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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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  • What Is Net Neutrality? What Businesses Need To Know
    On a recent episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver motivated thousands of viewers to leave comments about net neutrality on the FCC website. ...
    By Stuart Leung.  Forbes.  Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:00:00 GMT.
  • African food security on the menu
    African ministers and business leaders gather in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent's food security.
    BBC News.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:55:35 GMT.
  • On the Road: Business Travel, Budget Airlines and Seats That Don’t Recline
    As tensions over cramped conditions flare on planes, seats that do not recline may begin to show a certain appeal.
    By Joe Sharkey.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:47:01 GMT.
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  • Weight Watchers sessions on NHS
    Scotland's largest health board announces that people who are severely obese will be referred to a commercial weight-loss company.
    BBC News.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:07:20 GMT.
  • Africa: Big Brother Season 9 Dubbed Hot Shots
    [EA Business]Kampala -the continent's biggest reality show, Big Brother Africa resumes for its ninth season on Sunday 7 September with the housemates competing for USD 300 000 prize.
    All Africa.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:58:13 GMT.
  • Direct Travel Names John Townes Vice President of Business Development
    In his new role, Townes will spearhead the business development initiatives for Direct Travel, and is responsible for developing and supporting the plans for future revenue generation, primarily for the Southern region.
    Travel Industry Wire.  Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:28:48 EST.
  • DealBook: Top Bitcoin Proponent to Plead Guilty to Federal Charge
    Charles Shrem, a leading backer of Bitcoin, is to plead to one federal count of aiding and abetting an unlicensed money transmitting business.
    By Sydney Ember.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:59:42 GMT.
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  • Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi courted Japan's government and business leaders Monday, winning pledges of help for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.
    Miami Herald.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:46 EDT.
  • New sanctions will force Russia to 'protect our economy,' Lavrov says
    Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday any new sanctions from the European Union or the U.S. would force Russia to protect its economy, citizens and businesses.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Mon, 1 Sep 2014 02:55:18 EDT.
  • Indian PM Modi to Set Up Team for Japan to Enhance Business Ties
    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi September 1 sought Japan's help for clean energy, skill development and announced setting up a special management team in his office to facilitate trade between the two countries. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:33:28 -0400.

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