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BP shakes up management in wake of spill

BP shakes up management in wake of spill

BP announced a management shake-up Wednesday in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, including the creation of a new unit to manage safety and operational risk and the departure of an executive in its exploration and production unit.

How Nespresso turned coffee pods into a high-class business

How Nespresso turned coffee pods into a high-class business

Imagine the Rolls Royce of coffee makers, one that can steam your milk, form the perfect foam-to-liquid ratio and deliver you a pH-balanced macchiato with the push of a button. A company called Nespresso, part of the Nestlé Business Group, makes them, and they’ve sold well in Europe for years.

Gates charity’s other mission: Funding free presses in the developing world

Gates charity’s other mission: Funding free presses in the developing world

On the list of items that US foreign aid gives to the Middle East, radios might not come to mind first. But they’re a key part of reinforcing stability in the country, according to Jeanne Bourgault, CEO of a non-profit organization called Internews. Internews tries to build a free press in countries all over the world that don’t have one.

Dollar firms as Europe swoons

Dollar firms as Europe swoons

The dollar could find some support in the weeks ahead as concerns about troubled European economies reemerge and investors look for clues about the Federal Reserve’s next move.

Big Pharma’s Challenge: Figuring out China

Big Pharma’s Challenge: Figuring out China

Sanofi-aventis can’t hire fast enough in China. The French drug giant has been paring its staff in the U.S. and Europe, but it is expanding its Chinese workforce by one-fifth every year and vying with other multinationals to recruit thousands of new sales representatives. These pitchmen, armed with information on Sanofi’s latest cardiovascular and diabetes drugs, will fan across the mainland in pursuit of untapped markets.

A Chinese stake in GM? Bravo!

A Chinese stake in GM? Bravo!

The drumbeat in the blogosphere began about a millisecond after the news broke on Monday that Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corp. was considering buying a piece of General Motors when the US Treasury Department floats its shares in an IPO sometime later this year. „The U.S. government should block such a deal from ever occurring,” wrote one outraged commentator at Yahoo News. „Major U.S. companies like GM should be owned by American investors, not by any company run by a foreign…

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GM looks at electric-only Volt

GM looks at electric-only Volt

General Motors is building an experimental fleet of electrically powered Chevrolet Cruze compact cars that will have a driving range of up to 100 miles without using any gasoline.

Four companies facing the China squeeze

Four companies facing the China squeeze

Many large U.S. companies have been forced to get creative in order to boost profits as demand for their products and services has slowed along with the economy. Now some of them have another battle looming: China’s plan to temper growth in its plan of attack to avoid inflation.