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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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  • Employers condemn student visa rules
    Universities and business leaders call for changes in student visa rules, but the immigration minister says their criticisms are based on "myths".
    BBC News.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:21:44 GMT.
  • Daily Dividend Report: CMCSA, DD, TWC, AAL, VLO
    Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.225 a share on the Company's common stock. The quarterly dividend is payable on January 28, 2015 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 7, 2015.
    By Marketnewsvideo.  Forbes.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:14:00 GMT.
  • The Zombie System: How Capitalism Has Gone Off the Rails
    Six years after the Lehman disaster, the industrialized world is suffering from Japan Syndrome. Growth is minimal, another crash may be brewing and the gulf between rich and poor continues to widen. Can the global economy reinvent itself?
    Spiegel Online.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:51:13 +0200.
  • DealBook: Lazard’s Profit Rises 44% as Advisory Business Stays Strong
    The bank reported third-quarter adjusted profit of $89 million, or 67 cents a share, exceeding analyst estimates compiled by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.
    By Michael J. De La Merced.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:05:10 GMT.
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  • Africa: African Press Review 23 October 2014
    [RFI]The South African mid-term budget is, sure enough, the main story in this morning's Johannesburg-based financial paper, BusinessDay.
    All Africa.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:06:10 GMT.
  • Booming business in long-term car loans making banks, drivers vulnerable
    Canadians may be buying more car than they can afford, and banks are making themselves vulnerable by allowing it, ratings agency Moody's says.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:34:35 EDT.
  • Business firm 'to create 385 jobs'
    Business management start-up Geniac announces plans to create 385 new jobs in Glasgow over the next three years.
    BBC News.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:14:25 GMT.
  • Comcast Reports Rise in Third-Quarter Earnings
    The company said a 12 percent increase in earnings was propelled by growth in its high-speed Internet business and broadcast television network.
    By Emily Steel.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:01:02 GMT.
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  • TAX: A co-ordinated international approach to combat avoidance by multinationals
    The OECD has released its first recommendations for new international rules to combat tax avoidance by multinational enterprises under the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project.
    OECD.  Acquired Thu, 23 Oct 2014.
  • Romanian Princess Turned Cockfighting Queen Sentenced in US Court
    A Romanian princess who ran a cockfighting business from her U.S. home was sentenced to three years’ probation on Wednesday and ordered to pay a large fine. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:47:52 -0400.

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