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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- Bits Blog: Amazon Wants Cheaper Ebooks. But Should It Get to Enforce Prices?
The retailer argues that e-books should be priced at $9.99. But there is a risk that eliminating price experimentation could stifle creative business ideas.
By Farhad Manjoo. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:57:25 GMT.
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- Employer And PEO Services Drive ADP's Revenue But Client Funds' Interest Creates Drag
Its fourth quarter revenue grew 8% year-on-year, to reach $3.07 billion, driven by 5% growth in new business bookings for its Employer and Professional Employer Organization Services divisions. ...
By Trefis Team. Forbes. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 17:45:00 GMT.
- Deep-Pocketed Bayern Munich Is Open for Business in U.S.
The German soccer powerhouse Bayern Munich has opened an office in Manhattan in an effort to market itself more effectively in the United States.
By Richard Sandomir. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:04:07 GMT.
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- Alcatel-Lucent posts improved Q2 results, plans submarine cable IPO
Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), which announced its “Shift Plan” a year ago, is now looking to shift some of its submarine cable business. ...
Sara Zaske. RCR Wireless. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:16:30 +0000.
- Africa: En.lighten Initiative Helps Switch On Efficient Lighting
[UNEP]Sometimes the task of combating the emissions that cause climate change seems complex and overwhelming, yet simple measures by individuals, businesses and governments can make a massive difference. ...
All Africa. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:24:29 GMT.
- Best of this week's online business
Who got the top of the milk this week in business.
BBC News. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:15:16 GMT.
- Commercial-fleet sales, SUV demand lead GM sales up 9%
A jump in sales to commercial customers and stout demand for the redesigned GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Tahoe and other trucks propelled General Motors' July sales up 9 percent from a year earlier.
AutoNews.com. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:03:23 EST. Subscription required.
- RBS concerns over Scots independence
Royal Bank of Scotland reiterates that Scottish independence could have a "material adverse effect" on its business.
BBC News. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:52:28 GMT.
- NY judge: US warrant can reach email in Ireland
U.S. law enforcement can force Microsoft Corp. to turn over emails it stores in Ireland, a judge ruled in a case that technology companies have rallied around as they pursue billions of dollars in data storage business abroad.
Miami Herald. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:47 EDT.
- Baxter to offload vaccine business to Pfizer for $635 million
Baxter International is selling its vaccine business to Pfizer for $635 million as it prepares to split into two companies.
Modern Healthcare. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:45:00 EST.
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