September 23, 2014

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National News

U.S. Manufacturing Growth Continues Apace in September

The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September, the data firm Markit said, matching the previous month’s growth rate, which had been the fastest in more than four years.






DealBook: Jimmy Choo, Luxury Shoe Brand, to List Shares in London

The British shoe company, which shot to fame on the feet of the stars of “Sex in the City,” is planning an offering next month that could value the new holding company at more than $1 billion.






MGM Buys Big Stake in Mark Burnett’s Reality TV Production Company

The studio also purchased LightWorkers Media, which focuses on religious-themed programming; it will be run by Roma Downey, Mr. Burnett’s wife.






DealBook: High Hopes for Russia Are Fading on Wall St.

Russia, which was supposed to be a growth market for Wall Street, is turning out to be a potential financial and political nightmare amid the Ukraine situation and America’s sanctions.






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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