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Google just revealed it's paying its new CFO $70m
Google just found out that luring a top executive from Wall Street to Silicon Valley is expensive. The Californian company is paying its new chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, more than $70m to defect from the same job at New York investment bank Morgan ...
Porat to receive $70m Google award  Financial Times
Bits | New Google CFO Gets $70 Million Pay Package (and $7500 to Move)  New York Times (blog)
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Dollar Rises on U.S. Data, Fed Remarks
The dollar rose against the euro and the British pound on Thursday, as better-than-expected employment data and remarks from regional Federal Reserve presidents alluding to the need for higher interest rates lifted the U.S.
The Fed still needs to figure out how to raise interest rates  The Daily Star
Dismiss the Noise About Delaying Rate Hikes  Fox Business
How will feds protect users of 'payday' loans?
Washington � Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of money between paychecks.
Harsher Rules for Payday Lenders Proposed To Protect Low-Income Borrowers  Apex Tribune
CFPB takes step towards Payday-Loan Crackdown  Maine News
Fewer Americans signed up for unemployment benefits
will continue adding carbon to the treatment process as a precautionary measure. fewer americans signed up for unemployment benefits over the last couple weeks, showing there could be an upswing in hiring.
Jobless claims in US fall to its lowest level in five weeks suggesting a ...  Benchmark Reporter
Jobless claims decline to lowest level in five weeks  Salt Lake Tribune
Lululemon Redefines the ABCs With Anatomy-Friendly Pants for Men
(Bloomberg) -- In Lululemon Athletica Inc.'s quest to get more guys to buy its clothing, the company is focusing on a very specific area of men's comfort.
Lululemon Q4 revenue surges, profit rises  BCLocalNews
Lululemon's Holiday Sales Better-Than-Expected  Wall Street Journal
McDonald's introduces 'Big Mac' clothing and lifestyle line
McDonald's has unveiled a new clothing and lifestyle line that features images of the infamous Big Mac splattered across everything from blankets, raincoats, T-shirts and bedsheets.
McDonald's Launches Big Mac Fashion Collection, Because Who Doesn't ...  Us Magazine
McDonald's launches its own fashion line  Sydney Morning Herald
With Alibaba shares spun off, Yahoo shifts focus to its own stock price
The new repurchasing plan is in addition to an existing buy-back program that allows Yahoo to repurchase $726 million worth of company stock, according to MarketWatch.
Yahoo's plan to spend another $2B  USA TODAY
Yahoo boosts share buyback plan by US$2 billion  The Sun Daily
GameStop profit forecast falls short on weak demand for consoles
March 26 (Reuters) - GameStop Corp's full-year profit forecast missed Wall Street expectations as the dollar strengthened and demand for new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles failed to make up for falling sales of earlier versions.
Bolstered By Digital, GameStop Posts Big Annual Numbers  PSX Extreme
GameStop: Console Sales Category Fell Short of Industry Forecast  IGN
Why Warren Buffett bought Vegemite
The world's most famous investor, Warren Buffett, is jumping into bed with private equity to help finance a mega merger of the iconic Heinz and Kraft food companies, despite being a vocal critic of the �leveraged buyout� sector.
Best bet for Kraft Heinz: Un-Kraft  USA TODAY
Reading the Fine Print in the Heinz-Kraft Deal  New York Times
Pepsi overtakes Diet Coke as US soda sales slide
Pepsi outsold Diet Coke last year to become the second most popular carbonated drink in the US, as health-conscious consumers continued to shun products with artificial sweeteners.
Pepsi overtakes Diet Coke as second-most popular soda  New York Daily News
Pop goes the soda market  TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press