October 23, 2014

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National News

Paul Allen to Give $100 Million to Tackle Ebola Crisis

The Microsoft co-founder said he hoped to help coordinate disparate fund-raising efforts.






Tesco Chairman to Step Down as Overstatement of Profit Grows

The chief executive of Britain’s leading grocery store said that there was no timeline for Richard Broadbent’s exit and that an inquiry continued.






High & Low Finance: Banks Again Avoid Having Any Skin in the Game

The Dodd-Frank overhaul aimed for banks to make loans with enough “risk-retention” to make them care about repayment, but the final rules appear to fall short of that.






DealBook: Lazard’s Profit Rises 44% as Advisory Business Stays Strong

The bank reported third-quarter adjusted profit of $89 million, or 67 cents a share, exceeding analyst estimates compiled by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.






Blogs

THE ART OF SELLING

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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