Resource Nation’s Pick For Top 5 Business Stories of the Week

Posted by on June 18, 2010 in Business News [ 0 Comments ]

Between the ongoing saga of the oil spill, and the iPhone 4G release, it was hard to decide this week’s top stories.  Below is a recap of what we found to be the top 5 business stories of the week.

  1. Starbucks CIO Brewing Up Much More than Free Wi-Fi [CIO] “coffee-purveyor Starbucks reversed course on its long-standing in-store Wi-Fi policy by announcing that starting July 1, Wi-Fi would be free in all its U.S. establishments.”
  2. Lawmakers lambast BP boss on spill, one apologizes [Reuters] “Lawmakers accused BP Plc Chief Executive Tony Hayward of evasion and ducking responsibility for the worst oil spill in U.S. history at a hearing on Thursday that was rocked by a Republican member of the panel apologizing to the company.”
  3. Credit card firms say consumers side with them on merchant fees. Oh, really? [LA Times] “Most U.S. consumers don’t want the government meddling in how much banks and credit card companies charge retailers to process transactions made with plastic.”
  4. WordPress 3.0 Is Now Available [TechCrunch] “WordPress, the world’s most popular blogging software, has just released WordPress 3.0, codenamed Thelonious — the software’s thirteenth release in its history.”
  5. IPhone 4 Orders Swamp AT&T and Apple Sites [New York Times] “If Steven P. Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, had any concern that the early leak of information about the iPhone 4 would deter people from wanting to buy it, it looks as if he can relax now.”

So there you have it, the top 5 business stories for the week.  If we missed your favorite story, let us know in the comments.

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