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  • People pass row of Volkswagen e-Golf cars during company's annual news conference in Berlin
    VW has agreed budget car concept, design: manager

    Volkswagen has agreed the basic concept and design of a budget car for emerging markets, a VW manager told Reuters, nearing the project's completion after a long struggle to meet cost targets for the vehicle. … More »VW has agreed budget car concept, design: manager

    People pass row of Volkswagen e-Golf cars during company's annual news conference in Berlin

    Volkswagen has agreed the basic concept and design of a budget car for emerging markets, a VW manager told Reuters, nearing the project's completion after a long struggle to meet cost targets for the vehicle. "The concept and design are now in place," Hans Demant, responsible for the so-called budget car project at VW, …

  • The headquarters of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are seen in Washington
    SEC weighs requiring brokers to identify where trades made: Bloomberg

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is weighing a proposal that would require brokers to tell investors exactly where their stock trades are executed, Bloomberg reported on Saturday. … More »SEC weighs requiring brokers to identify where trades made: Bloomberg

    The headquarters of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are seen in Washington

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is weighing a proposal that would require brokers to tell investors exactly where their stock trades are executed, Bloomberg reported on Saturday. The proposed requirement would give investors more clarity on whether they were getting the best prices for the buy and …

  • The Jeep logo is seen on the wheel of a Jeep Grand Cherokee on the showroom at the Massey-Yardley Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram automobile dealership in Plantation
    Fiat Chrysler strikes deal to produce Jeeps in China

    Fiat Chrysler has reached an agreement to start producing Jeep vehicles in China with partner Guangzhou Automobile Group Co <601238.SS>, the companies said on Saturday, as Fiat tries to catch up with competitors … More »Fiat Chrysler strikes deal to produce Jeeps in China

    The Jeep logo is seen on the wheel of a Jeep Grand Cherokee on the showroom at the Massey-Yardley Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram automobile dealership in Plantation

    Fiat Chrysler has reached an agreement to start producing Jeep vehicles in China with partner Guangzhou Automobile Group Co <601238.SS>, the companies said on Saturday, as Fiat tries to catch up with competitors in a fast-growing market. The plan to produce three new Jeep vehicles in China for the domestic market, through …

  • Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, departs Manhattan Federal Court in New York
    Rajaratnam's brother loses bid to dismiss insider trading charges

    (This story from April 18 corrects the number of counts the judge called "inconsistent" from four to two in 3rd, 16th and 17th paragraphs) By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rengan Rajaratnam, the … More »Rajaratnam's brother loses bid to dismiss insider trading charges

    Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, departs Manhattan Federal Court in New York

    (This story from April 18 corrects the number of counts the judge called "inconsistent" from four to two in 3rd, 16th and 17th paragraphs) By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Friday lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading …

  • A man uses mobile phone at showroom of Toyota Motor in Beijing
    Toyota to launch China-made Corolla, Levin hybrids in 2015

    By Yoko Kubota BEIJING (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> plans to make and sell hybrid versions of its Corolla and Levin sedans in China next year, fitting them with locally-made components, in its … More »Toyota to launch China-made Corolla, Levin hybrids in 2015

    A man uses mobile phone at showroom of Toyota Motor in Beijing

    By Yoko Kubota BEIJING (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> plans to make and sell hybrid versions of its Corolla and Levin sedans in China next year, fitting them with locally-made components, in its first bid to entirely manufacture gas-electric hybrids outside Japan. The backdrop to Toyota's plans are efforts by …

  • Can Your ETL Make Your Reporting Faster?
    Can Your ETL Make Your Reporting Faster?

    Your answer to the question posed in the title of this post should be, “Of course!” If that wasn’t your answer, then read on to see three ways your ETL can make your reporting faster. Gathering Database … More »Can Your ETL Make Your Reporting Faster?

    Can Your ETL Make Your Reporting Faster?

    Your answer to the question posed in the title of this post should be, “Of course!” If that wasn’t your answer, then read on to see three ways your ETL can make your reporting faster. Gathering Database Statistics This can be the biggest bang for the buck. If the database optimizer doesn’t have current statistics,...

