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Hong Kong Democracy Movement Loses Steam


Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:30:52 EDT
An activist group at the center of threats to paralyze Hong Kong's business district with anti-Beijing protests said some of its support was waning.

Greece Seeks Troika OK on Tax Cuts


Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:13:24 EDT
Greece's government kicked off talks with a delegation of international inspectors in Paris on Tuesday with hopes of gaining approval for a series of tax relief measures.

Signs of Trouble for Beijing's APEC Summit


Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:49:46 EDT
Russia's energy minister and the U.S. deputy energy secretary traded barbs at an APEC forum in Beijing, suggesting tensions over Russia's actions in Ukraine may impact a larger meeting of global leaders in China later this year.


Barron's Online Exclusive


Barron's Online Exclusives
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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.


WSJ.com: US Business


US Business
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U.S. Manufacturing Rolls on Aged Wheels


Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:52:54 EDT
Even as economic indicators rise, domestic capital spending has remained anemic by historical standards and the nation's capital equipment base is getting long in the tooth.

Price Cuts Boost Law-School Enrollment


Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:54:32 EDT
A strategy rarely employed in legal education—price-cutting—appears to be paying off for a handful of law schools.

Are Home-Security Cameras Smart Enough?


Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:54:36 EDT
Personal Technology: Internet cameras can easily record everything that happens around the house, Geoffrey Fowler writes. But can a webcam really keep you safe?


International Business Times


Labor Day Sales 2014: 20 Stores To Score The Best Deals And Discounts This Weekend


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The end of August is one of the best times of the year to get your retail therapy fix, thanks to unlimited Labor Day sales. This weekend, expect markdowns on everything from clothes and electronics to mattresses and furniture. 

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).


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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