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  • Manpower profit surges as hiring picks up in Europe Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    Jan 30- ManpowerGroup Inc, the world's No.3 staffing company, said its fourth-quarter profit nearly doubled, helped by improved hiring in Europe and cost-cutting measures. The company's net income jumped to $101.2 million, or $1.25 per share, in the fourth quarter, from $53.3 million, or 68 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Earnings beats for ING, Adecco give new momentum to rally. LONDON, Nov 6- European shares hit five-year highs on Wednesday after estimate-beating results from financial conglomerate ING and staffing firm Adecco gave fresh impetus to a largely stimulus-driven equity rally.

  • ING helps European shares set 5-yr high after results Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    *Earnings beats for ING, Adecco give new momentum to rally. LONDON, Nov 6- European shares hit five-year highs on Wednesday after estimate-beating results from financial conglomerate ING and staffing firm Adecco gave fresh impetus to their largely stimulus-driven rally.

  • European shares grind out gains amid earnings boost Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 6:43 AM ET

    *Earnings beats for ING and Adecco boost sentiment. Results from Dutch banking and insurance group ING and Adecco, the world's No. 1 staffing agency, beat forecasts while cement major Lafarge confirmed debt reduction targets for this year and next. Shares in ING rose 4.4 percent, Adecco 3.7 percent and Lafarge was up one percent.

  • Buoyant earnings fuels European shares rebound Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 3:53 AM ET

    *ING, Adecco rally after beating earnings forecasts. Investors welcomed forecast-beating results from Dutch banking and insurance group ING and Adecco, the world's No. 1 staffing agency, while cement major Lafarge confirmed debt reduction targets for this year and next. ING, Adecco and Lafarge rose as much as 5.7 percent.

  • European shares rise early; Adecco surges Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 3:12 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 6- European shares rose early on Wednesday, reversing the previous session's dip, with stocks expected to stay in tight ranges as uncertainty before a European Central Bank policy meeting kept investors on edge.

  • Oct 30- Automatic Data Processing Inc reported a 9 percent rise in quarterly profit due to higher revenue from its payroll-processing business as the U.S. job market improves. Net earnings from continuing operations rose to $328.6 million, or 68 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Sept. 30 from $302.5 million, or 63 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • John Tucker, founder and CEO of Laser Plus Imaging, and CEO network member of YPO, shares his experience since the shutdown.

  • Mark Dixon, CEO of Regus, a multinational corporation that provides serviced office accommodation, tells CNBC that activity in the US is improving but they¿re in a part of the market that's growing anyway.

  • 'Vampire' Modems, Routers Waste $1 Billion a Year Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Modems and routers are bigger energy hogs than laptops and cell phone chargers. On a national scale, it’s pretty staggering: $1 billion a year in electricity.

  • This Is the Least Productive Time of Day     Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Find yourself crashing after lunch time? Here's why: 2:55pm is the least productive time of day.

  • After a morning filled with false starts and confusion, office supply retailers Office Depot and OfficeMax on Wednesday announced a deal approved by the boards of both companies.

  • Office supply retailers Office Max and Office Depot are near a merger that could be announced this week, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Vitual Office Business Boosts Servcorp Profits     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 11:10 PM ET

    Marcus Moufarrige, COO, Servcorp says there is higher growth in the virtual office sector compared to serviced offices due to a soft commercial real estate market.

  • Your Desk Is Making You Stupid Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:58 PM ET

    Scientists once revealed that sitting all day leads to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects. Now there's new evidence that not only is it making you fatter, but it might also be making you dumber.

  • Marcus Moufarrige, COO at Servcorp says banking on the cloud as a key product for growth.

  • Office Space the Play?     Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 1:40 PM ET

    Investors are focusing on the office sector -- but not in pricey New York or San Francisco, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Industries Hit Hardest by the Recession Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    Most economists now agree that the worst part of the recession is over, and we’re officially in sluggish recovery mode. No one can say for sure when things will finally return to normal, but enough time has passed that an analysis of the data from the downturn’s lowest point is possible.For many industries, that point took place in 2009 and 2010. It was a brutal period for most businesses, and many struggled simply to tread water. But others were hit hard, and they offer a unique view into what

    Using data provided by the financial information firm Sageworks, CNBC.com shows which industries took the worst beating in 2009 and 2010.

  • Hotels have found a new business opportunity in today's mobile, technology-driven world: selling small, tech-equipped meeting rooms for private business gatherings.

  • US Economy Over the Worst: KPMG Executive Survey Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 6:03 AM ET

    In another sign the American economy is on the comeback trail, a new survey from KPMG shows optimism is improving among U.S. manufacturing and service industry executives. Executives in both key sectors say the worst is behind us.

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