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Why dropping the Iran sanctions could become a nightmare for California's pistachio farmers

Get ready for a shakeup in the pistachio market. If the US drops its sanctions against Iran, global markets will be flooded with more than just oil. The country's second-largest export is pistachios. That could be bad for American farmers. Show More Summary

DataRoom AM: NAB's capital idea

NAB may launch one of the biggest capital raisings since the financial crisis, while New Zealand’s Fisher & Paykel Finance is up for grabs.

Swatch says it’s developed smartwatch batteries that last 6 months

Successful CMOs achieve growth by leveraging technology. Join us for GrowthBeat Summit on June 1-2 in Boston, where we'll discuss how to merge creativity with technology to drive growth. Space is limited. Request your personal invitation here! Maybe Swatch should have partnered with Apple on the Apple Watch (which I mistakenly reported last summer). Show More Summary

Spotlight: ReachLocal Lets You Find Customers Near You

Marketing a local business is not necessarily the same as marketing a nationwide or online business. But that doesn’t mean that online tools like social media and search marketing aren’t necessary. ReachLocal knows the power that these online marketing tools can have for local businesses. The company’s director of content marketing, Tiffany Monhollon, recently shared...

SpaceX Capsule Soars With Dummy in 1st Test of Crew Escape

SpaceX chalked up another big test flight Wednesday, firing a capsule into the air to try out its new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts.

The One Time Management Trick That Actually Works

All the time management seminars in the world are wasted effort unless you take this one simple step.

App Annie Acquires Mobidia, Expands Reach of App-Ranking Technology

Mobidia marks the second such acquisition for App Annie--it acquired mobile-analytics startup Distimo last year.

Stephen Rannazzisi buys Altadena house with character

Actor and comic Stephen Rannazzisi and his wife, Tracy, have landed in Altadena.

Activision Q1 Revenue, EPS Beat; Q2, Year Views Light

Video game maker Activivision Blizzard (ATVI) this afternoon reported Q1 revenue and earnings per share that topped analysts’ expectations, but forecast this quarter’s revenue and profit below consensus, and year revenue lighter as well, noting the impact of the rising U.S. dollar on its results. Revenue in the three months ended in March fell 9%, year over year, [...]

Traffic to realtor.com leaps forward

After overtaking Trulia for the No. 2 portal slot in February, realtor.com cut deeper into Zillow's sizeable Web traffic lead in April, according to new data from Experian Marketing Services...

Why Record-High Margin Debt Should Make You More Cautious

It’s recently become popular to dismiss the record level of margin debt in the market as meaningless. Notable bloggers like Josh Brown, Barry Ritholtz and Chris Kimble have all written some sort of “it just doesn’t matter” commentary recently. Barry went so far as to call it, “statistically bogus.” To me, this sounds like just […]

Why You Should Work For A CEO Like The Patriots’ Robert Kraft (By Robert Kraft)

New England Patriots CEO could have made the Deflategate stink disappear by firing a low-level employee. He chose not to.

Leo Burnett Introduces the New Hamburglar

This morning McDonald’s unveiled its newest mascot on Twitter with a little help from Leo Burnett, the agency responsible for handling its turnaround. Here’s the initial message, which went live a couple of hours ago (spot by LB): Wait,...Show More Summary

How to Take on Thorny Problems With Basic Solutions

Simple rules are the best tools for tackling complex problems, Stanford professor Kathleen Eisenhardt says.

We Interrupt This Program: Tour the In-Progress Revamp of Mid-Market's Strand Theater

Photos via Patricia Chang Last we checked in on the Strand Theater, Mid-Market's historic ex-movie house was full of scaffolding as crews got busy readying the 1917 structure for its transformation into the American Conservatory Theater's newest digs. The renovation,...

Morgan Stanley renews U.S. oil storage deal ahead of trading unit sale

By Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley's commodities group has renewed a refined product storage deal with TransMontaigne Partners L.P. seven months early, as the Wall Street bank plans to sell its physical oil business. Show More Summary

LIVE: Dan Loeb is talking about the market at a huge hedge fund conference

Activist investor Daniel S. Loeb, the CEO and founder of hedge fund Third Point LLC, is giving a rare interview at the SALT Conference in Las Vegas with SkyBridge Capital's Anthony Scaramucci. "I described Dan as not only one of theShow More Summary

It's official: Customers hate Keurig's newest coffee machine

Keurig Green Mountain's newest coffee brewer is hurting sales. The company cut its outlook for the year on Wednesday after reporting second-quarter profit and revenue that missed Wall Street's expectations. Keurig blamed the performance on lackluster interest in its new machine, called the Keurig 2.0. "Our top-line growth... Show More Summary

DoubleLine's Gundlach expects weak April U.S. payroll data

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive of investment firm DoubleLine Capital, said Friday's report on U.S. nonfarm payrolls in April "feels to me that it's going to be weak." Gundlach was speaking at a private DoubleLine...Show More Summary

Govt offers $250m boost to ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics set to receive cash injection from the federal budget.

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