Category Archives: Business

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fast Becoming the Nightmareliner

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner plagued by glitches and potential safety problems Another incident involving the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner — this a fuel leak on a 787 scheduled to fly from Boston to Tokyo with … Continue reading

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Twinkies Maker Hostess Going Out of Business

Friday, November 16, 2012 Hostess Twinkies, an American Institution, since 1930 Hostess, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business after striking workers failed to heed a Thursday deadline to return to work, the … Continue reading

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Facebook IPO: Over-Hyped and Over-Valued

Saturday, May 19, 2012 Facebook’s long awaited IPO dominated the news Friday. Wall Street, salivating over the anticipated value of the social-media giant, said the company was worth as much as $104 billion, opened at $38 a share, selling some … Continue reading

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Delta Air Lines Buys Its Own Oil Refinery

Friday, May 4, 2012 Soaring fuel costs coupled with no relief from the Obama administration forced Delta Airlines to take the unusual step of buying its own oil refinery near Philadelphia, PA. Delta Air Lines will buy the Trainer Oil … Continue reading

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No Subway $5 Footlongs In SF, ‘Cost of Doing Business’ Too High

Thursday, March 29, 2012 ♫ Five… ♫ Five dollar… ♫ Five dollar Footlongs… So goes the catchy Subway sandwich TV ditty. Everywhere, that is, except the City by the Bay. The high cost of doing business in San Francisco means … Continue reading

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Big Banks Blink on New Debit Card Fees

Friday, October 28, 2011 Thanks to a lethal mix of Occupy Wall Street fervor, livid consumers and Washington politicians running for reelection and most of the big U.S. banks have decided to steer clear of imposing debit card fees. The … Continue reading

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Boeing: China Needs 5,000 New Airliners Over Next 20 Years

Thursday, September 8, 2011 With the U.S. fading and China rising, Boeing says sustained economic growth, growing trade activities, increasing personal wealth and personal income, are the driving forces in shaping China’s exploding air travel market. The figure projected by … Continue reading

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Japan Airlines to File for Bankruptcy

Monday, January 18, 2010 Japan Airlines (JAL) is expected to file for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, ending months of speculation over the debt-ridden carrier’s future. If all goes as planned, the bankruptcy filing will be followed by a restructuring aimed … Continue reading

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Drag Queen ‘Aunt Barbara’ Top Selling Tupperware Consultant in U.S.

Thursday, July 9, 2009 Meet Aunt Barbara. This drag queen is fierce and she also happens to be the #1 top-selling Tupperware consultant in the U.S.

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Could the New York Times Stop Publishing?

Thursday, January 8, 2009 The short answer is, yes. According to a sobering piece in The Atlantic: Earnings reports released by the New York Times Company in October indicate that drastic measures will have to be taken over the next … Continue reading

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