February 28, 2015
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White House Proposes Broad Consumer Data Privacy Bill

Under the proposed legislation, called the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act, industries would draw up their own codes of conduct on handling customer data, which regulators would enforce.






Doral Financial in Puerto Rico Is Shut Down by Regulators

The bank has had eight consecutive years of losses and is ensnared in an investigation into the fatal shooting of a top bank executive.






What’s an Economist’s Nobel Medal Worth? $390,848

The medal awarded to the economist Simon Kuznets in 1971 was sold to an unidentified bidder for $390,848, one of only a few such medals ever to have been sold.






Business Briefing: Index of Pending Home Sales Rose in January

The data points to a rebound in the sales of existing homes in the coming months, particularly as the spring buying season gets underway.






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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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