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Twitter the focus of chatter after Microsoft buys LinkedIn

Jun 15, 2016

Twitter the focus of chatter after Microsoft buys LinkedIn

After the mega-deal for LinkedIn, Twitter’s future has come into focus as the industry ponders the outlook for social networks. Microsoft’s $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn announced Monday, the biggest-ever deal for a social media company, sent Twitter shares surging nearly 10 percent over ...

Japan's Uniqlo targets global stature with fashion identity

Jun 15, 2016

Japan's Uniqlo targets global stature with fashion identity

Japanese clothing chain Uniqlo has leveraged its prowess in mass production to build a fashion empire filled with shelves upon shelves of affordable, good quality items like down jackets, underwear and T-shirts. Now the 17-nation, 1,734-store retailer is on a quest to beat Western ...

'Pink-slip party' organizer prepares for firm's IPO

Jun 13, 2016

'Pink-slip party' organizer prepares for firm's IPO

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Seven years after making a name for itself by hosting a “pink-slip party” for finance professionals left jobless during the global financial crisis, Japanese online recruiter BizReach Inc. is about to start putting some bankers to work. In August the career consultant will start ...

Jun 11, 2016

Japan to toughen measures against mileage manipulation

The transport ministry’s working group on Friday released a set of measures to prevent any new manipulation of data on vehicles’ fuel economy, including the introduction of punishment. The move came after Mitsubishi Motors Corp. admitted manipulating fuel economy data and Suzuki Motor Corp. ...

Jun 10, 2016

Duskin to buy Malaysian doughnut chain Big Apple

Duskin Co., operator of the U.S.-founded Mister Donut chain, said Thursday it will acquire Malaysian doughnut chain Big Apple Worldwide Holdings Sdn. Bhd. in December to expand its business in Southeast Asia. Duskin said it will buy a 90 percent stake in BAWH, which ...