Bayer sheds some brands to focus on pharma and fight pesticide claims

Nov 29, 2018
The giant multinational corporation Bayer is selling off the Dr. Scholl’s and Coppertone brands acquired four years ago when the company bought Merck. Now Bayer is looking to expand its cancer drug research and development and the agribusinesses it’s been…

How companies are sizing you up based on your behavior as a customer

Nov 23, 2018
Companies use your "customer lifetime value score," a secret shopper score of sorts, to determine how to treat you.
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The last CEO standing from the financial crisis

Oct 3, 2018
Cybersecurity is now the top worry of Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase.
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Why Walmart's employees are getting a raise now

Jan 11, 2018
If you work at Walmart, you might be getting a raise. The retailer announced today it will raise entry-level wages to $11 an hour next month. The announcement came as the company stands to benefit from the changes to the…

No surprise: real estate a big winner in tax bills

Dec 6, 2017
There are major differences between the Senate and House versions of the GOP tax plan. And while corporate America writ large appears to be the big winner in both versions, not all corporations are treated equally. Here’s a look at…

Lawmakers ponder fate of corporate AMT

Dec 5, 2017
The House and Senate have both passed tax bills cutting the rate that corporations pay. The lawmakers differ though on the details, including what to do with the corporate alternative minimum tax. The House bill repealed it, but after some…

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CEO switch up at Chevron is expected

Aug 24, 2017
Chevron CEO John Watson is likely to step down soon, the Wall Street Journal reported this week. If there is a switch up at Chevron, it’s not because of losses. Chevron continues to outperform competitors in a turbulent time. A new…

What's next for Japanese giant Toshiba?

Apr 11, 2017
Another day, another major Japanese conglomerate in financial trouble. This time, Toshiba. The company has announced it’s lost so much money, there’s “substantial doubt about the company’s ability to continue as a going concern.” What’s next for the company and…

"Star Wars" and the rise of the money making movie

Dec 12, 2016
The Star Wars film franchise changed this history of film, for better or for worse.
A member of staff demonstrates a Star Wars Jedi 'Lightsaber' themed umbrella at the 'Toy Soul 2015' exhibition in Hong Kong on December 19, 2015. The exhibition which runs from 18-20 December is geared towards local artists and toy developers showcasing new products.