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How Google Has Completely Botched Zagat

The "venerable" guidebook has been "resurrected" by "sugar daddy" Google, but the "confusing," "unhelpful" site and app are "a dog's breakfast" Click here for more information Businessweek.com -- Most Popular

August 1, 2013 at 3:02 am | News Desk

American Automobile Glut? Unsold Cars Are Piling Up

About 3.27 million new cars are sitting on lots across the U.S., up from 2.7 million a year ago Click here for more information Businessweek.com -- Most Popular

August 1, 2013 at 3:02 am | News Desk

Where to Find the World’s ‘Cleanest’ Internet Porn

ICM Registry, which runs the “.xxx” domain, moves to expand its cyber footprint in the adult entertainment industry Click here for more information Businessweek.com -- Most Popular

July 31, 2013 at 3:00 am | News Desk

Disgruntled Airline Speaks Up About Boeing 787 Payout

While customer-payment requests over snarled new-plane deliveries are generally handled privately, LOT Polish Airlines has challenged Boeing for compensation Click here for more information Businessweek.com -- Most Popular

July 31, 2013 at 3:00 am | News Desk

Are Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity Overpaid?

With Cumulus Media said to be shopping for less-expensive replacements, free market logic may be catching up to talk radio's superstars Click here for more information Businessweek.com -- Most Popular

July 31, 2013 at 3:00 am | News Desk

The Whole World Is Getting Richer, and That's Good News

New data on the size of the world's economies show how much progress the planet has made Click here for more information Businessweek.com -- Most Popular

July 30, 2013 at 3:30 am | News Desk

Hey Merrill Lynch, It's Not a Good Idea to Tell Women to 'Seduce the Boys' Club'

To be successful, "stroke men's egos," right? Click here for more information Businessweek.com -- Most Popular

July 30, 2013 at 3:30 am | News Desk

How to Cut the Airport Line

The TSA will launch a new enrollment process for PreCheck, its expedited security service Click here for more information Businessweek.com -- Most Popular

July 28, 2013 at 3:06 am | News Desk

Correction: Spanish energy

In our article on Spanish energy last week ("Cost del sol") we should have said that subsidies for solar energy (not for all renewable energy) rose from 193m Euro in 2007 to 3.5 billion Euro in 2012. Apologies. Business Click here for more information The Economist: Business

July 27, 2013 at 5:32 am | News Desk

Tech firms and their founders: Monarchs versus managers

THE epic struggle between two billionaires over the future of Dell has gone to another round. Michael Dell, the ailing computer-maker’s founder and biggest shareholder, has now been forced twice to postpone a vote on his proposal to buy out the firm and take it off the stockmarket, for fear that the deal’s critics, led by Carl Icahn, a veteran shareholder activist, may have enough support to scupper the plan.On July 24th, having stopped the ballot as it was about to take place, Mr Dell and Silver Lake, a private-equity firm that is backing him, said they would add $150m to their offer of $24.4 billion. But in return they want a special committee of Dell’s independent directors to change the rules of the vote, now schedu...

July 27, 2013 at 5:32 am | News Desk

TSMC: A fab success

Still going strong WHEN he founded Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in 1987, Morris Chang recalls, “Nobody thought we were going anywhere.” Back then the rule was that semiconductor companies both designed and made chips. TSMC was the first pure “foundry”, making chips for designers with no factories, or “fabs”, of their own. The doubts of others suited TSMC nicely. Mr Chang, at 82 still chairman and in his second stint as chief executive, says that meant it suffered no competition in its first eight years.These days the idea is more popular. Last year foundries made about half of all logic chips (the ones that carry out computations, as opposed to memory chips, a more commoditised mar...

July 27, 2013 at 5:32 am | News Desk

New Chevy Impala Is Nearly as Good as a Tesla, Consumer Reports Says

It's the first time in two decades that an American brand has topped rivals from Europe and Japan Click here for more information Businessweek.com -- Most Popular

July 26, 2013 at 3:27 am | News Desk

Homeland Security's Future Home: A Former Mental Hospital

The Department of Homeland Security struggles to build its headquarters, in what may be the craziest Washington project of them all Click here for more information Businessweek.com -- Most Popular

July 26, 2013 at 3:27 am | News Desk

The End: Barnes & Noble in Silicon Valley

Barnes & Noble tried to transform the book business for the digital age. Too bad it forgot about the books Click here for more information Businessweek.com -- Most Popular

July 26, 2013 at 3:27 am | News Desk

SAC Capital May Face Criminal Charges

Indicting a company instead of a person is unusual but was used in the Arthur Andersen (Enron) and Tiger Asia Management cases Click here for more information Businessweek.com -- Most Popular

July 25, 2013 at 5:55 am | News Desk

George Zimmerman's Acquittal: Four Blunt Observations

Zimmerman was at fault for killing Trayvon Martin, and other conclusions Click here for more information Businessweek.com -- Most Popular

July 25, 2013 at 5:55 am | News Desk

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