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Jacob Lew Urges Swift Resolution to Greece Bailout Standoff

Fri, 29 May 2015 16:16:45 EDT
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged international finance officials to resolve the standoff over Greece’s bailout package as quickly as possible, reflecting global jitters that a possible Greek exit from the eurozone may destabilize the world economy.

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As Express Scripts Attacks Costs, Investors Profit

Mon, 25 May 2015 07:16:03 EDT
Pharmacy benefit management is not sexy, but it’s a crucial cog in the health-care business.

Amazon Renews Prime Directive: Smash Bricks

Fri, 29 May 2015 12:53:00 EDT
Free same-day delivery for Prime members will hurt retailers with physical stores and Best Buy in particular. US Business

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Health Insurer Humana Explores Sale

Fri, 29 May 2015 19:22:01 EDT
Humana is exploring a possible sale of the company, a move that could trigger a round of mergers in an industry grappling with challenges and opportunities created by the federal health-care overhaul.

Hanergy's Solar Tech Gamble Is Under Scrutiny

Fri, 29 May 2015 21:44:10 EDT
When one of China’s richest men ventured into the solar business, he bet on the success of niche solar technology that few in the industry wanted. That gamble by Hanergy Chairman Li Hejun now is under unprecedented scrutiny.

Pentagon to Push Congress on F-35 Fighter Contract

Fri, 29 May 2015 16:43:07 EDT
The Pentagon said Friday that it plans to push Congress to approve a deal for more than 400 F-35 fighter jets worth as much as $34 billion in what would be the largest-ever weapons’ contract.

International Business Times

What India’s Mobile-Obsessed Startups Can Teach US Companies About E-Commerce

Wed, 27 May 2015 12:07:04 -0400
E-commerce companies in India are ignoring the PC and going straight to mobile in the country’s young, but rapidly growing online marketplace. Putting the bulk of their resources into apps means they can offer innovative marketing programs that leverage a smartphone’s ability to show a user's location, social circles, likes and dislikes. The idea is to create highly tailored campaigns. Some of the upstarts, like Flipkart, are producing innovation at a rate that U.S. retailing behemoths, which must spend billions to serve customers across multiple channels, can only dream about.

Legal Marijuana Business 2015: Accurate Testing For Potency Lacking In Cannabis Industry, But May Be On Its Way

Sun, 24 May 2015 13:29:20 -0400
CHICAGO -- Everything from antacids to frozen veggies has a label detailing nutritional values and active ingredients, but when it comes to cannabis that information has been sorely lacking. How does one know how much to ingest or inhale if potency information is lacking?

Marijuana Legalization 2015: Women Are Making Their Mark On The Cannabis Industry

Sat, 23 May 2015 08:03:53 -0400
CHICAGO -- Six months after graduating from college, Julie Berliner had to make a life-changing decision: pursue a career as an elementary school teacher or take a chance on the budding marijuana industry in Colorado. "I took that left turn and didn't look back. That was five years ago," Berliner said in an interview at the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo here this week. Berliner's Sweet Grass Kitchen produces edibles for both the medical and recreational cannabis markets.

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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