  • A Comcast sign is shown in San Francisco
    Comcast in talks with Charter over divestitures: source

    (Reuters) - Comcast Corp is in talks with Charter Communications over selling or spinning off roughly 3 million subscribers worth approximately $18 billion to $20 billion as part of the divestitures related … More »Comcast in talks with Charter over divestitures: source

    A Comcast sign is shown in San Francisco

    (Reuters) - Comcast Corp is in talks with Charter Communications over selling or spinning off roughly 3 million subscribers worth approximately $18 billion to $20 billion as part of the divestitures related to its $45.3 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable , according to a source familiar with the matter. The talks center …

  • An artisanal miner washes tin ore before it is bagged up and weighed, ready to be transported to the nearest major town for export in the Kalimbi tin mine near the small town of Nyabibwe
    Congo province poised to start certified 'conflict-free' tin exports

    By Peter Jones GOMA Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's tin producing North Kivu province may begin exports of certified 'conflict-free' minerals as soon as next week … More »Congo province poised to start certified 'conflict-free' tin exports

    An artisanal miner washes tin ore before it is bagged up and weighed, ready to be transported to the nearest major town for export in the Kalimbi tin mine near the small town of Nyabibwe

    By Peter Jones GOMA Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's tin producing North Kivu province may begin exports of certified 'conflict-free' minerals as soon as next week after the roll-out of a new barcode tagging scheme, the head of the regional division of mines said. North Kivu is at …

  • Chairman of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Li Shufu poses for a photo at an assembly line of the new Volvo automobile manufacturing plant in Chengdu
    China set to replace U.S. as Volvo's biggest market this year

    China is set to surpass the United States to become Volvo Car Group's biggest market in 2014 with sales of at least 80,000 cars in the world's largest auto market. Its car sales target for 2014 is around … More »China set to replace U.S. as Volvo's biggest market this year

    Chairman of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Li Shufu poses for a photo at an assembly line of the new Volvo automobile manufacturing plant in Chengdu

    China is set to surpass the United States to become Volvo Car Group's biggest market in 2014 with sales of at least 80,000 cars in the world's largest auto market. Its car sales target for 2014 is around a third higher than the 61,146 cars sold in 2013, while sales in the United States in 2014 are expected to increase …

  • Minority-Owned Businesses Spend More to Win Government Contracts

    The payoffs of a government contract for a small business are usually worth all the hard work that goes in to winning one, says Julie Weeks, a global expert on women’s enterprise development. “The government … More »Minority-Owned Businesses Spend More to Win Government Contracts

    The payoffs of a government contract for a small business are usually worth all the hard work that goes in to winning one, says Julie Weeks, a global expert on women’s enterprise development. “The government is a steady customer once you break in and understand the rules. They pay more steadily, they provide referrals, …

  • Seven Tips For Getting Good At Spotting Trends
    Seven Tips For Getting Good At Spotting Trends

    In order to succeed in business you need to anticipate what your market will want or need before it’s completely obvious to all. Learning to spot trends will give you great insight into your prospective … More »Seven Tips For Getting Good At Spotting Trends

    Seven Tips For Getting Good At Spotting Trends

    In order to succeed in business you need to anticipate what your market will want or need before it’s completely obvious to all. Learning to spot trends will give you great insight into your prospective customer’s needs. It might also lead you to developing a great new idea, product line or a whole new business....

  • Fasten Your Seat Belt for the “Battle of the Brands”
    Fasten Your Seat Belt for the “Battle of the Brands”

    The Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 phased out the Civil Aeronautics Board and its control of pricing and routes in commercial aviation and paved the way for decades of new entrants and consolidation … More »Fasten Your Seat Belt for the “Battle of the Brands”

    Fasten Your Seat Belt for the “Battle of the Brands”

    The Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 phased out the Civil Aeronautics Board and its control of pricing and routes in commercial aviation and paved the way for decades of new entrants and consolidation on an unprecedented scale. Now in the U.S. we have three major airlines: American, United and Delta and of course three …

  • Your Customers Are More Than a Stereotype
    Your Customers Are More Than a Stereotype

    In 2000, data experts conducted the very first study to quantify the amount of original user information created worldwide over the course of a year in “computer terms.” The study showed that over the … More »Your Customers Are More Than a Stereotype

    Your Customers Are More Than a Stereotype

    In 2000, data experts conducted the very first study to quantify the amount of original user information created worldwide over the course of a year in “computer terms.” The study showed that over the course of 1999, the world produced 1.5 exabytes of unique data (Forbes). Fast-forward 13 years, and experts determined that, …

 

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