UPDATE 2-Ryanair reaps rewards of image makeover with 66 pct profit leap DUBLIN, May 26- Ryanair trumpeted the success of its image makeover after soaring passenger numbers helped the Irish airline to post a 66 percent rise in full-year profit. The budget carrier, whose outspoken CEO Michael O'Leary softened his notoriously no-frills business model last year, said passenger numbers grew nearly three times faster than original...
| By: Conor Humphries
Return of crude/dollar trade fuels oil market dilemma ahead of OPEC May 26- A once-popular pair trade pitting the U.S. dollar against oil prices has re-emerged in recent weeks, injecting a new wildcard into the market just as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries prepares to meet. About two weeks ago, Morgan Stanley analysts said an "uncanny" relationship has developed between the dollar index and benchmark...
| By: Barani Krishnan
Slow it down! Don't fast track the TPP Obama may want to take his foot off the gas when it comes to the TPP trade deal, says the Fletcher School's Bhaskar Chakravorti.
| By: Bhaskar, Chakravorti, senior associate dean at the Fletcher School at Tufts University
Two HPs better than one: Meg Whitman CNBC's David Faber talks to Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard CEO, about the benefits of splitting HP, the companies' growth potential, currency headwinds, softness in the HP market, the outlook on 3-D printing, doing business in China, dealing with security issues, and recent top-tier personnel changes.
HP split the 'right thing to do': Meg Whitman Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard CEO, explains to CNBC's David Faber why she is convinced, now more than ever, separating HP is great for consumers, employees and shareholders.
Smartphones are facing extinction. Seriously! The smartphone market is about to become extinct, and Apple could become the next BlackBerry. Seriously.
| By: Ed Fernandez, an early stage venture capitalist and a member of the CNBC-YPO Chief Executive Network