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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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  • Former MP loses cash claim libel bid
    Former MP Tim Yeo loses his libel case against The Sunday Times over claims he would promote business concerns in return for cash.
    BBC News.  Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:21:02 GMT.
  • Why Marketing To Millennials And Other Generations Is Pointless
    Misunderstandings, missed employment and commercial opportunities, and other negative ramifications result when we narrowly label and define individuals according to broad cultural trends.
    By Jessica Kriegel.  Forbes.  Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:00:00 GMT.
  • Big China brokerage in $166bn error
    China's biggest brokerage, Citic Securities, overstated its derivative business by $166bn (£110bn) from April to September, the country's securities association says.
    BBC News.  Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:38:52 GMT.
  • Africa: U.S.$16 Billion Africa Climate Business Plan to Tackle Urgent Climate Challenges
    [World Bank] The World Bank Group today unveiled a new plan that calls for $16 billion in funding to help African people and countries adapt to climate change and build up the continent's resilience to climate shocks.
    All Africa.  Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:02:01 GMT.
  • Chinese Investment in Africa Falls by 40%
    China’s Commerce Ministry recently caused a stir when it publicly admitted that Chinese investments to Africa had fallen by 40 percent in the first half of this year. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 25 Nov 2015 04:44:04 -0500.
  • Turing Refuses to Lower List Price of Toxoplasmosis Drug
    Daraprim costs $750 a tablet. Though Turing Pharmaceuticals said it will cut the price for hospitals and patients with commercial health insurance, some doctors say it isn’t enough.
    Andrew Pollack.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:31:53 GMT.
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  • Deal Professor: Telltale Signs That Deal Makers Swallowed the Silly Pills
    Recent deals show that normally sober-minded business executives seem to have thrown over sound decision-making for flights of fancy.
    Steven Davidoff Solomon.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:54:35 GMT.
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  • German business morale unfazed by Paris attacks
    German business confidence has increased dramatically in November, shrugging off the Volkswagen emissions scandal and the recent attacks in Paris, a leading economic think tank says
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:20:00 +0200.
  • GM may contract out van production to boost capacity for pickups
    GM is in talks to offload some of its commercial van production to contract manufacturer AM General, a move that would free up capacity at GM's plant near St. Louis to make more of its hot-selling midsize pickups.  Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:27:59 EST.  Subscription required.
  • US Economy Grew Faster Than First Thought in 3rd Quarter
    The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster pace in recent months than first thought, as businesses restocked their goods. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:48:03 -0500.

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