October 22, 2014

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National News

DealBook: After JPMorgan Chase Breach, Push to Close Wall St. Security Gaps

Regulators are said to be discussing how to improve a critical area of cybersecurity: outside vendors, including law, accounting and marketing firms and even janitorial companies.






GSK Eyes Top Slot in FTSE 100 Index for Standalone HIV Drugs Unit

GlaxoSmithKline, battered by weak U.S. drug sales and a bribery scandal in China, set out a bold recovery plan on Wednesday, including an initial public offering of part of its fast-growing HIV and AIDS drugs business.






New Commissioners Approved for E.U.’s Executive Branch

The vote by lawmakers ended months of sometimes acrimonious debate over the administrative direction of the 28-nation bloc.






Total, French Oil Giant, Picks 2 Insiders to Lead Company After Chief’s Death

The head of Total’s refining and chemicals business was chosen as chief executive and a previous chief will be chairman.






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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