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Tesla Model S

Why the End of the NHTSA Probe May Not Help Tesla

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) won a victory Friday. It agreed to install a new titanium shield and two defector plates beneath the battery of its Model S luxury car ...
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The 15 Highest-Paying Companies in America

Median income for Americans was $34,750 in 2012. At some companies, however, the median is more than five times the national number. Based on figures provided by Glassdoor, 24/7 Wall ...
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Nine Retailers Closing the Most Stores

Brick-and-mortar retailers have been suffering from slow economic activity for years, as well as from increased competition from online retailers. The rise in store closings is a prominent sign of ...
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Worst Product Flops of All Time

The larger the company, the greater its capacity for taking risks. While pouring millions of dollars into market research and advertising campaigns can lead to tremendous successes, such ventures can ...
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Ten Retailers With the Worst Customer Service

Customer satisfaction with retailers in the U.S. is at an all-time high, up for the third year in a row. While the industry improved overall, not all retailers received accolades, ...
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Top Online Service Brands Connect With Customers

What consumers value most in a product are quality and customer service. Companies that succeed in creating a brand based on excellent quality and outstanding customer service can charge more ...
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Apple Tops List of World’s Most Valuable Brands

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) sat atop a new list of the world's most valuable brands. However, rival Samsung's value surged as it gained on and then took the lead over ...
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Wells Fargo Tops List of Most Valuable Banking Brands

For the second year in a row, Wells Fargo comes in number one as the most valuable global banking brand, with a total brand value of more than $30 billion, ...
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Cars So Hot They Are Out of Stock

U.S. vehicle sales reached a six-year high in 2013, with 15.6 million units sold, up from 14.5 million in 2012. Demand for some of the top-selling cars was so high ...
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The Most Innovative Companies in the World

In 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted more than 270,000 patents, often to the same organizations. The USPTO awarded 76,850 patents to the top 50 companies alone. ...
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The 10 Most Hated Companies in America

A company can become broadly hated if it alienates a large enough group of people. It may frustrate customers with poor service, anger employees with unpleasant working conditions or low ...
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The Worst Product Flops of 2013

For every hot product launch this year, there has also been a high-profile launch that was a miserable failure. Many of these failures have involved great resources -- including hundreds ...
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America’s Disappearing Restaurant Chains

Some of the country’s once iconic brands -- in retail, consumer products and beer -- are now shells of their former selves. Some of America's restaurants, too, are not what ...
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Beer Taps

Nine Beers Americans No Longer Drink

Beer is not selling the way it used to. U.S. sales of the beverage declined in four of the past five years. Between 2007 and 2012, beer sales fell by ...
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Ten Classic American Brands That Are Foreign-Owned

In September, major U.S. pork producer Smithfield Foods was purchased by Chinese holding company Shanghui International Holdings, Ltd for $4.7 billion. The deal represents the largest purchase of a U.S. ...
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