January 29, 2015
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National News

Chevron and BP in Deal to Search for Oil Deep Beneath the Gulf of Mexico

The joint effort is a reflection of the pressure on oil companies to hold down spending and share risk as oil prices continue to drop.






DealBook: After Alibaba Spinoff, Yahoo May Become a Takeover Target

By spinning off the stake into a separate company, Yahoo will be judged by its core Internet businesses.






Machine Learning: Video Feature: Signs That Virtual Reality Is on the Verge of Taking Off

Major technology and media companies are investing heavily in virtual reality, a signal that the experience may soon be ready for mass consumption.






DealBook: A Push for a Greater Government Role in Housing Finance

Melvin L. Watt, the Federal Housing Finance Agency director, says that the government can be a responsible steward for most of the housing market.






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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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