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Will 2015’s M&A Frenzy Carry Over to 2016?

by James Bryant

November 23, 2015

large fish eating small fish, mergers and acquisitions

So far, 2015 is on pace to be the biggest year for global merger-and-acquisitions activity since 2007. As of the first ...

Chipotle Closings Highlight Restaurant Food Supply Chain Risks

by Michael McLellan

November 23, 2015

Chipotle salad

Chipotle Mexican Grill is a leader in the fast-casual restaurant space. The chain has enjoyed rapid expansion over the ...

D&B Forecasts Slow but Steady Growth for US Economy into 2017

by Bodhi Ganguli

November 23, 2015

trees with dollar signs growing

The US economy will close out 2015 with a 2.5% growth rate, according to Dun & Bradstreet’s latest economic ...

Duck Boot Makers Nip at L.L. Bean’s Heels

by Catherine Colbert

November 18, 2015

LL Bean duck boots (photo by Flickr user adwriter)

When demand spikes in the US for a particular pair of shoes, most footwear makers turn to their overseas suppliers to ...

Urban Outfitters Tries On Pizza

by Alexandra Biesada

November 17, 2015

Urban Outfitters sign

Apparel retailer Urban Outfitters is trying something new on for size: the pizza business. The company yesterday ...

Dell and the HPs: Two Sides of the IT Coin

by Tim Green

November 11, 2015

HP and Dell logos

On November 1, Hewlett-Packard split into two companies: HP Inc. sells printers and PCs, and HP Enterprise offers ...

October 2015’s Biggest M&A Deals for Banks and Financial Firms

by Christian Hudspeth

October 30, 2015

two bankers shaking hands

October saw the three largest pending bank merger and acquisition deals of the year, including one that took three ...

Mobile Shopping Will Surge in Fourth Quarter, Facebook Predicts

by Alexandra Biesada

October 27, 2015

Person using smartphone mobile device to shop online

Chances are you’ll make a purchase using a mobile device this holiday season. An analysis by Facebook IQ, the ...

Rand Weakness a Symptom of South Africa’s Deeper Challenges

by Bodhi Ganguli

October 26, 2015

South Africa rand currency bills and coins

The South African rand will be one of the worst-performing currencies in the emerging market (EM) heading into 2016. ...

Big Oil CEOs Commit to Cutting Greenhouse Gases

by Stuart Hampton

October 19, 2015

OGCI members Helge Lund, BG Group; Bob Dudley, BP; Claudio Descalzi, Eni; Emilio Lozoya, Pemex; Josu Jon Imaz, Repsol; Amin Nasser, Saudi Aramco; Eldar Sætre, Statoil; and Patrick Pouyanné, Total

Late last week these 10 CEOs declared their collective support for an effective climate change agreement to be reached ...

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