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By the middle of 2015, if all goes well, an Asian firm will become the largest canned tuna company in North America. Thai Union Frozen Products, PCL is on the verge of acquiring Bumble Bee Seafoods for an estimated $1.5 billion.

Blackberry sees another sales fall

Canadian smartphone manufacturer Blackberry has announced a larger-than-expected drop in revenue during the third quarter of 2014.

Apple suppliers accused of poor treatment of workers

Workers in Chinese factories making Apple products are poorly treated, with exhausted employees falling asleep on their 12-hour shifts, British broadcaster the BBC found in an investigation broadcast.

Study finds gender-diverse teams have less fun, do better work

A new study suggests that men and women don't necessarily enjoy working with members of the opposite gender, but that teams with an even split of the two tend to be more productive.

Op-Ed: No ringtones for ruble in Russia

The Russian economy is collapsing and more sanctions are ahead. Apple halted online sales in Russia and Moscow began selling off reserve foreign currency.

Ports gridlock forces McDonald's to 'hold the fries' in Japan

McDonald's restaurants in Japan have suffered another blow to a business already trying to make a comeback after being hit with a vendor scandal earlier this year. Now, it's a slow-down at West Coast ports cutting the flow of goods, like french fries.

Spanish newspapers suddenly regret forcing Google out of Spain

The Spanish Newspapers Publishers' Association (AEDE) has called on the Spain government and European competition authorities to stop Google shutting its operation down there, the Spain Report says.

Merck buys Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Major pharmaceutical company Merck has splashed out $8 billion on a smaller company called Cubist Pharmaceuticals. This is related to the search for new antibiotics.

Tim Hortons shareholders vote for deal, bought up by Burger King

As expected they would, the shareholders of Tim Hortons voted in favour of the deal to become a part of Burger King Worldwide Inc. today. That makes the $12 billion deal official and complete, creating a new company, "Restaurant Brands International."

Rising costs threaten to kill B.C. $7 billion dam project

Increasing costs in the construction of a hydropower station on the Peace River in British Columbia are threatening the project, even as the province champions the export of liquefied natural gas, a priority, according to Premier Christy Clark.

Storm cuts power to shoppers at San Francisco's Union Square Special

It looks as if California got its wish for rain as a storm hit the San Francisco Bay Area on Wednesday night. Rain and wind continued all day Thursday and is expected to let up by the weekend.

Op-Ed: Ignore the doubters and make your innovation happen

As a young man Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas." It was not a promising start for a man who turned out to be one of America's most innovative leader, whose birthday was celebrated on Dec. 5.

Prices tumble for both stocks and oil

Stock markets in the United States, Canada, China, and Greece among other countries fell today after a sharp drop in oil prices yesterday and a further drop today.

Now San Francisco and Los Angeles are suing Uber

San Francisco and Los Angeles district attorneys filed a consumer protection suit against Uber on Tuesday, the LA Times reports.

Varanasi textile industry to get support from fashion designers

The famous textiles and weaves of the ancient city of Varanasi may be set to get a fillip as the government of India ropes in popular fashion designers to work with the weavers and design more trendy designs.

SnapChat-like app for business goes after bigger companies

TigerText, the business messaging app that lets you delete messages after a set period of time, is rolling out a bunch of features to make it more popular in businesses.

McDonald's to expedite Build Your Own Burger concept

Restaurant chain McDonald's has announced plans to fast track build-your-own burger concepts in the wake of another quarter of down sales for the fast food giant.

Big 'Mc-slump' in global sales reported by McDonald's

McDonald's Corp. may be the world's largest restaurant chain, but it has not made them immune to declining sales in the U.S. and abroad. Global sales continue to fall for the sixth straight month, taking a toll on its profits this quarter.

GlaxoSmithKline continues restructuring, cuts 900 jobs

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is eliminating 900 U.S. jobs. Most of these losses are in R&D. Furthermore, some employees may be relocated to other facilities.

Tim Hortons or Tim King? U.S. Burger King taking over chain

Tim Hortons Inc. has all but officially been taken over by, or 'tied-up with,' the American company Burger King Worldwide Inc. It is an $11 billion deal and it makes the Canadian icon part of the Burger King family, based in Miami-Dade, Florida.

