Venezuela plans sale of shares of state companies | business news

By REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In a break with its socialist model, the Venezuelan government plans to open up a number of state-owned companies in vital sectors to private investment as it seeks to address the need for capital for companies with very low investment. The few details about the … Read more

United States and Italy united in Ukraine, with slightly different tones | business news

By COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi is meeting this week with U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington as Europe faces another “whatever it takes” moment with Russia’s war in Ukraine in its eastern flank. Both Rome and Washington will emphasize their historic friendship and shared desire to help … Read more

Caruthersville family-owned business draws customers from across the country

Caruthersville family-owned business draws customers from across the country

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (KFVS) – Anglers will tell you it’s one of the best times of the year. The weather is fine and the fish are biting. One of the most popular places to get fishing gear in Heartland is the Grizzly Jig Company. It is deeply rooted in family tradition, a love of fishing, and … Read more

Is it worth getting your “Google Guaranteed” Google Business Profile?

Is it worth getting your "Google Guaranteed" Google Business Profile?

When customers search locally for products and services like yours, they often look for validation to make sure they’re making the right choice. This includes reading online reviews, asking for personal recommendations, or searching for more information about your business on your Google business profile. Google offers a way for companies in some industries to … Read more

Sustainability at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Receives Transformative $11 Million Estate Gift

The University of North Carolina logo with a detail of the Old Well.

The Center for Sustainable Enterprise at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler School of Business received an estate gift valued at $11 million from the late Charles S. Ackerman ’55. The center provides education, research, outreach and best practices to accelerate progress in social and environmental sustainability using profitable business solutions. It will be renamed … Read more

Starbucks halts share buyback as Schultz turns to workers | business news

By MATT OTT, AP Business Writer SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Starbucks founder and new interim CEO Howard Schultz announced Monday that the coffee chain was suspending its share buyback program to “invest more profits in our people and Our shops”. The shift in strategy comes just three weeks after Starbucks announced that Schultz, who … Read more

Ankeny Teen’s Sportswear Business, 4th Lane Running, Takes Off

London Schuchart, an Ankeny High School senior, with inventory from her online store, 4th Lane Running, in her basement.

A high school student in Ankeny built his own six-figure retail business before graduating. London Schuchart, a senior at Ankeny High School, owns and operates 4th Lane Running from her home. The company focuses on selling sports equipment, whether it’s discounted retail items, products released online in small quantities, or hard-to-find gear delivered directly to … Read more

Senate Republicans Push Bills to Help Small Businesses and Retail Investors

Senate Republicans Push Bills to Help Small Businesses and Retail Investors

Pat Toomey (R-PA) speaks during a news conference to introduce the Republican infrastructure plan, at the US Capitol in Washington on April 22, 2021. erin-scott | Reuters Senate Republicans on Monday unveiled a plan to accelerate commercial startups by encouraging young companies to trade on public markets, protecting retail investors and tailoring regulations for smaller … Read more

Companies can also do good

Companies can also do good

Tom Vozzo, once an executive of a large company, decided to work for the betterment of society. So he became head of Homeboy Industries, the nonprofit organization that employs former gang members. He has now written a book explaining how for-profit companies “can do this too.” In his new book, “The Homeboy Way: A Radical … Read more