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Magnificent seven: Top business technology startups

Many businesses have struggled during the coronavirus pandemic and scores of startups have stalled. It is not all bleak news for some tech startup firms are shining as part of the COVID-19 resurgence.

Q&A: How remote workers are leaving companies vulnerable Special

Remote working has become increasingly popular in recent years, benefiting employee and employer. This also brings with it security concerns, many of which are down to the way workers are using devices, according to Sumir Karayi, of 1E.

Is the world run by superconnected companies?

Scientists have been looking at the economic connections that shape the world and they’ve established the worst nightmare of the conspiracy theorist — that a very small group of companies hold most power in the world economy.

AI 100: The most promising artificial intelligence companies

The hottest startups are artificial intelligence companies and these organizations are waking waves across most leading sectors, from finance to healthcare. CBI insights has recently unrevealed its pick of the 100 leading companies.

Brand trust is needed to win over traditional consumers

The balance within business has swung more towards consumers and away from established brands. This is due to greater competition, with startups using digital technology to cut into established spaces. This gives consumers more voice.

Meet the female founders of US 'unicorns'

There are 134 US "unicorns" — aka VC-backed companies worth $1 billion or more — and of those companies, only 15 have female founders and/or co-founders.

Hardly any women made it to the 'highest-paid CEOs' list

The annual "highest-paid CEOs" list is out, and, once again, very few women — just 6 percent — have made it to the top echelon.

The business world falls under Trump's thumb

Washington - With his carrot-and-stick manhandling of the US business community, President-elect Donald Trump has major companies falling over themselves to offer goodwill gestures and promises to create US jobs.

Brazil's Lula received 'many' favors from corrupt companies

S - Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva received multiple "favors" from companies at the heart of a giant bribes and kickbacks scheme centered on state oil company Petrobras, prosecutors said Friday.

OECD reveals plan for tax clampdown on multinationals

Paris - The world's advanced economies announced Monday a long-awaited plan to close the loopholes on tax-avoiding multinationals that cost countries more than $100 billion a year, declaring: "Playtime is over.

Silicon Valley unites to defend Samsung against Apple patent case

Several Silicon Valley technology companies have stepped up to help Samsung win its ongoing patent dispute with Apple. The group has filed a "friend of the court" letter to help argue Samsung's case. Apple claims that it infringed on multiple patents.

Here's how companies really resist negative comments online

With news stories freely accessible to read online all the time, consumers can easily learn about all the latest events at companies. But what if the latest isn't actually very positive?

U.S. companies have $2.1 trillion worth of profit stored overseas

The U.S. Congress must find a way to tax offshore profits stored by some of the world's largest corporations. Currently letting their earnings safely mount up abroad, lawmakers are considering a special "deluxe" tax rate to get money from the companies.

98% of UK firms have no cyber-attack insurance

A new UK government report has found that nearly all large firms do not possess any form of insurance that would help them to recover from a major cyber-attack, despite 81% of those surveyed having experienced a security breach in the past 12 months.

Luxembourg, Juncker under fire after global tax leaks

Brussels - EU finance ministers meet in Brussels Friday, with revelations about Luxembourg's tax breaks for big firms putting pressure on former premier Jean-Claude Juncker, the new European Commission president.

ICIJ: blowing the whistle on corporate tax schemes

Washington - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which on Thursday revealed a massive tax avoidance system organised by Luxembourg, is a collective of journalists spanning more than 60 countries seeking to root out cross border crime, ...

Luxembourg, Juncker under fire after global tax leaks

Brussels - Luxembourg and its former premier Jean-Claude Juncker -- now head of the European commission -- came under fire Thursday after leaked documents showed the tiny nation gave hundreds of global firms huge tax breaks.

HP is to split into two separate business and consumer companies

Technology giant HP is planning to split itself into two separate companies with one focusing on business solutions and the other on the consumer computing products that it produces today.

Mark Cuban wants us to sell shares of tax-dodging U.S. companies

Billionaire investor and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is echoing words from the U.S. president about companies moving overseas for tax cuts and is advocating selling shares to those companies.

Tech companies slam FCC's plan for internet prioritisation

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Dropbox, Yahoo, Netflix and many others have all signed a letter expressing intense disapproval of the FCC's proposals for "Internet fast lanes" as yet another setback for the plans.

China's $12 trillion corporate debt pushes up refunding costs, drives mergers

China's corporate debt has hit record levels and is likely to accelerate a wave of domestic restructuring and trigger more defaults, as credit repayment problems rise.

China's $12 trillion corporate debt pushes up refunding costs, drives mergers

China's corporate debt has hit record levels and is likely to accelerate a wave of domestic restructuring and trigger more defaults, as credit repayment problems rise.

Shell sells Australian refinery, petrol stations to Vitol for $2.6 billion

Anglo Dutch oil company Royal Dutch Shell <RDSa.L> said on Friday it has agreed to sell its Australian downstream businesses to oil trader Vitol SA <VITOLV.UL> for about A$2.9 billion ($2.6 bill...

U.S. companies ramp up capex as confidence grows

Earlier this month, Eaton Corp Plc <ETN.N> made an announcement that captured little attention: the diversified manufacturer of heavy truck transmissions and residential circuit breakers ...

Number of young U.S. technology companies falls: Report

Sluggish growth among young technology firms could bode trouble for the U.S. economy, according to a new report from the Kauffman Foundation.

Man mailed cat feces to companies that didn't hire him

On Friday a man in St. Louis received two years probation for mailing cat feces to companies that didn't hire him. He plead guilty to mailing injurious articles.

Op-Ed: Online-only retailers disrupt industries with unmatched value

Austin - Convenience, variety, and discounted prices are literally at our fingertips when we shop online. E-commerce has revolutionized the way we shop; we no longer have to leave our houses or even get dressed to make an important purchase.

Kahr Arms relocating due to gun control

New York - The gun manufacturing company Kahr Arms has announced that it will be relocating from its home state of New York due to the rising gun control in the state.

Companies focusing more on customer rewards in tough economy

Atlanta - In this tough economy, companies are finding ways to entice customers to shop at their business. One method that has been proven effective time and again are customer rewards programs, otherwise known as loyalty appreciation.

Cayman Islands to publicize previously hidden companies

Cayman Islands is a popular destination for tax evasion in movies and possibly reality as well. However, this is all about to change with the new policies the Cayman Islands regulator body is considering.
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