After a year with the Peace Corps in Kenya, husband and wife team Kevin Ward and Renice Jones returned to the U.S. with a business idea: import Kenyan crafts and provide artisans with an affluent new market for their wares.
In yesterday's settlement of AMD's worldwide antitrust claims against Intel, Intel agreed to pay $1.25 billion to AMD. In addition, the two companies renewed a longstanding patent cross-licensing deal, but with Intel agreeing to delete language from it that -- as Intel interpreted it -- was restricting AMD's ability to outsource fabrication of its semiconductors to nonsubsidiaries.
Dear FSB: I have a statistics counter for my Web site oceansofchange.net and although people visit, they are not browsing or purchasing. I am on a very limited budget and am concerned that the layout and text are the problem, yet I don't know how to improve them. Your suggestions are greatly welcomed and appreciated.
Dear FSB: I'm launching an online store with garage-sale prices to help women sell their products. Ninety percent of the items for sale will be made by women from around the world, especially those from developing countries. I'm looking for something to make us stand out. I'm thinking of having a fire sale each night at midnight where the customers can either pay the listed price or set their own price. It will only be for one hour. Is this a good idea or not, and if not any suggestions?
South Korea has long enjoyed some of the fastest and most widely available broadband Internet access on the planet. Top online gamers are bona-fide TV celebrities, and long before MySpace, there was South Korea's Cyworld, a social networking site launched back in 1999.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) flipped its stance in the longstanding lumber dispute between the United States and Canada and ruled that the U.S. violated international free trade laws by imposing "anti-dumping" duties on Canadian lumber imports.
The Southern Democrat landed yesterday in New York, where he'll spend part of every day this weekend. He arrived there armed with a Super Tuesday game plan, some fair-trade talking points and a joke about Alex Rodriguez, designed to endear him to die-hard Yankees fans.