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November 11,2017 18:40

Apple has had an incredible 2017

The iPhone maker's stock is booming, and its sales and profits are surging. The reason is simple — it's got its best product lineup in a long time.
November 11,2017 13:20

Vets get boost for business

Entrepreneurial veterans are getting a launchpad in an innovative business incubator for former service members now being planned for the Seaport D
November 10,2017 17:40

Blooming US business interest in Cuba wilts under Trump

Packed into a remote corner of a pavilion, just 13 U.S. companies took stands at Cuba's sprawling trade fair this year, in a sign of how firms' interest in doing business on the island has dwindled in the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency.
November 07,2017 22:20

The Hardscrabble Business of Chinese Manufacturing in Africa

Irene Yuan Sun, a consultant at McKinsey, explains why so many Chinese entrepreneurs are setting up factories in Africa. She describes what it’s like inside these factories, who works there, what they’re making—and how this emerging manufacturing sector is industrializing countries including Lesotho and Nigeria. Sun’s new book is “The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment Is...
November 07,2017 04:20

Understanding How Trump Does Business And Who He Does It With

One of President Trump's signature projects during his days as a businessman was Trump SoHo in Manhattan. Now the Mueller investigation is reportedly looking into the finances of that project, developed by a firm called Bayrock. NPR's Embedded podcast looked at the checkered history of the Bayrock Group and one of its key figures, Felix Sater.