These ultra-luxe tours can take you around the world in a private jet

There's luxury travel and then there's super-luxury travel. And by any measure, touring the world on a specially outfitted private jet with 15 to 50 like-minded passengers, all on the same financial playing field, falls into the "ultra-luxe" category. For well-to-do, worldly travelers with destinations and experiences still on their bucket lists,

Finnish supermarkets use ‘happy hour’ to fight food waste

After 9 p.m., shoppers snatch up heavily discounted foods that are close to expiry. One supermarket chain in Finland has come up with an ingenious way to reduce food waste. All 900 S-Market stores throughout the country knock 60 percent off already-reduced meat and fish at 9 o'clock each evening in

A Study of 597 Logos Shows Which Kind Is Most Effective

Imagine you are a marketing manager about to launch a brand called Noxu, which markets jigsaw puzzles. You just received an email from your CEO, asking you to choose between two logos. Your goal is to choose the one that will make the launch more successful. Which logo should you

UPS plans to hold holiday hiring steady at about 100,000

UPS said Monday it expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal workers and pay them more to handle the avalanche of packages shipped between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That's about the same number of people that UPS hired for last year's holiday season. UPS is also counting on automation to keep up with

China pork prices soar as herds hit by fever, farm closures

In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, photo, a clerk stacks cuts of pork at a meat market in Beijing. Chinese families are having to rethink menu options as pork prices soar despite government efforts to rebuild herds decimated by African swine fever and large-scale closures of pig farms for environmental

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Offers to Buy Its London Counterpart

Stock exchanges have been transformed as a result. In the United States, both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market are now part of broader, more global companies. The London exchange has tried to do the same. Two years ago, European antitrust regulators blocked it from merging with

Kone explores partnership to bid for Thyssenkrupp elevator business

Finland’s Kone (KNEBV.HE) is considering teaming up with a private equity partner to bid for Thyssenkrupp’s (TKAG.DE) elevator business, three people familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Thyssenkrupp AG is pictured at the company's headquarters in Essen, Germany, November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen Kone has long been interested

McDonald’s acquires Apprente to bring voice technology in drive-thrus

McDonald’s is increasingly looking at tech acquisitions as a way to reinvent the fast-food experience. Today, it’s announcing that it’s buying  Apprente, a startup building conversational agents that can automate voice-based ordering in multiple languages. If that sounds like a good fit for fast-food drive thru, that’s exactly what McDonald’s leadership