July 24, 2014

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National News

Regulatory Challenge: Rules for Money Market Funds Arrive, Finally

The slowness of the effort to reduce risk in this important sector is a depressing indication of the overall state of affairs in the financial system.






Bits Blog: The Next Big Thing in Hardware: Smart Garbage

The old gadgets are piling up. Is there a way to deal with the formerly shiny new things being dumped in the back of closets?






Obama to Urge End to Loophole Letting Firms Shield Profits Abroad

President Obama plans to ask Congress to prohibit the practice, called "inversion," in which corporations designate a foreign country as their official address.






I.M.F. Trims Its 2014 Global Growth Forecast

The lending organization said weaker growth in the United States and Russia, as well as in developing countries, prompted a cut in its estimate.






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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