April 24, 2014

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Anti-Corruption Group Finds Fault With European Union

A report by Transparency International, calling for a more open approach to policy making, might provide fuel for the union’s critics.






DealBook: New York Financial Regulator Uses Dodd-Frank to Sue Auto Lender

Benjamin Lawsky, New York State’s superintendent of financial services, accused the Condor Capital Corporation of siphoning millions of dollars away from borrowers’ accounts.






DealBook: Investors Bet on Live-Streamed Spinning Classes in the Home

Peloton, which will announce a $10.5 million funding infusion on Thursday, sells a stationary bicycle with a tablet, for just shy of $2,000, and then broadcasts classes to clients’ homes.






F.D.A. Will Propose New Regulations for E-Cigarettes

The federal government is also proposing to include cigars and tobacco pipes under its regulatory control.






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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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