Business at a glance

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer judges onstage the Startup Battlefield Finals at TechCrunch Disrupt at Pier 48 in San Francisco, California.

Is now make or break for Yahoo's Marissa Mayer?

Oct 21, 2014
Yahoo posts its earnings today. Is Marissa Mayer's strategy paying off?
Posted In: Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, third quarter earnings, acquisitions
 The IBM 'Power6' chip displayed at a product launch in central London, U.K.

Why IBM is paying $1.5 billion to lose a business

Oct 20, 2014
By paying to split off its chipmaking arm, IBM may actually be getting a deal.
Posted In: IBM, chipmaker, computers

IBM will no longer make its own chips

Oct 20, 2014
IBM is paying $1.5 billion to GlobalFoundries Inc. to take over its the division.
Posted In: IBM, microchips, abu dhabi
Solar panels on a home rooftop

SolarCity courts customers by selling bonds

Oct 20, 2014
Raising capital isn't SolarCity's number one reason for borrowing.
Posted In: bond buying, solar power, SolarCity
Workers with the union 32BJ, many of them airline cabin cleaners, terminal cleaners and wheelchair attendants, participate in a class on how to better protect themselves from infectious diseases in the wake of increased concerns around the Ebola virus in

How to stop your people from freaking out about Ebola

Oct 17, 2014
Nearly half of Americans are “very" or "somewhat" concerned they'll contract Ebola
Posted In: Ebola training, corporate, Ebola
Customers exit a Starbucks location in New York, U.S.

Free Starbucks for life?

Oct 17, 2014
If you only plan on living another 30 years.
Posted In: starbucks, coffee, sweepsteaks
A man stands next to a window at the Google Inc. office in Washington, D.C., U.S.

Google's PAC spends in search of political influence

Oct 17, 2014
Google's Political Action Committee has spent $1.43 million on political donations so far this year, more than Goldman Sachs. Why is the tech giant shelling out and where does the money go?
Posted In: Google, political donations, Goldman Sachs

Brunch: HBO going rogue, markets swinging, frozen eggs

Oct 17, 2014
Market volatility, HBO going rogue, and companies freezing female employee's eggs.
Posted In: Facebook, NYSE, HBO

Citrus greening is hurting orange growers in Florida

Oct 17, 2014
The disease has no cure, and production is down in some Florida groves.
Posted In: citrus, crop, farming, Florida
Rows of Amazon employees send out packages in Germany during the holiday season. The retail giant announced seasonal hiring will increase 14 percent this year at its growing distribution centers.

Holiday hiring is a path to permanent jobs, for a few

Oct 16, 2014
Retailers are adding a lot of temps, but what's the long-term employment benefit?
Posted In: Amazon, seasonal hiring, employment, holiday workers
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