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Starbucks employees to get 4 years' free tuition at ASU

Starbucks Corporation has joined hands with Arizona State University (ASU) for a programme under which the coffee giant is offering its employees full coverage of tuition fee for ASU's four-year online bachelor's degree programs.


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Top Herbalife members contacted by law enforcers: Report

Several top members of Herbalife Ltd were contacted by U.S. federal law enforcement agencies last week for information about their own business practices, CNBC reported.


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McDonald's fails to mollify labour critics

Fast food giant McDonald's has failed to appease labour critics, who have vowed to continue protests against the company. The campaigners for Fight for $1, which was launched in order to force the fast-food chains to...


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Minnesotans in oil train 'danger zones' must prepare for train accident

An emergency management official in Minnesota has said that 322 Douglas County residents who live near railroad tracks carrying North Dakota crude oil must prepare themselves for a train accident.


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US economy to grow in 2015 and 2016

A new survey conducted by economists has shown that the US economy is likely to register stronger growth this year and the next year. The National Association for Business Economics survey finds a forecast of 3.1 percent...


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3G Capital, Berkshire to acquire Kraft Foods

Brazilian private-equity firm 3G Capital has decided to acquire Kraft Foods Group Inc. in partnership with Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.


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Chinese firm seizes control of Italian tyre maker Pirelli

A Chinese state firm has acquired the controlling stake in Italian tyre maker Pirelli. Pirelli is famous for manufacturing Formula One equipment and racy calendars. The deal will fianlyl lead to a takeover bid by ChemChina.


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Kraft recalls macaroni & cheese after metal pieces report

Illinois- based Kraft Foods on Tuesday recalled about 6.5 million boxes of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because small pieces of metal are present in some of the boxes...


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US-Iran nuclear deal could make oil even cheaper

The United States and Iran are working overtime to reach the nuclear deal by the end of March but the deal is not only about nuclear weapons. It is also about oil...


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McDonald's workers allege hazardous working conditions in 19 US cities

Workers of fast-food giant McDonald's Corp from 19 cities across the US have complained to regulators that they are being made to work in hazardous conditions, which have led...


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GE Capital sells Australia-New Zealand operations for $6.3BLN

The financing arm of General Electric, GE Capital, today announced to sell its consumer lending business in Australia and New Zealand in a deal worth USD 6.3 billion.


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Ericsson to sack 2200 Swedish staff as part of savings program

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson today announced to slash 2,200 jobs as part of its saving program in Sweden. Most of the sacking will take place within R&D and Supply..


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GM to buy back $5 billion in shares

Detroit-based automobile giant General Motors on Monday agreed to buy back $5 billion in shares as part of a deal which the company has reached with an activist investor who has..


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