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.
Browse the headlines below to find relevant and up-to-date business news
from around the globe.
- eBay to split off PayPal business
E-commerce site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.
BBC News. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:00:52 GMT.
- How to Encrypt Your Business Data for Optimal Security
Concerns about business data security are on the rise. Between the recent Apple leak and a series of hacked credit card databases, CEOs are justly worried about the long-term effects.
By Drew Hendricks. Forbes. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:01:00 GMT.
- More Groups Join Project on the Brain
Federal agencies and private businesses and institutions are aligning their research with the Brain Initiative, which is studying the brain in action.
By James Gorman. International Herald Tribune. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:50:25 GMT.
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- Africa: How Should the G20 Act to Improve Global Trade Governance?
[The Trade Beat]The evolution of the world trading system no longer supports the delivery of opportunities that follow from innovations in international business. ...
All Africa. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:41:42 GMT.
- ATandT says 2 million customers using connected-car service
ATandT gave its first look at the performance of the connected-car unit, a new growth businesses for the largest U.S. phone service provider.
AutoNews.com. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:23:13 EST. Subscription required.
- U.S. Homeland Security secretary says homegrown terrorism biggest threat
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson tells a business audience in Ottawa that homegrown terrorism by previously unknown individuals is the threat that worries him the most.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:03:57 EDT.
- VIDEO: Drone captures Hong Kong protest
Footage filmed by a drone captures the scale of Saturday's pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong's central business district.
BBC News. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:58:29 GMT.
- Russian Lawmakers Boycott Russian-American Business Council
A Russian parliament committee plans to boycott a meeting of the Russian-American Business Council in the United States next month.
Radio Liberty. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:45:49 +0000.
- Small Business and Industry Education Series
Small Business Education Series, a group of Web-based tutorials aimed at educating small pharmaceutical business on topics relating to drug regulation and review.
Food and Drug Administration. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:49:00 -0400.
- Security Is Going Down to the Device
In order to keep an enterprise truly safe from hackers, cyber security has to go all the way down to the device level. Icon Labs is making the point that security has to be built into device components.
Rob Spiegel. Design News. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:45:00 EDT.
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