Subway hires Bain to help with sales slump

Subway, the struggling family-owned sandwich chain, has hired consultant Bain & Company to professionalize operations and possibly set itself up for a future sale, The Post has learned. The 52-year-old chain, the largest in the US by the number of locations, had previously resisted bringing in outside professionals for anything other than advertising, according to […]

Banks are stepping up lending to small businesses

Small businesses are America’s engine of job growth, employing nearly half of the US private workforce. And now they have finally come in from the cold — thanks to surging owner optimism and bank loan approvals at record highs. After a decade of sputtering and false starts, big banks and institutional lenders nationwide have stepped […]

Fujifilm will ask judge to enforce Xerox merger

Fujifilm in the next several days is expected to ask a judge to enforce Xerox’s $6.1 billion merger agreement, The Post has learned. The move comes despite Carl Icahn’s best efforts to scuttle the deal, sources said. On Jan. 31, Norwalk, Conn.’s Xerox said it reached a deal to sell 49.9 percent of the company […]

How do companies afford giveaway sweepstakes?

Dear John: My daughter and I receive many letters from Publishers Clearing House about its $5,000-a-week giveaway for life. How does the company do it? And what if they go out of business or investigated? Do I still get my money? R.L. Dear R.L. The contest is legit, from everything I read. And the chances […]

Last-Minute Summit Scramble As Singapore Prepares For Trump-Kim Meeting

Last-Minute Summit Scramble As Singapore Prepares For Trump-Kim Meeting The Southeast Asian city-state is abuzz with anticipation for next week’s big event. 100 SINGAPORE — Secret Service agents and U.S. military service members arriving by the busload. Workers hurriedly repainting driveways and grooming roadside flowering shrubs. Barriers erected on roads, and warnings spreading on social […]

Spain’s New Government Sets Record For Number Of Women

Spain’s New Government Sets Record For Number Of Women The percentage of female Cabinet ministers is more than double that of Donald Trump’s government. POOL New / ReutersSpain’s new cabinet members stand with King Felipe during a swearing-in ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace outside Madrid, Spain, on June 7. Spain’s King Felipe VI swore in […]