Business at a glance

Kodak

Film directors want to give Kodak another artsy moment

Jul 30, 2014
Directors want the option to shoot on film. But can they prop up a dying industry?
Posted In: film industry, kodak, movies
McDonald's violations

How the McDonald's ruling impacts the franchise industry

Jul 30, 2014
It's not yet clear how the NLRB's decision will affect other companies.
Posted In: McDonald's, liability, labor, franchises

Time for 'You've got mail' to get on OKCupid?

Jul 30, 2014
The Atlantic's Megan Garber wants to see Meg Ryan and co. enter the 21st century.
Posted In: movies, romantic comedies, hollywood
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
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