Abenomics struggles to deliver Japan public works boom

Abenomics struggles to deliver Japan public works boom

8:04pm EST

By Antoni Slodkowski and Junko Fujita

TOKYO (Reuters) – When Tokyo asked for bidders to build what is expected to be the world’s largest fish market on the city’s vacant eastern edge there were no takers. Read more of this post

Yum! Brands has stumbled in China over safety issues, but is moving to restore its growth

SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014

Yum! Brand’s Global Cuisine and Tasty Stock

By RESHMA KAPADIA | MORE ARTICLES BY AUTHOR

Yum! Brands has stumbled in China over safety issues, but is moving to restore its growth.

With 40,000 restaurants in 125 countries, Yum! Brands (ticker: YUM) has long been a poster child for multinational success. More recently, though, it’s also been known for its trouble in China—including food safety issues and local rivals encroaching. Now, though, investors can look to a promising next course. Read more of this post

Buffett Hints at More Heinz-Like Deals in Annual Letter

MARCH 1, 2014, 10:35 AM  Comment

Buffett Hints at More Heinz-Like Deals in Annual Letter

By PETER EAVIS and RACHEL ABRAMS

Updated, 2:49 p.m. | The challenge looming over Warren E. Buffett is whether Berkshire Hathaway, the vast business empire he has built over five decades, can continue to make the sort of large acquisitions that will help it grow at a pace that will sustain his reputation as the nation’s shrewdest investor. Read more of this post

Telepresence machines may soon become inexpensive enough for more everyday use, as a conduit for virtual visits among family and friends

The Rolling Robot Will Connect You Now

By ANNE EISENBERGMARCH 1, 2014

A few years ago, the introduction of remote-controlled robots on wheels brought a new dimension to Internet video chats, keeping the conversation going as people moved from room to room. But their costliness has made them a rarity in real life. Now that is changing, and the robots are becoming inexpensive enough that they may soon have many practical uses. Read more of this post

The workplaces of Facebook, Twitter, Google may look whimsical. But each design is calculated to mirror its company’s values and culture. “The harder we work, the more important it is to have space to get away from the chaos for a while”

The Monuments of Tech

By QUENTIN HARDYMARCH 1, 2014

Big Internet companies love to talk about how they are “disrupting” one thing or another, but they still want what big companies have always wanted: workplaces that memorialize their products and values. Read more of this post

Warren Buffett Predicts A Decade Of ‘A Lot Of News – Bad News’ Regarding A Warning He Sounded In 1975

Warren Buffett Predicts A Decade Of ‘A Lot Of News – Bad News’ Regarding A Warning He Sounded In 1975

SAM RO MARKETS  MAR. 1, 2014, 10:43 PM

Warren Buffett’s most important comments of late are tucked away in three paragraphs on page 21 of his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders.

It’s a warning about public pension plans: Read more of this post

Business television shows have a vital role to play in driving future economic growth in the UK; They are a very effective way of inspiring more young people to become entrepreneurs

Business television shows have a vital role to play in driving future economic growth in the UK, says Claire Young

They are a very effective way of inspiring more young people to become entrepreneurs, the former Apprentice finalist tells Rachel Bridge

Television shows have made entrepreneurship exciting, says Claire Young

By Rachel Bridge

6:00AM GMT 24 Feb 2014

Business reality television shows have been a really positive influence on young people and have encouraged many of them to start businesses who might not otherwise have done, says Claire Young. Read more of this post

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