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business meeting Businesses provide the means by which goods and services are exchanged and the basis for the economy on a local, national, and global scale.  They may provide consumer products, consumer services, durable goods such as refrigerators and televisions, capital goods such as machinery and commercial vehicles, raw materials such as wheat and corn, semi-finished goods such as computer components, finished goods such as cars and trucks, or business services such as insurance and banking.  Business has always been strongly influenced by the economic climate and world events.  In turn, the health of the business sector greatly influences the economy.

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  • Co-op Group votes through reforms
    Members of the troubled Co-operative Group vote overwhelmingly in favour of reforming how the business is run.
    BBC News.  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:56:00 GMT.
  • Secrets For Scaling A Service Business
    Alex McClafferty and Dan Norris founded WP Curve, a service that provides 24-hour tech support for WordPress blogs, in July 2013, while living thousands of miles apart. ...
    By Elaine Pofeldt.  Forbes.  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:49:00 GMT.
  • Workstation: ‘What Color Is Your Parachute?’ Is Still Going Strong
    The writer of the popular career guide, first commercially published in 1972, updates the book each year, but some of its original points are still true.
    By Phyllis Korkki.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:59:28 GMT.
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  • Co-op Group to vote on crunch reforms
    Members of the troubled Co-operative Group are meeting later for a final vote on reforming how the business is run.
    BBC News.  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:03:44 GMT.
  • Iran president condemns US sanctions 'invasion'
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" on Saturday after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals.
    Miami Herald.  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:37 EDT.
  • Business Briefing: Hershey Designs Chocolate Kiss Into Its New Logo
    Ronald Burrage, the company’s senior global design director, said the goal was to help people “clearly identify, this is from the Hershey Company.”
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:33:43 GMT.
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  • Growing Business Offers Paint with a Twist of Wine
    Two New Orleans area women started a small business seven years ago with one thing in mind: to help their neighbors relieve the stress of coping with a hurricane's aftermath. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:41:00 -0400.
  • Oil rights bagged by the elite few
    There is no 'black gold’ that can be commercially exploited yet in Namibia, but exploration licences is making a few connected middlemen wealthy
    Mail & Guardian.  Fri,15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0200.
  • Video: Temporary Tats Harvest Energy from Sweat
    Engineers at the University of San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person's sweat.
    Elizabeth Montalbano.  Design News.  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:30:00 EDT.
  • Global price-fixing crackdown threatens supply chain's 'business model'
    As antitrust regulators, most recently in China, go after auto suppliers in what has become a worldwide probe into price fixing, a longtime "business model" in the supply chain is now in danger, says an automotive purchasing executive.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:58:04 EST.  Subscription required.

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