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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- Amazon India Tops E-Commerce Sales In July
Amazon nudged past homegrown market leader Flipkart to become the largest e-commerce player in India in July in terms of gross merchandise value. ...
By Trefis Team. Forbes. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:05:00 GMT.
- First Half 2016 Commercial and Multifamily Construction Starts Reveal Increases For Many But Not All Metropolitan Areas
A ranking of the top U.S. metropolitan areas by the dollar amount of construction starts for commercial and multifamily buildings shows that the New York NY metropolitan area continued to lead the nation during the first half of 2016.
Construction.com. Thr, 18 Aug 2016 23:30:00 EST.
- US Economy Grew at Tepid 1.1 Percent Pace in Spring
The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. ...
The Associated Press. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:30:35 GMT.
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- Marchionne says FCA approached by several suitors for Magneti Marelli
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been approached by several suitors for its components business Magneti Marelli, the carmaker's CEO said, without giving names or mentioning how many.
AutoNews.com. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:30:29 EST. Subscription required.
- Tesco sells Euphorium bakery business
Tesco is selling its Euphorium bakery business as chief executive Dave Lewis seeks to turn around the supermarkets fortunes.
BBC News. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:23:05 GMT.
- What happens when you let a dog in the studio...
James Davidson, co-founder of pet food company Tails.com, talks to Business Live - but his dog Monty steals the show.
BBC News. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:36:44 GMT.
- Painted as EpiPen Villain, Mylan’s Chief Says She’s No Such Thing
Heather Bresch, defending her company against criticism for sharply increasing the price of the life-saving device, is unapologetic. “I am running a business,” she says.
Katie Thomas. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:00:28 GMT.
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- South Korea's Lotte Group Vice Chairman Found Dead Ahead of Questioning
A senior executive of one of South Korea's largest businesses has been found dead, just hours before he was scheduled to be questioned by prosecutors about allegations of corruption in the Lotte Group, a family-run conglomerate. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:17:36 -0400.
- Turkey’s cabinet, businesspeople to launch international PR campaign in bid to improve country’s image
Turkey’s economy ministries and a number of top businesspeople have decided to launch a comprehensive PR campaign to try to improve the country’s image abroad, following a series of negative recent events
Hurriyet. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:46:00 +0200.
- Research Shows 76% of U.S. Business Travelers Would Extend a Stay for the Right Incentive
Changing Where We Go: Millennials Favor Cultural and Historical Destinations 17% More than the General Population.
Travel Industry Wire. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:38:01 EST.
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