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Amazon announces lower profits

Amazon announces lower profits | BUSS4 Case Studies | Scoop.it
The online retailer Amazon has announced a fall in quarterly profits, despite an increase in revenues during the period.
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Although Amazon are the largest online retailer and they recieved a large share of the internet shopping through out the crucial holiday period, they have experienced a large fall in profits, $80m, this could potentially mean that their intentions for expansion could be delayed.

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BP profits fall but dividend up

BP profits fall but dividend up | BUSS4 Case Studies | Scoop.it
Oil giant BP reports a fall in profits for the last three months, but increases its shareholder dividend by 12.5%, sending the shares up 5%.
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A number of unsolved issues remain, such as the crude spillage in the Gulf, resulting in costs to the Government to ammend this issue.

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Nikki G's comment, January 30, 2013 4:46 AM
Although the government will have to fund the initial clean up, it will then affect BP's profit for the year, and the corporation tax that they will need to pay.
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Grants and incentives

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Government Incentives for companies to become more eco-friendly, giving consumers and businesses incentives to manurfacture electric vechiles to reduce emissions, and improve the environment.

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Phone sensors spot security secrets

Phone sensors spot security secrets | BUSS4 Case Studies | Scoop.it
The information captured by smartphone sensors could help criminals guess codes used to lock the gadgets, say security researchers.
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Nikki G's comment, January 30, 2013 4:47 AM
With innovation in technology, users of Smartphone's have to ensure that they take extra precautions when using certain applications such as Mobile Banking.