Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's (BABA.N) shares surged in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance to get in on what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history and profit from China's growing middle class.
Americans are starting fewer businesses, new companies are going out of business more quickly, and the new firms that do get off the ground are creating fewer jobs.
Businesses have spoken of 'relief' over Scotland's rejection of independence, but said the "no" vote is just the beginning of a period of change.
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Just weeks after dealing with the hacks of some users accounts, Apple set out on a campaign to tell people about how it handles personal information.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.
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Verizon Communications Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lowell McAdam said that questions surrounding the National Football League’s handling of domestic violence ignore the “culture of denial” about the issue.
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Transportation company CEOs recorded a median base salary of $330,000 in 2013, according to the latest CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies, 2014-2015, by Chief Executive Group.
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When CEOs look to the VP of sales for a report on the latest results, volume and growth are the usual metrics discussed. But these two points don’t necessarily link sales with strategy. That requires better metrics, for a variety of reasons.
No institution is more responsible for educating the CEOs of American corporations than Harvard Business School – inculcating in them a set of ideas and principles that have resulted in a pay gap between CEOs and ordinary workers that’s gone from 20-to-1 fifty years ago to almost 300-to-1 today.
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Flash storage is a huge game-changer for your business. Not just for desktop and portable computing, but also in the cloud. You owe it to yourself to ride this wave. Even if you don’t, your competitors will.
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Ashley Morris strives to be the dumbest person in his office. Morris, who is the CEO of Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, a specialty sandwich company with over 100 locations across the US, told Business Insider: "I aim to employ people who have education and skills that are above my own capabilities for all positions I hire for, effectively making me the dumbest person in the room."
The Google we already know controls our pockets, makes sense of the web and wants to understand our behavior. That one company already has such extensive reach is pretty crazy, which also raises a weighty question: What would a Google 2.0 look like?
In a recent video, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst explained why CIOs may have more success getting projects funded if they spend time cultivating relationships with line of business owners instead of simply turning to the CEO.
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The CEO of one of Europe's biggest asset managers has warned that markets will undoubtedly face a tough day on Friday as news of the outcome of the Scottish independence vote reaches investors.
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At the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on September 9, Merck CEO Ken Frazier told investors he wouldn’t join the giant wave of companies pursuing overseas acquisitions so they can move abroad and escape high U.S. corporate taxes. Such deals, known as “tax inversions,” go against Merck’s policy of only making purchases that give the company “quality commercial access and quality scientific access,” Frazier said.