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German, French Retail Sales Slump


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:05:57 EDT
German and French retail sales fell sharply in September, adding to concerns that business activity in the eurozone’s two biggest economies struggled to gain traction at the end of the third quarter.

Hong Kong Students Consider Taking Protest to Beijing


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:26:42 EDT
Student leaders in Hong Kong say they are considering taking their demands for democracy to Chinese leaders in Beijing next month when China hosts a global summit.


Barron's Online Exclusive


Barron's Online Exclusives
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Katherine Krill: She Knows What Women Want


Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:02:14 EDT
ANN Inc. CEO Katherine Krill brought the posh women’s clothing retailer back from a financial-crisis brink. Now, a new challenge: activist investors.


WSJ.com: US Business


US Business
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Apple CEO Cook Is 'Proud to Be Gay'


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:25:02 EDT
Apple’s Tim Cook said he is “proud to be gay,” a declaration that puts an openly gay man at the helm of the world’s most valuable company.

The New Science of Food Additives


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:31:09 EDT
Americans’ growing appetite for food with bold and exotic tastes is bumping up against another trend—demand for more-natural food—complicating the industry’s R&D efforts and potentially raising costs.

Wal-Mart Weighs Matching Web Prices


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:29:46 EDT
Wal-Mart is testing a program to match online prices from rivals like Amazon this holiday season, a move that could make the discounter more competitive but cut into profits.


International Business Times


Nutek Baby Wipe Recall 2014: List of Brands And Retailers Affected By Bacteria-Related Product Withdrawal


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Nutek Disposables Inc. issued a voluntary recall Tuesday for potentially contaminated baby wipes sold under 10 brand names at several major retail stores, the company said. Some baby wipes were found to contain Burkholderia cepacia, a type of bacteria that can compromise weakened immune systems.

Struggling Soda Companies Diversify, Following Tobacco's Lead


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In a fizzling global soda market, beverage companies are taking cues from the tobacco industry. Just as cigarette companies saw decades of declining sales amid changing consumer tastes, health warnings and an increasingly harsh regulatory environment, soda makers are now experiencing similar hard times -- and they're responding with borrowed marketing ploys.

Halloween Costs 2014: Americans Will Spend More To Celebrate This Year


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The price of celebrating Halloween this year may spook you. The National Retail Federation predicts that Americans will spend $7.4 billion on Halloween goodies in 2014, according to a news release. The average person will spend $77.52 – about $2.50 more than last year.


International Business Times


World's First Full-Scale Carbon Capture And Storage Project To Launch At Canada's Boundary Dam Plant


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The world’s first commercial-scale “carbon capture and storage” (CCS) project is set to launch this week at a coal-fired power plant in Canada. The $1.4 billion development marks a major milestone for the fledgling technology, which is seen as critical for cutting global warming pollution from fossil fuels.

Marijuana Trademarks: Product Owners Struggle With Federal Trademarks


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A booming American cannabis industry has fostered a growing group of entrepreneurs looking to make millions from marijuana products. But even in states where recreational use is legal, enterprising business owners are seeing their profits go up in smoke due to another legal snag - the lack of protection for intellectual property.

New York Times Plans Job Cuts And Will Eliminate About 100 Newsroom Jobs: Report


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The New York Times unveiled plans for job cuts on Wednesday as part of a companywide restructuring intended to safeguard the newspaper’s long-term profitability.  About 100 newsroom jobs will be eliminated, in addition to a smaller number of positions from the editorial and business operations. If the Times cannot get enough people to leave voluntarily, they will offer buyouts and resort to layoffs.


International Business Times


Why Chocolate Makers Are Uniting To Fight Ebola


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The world’s chocolate makers are coming together to fight the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. As part of the World Cocoa Foundation, Mondelez International Inc., Nestlé SA, Starbucks Corporation, and others recently announced  a $700,000 donation to combat the virus, which has already infected more than 9,000 people and killed at least 4,500 with no signs of slowing.

Record Global Soybean, Wheat Crops Expected As Rice, Corn Yields Stay Flat


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The 2014-2015 season’s soybean and wheat crops are on track to set records, while rice and corn look poised to be more in line with last season’s record crops. Soybean production is expected to hit 310 million tons, about 10 percent higher than last year’s output, according to the International Grains Council’s September Grain Market Report released Thursday. That increase is expected to continue as new soy plantings boost yields in parts of Brazil and Argentina.

Glut In Natural Rubber Seen Shrinking As Prices Drop And China Car Sales Rise


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Natural rubber supplies ballooned in recent years as Asian producers cranked up the tree taps and consumers curbed their demand. Now, the glut appears ready to pop. The global surplus is poised to shrink by nearly 50 percent in 2015 as the trends reverse, according to the International Rubber Study Group.


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