Business Practices


  • Buybacks Gone Wild   Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 2:29 PM ET
    Buybacks Gone Wild

    Buybacks equal to "about 4% of the S&P market cap at an annualized rate, so it's pretty significant," says Binky Chandha of Deutsche Bank to CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

  • The Enemy of Engagement

    "Did you know that a silent killer is lurking in your company? We’re talking about workplace frustration, which can undermine the energy, enthusiasm, and performance of your best talent."

  • The World’s 10 Worst Countries for Business Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 3:40 PM ET
    As the U.S. and Europe grapple with slowing growth, more businesses are turning attention to emerging markets for expansion and profits. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into countries like Brazil, Russia and Indonesia are at record highs, with Brazil attracting $48.4 billion dollars in 2010, an increase of 87 percent over 2009.While it's difficult to resist the growth opportunities provided by emerging markets, running a successful business in many of these countries is far from easy.We put toge

    Our top 10 rankings are based on the World Bank's 'Ease of Doing Business' study, which includes 183 countries.

  • The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World

    In this guest post author Harvey Mackay writes how important likability is in the sales game.

  • Groupon IPO: Troubles?   Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 5:10 PM ET
    Groupon IPO: Troubles?

    Discussing Groupon's accounting practices and its cash flow questions, with Dr. Anthony Catanach, Villanova University associate professor.

  • The Super-Entity That Rules the World Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 12:31 PM ET

    A team of theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have determined that global corporate control is far more concentrated than many people think.

  • Latest NABE Survey Results   Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 10:35 AM ET
    Latest NABE Survey Results

    The latest National Association for Business Economics (NABE) survey shows economic growth in the U.S. but expectations for future growth are muted. Insight with Ken Simonson, NABE vice president and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Don't Be Scared Off by the Business of Fear Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 4:06 PM ET
    Jack O' Lantern

    Whether you took in a screening of "Scream 4" this year, visited a haunted house this month, or bought a zombie Halloween costume, you’re a customer in the “business of fear.”

  • Halloween Pop-Up Stores No Trick for Mall Landlords Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 4:06 PM ET

    Temporary stores specializing in the holiday are everywhere — sometimes two in a suburban strip or city block. It's part of a booming retail business model, now worth some $8 billion a year.

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    Whether it's a politican claiming his opponent will increase taxes or a service that promises to protect its users from harm, consumers are presented with a daily barrage of scary scenarios.

  • Business of Fear - A CNBC Special Report

    Many companies and corporations use advertising fear tactics to achieve their  end goal of maximizing profit.

  • Middle Market CEOs React to Regulation Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 3:55 PM ET
    Government Regulation

    While most middle market executives concede the need for regulation, they've got a list of stipulations on how it should be done, and how its hurting their business.

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    Despite the headwinds facing companies, the bottom line for C-suite executives and small businesses is that the show must go on. You just can't sit still in times of crisis or uncertainty.

  • The Politics of Business   Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 7:48 AM ET
    The Politics of Business

    Carly Fiorina former HP CEO and vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee discusses the U.S. economy and politics and its impact on the business community.

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    With the U.S. unemployment rate stuck around 9 percent and a fragile economic recovery underway, many workers feel they are left with no choice but to take their careers into their own hands.

  • Top State for Business: Virginia   Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 4:47 PM ET
    Top State for Business: Virginia

    CNBC's Scott Cohn has the story behind this year's top state for business: Virginia.

  • Cashing in on LinkedIn   Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    Cashing in on LinkedIn

    Despite the popularity for LinkedIn right now, is it possible to make money on the company? Finding valuation in the social media company, with David Menlow, IPOfinancial.com; John Aiken, ITG Investment Research; CNBC's Julia Boorstin & Bob Pisani.

  • Business Practices Wire Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET