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The Cuban authorities are considering legalizing certain private businesses, a potentially transformative move for the communist island as it liberalizes its economy.

SqueezeCMM adds B2B native advertising lead-gen tracking module Commissioned

SqueezeCMM announced today a new module that will allow B2B marketers to track lead-generation and conversion from native ads.

Op-Ed: Two rival governments in Libya issue competing banknotes

The battle between the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) with PM Faiez Serraj and the rival Tobruk-based Government of National Accord (GNA) under PM Abdullah Al-Thinni has resulted in several parallel institutions.

Out of order: India bank says third of ATMs don't work

A third of India's cash machines don't work, the central bank said, posing a challenge for the government as it strives to provide banking services to millions of poor citizens living in rural areas.

B. Braun settles tainted syringes lawsuit

The medical device manufacturer B. Braun has paid out $7.8 million to settle a U.S. criminal case in related to faulty syringes. The irony is the company did not make the syringes; however, its brand name was on them.

Barcelona agree reported record Nike deal

Barcelona agreed a "long-term" contract extension with American sportswear giants Nike on Saturday, which will reportedly see the Catalan club surpass Manchester United with the most lucrative kit-sponsorship deal in the world.

U.S. malls bordering Canada offer specials to counter low loonie

The low loonie or Canadian dollar began to fall against the U.S. dollar last fall. Before its fall Canadians often went on shopping trips across the border to buy many items at lower prices.

Op-Ed: Salesman shares his wisdom of 'authentic selling' in new book Special

With over 40 years of experience in sales and banking, top sales rep turned-author and keynote public speaker, David Stern shares important insights in his new book, "Are You For Real?!"

Sale of MTS to BCE could reduce wireless competition in Canada

Bell Canada (BCE) has agreed to buy Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) in a friendly takeover valued at $3.9 billion. BCE is already the largest telecom company in Canada.

Phil Mickelson unknowingly profited from insider trading scheme

Golfer Phil Mickelson was named in an insider-trading case by the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday morning, according to a filing.

Pharma News: New products and new health initiatives announced

In the latest pharmaceutical news round-up there is a new push to eliminate polio, a new treatment for COPD, and unfortunate news that a patient has died after taking an anti-psychotic medication.

India wants to get in on the oil-for-loans deal with Venezuela

India wants to get in on the oil-for-loans deal that Venezuela has with China, in the hopes of recouping some of the millions of dollars in payments owed to India's largest pharmaceutical companies.

Spain's Rajoy eyes tax cuts despite EU deficit sanctions threat

Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a Wednesday interview he was eyeing more tax cuts if re-elected, just as Brussels mulls sanctions against Madrid for breaking deficit rules.

Crisis for South Korea shipbuilders as golden age fades

After more than a decade of global dominance, South Korea's shipbuilders face an unprecedented crisis that threatens the very survival of one of the flagship industries of Asia's fourth largest economy.

Brazil names new central bank head, eyes reforms

Brazil's interim government on Tuesday named economist Ilan Goldfajn as the new head of the central bank, a key post in the fight to coax the giant economy out of recession.

Syria's famous damask rose withered by war

Its fame is such that the damask rose features in Shakespeare, but for Syrian farmers growing the flower that produces the heady-scented oil used to flavour Turkish delight, tragedy may await.

Driver who sued Uber slams 'offensive' settlement

The Uber driver behind the lawsuit that threatened the company's business model is now objecting to settling the case. In April, Uber announced that it had reached a $100 million settlement agreement in a court case that had gone on for three years.

Report: Google faces record €3 billion EU antitrust fine

Google will soon be hit with a record-breaking fine for violating European antitrust laws, a leading British newspaper reported Sunday.

Amazon to start selling its own private label food products Inc is getting ready to launch several new lines in its private-label selections, including its "first broad push into perishable foods," according to sources.

India eases red tape but foreign firms still struggle

Narendra Modi was elected two years ago this week promising to ease India's notorious red tape and unpack regulatory tangles, but for foreign firms, doing business in the world's fastest-growing large economy can still be a costly headache.

France's 'Atomic Anne' charged over nuclear deal

French nuclear giant Areva's former boss Anne Lauvergeon was charged Friday as part of a probe linked to its disastrous 2007 purchase of a Canadian uranium mining firm, Uramin.

