellness programs to include brain function exercises to help employees manage stress amid increased demands on their time and attention.By Katherine Reynolds Lewis   FORTUNE — Jeanne Siersdorfer is...

Was Romney’s Tax Gaffe a Repudiation of Reaganite Conservatism?

Was Romney’s Tax Gaffe a Repudiation of Reaganite Conservatism?

Mitt Romney is still dealing with the fallout from that now infamous fundraiser in May in which he tried out his best Thurston Howell imitation in front of a crowd of rich people. He’s...

Making Customers the Focus of Your Business

Making Customers the Focus of Your Business

Your business is more than just products and profits; it’s also about the customers who make it all possible. Keeping them foremost in your mind will make the products and profits a lot easier...

Bitter Harvest: U.S. Farmers Blame Billion-Dollar Losses on Immigration Laws

Bitter Harvest: U.S. Farmers Blame Billion-Dollar Losses on Immigration Laws

Ralph and Cheryl Broetje rely on roughly 1,000 seasonal workers every year to grow and pack over 6 million boxes of apples on their farm along the Snake River in eastern Washington. It’s a...