Reports of the cupcake’s demise are premature. The popularity of the cupcake – an all-American sugary treat that comes in various (and delicious) fillings, frostings, and decorations – exploded in recent years with gourmet and artisanal shops popping up across the country. Cupcakes soon became a “trendy” and stylish dessert to indulge in and cable networks aired shows like Cupcake Wars and DC Cupcakes that helped fuel more demand for cupcakes
As CEO of microchip maker Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD ), Hector Ruiz led the charge to sue his company’s behemoth competitor Intel for unfair business practices in an anti-trust lawsuit.
For the past five years, a fierce war of words and policies has been fought in America and other economically challenged countries around the world.
David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff & Associates, has been a long-time bear on the U.S.
Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham says we're headed for "a disaster of biblical proportions" because the earth has only enough resources to support a population of 1.5 billion-- just a fraction of the 7 billion already here on earth and growing. Computer scientist and former Microsoft executive Ramez Naam agrees that the world's population now is using too many resources, but he's confident that we can not only remedy the situation but enhance our standard of living through ingenuity and innovation. The author of the new book, The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet , tells The Daily Ticker, " "It's possible for humanity to live in higher numbers than today in far greater wealth, comfort and prosperity with far less destructive impact on the planet than we have today...We need to act but if we do act there's a bright future ahead." So on this Earth Day we look at what can be to save out planet
The U.S. economy may be hitting another "spring swoon," the same way it has for the past several years. A slowdown from the economy's already slow rate of growth would not be surprising given the impact of the "sequester" and tax increases that went into effect earlier this year
Apple’s ( AAPL ) stock has been in free-fall over the last few months, shedding 42% of its value after reaching an all-time high of $705.07 last September. Shares were falling hard again Thursday and could end the trading day below $400 a share the first time since December 2011.
In the 1970s, future shock was a huge issue. Theorists feared that technology was progressing so quickly that people would soon be unable to keep up or even cope. Today, Douglas Rushkoff, author of Present Shock and head of Code Literacy at Codecademy , argues that the future is here and what we’re faced with is present shock.
Provided by Business Insider Wall Street has basically given up on Apple (AAPL ). The stock has tanked more than 40% from a peak of $702 last September to a new low of about ~$401 this afternoon. The stock is also now trading at a price-earnings ratio of 9X
Investment in clean energy, like global economic growth, is shifting from West to East, with China leading the pack.