The private train company plans new service to Amsterdam, Provence, Lyon, Marseille, and possibly Barcelona
Ford and other carmakers appear to be squeezing margins just to keep up with production
Researchers say bank tellers receive almost $900 million in government benefits because they have low wages
The recent purchase of Topsy is the 10th acquisition Apple has made this year. What were the other ones?
The doughnut chain plans to add at least 30 new U.S. stores next year and is opening up new markets for franchising
The company says its BioLite HomeStove aimed at developing countries can eliminate 90 percent of the typical emissions created by cooking a meal
Since the arena's capacity is 19,500, it would take 35.4 years for every New York City resident to see him at least once
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
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"Influence is like water, always flowing somewhere."
— veteran strategy guru Gary Hamel.
With that in mind, BusinessWeek, working with an advisory board of 14 academics, consultants, and industry leaders worldwide, has developed a list of the World's Most Influential Companies. We selected 10 companies that played a major role in their industry over the past year and could shape the corporate landscape for years to come. Have a look at the names on our list, as well as two other categories we think are worth noting: companies that are masters of their domain because they dominate their market and those up-and-comers likely to emerge as the next generation of influence leaders.
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