The 7 percent unemployment rate accompanied a gain of 203,000 jobs
The USDA's experiment with fewer inspectors worked out well—for meatpackers
Challenges to patents, transparency for demand letters, and litigation fees are crucial
It has cut a deal with the country's top wireless carrier, China Mobile
Rising property values spark a return to lavish renovations
Jeff Bezos's plan to deliver packages via unmanned aerial drones is crazy—which means you shouldn't bet against him
After selling out 5,000 designer Starbucks cards in six minutes last year, Starbucks is offering a mere 1,000 of them at noon on Friday
Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management reclaims the top stop after a two-year absence
Author Laurel Delaney discusses the opportunities and risks for small businesses in a "born global" market of 2.4 billion online consumers
2004-08 Giving* $214 million
In January 2007, Winfrey cut the ribbon on the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, a boarding school she funded and helped build in South Africa. The $40 million school’s first years have been tumultuous, but the Oprah Winfrey brand is strong. Her Angel Network, which has raised more than $80 million, provides grants and support for charitable projects and non-profit organizations. The network is also involved in building schools in underdeveloped rural areas. This year, Winfrey gave nearly $3 million to the Angel Network and the Leadership Academy.
For more, visit the Oprah Angel Network topic on Business Exchange.
*Based on public records and interviews with donors
Data: BusinessWeek, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University