Business http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22279/all en A123 battery-maker reports a huge advance in technology http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120612/a123-battery-maker-claims-huge-advance-technology US car battery-maker A123 said Tuesday that it had made a huge advance in lithium technology.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120612/a123-battery-maker-claims-huge-advance-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Business Tue, 12 Jun 2012 23:04:14 +0000 Alexander Besant 5707687 at http://www.globalpost.com Low-cost airlines soar above network competitors, survey says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120613/low-cost-airlines-soar-above-network-competitors-survey-says A new survey shows airline popularity is dropping with increasing prices and decreasing services.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120613/low-cost-airlines-soar-above-network-competitors-survey-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Companies Business Wed, 13 Jun 2012 19:31:36 +0000 Alexander Besant 5707821 at http://www.globalpost.com Foxconn, Apple-linked manufacturer reports another worker suicide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120614/foxconn-apple-linked-manufacturer-reports-another-worker-suicide A Foxconn employee commited suicide Wednesday - the first since the company said it was improving work conditions after a spate of similar incidents two years ago.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120614/foxconn-apple-linked-manufacturer-reports-another-worker-suicide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business China Companies foxconn Business Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:46:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5707938 at http://www.globalpost.com Microsoft will likely buy social media site Yammer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120615/microsoft-will-likely-buy-social-media-site-yammer Microsoft may be set to buy social media site Yammer for just over one billion dollars, sources say. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120615/microsoft-will-likely-buy-social-media-site-yammer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Gates Business Companies Business Fri, 15 Jun 2012 18:15:20 +0000 Alexander Besant 5708074 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook acquires Face.com facial recognition software http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120618/facebook-acquires-facecom-facial-recognition-software Facebook acquired facial recognition technology company Face.com on Tuesday.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120618/facebook-acquires-facecom-facial-recognition-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Business Mon, 18 Jun 2012 23:24:50 +0000 Alexander Besant 5708359 at http://www.globalpost.com Enbridge shuts down oil pipeline after spill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120619/enbridge-shuts-down-oil-pipeline-after-spill Enbridge oil spill closes pump station - the second spill this month in the province.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120619/enbridge-shuts-down-oil-pipeline-after-spill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Oil Business Energy Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:26:10 +0000 Alexander Besant 5708584 at http://www.globalpost.com The Bollygarchs: Meet the 15 richest people in India http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/120625/bollygarchs-15-richest-people-india-billionaires-international-elite In the past few years a new word has appeared in India to describe the new mega-rich — "Bollygarchs". These Indian business-owners have become a new, distinct class of the international elite. But can they keep hold of their wealth?<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/120625/bollygarchs-15-richest-people-india-billionaires-international-elite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business India economy Business Asia-Pacific Global Economy India Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:24:00 +0000 Samuel Blackstone, Business Insider 5709350 at http://www.globalpost.com Arctic oil drilling to be expanded, says Obama administration http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120626/arctic-oil-drilling-be-expanded-says-obama-administration The Obama administration signalled Tuesday that it was readying to grant new Arctic drilling rights to Shell.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120626/arctic-oil-drilling-be-expanded-says-obama-administration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Energy Oil Business Energy Tue, 26 Jun 2012 23:31:37 +0000 Alexander Besant 5709558 at http://www.globalpost.com Apple iTunes to get a major revamp later this year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120628/apple-itunes-get-major-revamp-later-year Apple to give iTunes a major overhaul later this year.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120628/apple-itunes-get-major-revamp-later-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Technology Business Technology Thu, 28 Jun 2012 23:34:35 +0000 Alexander Besant 5709951 at http://www.globalpost.com US exempts China from Iran oil sanctions for 6 months http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120629/us-exempts-china-iran-oil-sanctions-six-months Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said both China and Singapore, which was also granted a temporary reprieve, had earned the exemption by cutting imports of Iranian crude.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120629/us-exempts-china-iran-oil-sanctions-six-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Iran Asia-Pacific China United States Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:33:37 +0000 Luke Browne 5710022 at http://www.globalpost.com Smith & Wesson earning record profits on gun sales http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120629/smith-wesson-earning-record-profits-gun-sales Smith & Wesson profits and shares surge as presidential election heats up.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120629/smith-wesson-earning-record-profits-gun-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Business Fri, 29 Jun 2012 20:48:16 +0000 Alexander Besant 5710108 at http://www.globalpost.com Apple's Siri gets too many search requests wrong, study shows http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/technology/120630/apples-siri-gets-too-many-search-requests-wrong-study-shows Apple's Siri voice recognition technology gets a "D" for accuracy in searches.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/technology/120630/apples-siri-gets-too-many-search-requests-wrong-study-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Technology Technology Sat, 30 Jun 2012 18:55:53 +0000 Alexander Besant 5710201 at http://www.globalpost.com Rich countries pledge $2.6 billion for family planning in developing countries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120711/rich-countries-pledge-26-billion-family-planning-developing-coun Developed countries pledge $2.6 billion for poor nations at a London family planning conference Wednesday.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120711/rich-countries-pledge-26-billion-family-planning-developing-coun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Business Thu, 12 Jul 2012 07:46:25 +0000 Alexander Besant 5711406 at http://www.globalpost.com Blackberry maker RIM ordered to pay $147 million in patent lawsuit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120714/blackberry-maker-rim-order-pay-147-million-patent-lawsuit RIM lawsuit loss hits the company at the worst time.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120714/blackberry-maker-rim-order-pay-147-million-patent-lawsuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Business Sat, 14 Jul 2012 22:08:47 +0000 Alexander Besant 5711885 at http://www.globalpost.com Incoming Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announces pregnancy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/technology/120717/incoming-yahoo-ceo-marissa-mayer-announces-pregnancy Yahoo has hired 37-year-old Google veteran Marissa Mayer as its new CEO — and she's pregnant. Mayer was one of Google's earliest employees and helped create such overwhelmingly popular products as Gmail, Google News and Google Images. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/technology/120717/incoming-yahoo-ceo-marissa-mayer-announces-pregnancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Companies Technology Women Business Technology Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:22:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5712175 at http://www.globalpost.com