Category: Personal Business

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...

Where America’s Richest Man Is Investing His Money

Where America’s Richest Man Is Investing His Money

Bill Gates is best known for hisMicrosoft billions and the great philanthropic works that have followed. But something interesting has happened recently, and perhaps notably with this year’s Forbes 400 number-crunching, which puts him on our list up...

The Education Of Oprah Winfrey: How She Saved Her South African School

The Education Of Oprah Winfrey: How She Saved Her South African School

Eighteen-year-old Mashadi is typical: Her father died four years ago, leaving her mother as the sole breadwinner. But as her former classmates remember the miners, she’s preparing for a new ritual. That same week...

When Cash Is King: 5 Situations in Which You Should Pay with Hard Currency

When Cash Is King: 5 Situations in Which You Should Pay with Hard Currency

We are all familiar with the convenience of credit and debit cards, and there’s no denying that they’re the preferred method of payment for many transactions. But sometimes good old hard currency is preferable....

Is ‘Opting Out’ The New American Dream For Working Women?

Is ‘Opting Out’ The New American Dream For Working Women?

Stroller Parking (Photo credit: Joe Shlabotnik) When her daughter was born twelve months ago, Erin, a mother of one living in Seattle with her husband and golden retriever, weighed her options and decided to...