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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from around the globe.
The Royal College of GPs said it had heard reports of businesses asking people for letters from their GPs in order for them to cancel holidays due to the spread of Covid-19.
Daily Mail. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 15:19:11 +0000.
Sempra Energy's (SRE) Q4 revenues of $2,943 million rise 4.1% year over year on higher contributions from its Utilities business. The top line, however, falls short of the consensus mark.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 14:11:00 GMT.
Influencers are trying to build their online presence into businesses in anticipation of the local release of an Instagram feature that allows users to shop stores without leaving the app.
Cara Waters. Sydney Morning Herald. Fri, 28 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +1100.
Shares in WPP dropped like a stone on Thursday morning as the business revealed that the first year of its turnaround plans had not produced quite what analysts were looking for.
Irish Independent. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 12:02:52 +0000.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) - A businessman allegedly linked to the slaying of an investigative journalist in Slovakia has been sentenced to 19 years in prison in a separate case of forgery. ...
Washington Times. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 06:37:40 -0500.
The musician was a prominent member of the 1980s "Paisley Underground" scene in his native LA before gaining commercial success with Mazzy Star in the early '90s.
Andrew Flanagan. NPR. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 16:00:30 -0500.
Many women running small businesses in emerging markets in developing countries have to juggle their business objectives with family obligations and personal savings goals. ...
UN News Centre. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 13:16:26 -0500.
Entrepreneurs seeking funds on business-oriented crowdfunding platforms should avoid over-emphasizing the social or environmental benefits of their start-ups or products if they are to maximize potential investment.
Science Daily. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:08:46 EST.
Bob Chapek, head of parks, is now CEO. Iger will continue as Disney's chairman and focus on "the creative side" of the business until the end of next year.
Joan E. Solsman. CNET. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 14:46:32 +0000.