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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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  • Asos shares soar despite profits fall
    Asos reports a 14% fall in annual profits but shares in the online retailer jump 18% as investors bet that prospects for the business are improving.
    BBC News.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:04:56 GMT.
  • Christophe de Margerie, C.E.O. of Total, French Oil Giant, Dies in Accident
    Mr. de Margerie was killed when his business jet collided with a snowplow on the runway of Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow.
    By Andrew E. Kramer.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:57:31 GMT.
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  • US: Time for Free Trade Deal with Japan is Now
    The U.S. commerce secretary says American and Japanese negotiators are making progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:33:16 -0400.
  • How libel chill is quashing negative online reviews
    The aggressive action some businesses are taking against those who post negative reviews online about their product or service is having a chilling effect on some posters who fear being sued, observers say.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 EDT.
  • HetNet Expo Review: DAS business models evolve
    HetNet Expo is the successor to DAS in Action, and the show stays close to its roots by focusing on distributed antenna systems more than on other hetnet technologies. ...
    Martha Degrasse.  RCR Wireless.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:57:18 +0000.
  • Total Oil Chief Dies When Jet Hits Plow
    Christophe de Margerie, who became C.E.O. in 2007, and three crew members were killed when a business jet struck a snowplow during takeoff.
    By Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:00:51 GMT.
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  • Facebook Just Got A New Ally in China: Tsinghua
    What does a company do to crack a market where its core business is banned by the government? For Facebook, the answer is joining hands with a prestigious business school founded by the country’s former premier.
    By Yue Wang.  Forbes.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:59:00 GMT.
  • Ebola Not Yet Affecting Business Travel
    Global Business Travel Association Poll Finds Most Business Travel Not Currently Impacted by Outbreak.
    Travel Industry Wire.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:23:55 EST.
  • Uruguay's Roll-out of Marijuana Experiment Faces Election Risk
    Uruguay is struggling to roll-out the commercial production and sale of marijuana and its ground-breaking experiment could be dropped or watered down if an opposition candidate wins this month's presidential election. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:25:04 -0400.
  • FTSE slips but Tesco shares rise
    The FTSE 100 loses ground but Tesco shares rise on speculation that private equity groups are eyeing its Asian business.
    BBC News.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:33:11 GMT.

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