Category Archives: Business

  1. New Details Emerge on Mexican Finance Minister’s Property Deal

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    March 20, 2015 by Bill Johnson


    MALINALCO, Mexico—New details about the controversial sale of a house to Finance Minister Luis Videgaray show the seller—a prominent government contractor—didn’t make a profit on the transaction, undermining Mr. Videgaray’s suggestion that the deal was done solely out of commercial interest.

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  2. The Digital World Is Flat: Streaming Gains Negated By CD Slumps in Many Global Markets

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    March 2, 2015 by Bill Johnson



    Early results of 2014 recorded music revenues from eight countries suggest the record industry won’t have a global recovery as much as an uneven series of regional and country-specific recoveries. A country could have had a successful year in spite of a neighboring country posting an annual loss. Such is the nature of a business delineated by languages, cultures, politics and commercial boundaries.

  3. Feeding kids peanut products could actually reduce risk of allergy

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    February 24, 2015 by Bill Johnson


    PeanutsLONDON — It might sound counterintuitive, but a new study by British scientists says that feeding children peanut products could dramatically reduce the risk of an allergy developing.

  4. 7 Benefits of Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses

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    February 16, 2015 by Bill Johnson


    Social_Media_Couch.jpgBoom! You have a shiny new website created by Impulse Creative. Now what? Let’s show it off and bring in the masses! Yes, we want people to visit, but not just any people. We want the right people. Creating content for your Buyer Personas and then distributing that content is going to get that new website to work for you.

  5. Staples to buy Office Depot

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    February 4, 2015 by Bill Johnson


    There’s about to be one game in town when it comes to office supplies.

    Staples (SPLS) announced Wednesday it intends to buy rival Office Depot (ODP) in a $6.3 billion deal, betting that the key to higher profits is operating on an even larger scale.

  6. US home construction up 4.4 percent in December

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    January 21, 2015 by Bill Johnson


    WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes rebounded in December, helping to push activity for the entire year to the highest level since the peak of the housing boom nine years ago.

  7. Mortgage Rates Hit 19-Month Low

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    January 15, 2015 by Bill Johnson


    The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit a 19-month low this week at 3.58%, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Ticker. That’s down from 3.72% the week prior and 4.35% on Jan. 6, 2014.