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Facebook paid $0 — zero — in corporation tax in the UK last year, despite making an estimated $596 million (£371 million) in revenue in the region in 2013, its latest financial filings with Companies House reveal.

Op-Ed: Compact Refreshment Center Ownership Program Makes Familypreneurs

A familypreneur is an entrepreneur who starts and grows a business around his or her own family. Compact Refreshment Center Dealership Program is innovating the perfect familiypreneur's business model.

Sears Canada names new acting-CEO

Sears Canada Inc. named Ronald Boire of the American-based Sears Holding to replace Douglas Campbell as acting president and CEO. This is not the first time that the Canadian-based company has recruited from its American partner.

Seattle-based Nordstrom will open discount store in Albany area

Nordstrom has announced plans to open two new stores in upstate New York. The first will be located at the Colonie Center in Albany. The other is planned for Buffalo.

Op-Ed: 10 potential concerns with Apple Pay

Apple Pay is rumored to be the next big thing in tech but there are many concerns. Along with several other companies in the space, there are many potential security flaws.

McDonald's menu is driving away cash-strapped customers

McDonald's menu is getting too expensive for cash-strapped diners. The company said its prices increased 3 percent through the end of June, compared to the previous year, Bloomberg's Leslie Patton reports.

Inc. 5000 indicates some interesting trends for U.S. business

With the prestigious Inc 5000 index of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. now published for 2014, looking through the list it is easy to see that what businesses are doing best right now although there are some interesting entrants.

Canadians lowering personal debt, paying off loans early

In a blow to conventional wisdom, Canadians are paying off loans early and keeping their personal debt under control according to reports.

Converse files suit over infringement of Chuck Taylor shoes

United States shoemaker Converse has filed suit against more than two dozen companies alleging those businesses have copied the design of the popular Chuck Taylor shoe.

Closing of borders due to Ebola threatens chocolate availability

The spreading of the Ebola virus in countries with the worst outbreaks are near three countries that produce close to 60 percent of the world’s cocoa production — Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria.

North Face social ad: Retracting floor forces customers to climb

In their latest social experiment advertising stunt, the Korean branch of The North Face Store pushed unsuspecting customers to take a leap of courage.

Hailo withdrawing from North America

The battle for car-service dominance in North America has just claimed its first casualty. Hailo, an on-demand car app from Europe, has withdrawn all its service from North America.

The money no one wants to talk about

Sources say RNE, Bankia and the Caja Madrid Foundation feel competent enough to discover the location of certain funds, and find who is responsible.

Op-Ed: Taming the marketing monster for small businesses

Internet marketing. Content marketing. Digital marketing. Whether just starting up your small business or maintaining, these terms are a common part of your vocabulary, but do you know how to optimize your marketing strategy to get the best results?

Op-Ed: Obamacare leads some firms to end existing health care coverage

Back in 2011, Doug Henwood of the Left Business Observer argued that Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, would result in some employers dropping their existing coverage and forcing employers onto the exchanges.

Indian online stores see sales spurt thanks to festive season

Indian online stores have been enjoying a windfall of sorts thanks to a spike in online shopping for items in the religion and spirituality category, during the festive season over the past 45 days.

Wonga’s financial woes mount after FCA clampdown

Up to a million customers of the payday loan company Wonga could have their debts and late fees cancelled or reduced following an investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Interview with Martine Cotton Special

The Australian music industry veteran has unveiled 'Music Industry Inside Out', an online database and professional development resource designed to help aspiring artists and young professionals get started in the business. She spoke to Digital Journal.

How news outlets can innovate beyond native advertising Special

At a recent talk by the Canadian Journalism Foundation on native advertising, the heads of Canada's major news outlets were caught off-guard by one question: are any of them doing anything truly innovative?

Can changing your lunch change your day at work?

Whatever job you’re in, you’ve probably experienced the notorious mid-afternoon slump. That moment at work when your brain, body or both seem to decide that they’ve had enough.

Op-Ed: Government sector procurement policies inhibit innovation

I recently met the CEO of a dynamic small company in a technology sector. He had some great ideas and was actively working with a large company on an open innovation initiative.

