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  • BMA To Become Part Of ANA
    Last week at the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) Masters of Marketing Conference, the organization’s CEO Bob Liodice announced that it had agreed to bring the Business Marketing Association (BMA) under its umbrella. ...
    By John Ellett.  Forbes.  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:00:00 GMT.
  • Takata's airbag crisis may spur automaker shift to Autoliv, Daicel
    The defect in Takata airbags that has led to millions of recalls and has been linked to four deaths in Honda cars opens the supplier to risk of losing business to rivals including Autoliv and Daicel.  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:49:39 EST.  Subscription required.
  • A Billionaire’s $65 Million Gift to Theoretical Physics
    Charles T. Munger, a longtime business partner of Warren Buffett, is donating $65 million to the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
    By Michael J. De La Merced.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:56:17 GMT.
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  • Business Briefing: Grubhub Profit Rises 400% as More Become Customers
    The online food delivery company said the number of active diners using its services grew 50 percent to 4.6 million from a year earlier.
    By Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:19:28 GMT.
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  • Microsoft profits fall on Nokia deal
    Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors.
    BBC News.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:53:37 GMT.
  • Cerner's Q3 profits climb as it preps to add Siemens Health
    Third-quarter earnings at Cerner Corp. rose 12%, roughly in line with analysts' expectations, as the health information technology company continues to diversify and grow its business.
    Modern Healthcare.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:30:00 EST.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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