November 23, 2014
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National News

Economic View: Conspicuous Consumption? Yes, but It’s Not Crazy

Clearly, many rich people like to display their incredible wealth. Yet, generally, they think they know value when they see it.






Chrysler Details Its Plans to Improve Recall Efforts

The company was responding to criticism from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over its slow progress in fixing Jeeps that were recalled last year.






How a Coalition Pushed for a Hotel Workers' Minimum Wage

Forces both inside and outside the traditional labor movement united to campaign for a higher minimum wage for hotel workers in Los Angeles.






Victor Elmaleh, 95, Builder and Entrepreneur, Is Dead

Mr. Elmaleh imported the first Volkswagens to the United States, developed $7 billion worth of real estate and won national championships in handball and squash.
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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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