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Not only are doughnuts and ice cream delicious, for Dunkin Donuts' brand they represent a “jewel of a growth story,” the company’s CEO, Nigel Travis, told CNBC.
Take a look at the strategies used by America's most trusted brands, and what you can learn to better connect with your customers.
Marissa Mayer is off to an excellent start at Yahoo, at least based on what I believe is her first big smart move: Having Yahoo’s stock price yanked off the front of the company’s internal home page.
VeriFone is changing so it can take advantage of the new world of mobile payments, the company’s CEO, Douglas Bergeron, said in a CNBC interview on Thursday.
What happened to cause Zynga COO John Schappert, a former top executive from Electronic Arts, to quit the company after less than 18 months?
Starbucks isn't waiting around for mobile payments to catch on; in fact, the company's recent partnership with Square is a "breakthrough deal for the marketplace," said Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.
Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:
The mobile payments industry went mainstream, as Starbucks and Square signed a deal to bring Square's service to Starbucks 7,000 locations. This could change the shape of the payments industry forever.
Starbucks will soon be the first national chain to let customers pay with Square's mobile payment application.
Want to innovate, want to create? The author of, "RUSH: Why We Thrive in the Rat Race" offers some advice saying it begins by getting out of the office.
Comparisons of Facebook and LinkedIn inevitably cite the same thing — the difference in their customer bases. But those comparisons are missing one key thing.
By year's end, about 2 million workers will see their unemployment checks cut off because extended unemployment benefits will end beyond the standard 26 weeks that states pay for. Congress could renew the program, but many economists say that's unlikely.
The ups and downs of renewable energy projects like solar, wind and electric cars have shell-shocked investors, but this is not the death knell for eco-investment, and the smart investor will take a long-term view of the market and benefit from what is certainly a momentous global trend. More to the point, renewable energy isn’t the end-all for eco investments—it’s an economy-wide phenomenon.
Consumer staples companies have been consistently beating earnings estimates so far this quarter. With several big names reporting in the week ahead, the question is: Will the trend continue?
Stocks closed out a volatile week with sharp gains Friday, with the Dow crossing above 13,000 for the first time since May, amid optimism that the Federal Reserve and the ECB may provide further stimulus to prop up the global economy.
While one analyst still sees growth ahead for the coffee retailer, he cut his price target on the stock in the wake of its disappointing earnings report.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:
Stocks finished sharply higher Thursday following a pair of better-than-expected economic reports and after ECB President Mario Draghi said the central bank would do whatever it takes to support the euro.
Whole Foods Market might be the most perfect stock in what is, by any measure, an imperfect market. On the other hand, Zynga might be the worst, after the stock suffered deep losses Wednesday afternoon in after-hours trading, according to TheStreet.com contributor Rocco Pendola.
"Europe will drive the bus, but if we get a nasty surprise in initial claims that could have a big effect," veteran trader Art Cashin said.