July 24, 2014

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Ford Reports Earnings of $1.3 Billion

Net income was up 6 percent from a year earlier, and the automaker had a profitable quarter in Europe for the first time in three years.






Markets Are Lifted by Economic Data as the S.&P. Moves Closer to 2,000

The Standard & Poor’s 500 reached a record high for a third straight session on Thursday, but a weak reading in new home sales kept other indexes little changed.






I.M.F. Lowers Outlook for Global Growth

The International Monetary Fund lowered its 2014 forecast to take into account weakness in the United States and China, the world’s two biggest economies.






Weird Al Yankovic Scores With ‘Mandatory Fun’

Weird Al Yankovic’s “Mandatory Fun” is the first comedy album to top Billboard’s album chart since 1963.






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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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