IMF reduces global growth projection for 2015

The International Monetary Fund(IMF) reduced its projected global growth number for next year to 3.8 percent from 4 percent in July. The downgrade resulted from continued economic weakness in the Eurozone and a slowdown in several emerging markets.

A tale of two forums on the future of Europe Special

Two drastically different forums focused on young people took place in the last two weeks, showing the deep divide over the role the new generation should have in bringing about change in Europe.

Soft drink giants to cut calories, Pepsi launches new soda

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple, among the largest beverage companies in the United States, have announced that they will cut calorie levels in their products by 20 percent over the next decade.

What you need to know about on-demand home services

Three years ago, what did it take to hire a ride on Friday night? For many people, it involved an awkward, probably unanswered, phone call to a local taxi company or eyesight keen enough to spot a fare-free cabbie on the street.

Op-Ed: Stellar points in sales are expressed in book 'Never Be Closing' Special

In the realm of sales the ultimate goal is to "close the deal." But a new book released this past summer emphasizes that a good sales person should "Never Be Closing."

Editors discuss native advertising: will it save journalism? Special

Is native advertising the saviour of the journalism industry? Or are newsrooms selling out as paid-for editorial content becomes harder to distinguish from independent journalism?

Op-Ed: Women in tech - What women don’t want, defined

Neo feminism is a lot less rhetorical and more focused than old feminism. The general approach is “To hell with you, if you don’t do it, I’ll do it myself”. It's now a question of what women don't want, as much as what they do.

Op-Ed: The murky future of Google+: Doomed, or primed for a comeback?

As Ello enters the social media world with enough vigor to challenge Facebook for its users, what might happen to the slumbering social giant, Google+?

U.S. factory orders plunged in August

Factory orders, a traditional catalyst for economic growth, plunged in August to the lowest level ever recorded. The fundamental drop in factory production was led by a steep decline in orders for U.S. manufactured commercial aircraft.

Virgin Money to float shares on the London Stock Exchange

Virgin Money, a UK-based bank part-owned by Sir Richard Branson, is to float shares on the London Stock Exchange. The bank is hoping to raise about £150 million ($240m) to support growth plans.

Op-Ed: How to write a great resume in six steps

If you are looking for a job then your resume (or CV) is the key document which will either get you an interview or put you on the reject pile.

Op-Ed: UK supermarket wars: Sainsbury's report another fall in profits

It may not be good news in the boardroom of J Sainsbury's in Holborn, central London, but consumers will enjoy a supermarket price war. The latest figures released on Wednesday show profits at the UK-based chain down 2.8 percent.

PayPal to separate from eBay

E-commerce site eBay is is to split away its payments division PayPal. This will mean that the e-bank will be run as a separate company, with eBay's relationship being that of an "arm's length" owner.

Coining an investment strategy helps companies grow their brand

In financial circles, asset managers and investment agencies ascribe to a particular tried-and-true investment strategy. Whether it be buy-and-hold, contrarian, top-down or bottom-up, most agencies gravitate towards one philosophy and become tied to it.

Eventa survey says 80% of people have an office romance

For many of us model professionals, office romances are a divisive subject. On the one hand, it’s the perfect way to clear up that awkward sexual tension hovering over the workroom.

Ford to add more than 1,000 jobs in Missouri

On Thursday, Ford Motor Company announced that it has plans to add 1,200 new jobs at its assembly plant in Kansas City, Missouri.

Merck buys Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion

The German drug maker Merck has acquired the U.S.-based science supply company Sigma-Aldrich in a multi-billion-dollar deal. Merck has been growing its laboratory supply side and it has now become one of the biggest companies in the business.

Gold demand in Asia may rise with festival season

The festival season in India and demand in China are expected to push up sales of gold in Asia, till early 2015, reversing a weak year to date.

Google HR boss says 58 percent of resumes get trashed because of one spelling mistake

Google HR boss Laszlo Bock likes to cite a startling figure: 58% of résumés have typos. "Typos are deadly because employers interpret them as a lack of detail-orientation, as a failure to care about quality," he says.

Video: UBC President Arvind Gupta talks about opportunities Special

Dr. Arvind Gupta, the new President of the University of British Columbia, hopes to usher in much-needed change for the university. Unlike previous generations, investing in a university degree may not guarantee a high-paying job when students graduate.
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