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  • Economic concerns
    Gallup's economic confidence index is dismal
    Economic confidence in the United States has not been looking very good. Newsmax reported on Feb. 27, 2015, Gallup's economic confidence index has fallen back into negative territory. This makes it appear as if the economy is not improving as...
  • Kilo gold bar
    Nearly 100 gold bars stolen when thieves make purchase with faulty bank draft
    Police in Toronto, Canada, are attempting to recover 96 gold bars that were purchased during January in Montreal with a bank draft that turned out to be fraudulent.Toronto police officers have taken two suspects into custody for trying to sell...
  • U.S. Fracking
    Growing Pains for the Energy Industry
    Over the course of western economic history, energy and finance have proven to be the two industries that are able to tip the global economy into a recession. Think of the oil crisis of the 1970's or the financial collapse of 2008, history is...
  • Greece v. Germany
    Greece v. Germany: An Economic Standoff
    Greece and Germany are in the midst of an uncomfortable economic conversation. Recently, Syriza, the Greek left-wing political party, was elected into power. Syriza ran with the promise of leaving behind austerity measures and renegotiating the...
  • Minimum wage raises will tarnish Golden State businesses, says advocacy group
    Minimum wage raises will tarnish Golden State businesses, says advocacy group
    Minimum wage proposals from state lawmakers seem intent on driving businesses out of California, that's according to the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA), a San Fernando Valley business advocacy organization.An e-newsletter sent...
  • Oil falls below $44 per barrel for the first time since 2009
    Oil falls below $44 per barrel for the first time since 2009
    Worldwide oil gluts continue to push markets for crude lower, according to a Marketwatch article published January 29, 2014.Oil futures fell below $44 per barrel today for the first time since 2009 and some feel the bottom has not yet been reached...
  • Cuban President Raul Castro
    American businesses are getting ready to do business with Cuba
    News that relations between the United States and Cuba are quickly headed towards normalization has many American businesses interested in doing business with Cuba. USA Today reported on Jan. 27, 2015, American businesses are now preparing to...
  • Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater!! | Extraordinary Business
    Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater!! | Extraordinary Business
    How having superior information impacts your business development activitiesImagine this: you know someone who cheats obsessively. No matter what they do, they find some way to cheat. And they win. It is infuriating because you put every effort...
  • WestJet flight and an Air Canada flight
    Will the Canadians enjoy lower airfare as a result of cheaper oil?
    The Canadian Economy is going through a tough time since the beginning of the current year. With the oil prices going down and the estimated over-valuation of the housing market by the Bank of Canada, Canadian economy is experiencing a big threat...
  • Creative Market Free Files
    Free resources every website owner can benefit from
    There are lots of fabulous and free resources available for small business owners online today. Even more so for businesses that are based entirely online,suchas eCommerce stores or websites. If you have a website, or if you are thinking of...
  • Sales of gold at the U.S. Mint are off to a fast start in 2015.
    Gold Eagle sales off to a fast start
    Less than two weeks into the new year, the United States Mint is already reporting strong sales of 1 Troy ounce American Eagle gold coins. The Mint is reporting sales of more than 42,000 ounces of gold, so far in 2015. That's more than double...
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    Cocoa farming in the Amazon has been revived by a chocolate shortage
    The love of so many people for chocolate had lead to a shortage of this delicious treat. Bloomberg reported on Jan. 7, 2015 the chocolate shortage has spurred a revival of cocoa farming in the Amazon. A former Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN) banker,...
  • Social Media and the Restaurant Industry
    Social Media, Serious Marketing Tools for Restaurants
    Social Media is not just for connecting with family and friends. Over the years, social media hasbecome a serious marketing tool. It is clear that social media has made a huge impact on the restaurant industry since companies such as Yelp and...
  • Build Pizzeria Room
    Berkeley Marketing and Networking Mixer @ Build Pizzeria Berkeley
    When it comes to networking in Berkeley, it is important to look out for amazing events where you can find connections. There is a Berkeley Marketing and Networking Mixer on Tuesday January 13th from 6pm to 8:30pm for a professional networking,...
  • New products travel to the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show
    New products travel to the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show
    “Every year, inventors and designers create fun, practical and fascinating new devices that make travel easier and more enjoyable,” says John Golicz, producer of the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show which arrives at the Donald E....