24
JUL
2015

In the Headlines-July 24th, 2015

In The Headlines Daniel Wellington Makes the Cheap Watch Cool Again Daniel Wellington, or DW as the company is often abbreviated, makes watches that are both instantly recognizable and so generic they verge on invisible. They come with polished-steel or rose-gold-colored cases,...
17
JUL
2015

In the Headlines-July 17th, 2015

In The Headlines The World Economy Picks Up Steam, Despite Greece and China You would not know it, given the noise from China and Greece, but the world economy is picking up steam. Morgan Stanley predicted recently a global expansion of almost 4% in the second half of this year,...
10
JUL
2015

In the Headlines-July 10th, 2015

In The Headlines Inflight Internet: Why You Might Be Paying More for Less It is summer time, and that means millions of vacation-bound Americans are beginning to fill airports across the country. An amenity featured on more and more flights these days is Internet access delivered...
03
JUL
2015

In the Headlines-July 3rd, 2015

In The Headlines Fracking Makes “Made in the USA” More Attractive “Made in the U.S.A” is becoming more affordable and the reason is fracking. What is not so well known is just how competitive cheap oil and gas has made American manufacturing. BCG, the Boston consultancy,...
26
JUN
2015

In the Headlines-June 26th, 2015

In The Headlines Cummins Embraces Emission Control Tech to Gain the Advantage In an American economy driven by tech startups and high finance, Cummins, the country’s leading diesel-engine manufacturer, has not only survived but thrived in heavy industry. Driven by global demand...
19
JUN
2015

In the Headlines-June 19th, 2015

In The Headlines Is Facebook the New YouTube? Seemingly overnight, video uploading and viewing have exploded on Facebook, where users now watch 4 billion video streams a day, quadruple what they watched just a year ago. It is happening because the social network’s engineers,...
12
JUN
2015

In the Headlines-June 12th, 2015

In The Headlines Costco Becomes a Top Auto Seller Costco has benefited as Americans grow wary of car dealers. In fact, the firm has increased the annual number of auto sales it has arranged by 99% since 2008. For instance, Ron Schurter did not bother visiting a dealer when he was...
05
JUN
2015

In the Headlines-June 5th, 2015

In The Headlines Airlines Finally See Profits after Years of Restructuring The nation’s largest airlines recently reported exceptional (for the industry) first-quarter profits. And it had far less to do with the price of oil and jet fuel than with the industry’s ongoing...
29
MAY
2015

In the Headlines-May 29th, 2015

In The Headlines Verizon Bets on Video Streaming with the Acquisition of AOL Verizon, the country’s largest wireless carrier, has announced that it intends to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion in cash, pending regulatory approval. The deal, which is the latest marriage of convenience...
22
MAY
2015

In the Headlines-May 22nd, 2015

In The Headlines Organic Food Fight: Walmart Takes a Bite Out of Whole Foods Market Over much of the past 30 years, Whole Foods Market co-founder John Mackey enjoyed wild success selling organic groceries to the masses. That brought media buzz, fast growth, and high profit...