March 29, 2015
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National News

Australia to Join Regional Development Bank Led by China

The decision to join the bank is an about-face for the nation, which had earlier agreed with the Obama administration’s requests to stay aloof from the bank.






Athletes Finding Their Voice in Derek Jeter’s Digital Venture

The way David Ortiz’s first-person essay quickly went viral showed the growing reach of The Players’ Tribune, especially when an athlete has something provocative to say.






News Analysis: After Kleiner Trial, Expect Less Shooting From the Hip in Silicon Valley

A recurring issue was who originated investment ideas at the venture capital firm and the lack of documentation to support claims.






Technophoria: A Wi-Fi Barbie Doll With the Soul of Siri

Companies like Mattel are readying electronic toys that will use Web connections to talk back to children, raising some concerns about privacy.






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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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