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Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM

In this Aug. 2, 2013 file photo, the emblem of a Toyota car shines at Toyota Motor Corp.'s showroom Toyota Mega Web in Tokyo. Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the US, Europe and other places. No injuries or crashes have been reported related to the recalls announced Wednesday, April 9, 2014. AP

Toyota kept its position at the top in global vehicle sales for the first quarter of this year, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline

This Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, file photo shows McDonald's restaurant's golden arches in Robinson Township, Pa. McDonald’s reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. AP

McDonald’s is fighting to hold onto customers in the U.S.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Oil slips to $102 as US crude supplies seen rising

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The price of oil fell 2 percent to settle just above $102 a barrel Tuesday as investors weighed expectations of rising U.S. crude stockpiles against tensions in Ukraine.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DOTC, GMR-Megawide ink Mactan airport deal

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Mactan Cebu International Airport FILE PHOTO

The Department of Transportation and Communications on Tuesday signed the contract with the Filipino-Indian consortium that bagged the Mactan-Cebu International Airport public private partnership deal, paving the way for the construction of a brand new terminal by 2018.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Top-selling insurance agent opens her dream café

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SEMBRANO developed her spicy adobo ribs recipe by experimenting with and then perfecting a dish made by her mother-in-law’s cook. Photo by 
Ma. Esther Salcedo-Posadas

The serving of spicy adobo ribs was tender and succulent, with just the right amount of sweetness and a hint of red chili, enough to appease the spice-averse Filipino palate. Diners have complimented the chef on her delicious food and since they opened in March 2014, Concha’s Garden Café located in Silang, Cavite has been attracting new visitors.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Connecting and transacting with one another

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ARIANNE and RJ David

Think of it as having a new haircut. The edges are trimmed but you’re still the same person with a twist. This is how sulit.com.ph—the Philippines’ premier online destination for buying and selling—views their name change.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Building wealth for health

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Conventional wisdom says that health is wealth. But when an unexpected illness occurs within the family, this usually throws households off-balance, with majority being driven to heavy debt and about 95 percent depleting their savings, based on a study conducted by insurer Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) Inc.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Why Mandaue Foam buys, rather than rents, space

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RYAN Uy sits on the connecting sofa which costs P40,000. Photo by NELSON MATAWARAN

If you’re furnishing a one-bedroom condominium unit on a budget, a furniture company can provide the elements for less than P60,000.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’

US Commerce Sec. Penny Pritzker

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker April 17 laid out the commercial-economic angle of the Obama Administration’s “rebalance”—better known as “pivot”– to the Asia-Pacific region.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

BIR continues to miss collection target

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Collections of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in March rose by nearly a tenth from a year ago but still fell short of the government’s goal despite aggressive campaigns against tax evaders. INQUIRER PHOTO / RICHARD A. REYES

Collections of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in March rose by nearly a tenth from a year ago but still fell short of the government’s goal despite aggressive campaigns against tax evaders.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

IMF no longer forces ‘structural adjustment’ – chief

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, accompanied by IMFC Chair and Singapore Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, speaks during a news conference at World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 12, 2014. AP

The International Monetary Fund has changed and no longer imposes tough “structural adjustment” programs as it did in poor countries two decades ago, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Saturday.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Starpreneur awardee takes wellness revolution to workplace

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CATHY Brillantes-Turvill

11 years ago, Cathy Brillantes-Turvill created a small personal space in the hills of Tagaytay where she could reflect and rejuvenate. Little did she know that she would meet her future husband Dr. Mike Turvill, an organic chemist who would help propel her small sanctuary of wellness to being named as one of 28 Most Relaxing Spas of Asia and be awarded with a Go Negosyo 2014 Starpreneur Award.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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