Twisted J Apparel's Cody Johnson, a clothing entrepreneur Special

The successful businessman, based in Stephenville, Texas, recently staged the 'Steven Tyler...Out On a Limb' benefit concert alongside the Aerosmith singer. He told all to Digital Journal.

Libyan conflict over oil exports drastically reduces production

The Tripoli-based National Oil Corp.(NOC) said oil fields responsible for the bulk of Libyan oil production will be forced to stop production within a month unless the blockade is lifted on the port of Hariga at Tobruk, in eastern Libya.

In latest disruption to oil exports, Shell halts Nigerian exports

Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday confirmed its crude oil exports from Nigeria have been "significantly" disrupted, adding to an already shaky output situation in the West African country.

Op-Ed: Financial PR — A new global story

The latest trends in Financial PR show private equity and global conglomerates are buying up boutique PR firms at record levels. But what does this mean for business owners?

Krispy Kreme shares jump after European conglomerate buys chain

Shares in North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme doughnuts soared Monday after a Luxembourg coffee investment giant announced plans to buy the 1,100-store chain.

Netflix cuts out 6 days of commercials per year versus cable TV

Netflix’s refusal to show ads is a core part of its identity. The company has always maintained that killing ads provides a better experience for its subscribers, and shows no signs of changing that position. And that stance has had an effect.

'Kleptocracy Tour': London sightseeing with a difference

A black bus winds its way through some of London's most expensive neighbourhoods for a sightseeing tour with a difference -- a guided visit around luxury houses bought by shady international tycoons and officials.

Op-Ed: 'Scream' movie begins a Sonoma realtor's career to Top Producer Special

Daniel Casabonne is "The realtor" in all of Sonoma with the most sales. He has an office right on the Plaza. Yet as he tells it, his career in real estate was unexpected due to the movie "Scream."

Panama Papers database on shell companies goes online

The public gained its first access to the Panama Papers records of over 200,000 secret offshore companies when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists put a searchable database up online.

Bleak prediction for U.S. employment

Employment levels in the U.S. are looking more precarious, according to a new report. The number of U.S. citizens filing for unemployment benefits increased dramatically according to government figures.

Crunch Eurozone talks on Greece debt deal

Eurozone finance ministers hold an emergency meeting on Monday to try to thrash out a difficult deal on fresh reforms for Greece as fears grow of a repeat of last year's chaotic bailout negotiations.

Big AZ takeover and other pharmaceutical news

As we do on a regular basis, Digital Journal has reviewed the latest developments within the pharmaceutical sector. Here AstraZeneca completes takeover of Takeda's respiratory business and Ferring Pharmaceuticals have a new nocturia treatment.

Oilsands shutdown spurs fear and uncertainty for Canada's economy

Alberta's hard-hit economy has been dealt another blow as uncontrollable wildfires continue to rage around the province's oilsands, forcing the oil industry to curtail production.

Saudi oil minister sacked in government shake-up

Saudi King Salman replaced his long-serving oil minister on Saturday as part of a major government overhaul which comes as the kingdom grapples with a slump in energy revenues.

EU won't sacrifice food safety for U.S. trade deal: German minister

The EU won't sacrifice its high food safety standards for better US auto market access in a transatlantic trade deal being negotiated, a German minister said Friday.

Sunfly: The world's most famous karaoke brand Special

Sunfly is celebrating 25 years as the UK's most trusted name in karaoke. The London-based company, enjoyed in bars and clubs all over the country, is set to release a new streaming service. Digital Journal asked team member Dan Maidstone all about it.

PepsiCo accused of human rights violations

Global food giant PepsiCo has been accused of continuing human rights violations and anti-trade union practices in relation to factories in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Aeropostale files for bankruptcy protection, closes Canada stores

After three consecutive years of losses, teen clothing retailer Aeropostale Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday and pledged to reorganize.

Australian refuses to give more proof he created Bitcoin

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright on Thursday said he would not provide further proof to back up his claim that he created Bitcoin, saying he was "not strong enough" for the public scrutiny."I believed that I could do this.

Saudi Binladin Group lays off 50,000 foreign workers, some unpaid

Fifty thousand foreign laborers have been fired by the Binladin Group construction company in Saudi Arabia. Some have not been paid salaries for the last four months.
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