According to a story in The New York Times, the success of Amazon.com, the world’s largest retailer, is motivated by a data-driven workforce and a corporate culture where employees are pushed to the limit. David Streitfeld, one of the article’s authors, joins Hari Sreenivasan from San Francisco. Continue reading
How do companies anticipate the trends that reshape their business and our culture? Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to long-term trend spotter DeeDee Gordon about what’s gaining traction now, from gender fluidity to virtual reality. Continue reading
Although much attention will be given to President Barack Obama’s familial connection to Kenya, the president’s fourth trip to Africa is actually geared toward something else. Continue reading
Traders pay upwards of $20,000 a year for access to the service, which serve as their eyes and ears into financial markets around the world. Bloomberg blamed the two-hour outage on internal network issues. Continue reading
The parent company that owns retailers T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods announced on Wednesday a plan to raise their workers’ wages to $9 an hour in June, with an eventual rise to $10 an hour by 2016. The move makes TJX Cos. the latest mega-retailer to jump on the competitive wages trend, following an announcement from Wal-Mart just last week.
In its glory days, SkyMall was “the sole in-flight option for potential purchasers of products to review while traveling,” Continue reading