That background music heard in restaurants and shops could come from a variety of sources, some of which might be infringing on copyrights. Soundtrack, a firm out of Sweden, aims to unseat leader Mood Music with its cloud-based service streaming background music to businesses.
Celebrating a melancholy mood helps Stutterheim sell high-priced Swedish raincoats.
There are only two countries in the world that don’t have some form of legally protected, partially paid time off for working women who’ve just had a baby: Papua New Guinea and the U.S.
Unless you work for a company that voluntarily offers it, or in one of three states, paid maternity leave doesn't exist in the U.S.
Holiday return rates are three times the usual, costing sellers billions of dollars.
Rising transportation costs and wage rates in China are causing firms to relocate manufacturing to the Southeast U.S.
How have tax incentives and labor costs affected the location of new manufacturing plants in the South?
Guess where your Facebook data lives? Inside the Arctic Circle. Facebook’s publication of the designs for its cheap, cool data centers has put pressure on established companies to adapt.
Craft beer maker Brooklyn Brewery sells a lot of beer in Sweden through Carlsberg. But what does it get from joining with a Swedish brewer to make beer under their brand?
Facebook opens a new server facility in northern Sweden where power is cheap, and there is natural air conditioning. (Read: It's cold.)
By freely sharing innovations implemented in its Swedish data center, Facebook is conserving resources and helping to revolutionize the data center industry.
Brooklyn Brewery, through an arrangement with Denmark's Carlsberg Brewing, has tapped the Swedish market for high-priced beer.
How does America's tax system stack up against the rest of the world? The facts might surprise you.
A fashion avatar website has developed a clothing line aimed at the
What happens next for the euro?
Electrolux is closing some plants in high-cost locales like Canada - and opening new ones in Asia - as it prepares to challenge Whirlpool for global market position.
In the battle for inexpensive and trendy clothing, Italy's Benetton is losing global market share to Spain's Inditex and Sweden's H&M.
Research shows working-age populations are slipping in the U.S. and other industrialized nations while those of other countries are growing faster.
Despite a surge of anti-immigrant feeling in some countries, most have stayed put. How can employers use them within the law?
What to do when confidence is shot?
The strong euro and expensive labor are making it tough for BMW, VW, Volvo, and some other European carmakers to show a profit in America.
Chinese athletic wear maker Li Ning is raising its international profile to win over shoppers at home.
The Nordic countries of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Finland have long been viewed as havens for big businesses such as Ericsson, Nokia, and Lego. Recently they have experienced a boom in entrepreneurial activity as well.