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610 words • advanced • 3 years ago
business
"Dec 07, 2015, 08.41 AM | Source: CNBC Oil to stay low for a long, long time, according to traders With the most widely traded Brent crude contract trading just above USD 40, the first futures contract that shows oil above USD 50 expires in the seco..."
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"For the last few years, Comcast has been testing out data caps in a small number of markets, charging customers for exceeding their monthly allotment of 300GB (or offering them the chance to pay even more money for Unlimited access). More recently, t..."
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676 words • intermediate • 3 years ago
business
"Falling oil prices can be both a boon and bane for the global economy, but for the European Central Bank they are now a major headache because they are keeping eurozone inflation much lower than it would like. On paper, low oil prices should be posi..."
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502 words • intermediate • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"Exploring the increase in calls for service Property checks are large part of increase Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 6:00pm Sheriff Todd Brackett discusses the bids for new sheriff department vehicles at the March 15 Lincoln County Commissioners’ m..."
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1361 words • advanced • 3 years, 8 months ago
"Most of us begin a new position with energy and a desire to impress. Our effort is high. Our passion is infectious. Our enthusiasm helps us to excel quickly. But for some, work becomes mundane and repetitive. They lose some of their passion, and thei..."
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503 words • advanced • 3 years, 4 months ago
business
"Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras listens during his visit at the transport ministry in Athens, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. Details of Greece’s latest bailout package were being pored over across Europe on Wednesday as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras i..."
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488 words • advanced • 3 years, 6 months ago
business
"Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Interest-rate cuts are effective in combating Australia’s economic slowdown, although their effects on the economy have changed over time and the headwinds are stiff, the deputy head of the central bank said Monday..."
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589 words • advanced • 2 years, 7 months ago
sales
"Editors, USA TODAY , KTVB 6:49 PM. MST May 05, 2016 It never looked cool, anyway E-cigarettes will be regulated  by the FDA the same as tobacco cigarettes, according to a new rule issued Thursday. That means e-cigs of every make, flavor and nic..."
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538 words • advanced • 4 years, 1 month ago
"In the past decade there has been a massive increase in the amount of data that is potentially available to marketers. But simply having a lot of data is of no real use to anyone. It’s the quality of the data and what you do with it that counts. If I..."
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572 words • advanced • 3 years, 3 months ago
business
"(FILE PHOTO) Tourists visit the Acropolis in Athens on June 30, 2015. Strapped for cash in crisis-hit Greece but desperate to visit the Acropolis? Tourists faced with empty ATMs need not despair, visitors to the ancient site can now pay by card for t..."
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588 words • advanced • 3 years ago
sales
"REUTERS 1.Disney is using legal threats to scrub a photo of a leaked 'Star Wars' action figure from the internet Disney is aggressively trying to scrub photos of a "Star Wars" action figure from the internet after it accidentally went on sale early.A..."
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1070 words • intermediate • 3 years, 3 months ago
business
"By: Aurelio O. Angeles , October 29th, 2012 04:17 AM Our country is marked by dichotomies. The most enduring dichotomy is this: the few rich who are gaining greater control of the economy and the many poor who are growing more impotent through the ..."
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1289 words • advanced • 3 years ago
sales
"What does it mean to be persuasive? It’s not necessarily always to cause people to do what you want them to, although that certainly can be a part of acting persuasively. And it isn’t always influencing people to take your position over that of o..."

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1181 words • intermediate • 4 years, 1 month ago
business
TED
An epidemic of bad, inefficient, overcrowded meetings is plaguing the world’s businesses — and making workers miserable. David Grady has some ideas on how to stop it.
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3754 words • intermediate • 6 years, 2 months ago
business
TED
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
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867 words • intermediate • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"Feb 22 (Reuters) – When Sheikh Ali Khalifa al-Sabah of Kuwait thinks about today's plunging oil prices, his mind drifts back to the mid-1980s, when he was forced to sell some of his country's crude for as little as $5 a barrel. As Kuwait's oil min..."
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653 words • advanced • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"Flickr / Tara Angkor HotelWhen I first got into the investment business, the overwhelming majority of companies followed the rules of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Now most companies report earnings based on Pro Forma rules. Pro Forma ear..."
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745 words • advanced • 3 years ago
business
"When regulators from the Justice Dept. filed suit on June 27 to block the proposed megamerger between WorldCom Inc. and Sprint Corp., it effectively killed what would have been the largest telecommunications deal ever. But antitrust chief Joel I. Kle..."
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949 words • advanced • 3 years ago
business
"TO survive and prosper in the 21st century's volatile business environment, Singapore companies need to implement a sound strategy for innovation, branding and managing intellectual property that helps them stand out in the marketplace and gain a com..."

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"In Singapore, whoever has the cash holds all the power. It's embarrassing but true that employers in Singapore do not have the best reputation when it comes to treating their employees fairly. We have that infamous boss who was caught in video slapp..."
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