updated - May 20, 2013 Monday EDT
Signet Jewelers Ltd reported better-than-expected quarterly results and raised its dividend by 25 percent, as sales at its Kay Jewelers chain got a boost from a new ad campaign and improved technology.
The sale of French department store Printemps to Qatari investors could be a done deal by as early as this summer as the timetable for presenting the deal to its staff is now set, people close to the proposed deal said on Tuesday.
For iPad Mini enthusiasts everywhere, the eventual coming of a "perfect" keyboard companion was likely an assumption within the decision to buy. Unfortunately, many are still waiting for that perfect keyboard to come, many months after the release of the small tablet.
Today is the day that Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphone will be released at Radio City Music Hall, and it is the most highly anticipated release of this year thus far. Tech enthusiasts will be able to finally match the hype against the reality and see which rumors about the phone are actually true.
Build-A-Bear Workshop is serious about its business. Owning all of its United States locations outright, the company only franchises to international locations outside of Puerto Rico, Canada and the United Kingdom. It is currently in the midst of a turnaround to reinvigorate the brand and drive profits at the 15 year old chain.
Burger King's great performance in Q4 2012 demonstrates the earnings potential in the franchise, which had been written off by analysts during the recession. Although the turnaround is still in progress, the improvements result from a persistent effort by management to enact changes. Much of the credit goes to Steve Wiborg
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