April 23, 2014

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DealBook: Numericable Set to Price Largest Ever Junk Bond Offering

Numericable, the French cable unit of Altice, is expected on Wednesday to price a junk bond offering worth about 8.4 billion euros, or about $11.8 billion, to help fund the acquisition of Vivendi’s mobile unit, SFR.

Recovery in Euro Zone Gathers Pace

Business activity in the 18 nations that use the common currency expanded in April at its fastest rate in nearly three years, according to a private sector survey.

Justices Skeptical of Aereo’s Business

Television broadcasters are challenging Aereo, an Internet start-up that uses arrays of small antennas to stream over-the-air signals to subscribers.

DealBook: Appeal Judges Hint at Doubts in Insider Case

A panel signaled it might overturn the convictions of two former traders, which would represent a crack in a campaign by Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, against insider trading at hedge funds.



Survey Says!

Knowing the customer is one of the best tools a salesperson can have. There is nothing more important than finding the right product or service to fit the needs of a client. And it is through your own process of discovery that you will find the information you need to make a satisfied customer...

Attack of the Sales Staff

I recently visited a local store that employs what I would describe as the “swarm” tactic of sales. The moment that a customer or would-be customer walks through the door, there is a group of eager salespeople waiting to accompany them throughout their shopping experience....

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International Intelligence

While the adage, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do,” may still be true, business colleagues, clients, friends and associates should be treated with sensitivity whether they’re visiting this country or you’re in theirs. It’s always wise to do a little research and...

Meeting Mayhem

Meetings can be one of the most productive ways to conduct business. They also can waste valuable time and serve as a source of considerable frustration.  Whenever you bring a group of people together there’s always a good chance that at least one person in the room will cause...

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