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Fewer chances to become billionaire, firms' study predicts

posted: 05/27/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

The rapid rate of wealth creation by billionaire entrepreneurs will probably level off over the next two decades as economic growth slows in emerging markets and governments act against income inequality, a study found.

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posted: 05/27/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Price drop pinches Louisiana shrimpers DULAC, La. -- After a few years of steady prices, Louisiana shrimpers are watching the prices for their catches plummet this season.

Fish test aids bid to tackle toxins

posted: 05/25/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Tiny fish that glow green and morph in the presence of toxins are joining front-line efforts in China to improve product safety.

EBay to expand click and collect in U.K.

posted: 05/25/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

EBay Inc. plans to expand its click-and-collect service in the U.K. and across Europe, after buyers on its site collected 1.5 million parcels from British store chain Argos in the first 18 months of the service.

Vintners in Spain tap U.S. wineries for ideas

posted: 05/24/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Winemakers from Priorat in the hills south of Barcelona have drawn inspiration from Oregon and other New World regions to create some of Spain's most expensive wines, fetching about $100 per bottle and finding a market in the U.S.

Three automakers join recall in Japan

posted: 05/23/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Three Japanese carmakers said Friday that they would recall more than 700,000 vehicles equipped with air bags made by the supplier Takata, citing the company's admission this week that its air bags contained potentially dangerous faults.

Chinese firms invest in big trips

posted: 05/23/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

All-expenses-paid trips to reward top salespeople aren't unusual, but direct-marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of Amway, Avon and Herbalife are taking it to an extreme by sending thousands abroad on package tours.

Wal-Mart taking back some Li & Fung sourcing

posted: 05/23/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's biggest retailer, pulled some goods-sourcing business from Li & Fung Ltd., raising concerns that the Hong Kong company may see other customers follow suit.

IMF report cites flagging demand in Japan

posted: 05/23/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Japan needs a complete set of policies to boost growth and mend its finances that would avoid excessive dependence on a weak yen, the International Monetary Fund said.

Business news in brief

posted: 05/23/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Equity fund to buy Frisch's Big Boy chain CINCINNATI -- Frisch's Big Boy restaurants are being sold to a private equity fund, the company announced Friday, ending family ownership of the Cincinnati-based chain that dates to a 1939 drive-thru.

Business news in brief

posted: 05/22/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Lumber Liquidators' CEO quits abruptly Lumber Liquidators, under scrutiny for months as it faces accusations that it sold products with dangerous levels of formaldehyde, said Thursday that its chief executive had left the company.

Six banks to pay $5.8B in U.S. currency probe

updated: 05/21/2015 3:57 a.m. Comments 4

Six of the world's biggest banks will pay $5.8 billion and five of them agreed to plead guilty to charges tied to a currency-rigging probe as they seek to wind down almost half a decade of enforcement actions.

Godzilla breathes fire into lawsuit

posted: 05/21/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Japanese movie studio Toho Co. said Wednesday it is suing Voltage Pictures and a director in a lawsuit complaining that promotions of a forthcoming film infringe on its copyright to Godzilla.

Europe's Altice joins U.S. cable rush, puts in Suddenlink claim

posted: 05/21/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

There's a new player in the U.S. cable dating game.

U.S. air-bag deal creates largest-ever auto recall

updated: 05/20/2015 4:01 a.m. Discuss

Air-bag maker Takata Corp. gave in to U.S. regulators on Tuesday, agreeing to what will be the largest automotive recall in history as investigators continue to search for the root cause of a defect that has killed at least six people.


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