Op-Ed: Furniture industry adapting to challenging business environment

For years, the U.S. furniture industry has faced major challenges such as a sluggish economy, global competition, rising labor costs, technological trends, and new sales channels.

Cisco is suing a hated rival founded by Cisco defectors

Cisco has slapped its upstart rival, Arista Networks with a patent and copyright infringement lawsuit. But this isn’t just another patent complaint where one company tries to shake down another.

Uber raises $1.2 billion for expansion in Asia

Yesterday Uber was able to close a $1.2 billion round of financing, and investors are valuing the company at $40 billion.

Ferguson businesses turn to crowdfunding to rebuild after unrest

Small businesses in Ferguson, Missouri have suffered millions of dollars in damages resulting from the civil unrest which followed the Michael Brown shooting. But many of them have received a welcome rebuilding boost thanks to crowdfunding websites.

Apple hits $700 billion market capitalization

Apple has reached a new monumental financial milestone. Tim Cook has passed the ultimate leadership test by steering this tech company to double its value.

Americans eye Australia’s job relocation assistance program

While the American economy and job market continues its healthy improvement, things still aren’t where they were a decade ago.

Op-Ed: Saudi's market share challenged by U.S. shale producers

The last two days of this week after OPEC decided not to cut current production levels, oil prices plunged by 10 percent just within the span of the last two days of the week.

Focusing on one task at a time makes you 50% more engaged at work

Scientific research suggests that, contrary to what many people believe about themselves, only 2% of the population is capable of multi-tasking effectively.

Ride-sharing service Uber declared illegal in Thailand

Thailand's Department of Land Transport has declared Uber, the ride-sharing service, to be illegal in the country. The department said Uber is operating illegally.

Despite complaints, WWI Christmas ad won't be banned

The UK's advertising regulator has not found grounds to investigate this year's Christmas ad from supermarket Sainsbury's,

Canada's oil boom driving up the price of beef

The oil boom going on in Canada's prairie provinces has caught everyone's attention of late, particularly at the gas pump. Falling gasoline prices are a welcome relief, but consumers may not know it yet, but the boom is driving up beef prices.

Apple asked to set standard for Silicon Valley contract workers

Apple is being asked to "set a standard" for the security guards who look after the high-flying workers of Silicon Valley, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Dunkin' Donuts announces major West Coast expansion Special

Dunkin' Donuts, the ubiquitous East Coast coffee chain little known in the western United States, announced plans Monday to open hundreds of cafes in Northern California.

Op-Ed: How to hire the most creative people available

How can you change a corporate culture which is comfortable, complacent and risk averse into one which is dynamic, entrepreneurial and innovative?

VigLink acquires audience development tool LinkSmart

VigLink, the platform on which site-to-site clicks are priced, bought, and sold, announced the purchase of LinkSmart. In connection with the acquisition, VigLink also received additional funding from VC firms Foundry Group and Costanoa Venture Capital.

Russia increasing use of Chinese Yuan in trade transactions

Russia has increased its use of the Chinese yuan or remnimbi nine-fold just in the period from January to September this year according to the Chinese Ministry of Economic Development.

Op-Ed: U.S. biz pays CEOs more than taxes, and no questions asked?

Generosity to oneself is pretty normal. When U.S. corporations who refuse to consider raising minimum wage and audit staff toilet time start giving their pet high flyers more money than they pay in taxes, questions need to be asked. Nobody's asking.

Toronto bidder cancels plans to buy Atlantic City casino

A Canadian investment firm appears to have has backed away from plans to buy a bankrupt Atlantic City, N.J., casino even though its indecision could cost $10 million.

Op-Ed: To innovate, examine your value chain

Do you want to innovate with your service or process? Here is an effective method which I use on innovation workshops. It involves analyzing and questioning every stage of your procedure.

Company creates 'Minipresso' for your espresso on the go

A Hong Kong startup company is marketing a clever little device that might make your morning more tolerable. Minipresso is a pocket-sized espresso maker designed to brew your espresso while you're on the move. It's not here yet but coming soon.

Wall Street culture breeds dishonesty among bankers, study finds

A new scientific study conducted by Swiss researchers reveals that the banking industry fosters cheating and dishonest behavior among bankers.
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