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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 »

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 »

Fiat-Chrysler to produce iconic Jeep in China from 2015

A combo of file images shows the logos of Italian car manufacturer Fiat and US automobile heavyweight Chrysler. AFP FILE PHOTO

Automaker Fiat-Chrysler said on Saturday that it would begin producing the iconic American brand Jeep in China from 2015 to meet demand in the world’s largest car market.

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

Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay

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Italy’s cash-strapped government has raised more than 370,000 euros by selling 52 luxury cars owned by the state through online auction site eBay, the prime minister’s office has said.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade

A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Asian markets slumped Thursday, extending a global rout on renewed fears about emerging economies after the US Federal Reserve pressed ahead with its stimulus reduction and Turkey and South Africa hiked interest rates.  AP

Asian markets mostly rose while the dollar edged up in holiday-narrowed trade on Friday following a mixed lead from Wall Street and news of a deal between Russia and the West to ease Ukraine tensions.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal

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The dollar rose in quiet Asian trade Friday, winning support from positive US jobs data and a deal between Russia and the West aimed at easing tensions in Ukraine.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Barbie doll has a problem

In this Thursday, April 26, 2007 file photo, the Mattel company headquarters is seen in El Segundo, Calif. Toy maker Mattel said Thursday April 17, 2014 weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Toymaker Mattel has a problem: Barbie’s performance has not been very pretty of late.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Oil prices mixed ahead of long Easter weekend

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Oil prices finished in mixed fashion Thursday ahead of the long Easter weekend as Russia and the West sought to defuse the escalating Ukraine crisis.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US stocks end mostly higher after earnings deluge

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US stocks Thursday finished a holiday-shortened week mostly higher following a plethora of earnings reports that generally met or exceeded expectations.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Total says makes ‘very promising’ oil find off Ivory Coast

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French energy giant Total on Thursday announced it had discovered oil in deep waters off the coast of Ivory Coast, constituting a “very promising result” after the first such find.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

‘Chinese Twitter’ firm Weibo to go public in US

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Sina Weibo, widely known as China’s version of Twitter, is to go public in the United States Thursday at a price below expectations after a recent sell-off in technology stocks.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

World stocks subdued, Nikkei flat on profit taking

A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Friday morning, April 11, 2014. Asia's markets were mixed on Monday, April 14, following another heavy sell-off on Wall Street while concerns over the crisis in Ukraine resurfaced.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

World stocks were subdued Thursday ahead of a long weekend for many markets, with Japan’s Nikkei faltering as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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