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  • 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...
  •  Cocoa pods are displayed
    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....
  • Funneled out? The Digital Era redefines the sales funnel
    Funneled out? The Digital Era redefines the sales funnel
    As 2014 winds down, businesses are busy planning new strategies for the new year. But odds are 2015 comes with the carnage of traditional funnel tactics that have fallen by the wayside of many marketers’ current road to success.Back in the...
  •  A worried trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
    The Dow fell 678 points in a catastrophic week
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average collapsed this week. Money News reported on Dec. 12, 2014 the Dow dropped 678 points in the worst week since 2011 as anxiety grows on the freefall of oil. Although there have been some signs of an improving economy...
  • Will the Ghost of Dick Cheney Haunt the Halliburton-Baker Hughes Merger?
    Halliburton, Baker Hughes and the ghost of Dick Cheney
    Might the ghost of Dick Cheney haunt Halliburton’s recently announced $34.6 billion acquisition of Baker Hughes? Both companies are employers here in Colorado.The former vice president, whose ties to oil services giant Halliburton became a...
  • Base Metals
    LME prices steady despite Japan's recession
    Base metal prices on the London Metal Exchange (LME) remained unfazed yesterday as the Japanese Cabinet Office announced that Japan has slipped into recession. Closing higher than Friday, the base metal prices quickly rebounded into positive...
  • Gold investing
    Buying gold on the cheap? Consider these options
    Bottom-fishers are probably gobbling up gold stocks now that the precious metal is down. But does buying on the cheap present lucrative options for such investors? Several experts weigh in on the topic.According to CNBC columnist John Waggoner,...