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EasyJet logs soaring annual profit

EasyJet's annual net profit jumped by almost a fifth on strong sales and record passenger numbers, the British no-frills airline announced on Tuesday.

Amazon rules, Walmart gains in e-commerce: study

Amazon is extending its dominance in US e-commerce, but Walmart is seeing strong gains and is poised to become the number three online retailer, a market tracker said Thursday.

When corporate insiders sell stock at a loss, watch out

When considering whether to buy stock in a company, investors often look to the trading activity of the company's top executives. If the CEO or CFO has recently made large purchases of company stock, investors tend to assume ...

Legal cannabis vs. black market: Can it compete?

The Oct. 17 launch of legal recreational cannabis in Canada brings many challenges. Retailers are now worrying about possible product shortages or web site glitches. Governments are still debating how to handle amnesties, ...

Even small gifts boost business

If a sales agent brings their customer a small gift, the customer is much more likely to make a purchase, a study by the university of Zurich has shown. This works particularly well when the person receiving the gift is the ...

Apple quarterly profit leaps, nears $1 trillion value

Apple said Tuesday that its profit had jumped more than 30 percent to $11.5 billion in the recently ended quarter, besting market expectations despite selling fewer iPhones than analysts projected.

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