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EasyJet Special Dividend As Profits Rise 51%

EasyJet Special Dividend As Profits Rise 51% | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Y12 Bus: Keeping shareholders happy? Stakeholders analysis! The no-frills carrier plans to return £308m to its shareholders as it ends its financial year with £1.24bn in cash.
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New Car Sales: Fuel Efficiency Boosts Demand

New Car Sales: Fuel Efficiency Boosts Demand | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Business: Social change creating demand for fuel efficient cars? PEST analysis? A wealth of cheap finance deals and efforts to minimise transport costs are among reasons for new small car sales accelerating.
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Bitcoin ATM Brings Online Currency To Life

Bitcoin ATM Brings Online Currency To Life | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
F297: Management of change? How will this influence business? Cash machine which allows people to add bitcoins to their online account or exchange them for real cash goes live in Canada.
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Dreamliner: Toilet Failure Among New Setbacks

Dreamliner: Toilet Failure Among New Setbacks | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Y12 Bus Comm: Bad for business? How will this influence boeing? JAL? How to solve problem? A toilet malfunction is among the latest technical challenges facing Boeing as two Japan Airlines planes turn back in one day.
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The drink of kings makes a comeback

The drink of kings makes a comeback | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Y12 Bus Stud Comm: What has happened? Good points? Bad points? How to improve? Best option? Mead, the stuff of kings and Renaissance fairs, is growing in popularity again in the US, as the BBC's Kim Gittleson reports.
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The myth of working from home

The myth of working from home | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
F297 Management of Change! Flexibility of the workforce! Yahoo has banned its staff from "remote" working. After years of predictions, why is working from home not the norm?
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BlackBerry's Near $1bn Loss As Phones Flop

BlackBerry's Near $1bn Loss As Phones Flop | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Bad strategy! A mountain of unsold phones sees the firm report massive quarterly losses as its boss insists it will change and survive.
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Royal Mail strike yes vote expected

Royal Mail strike yes vote expected | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Management of change? Gone wrong? Alternative option? Decision? The CWU's general secretary tells the BBC he is "certain" the union's members will vote in favour of a national strike over pensions, pay and privatisation plans.
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Turkey arms sales rise amid tensions

Turkey arms sales rise amid tensions | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Demand for weapons increasing. Diagram? Comment? The value of arms exports from Turkey has risen tenfold over the past decade. But there are concerns that the weapons could be used against civilians, as Jeremy Howell reports.
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Apple iPhone 5C Launched In California

Apple iPhone 5C Launched In California | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Product life cycle? Boston matrix? Product portfolio analysis? Apple boss Tim Cook launches two new iPhones during a much-anticipated event at the company's California headquarters.
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Malaysia cuts subsidies on fuel

Malaysia cuts subsidies on fuel | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Influencing supply not demand? Why? Malaysia cuts fuel subsidies for the first time in more than two years as it tries to cut its budget deficit.
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Samsung unveils Galaxy smartwatch

Samsung unveils Galaxy smartwatch | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Good idea? Cons? Product life cycle? Product range? Portfolio analysis? Samsung unveils a colour smartwatch that runs apps, shows alerts and can be used to make calls. However, owners will need another Samsung Android device to use it.
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Android KitKat Unveiled By Google And Nestle

Android KitKat Unveiled By Google And Nestle | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Good marketing? Branding? Advantages? Disadvantages? Alternative option? Decision? New version of Google's operating system is named KitKat as the tech firm puts a giant chocolate statue outside its HQ.
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Energy Firms SSE And E.ON Confirm Profits

Energy Firms SSE And E.ON Confirm Profits | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Oligopoly? Abnormal profits? Kinked demand curve? Rigidity? Suppliers report rising profits but say their residential businesses have hit hard times amid a furious debate on soaring bills.
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Call Of Duty: Ghosts Tops $1bn On First Day

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Tops $1bn On First Day | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Business: Product launch? Product life cycle? Boston matrix? Marketing mix? First day sales of the latest Call of Duty video game top those of Grand Theft Auto V, which took the record in September.
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Family Not Seeing 'Green Shoots' Of Recovery

Family Not Seeing 'Green Shoots' Of Recovery | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
On the day new figures show the economy is growing stronger, a couple tells Sky News they are struggling to make ends meet.
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Banksy In NY: Better Out Than In On Show

Banksy In NY: Better Out Than In On Show | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Y12 Econ: Increase in supply? Demand? Diagram? Good? Bad? Sky's Hannah Thomas-Peter joins Banksy-hunters as they race to find the graffiti artist's latest works in Brooklyn.
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Economy: IMF Makes UK Growth Forecast U-Turn

Economy: IMF Makes UK Growth Forecast U-Turn | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
GDP? Diagram? Why? Positive? Negative? Red faces at the International Monetary Fund as it upgrades its expectations for the UK just months after a "damning downgrade".
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Cuba: Reforms Free Workers To Do Banned Jobs

Cuba: Reforms Free Workers To Do Banned Jobs | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Planned economies! Unique labour market! Y12 & Y13 Economists read this! Citizens of the communist country can officially become car body repairers, estate agents and home builders for the first time.
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Grand Theft Auto V: Stab Victim's Game Stolen

Grand Theft Auto V: Stab Victim's Game Stolen | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
The victim is hit with a brick and stabbed just moments after picking up one of the first copies of the new video game.
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Currys revamping high street stores

Currys revamping high street stores | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Why bother? Strategy? Alternative option? Decision? Currys and PC World shops have undergone a significant redesign in an attempt to draw more customers to their high street stores.
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Royal Mail staff 'up for the fight'

Royal Mail staff 'up for the fight' | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Management of Change? How would you get these workers back on side? Royal Mail staff are "fighting for their livelihoods", a union secretary has said, after the government gave formal notice to the stock exchange that it plans to privatise the Royal Mail "in the coming weeks".
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Suntory In Talks To Buy Lucozade and Ribena

Suntory In Talks To Buy Lucozade and Ribena | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Why? Advantages? Disadvantages? Compared to an alternative options? Decision? Deal with the Japanese consumer goods group would be likely to value Lucozade and Ribena at £1.5bn, Sky News understands.
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Management of change? New Kodak emerges from bankruptcy

Management of change? New Kodak emerges from bankruptcy | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Management of change? Kodak emerges from bankruptcy protection as a much smaller business concentrating on services for businesses such as printing packaging.
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Xbox One's Christmas Battle With PlayStation 4

Xbox One's Christmas Battle With PlayStation 4 | OCR Business Studies - Strategy - F297 | Scoop.it
Who will win the battle of the consoles? Microsoft claims sell-out orders for the new console - but it must compete with Sony's new Playstation ahead of December 25.
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