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In his recent 2013 book, "BUYographics," senior research data analyst and award-winning journalist, Matt Carmichael has some sobering and unexpected insights into the current marketing demographics of the United States.

Coca-Cola commercializes 21st century slavery

A Coca-Cola commercial uploaded to YouTube back in May has suddenly generated a great deal of attention and not the kind Coke's marketing department was seeking.

Op-Ed: Modern characteristics of successful business women

Which traits do the most powerful and successful women in business share? It can safely be said that the women who own these characteristics are more than just the average business women in more ways than one. But what makes them tick?

Mark Cuban wants us to sell shares of tax-dodging U.S. companies

Billionaire investor and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is echoing words from the U.S. president about companies moving overseas for tax cuts and is advocating selling shares to those companies.

5 startup lessons from great pet stores

A great pet store anticipates what their clients want and always delivers (literally and figuratively). Here are 5 really simple lessons from great pet stores that all startups should adopt.

AbbVie buys Shire for $54 billion

The purchase of pharmaceutical company Shire by AbbVie will create one of the 50 largest companies in the world, and will move AbbVie’s corporate tax headquarters from North Chicago to the U.K.

Study: Feeling powerful changes your perception of time

Associates with the University of California at Berkeley conducted a test and survey to study perception. According to results those who felt powerful perceived that they could carry out more tasks in a shorter time.

It's simple: Your credit information is not safe, period

Target's loss of data on 110 million customers in 2013 was considered the biggest retail hack in U.S. history. The installed malware was able to pull credit card information from all 1,797 stores. Target then sent the data to Experian for protection.

Bongo International on how businesses can access international shipping Promoted

In recent years, soaring shipping costs have increasingly affected online retailers. No one is immune. Amazon, for example, saw its shipping costs increase to nearly $1 billion in the first quarter of 2014 - a 28 percent increase over the previous year.

Obama blasts companies moving overseas for taxation purposes

In his toughest comments yet on the subject, Barack Obama accused big US corporations of trying to manipulate “the system” by “magically becoming Irish” through tax inversion deals.

Op-Ed: Coca-Cola and the power of brand association

Brand association is a powerful tool in corporate marketing. If a brand can have their product positively associated in a consumer’s mind, they pretty much won that consumer over for life. In the world of positive brand association, Coca-Cola is king.

Report: Twitter employees are mostly white and male

Twitter managers recently released data on their own employees. Around 59% of them are male and 70% are white. Facts like this are re-igniting the debate on how to get more minorities and women into the technology sector.

Study: A man's face can dictate his negotiating possiblities

Recent publications from major names in business education have explained how your facial size has an impact on your business negotiations. Men with wide faces have advantages early on but can run into difficulty over compromises.

Global changes in growing crane market

TechNavio's analysts have forecasted the Global Crane market to grow at a CAGR of 7.29 percent over the period 2013-2018. Even though cranes are an important part of the construction market, the construction market has dropped in the last decade.

Apple cited in class-action lawsuit over wages

As you can see from the embedded PDF, employees in California, notably the Apple "Geniuses," are seeking back pay and damages for incidents such as Apple denying their workers rest periods.

Op-Ed: Is the UK economy finally on the rise?

After years of a struggling economy in the UK, figures that will be released on Friday are expected to reveal that Britain’s economy has finally passed its pre-2008 financial crisis peak.

PrimeTrade launches new online investment service provider

A new online trading platform made its debut last month, joining the ranks of many others to service both new and seasoned investors.

SFO to investigate forex price rigging

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office is planning to address allegations of fraudulent practices in the foreign exchange market by opening a criminal investigation.

U.S. carriers the world's most profitable and least comfortable

U.S. based carriers rank as the world's most profitable and the world's least comfortable. It is based on the rankings given at this years awards at the air show going on right now.

City of Seoul plans to ban Uber

On Monday Uber, a transportation network company that allows people to connect with rides via an app, found itself banned in the capital of South Korea, Seoul.

Op-Ed: Tips to writing an impressing SAP resume

The IT industry is going and if you are entering, you may be developing for by far the biggest software companies today. While looking for a SAP based job, there are a number of ways to emphasize on your resume to fit this career field.

