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Facebook bets on stars in quest for sales

Facebook bets on stars in quest for sales

Business
Stars with legions of followers on Instagram will soon be able to sell products directly to users using the company's apps.Facebook, which owns Instagram and Whatsapp, said this week that the future of shopping would depend on content "creators". Hiring so-called influencers to shift goods is nothing new. Royal warrants have been sought after for centuries.They used to be a way to know a product was probably safe and reliable long before consumer protection laws were common. If you got one, your product was literally fit for a king.But there are now signs that people are growing weary of being told that a product is nice by someone whose only qualification is being famous. ...
Apple sees iPhone sales recovery ahead despite worst decline

Apple sees iPhone sales recovery ahead despite worst decline

Business
By James Sillars, business reporter Apple shares have surged after the iPhone maker raised its forward guidance amid early signs of a recovery in premium handset sales.The tech firm said that while iPhone sales declined at their sharpest rate in the second quarter of its financial year - by 17% on a year earlier - a resurgence of sales in China towards the end of the period gave it more confidence. It reported iPhone revenue of $ 31bn between January and March - a figure that was still above Wall St estimates while its main area of growth, from services such as Apple Music and the App Store, hit $ 11.45bn - a rise of 16%.Total revenue came in at $ 58bn, a decline of 5%, reflecting the weaker iPhone sales. Image: App...
Boeing awarded $65M in foreign military sales for small-diameter bombs

Boeing awarded $65M in foreign military sales for small-diameter bombs

Business
April 16 (UPI) -- Boeing has been awarded a 10-year $ 65 million contract to provide small-diameter bombs to 12 foreign nations. This contract, which was announced Monday by the U.S. Defense Department, provides for integration, sustainment and support of the small diameter bomb Increment I miniature munition and carriage system on various platforms around the world. Support includes testing, engineering, management, technical and logistical activities. The number of bombs wasn't specified. The sales are to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Israel, South Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Singapore -- as well as future country with an approved letter of offer and acceptance. Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $ 2.5 million are being obligated on the firs...
Canada to halt sales of breast implants linked to cancer

Canada to halt sales of breast implants linked to cancer

World
April 5 (UPI) -- Canadian health officials on Friday announced they plan to halt the sale of implants linked to a form of cancer. Health Canada made the announcement with a notice to Allergan, the maker of the implants, that it would suspend licenses for Biocell breast implants "as a precautionary measure." The decision comes after studies showing a link between the implants, which have a textured surface, and breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a type of cancer. The disease develops months or years after breast implant procedures, Health Canada said, and presents as an accumulation of fluid between the implant and surrounding tissue. The announcement comes one day after France's National Agency for Safety of Medicines and Health Products also banned textured breast...

3 Restaurants Benefiting From Exploding Delivery Sales

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Over the last few years restaurants have suffered from either stagnant or declining traffic to their physical stores As the world has moved toward online e commerce foot traffic to retail and other shopping power centers has suffered In fact former Starbucks NASDAQ SBUX CEO Latest Articles in