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Euro-Zone Consumers Turn Downbeat

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:16:38 EDT
Confidence among businesses and consumers declined in August as both managers and households took a gloomier view of their economic prospects.

More Recanted Confessions in Jakarta School Trials

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:24:52 EDT
In a second day of trials, janitors who admitted to gang-raping a child at the prestigious Jakarta International School recanted their confessions.

U.K. Economy Seen Growing 3.2%

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:56:03 EDT
Stronger-than-expected growth for the U.K. economy this year is likely to be slowed down by 2015, when exports are unable to compensate for the drop in consumption caused by interest-rate increases, the British Chambers of Commerce said.

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"We're Glad to Have You Here"

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:09:10 EDT
Arne Sorenson, the first outsider to lead Marriott International, sees enormous opportunities to tap the travel boom in the developing world. US Business

US Business
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Missing From College Stadiums: Students

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:44:39 EDT
Declining attendance by students at college football games reflects soaring ticket prices, more lopsided matches and the proliferation of televised games.

NLRB Case Tests Who Employs Contract Workers

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:56:29 EDT
The National Labor Relations Board is considering action that would makes businesses more responsible for contract workers.

Currency Spat Strands Venezuela Fliers

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 03:17:38 EDT
With Venezuela holding back on releasing $3.8 billion in airline-ticket revenue because of strict currency controls, Delta, American and other airlines have slashed service to Venezuela by half since January.

International Business Times

Teen Retailers Struggling To Be Cool On Sinking Profits

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Wearing T-shirts with “AERO” or eagle logos emblazoned prominently across the front used to be cool among American teens trying to blend in with their peers. Not anymore. Brands like Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO), American Eagle (NYSE:AEO), Abercrombie (NYSE:ANF) and its offshoot Hollister are known for classic, preppy styles like collared polos and denim mini-skirts. But they’ve been losing shoppers in recent years to trendier retailers like Forever 21 and H&M, stores that move merchandise through much quicker and sell cheaper, funkier looks that individualize the wearer.

Orange Juice Sales At Lowest Point In Ten Years: Health Concerns And Higher Price To Blame

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Orange juice may not be a breakfast staple anymore, as retail orange juice sales fell to a record low in the four weeks ended Aug. 2. Demand was down 39 percent from the same period a decade ago, according to Nielsen’s most recent report published by the Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC).

Barneys $525,000 Settlement: Upscale Retailer Settles Racial Profiling Allegations

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Barneys New York is paying a $525,000 settlement over accusations of racially profiling customers. The Madison Avenue flagship store became the center of a media circus after the luxury retailer reportedly targeted black and Latino shoppers unfairly.

International Business Times

International Business Times

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.

Even After Brazilian Drought, Trouble Ahead For Starbucks Supplier Ipanema

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Ipanema Coffees, supplier to Starbucks Corp. (NYSE:SBUX), said it expects a 40 percent drop in crop yields after an historic drought in Brazil. Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer, responsible for about a third of the global supply. But a three-month drought has left farmers scrambling to recover supplies, and bean prices rising. Brazilian officials say that the weather problems are over, but not everyone is as optimistic.

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