Op-Ed: Why Google bought Songza — Brains, innovation and advertising

While Google is “organizing the world’s information,” advertising still accounts for its core revenue. Why buy Songza, of all music-focused startups out there? Here's my take on what Songza did differently, and how Songza might save advertising.

Op-Ed: Best practices for getting inexpensive business loans

With the economic downturn and the global recession of 2007 through 2009, one of the hardest hit groups was small businessmen.

U.S. retailers invasion of Canada stirs competition

Canadian retailers, already hurting from diminished sales, will soon have to compete with six additional large U.S. retail chains looking to expand their customer base in Canada.

Forbes sold to investors based in Hong Kong

After 97 years of purely family ownership, Forbes Media has announced that it has sold a majority stake in the company to a Hong Kong investment firm.

Op-Ed: When you don't know what you want, that's what you get

Given that things must be produced for a sufficiently broad segment of the population, how can we ever expect to find what it is that we truly want?

Bizarre Microsoft layoff letter

Microsoft have announced that they are laying off some 18,000 staff. This large number has shocked many people, not least the employees. Some employees are also a little angry about how they found out about the news.

Op-Ed: Oil trains and the new regulations — It all comes down to money

America's energy boom is still going strong, and the oil trains continue to roll, moving millions of gallons of black gold from North Dakota's Bakken oil patch to refineries on the East Coast. But, will new safety rules lead to the end of oil trains?

Op-Ed: What people do not tell you about small business freelancing

Are you incredibly skilled, charismatic and even intelligent? Freelancing may still not be for you. Come read about the other side of being a freelancer.

BRIC nations set up their own development bank

Leaders of emerging powers Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) and South Africa held talks in Brasilia Brazil with leaders of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and other Latin American countries.

Warren Buffett donates $2.8 billion to charities

Warren Buffett broke his own record by donating $2.8 billion dollars to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and family charities through selling stock.

Op-Ed: State of CA deems Facebook pay in stocks Fair, Just, Equitable Special

While the purchase of Oculus VR by Facebook was announced back in March of this year, this past July 15, the State of California Dept. of Business Oversight conducted a 'Fairness Hearing' to ensure stock holders were protected in the transaction.

U.S. power plant turns to Russia for coal

Power companies are now feeling the economic affects of this past winter's freezing temperatures, so much so that when New Hampshire's largest utility needed to replenish its coal supplies, they looked to Russia rather than Wyoming or Appalachia.

Op-Ed: Murdoch takeover offer for Time Warner — Brilliant or overreach?

Rupert Murdoch’s $85 cash and scrip offer for Time Warner is a bold move by any standards. It’s also a very risky move in a stock market at record highs. The accountancy is tricky, but the positioning is undeniably a killer move — if it works.

Op-Ed: Is new technology making communication easier for businesses?

With technology at its peak, how exactly does it affect business communications? Is this effect good or bad? And how do customers respond to this form of communication?

Time Warner rejects Rupert Murdoch's bid to buy company for $80B

Andrew Ross Sorkin, co-anchor of CNBC's Squawk Box, reported exclusively that Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has made an $80B takeover bid for Time Warner in cash and stock. That offer was rejected by the Time Warner board, reported Sorkin.

Op-Ed: How good content can improve your company's brand

SEOs and content professionals can drive value for small businesses such as restaurants and retailers. Much of the Web consists of keyword stuffing and duplicate content: non-value-added text that are simply rehashed for click-bait purposes.

San Diego minimum wage to rise in 2015

Some big changes are coming for San Diegans working minimum wage jobs: effective next year, the minimum wage will rise to $9.75, and companies will be required to give all workers five sick days a year.

Op-Ed: Iowa among the worst for minority business owners Special

According to both the SBA and Bloomberg, Iowa is among the worst states for MBE's (Minority Business Enterprises). Can business owners turn the tide?

Citigroup to pay $7 billion to settle U.S. financial claims

U.S. banking giant Citigroup Inc. agreed Monday to pay $7 billion to settle government claims that it lied to investors when it sold them some $30 billion in financial products backed by subprime mortgages, precipitating the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

Newspaper reporter listed as an endangered job

The newspaper and publishing industries are facing increased pressures from the rise of the electronic tablet and phone markets and decreasing revenues from advertising and it has caused many to see the news reporter job as endangered.
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