April 21, 2014

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Ukrainian Gas Broker Faces Scrutiny

Dmytro Firtash has made billions brokering gas deals, but he now faces both a criminal indictment and a racketeering lawsuit in United States courts.






California’s Thirsting Farmland

California farmers have never relied only on rain. But given a prolonged drought and environmental regulations, the jockeying for water is becoming more intense.






The Media Equation: Aereo Case Will Shape TV’s Future

A lot of people will be watching to see how the Supreme Court rules over the legality of Aereo because of what it could mean for the broader media ecosystem.






Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Are Expected to Expand

The lawyer whose client says he was drugged and raped in 1999 by Bryan Singer, the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director, said defendants in the new suits had ties to Hollywood.






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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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