The Russian president thought he could outlast the opprobrium of the easily distracted West. It's a gamble he's lost
With few new buyers, the superjumbo's fate is up in the air
Instead of fighting for more regulations, they're pushing for market-based solutions
Vessel wants YouTube stars to focus on another platform
JPMorgan's chief helps kill a Dodd-Frank rule and does the heavy lifting for Wall Street
MetaMind customizes its deep-learning software for businesses that want to learn faster
The final installment of "Serial," a cult-favorite podcast about a murder, will begin just like every other episode—with the name of a prison telecom provider
"These colleges are ranked the top in the country, and it's surprising to me that they can't send out a simple email."
Customer service is one area where small businesses can beat big-box competitors
Fruitcake may be the butt of many a joke, but it's serious business for the Parker family. Their company, Claxton Fruit Cake, churns out 5 million pounds of fruitcake a year from its Claxton (Ga.) factory. The 20-employee company has been baking the holiday staple since August, which it sells to supermarkets and fundraising organizations, and online. The traditional fruitcake, 70% fruit and nuts (by weight), is the Parkers' sole product. In 2010 the company will celebrate its centennial. "We always have fruitcake on our table," says Dale Parker, who owns the $12.5 million business with his brothers, Mid and Paul, and his sister, Betty Smith. "But we have free samples out all the time, so very seldom does a day go by that I don't stick my hand in the fridge for a taste. I'm my own best customer."