Business at a glance

Obama-Putin

New sanctions against Russia could hurt US firms

Jul 29, 2014
So far, the US hasn't been hit too hard.
Posted In: Russia, sanctions, ukraine
Misha Neal

Competitive swimming struggles to stay afloat

Jul 29, 2014
Parents and kids often overlook swimming when choosing an organized sport.
Posted In: swimming, Sports, competition, kids

IPOs - why the frenzy ?

Jul 29, 2014
It might be the busiest week for companies going public since August 2000.
Posted In: IPO, stock, biotechnology
Dollar Tree

Dollar stores adapt to an improving economy

Jul 28, 2014
Dollar Tree is buying Family Dollar. Dollar stores are selling different things.
Posted In: dollar store, Mergers and Acquisitions, Deals

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion to oil shareholders

Jul 28, 2014
Russia seized the assets of oil giant Yukos in 2003.
Posted In: Russia, big oil

Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar (yes, for more than $1)

Jul 28, 2014
The deal promises big cost-savings for both underperforming businesses.
Posted In: mergers, buyout, dollar store

Car companies are happy to lose money on electric cars

Jul 28, 2014
Why Nissan is willing to lose money on the Leaf.
Posted In: Nissan, batteries, electric car
Brunch

Weekend Brunch: Health care, global income inequality, and how to dress well

Jul 25, 2014
Linnette Lopez of Business Insider and Ben Walsh of Reuters discuss the news.
Amazon

Amazon makes a lot of money. But it still loses more.

Jul 25, 2014
Amazon's stock fell 11 percent this morning following another sad earnings report.
Posted In: Amazon, earnings report, stock, shares, S&P 500 index

Want to shop like a pro? Buy generic

Jul 25, 2014
A new study says chefs, pharmacists and other professionals prefer generic goods.
Posted In: generic drugs, cooking, generics
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