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Are Australia's Boutique Bakers an Economic Drag?


Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:15:37 EDT
Artisan food-and-drink makers have gained loyal customers by putting an emphasis on handmade craftsmanship over factory efficiency—but that’s skewing Australia’s productivity data, government experts say.


Barron's Online Exclusive


Barron's Online Exclusives
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A Rare Bargain at Tiffany: The Undervalued Stock


Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:04:34 EDT
A strong dollar has tarnished Tiffany’s sales, but that’s a temporary setback for the luxury retailer.


WSJ.com: US Business


US Business
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DOJ Sues to Block Electrolux Deal for GE's Appliance Business


Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:18:21 EDT
Justice Department antitrust enforcers filed a lawsuit seeking to block Electrolux AB from acquiring General Electric Co.’s appliance business, alleging the deal would hurt competition.

Justice Department Probes Airlines for Collusion


Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:40:27 EDT
The Justice Department is investigating some U.S. airlines for potentially colluding on expansion plans.

Airlines Embrace Self-Service Bag Tagging


Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:02:46 EDT
As carriers look to speed up baggage queues, they are turning to self-service kiosks and digital trackers to continue to reduce lost or misdirected luggage.


International Business Times


Marijuana Legalization In Oregon 2015: How To Get Free Weed On July 1


Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:32:47 -0400
Recreational marijuana will officially be legal in Oregon on Wednesday, but pot users expecting to find store shelves stocked with various strains of homegrown bud will be disappointed. The state isn’t accepting applications from growers and retailers until 2016, meaning unless you’re a medical marijuana patient, there’s still no place to buy legal pot. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t marijuana to go around.

Confederate Flag Controversy: Alibaba Latest To Ban Sales Across Platforms In Charleston Backlash


Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:51:46 -0400
Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce operator, is pulling all goods bearing the Confederate battle flag from its marketplace. The move comes soon after the biggest U.S. online retailers -- Amazon, eBay, Etsy and Wal-Mart -- removed such products amid the fallout from the Charleston church massacre.

American Apparel’s Dov Charney: Fired CEO Stored Porn Made With Employees On Company Servers, Retailer Alleges


Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:43:33 -0400
He's been likened to a bad ex-boyfriend who can't take a hint, and the metaphor is seeming more apt as the struggle between American Apparel and Dov Charney, the CEO and founder the retailer fired in December, continues in the courts. In court documents filed on Friday, the company released details about Charney's alleged misconduct that led to his termination, reported the Los Angeles Times.


International Business Times



International Business Times


US Crude Prices To Fall To $40 A Barrel: Goldman Sachs


Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:43:07 -0400
U.S. crude prices will likely drop to $40 a barrel in the near term, reversing recent gains in oil prices as global crude inventories begin to increase again, Goldman Sachs said. The price of crude had risen by a third this year due to supply disruptions from the Middle East and refinery slowdowns in the face of high margins.

Global Food Prices Fall To Lowest Level In 5 Years: FAO


Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:37:20 -0500
Global food prices dipped to their lowest level since July 2010, continuing a steady decline, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said, in a statement released Thursday. The fall was prompted by improved supplies, falling crude oil prices and a strong dollar, according to the FAO.

Oil Tops $60 For First Time In 2015; Oversupply Persists


Sat, 14 Feb 2015 01:37:10 -0500
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil closed up for a second straight week on Friday after another drop in the U.S. rig count, and Brent crude hit a 2015 high above $60 a barrel, but market skeptics cautioned the rally could fade because supplies keep coming. Many traders and analysts believe there is a global oversupply of nearly two million barrels per day of crude oil.They say little has changed fundamentally to explain the price rebound of the past two weeks.


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