April 18, 2014

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DealBook: Shares of Twitter-Like Weibo Surge on Opening Day, as China I.P.O.s Mount

The rise in shares in both Weibo, a Chinese microblogging service, and Sabre, a technology services provider, came after they scaled back the sizes of their offerings.






Bits Blog: Heartbleed Internet Security Flaw Used in Attack

On Friday, cybersecurity experts said they had evidence of the first confirmed attack on a major corporation using a bug in open source security technology.






Retiring: Taking a Job Out of the Financial Equation

As they tackle numerous financial issues, some baby boomers considering retirement are hiring life counselors to help them plot their futures.






Shortcuts: As Data About Drivers Proliferates, Auto Insurers Look to Adjust Rates

As insurers embrace big data, your premiums may go up or down based not only on your driving record, but also your voting record and credit score.






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Survey Says!

Knowing the customer is one of the best tools a salesperson can have. There is nothing more important than finding the right product or service to fit the needs of a client. And it is through your own process of discovery that you will find the information you need to make a satisfied customer...

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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