There's an enormous gap between the jobless rates of different samples of the population, which should, in theory, be identical
This is straight-up growth-by-acquisition, a favorite of the private equity firm that controls Burger King
Business leaders trying to appeal to a conservative base are out-Tea Partying the Tea Party candidates
Yes, reports Bloomberg News
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The limited run of first-edition models will cost $91,000
An archetype of a "best show" is emerging: darkly lit, depressive, and with some sort of criminal element or deviant behavior that the characters try to morally justify
Tensions at DeGroote School of Business went public recently, when five professors took the Canadian business school's administration to court
Dislike of megabrands can improve business for small shops when major chains move in on their turf
By Douglas MacMillan
It may have been the year of the rat on the Chinese calendar, but most everywhere in the world it was the year of the smartphone. Apple (AAPL) led the charge, updating its bestselling iPhone with innovative new software and hardware, while Research In Motion (RIMM) and Google (GOOG) dipped their toes into the smartphone space with daring designs of their own.
The year in tech had its share of superb follow-ups, like the practical and hip Flip Mino camera and Mozilla's instantly popular Firefox 3. But there were plenty of spectacular surprises as well, from Google's out-of-left-field Web browser to Netflix's entrance into the hardware business.
Read on for the 20 best tech products of 2008, as selected by BusinessWeek's technology writers and editors, as well as five highly anticipated products that failed to meet expectations.