Williams-Sonoma Inc., the owner of the namesake, Pottery Barn and West Elm home-goods chains, advanced after reporting quarterly profit that exceeded analyst estimates, a buyback program and a dividend increase.
A few months after her first baby was born in 2000, Ellen Diamant had a business idea that might seem obvious to any parent who has ever struggled to carry a diaper bag while maneuvering infant, stroller, and packages: a new design that would attach to the stroller, making the bag’s contents easily accessible.
Colin Powell says his erroneous address to the United Nations about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction provides a lesson to business leaders on the importance of staying skeptical and following their intuition.
The U.S. economy expanded less than previously estimated in the first quarter as slower inventory building and cutbacks in government spending overshadowed the biggest gain in consumer purchases since the end of 2010.
Consumer spending probably increased in February by the most in five months as incomes rebounded, providing a kick for the U.S. economy at the start of the year, economists project a report to show this week.