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From Wall Street to Main Street, M&A Activity Surges

Some high-profile deals in the last week or two have propelled merger and acquisition activity to the highest point since before the onset of the Great Recession. Recently announced megadeals, […]

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US Retailers: Get Ready for the “Diderot Effect”

As the US housing market revs up again, it’s worth taking a moment to remember 18th-century French philosopher Denis Diderot. After receiving a gift of a beautiful new dressing gown, […]

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Halliburton to Buy Baker Hughes for $35 Billion

Sagging oil prices have not dampened Halliburton’s appetite to expand its role in the oilfield services sector. In fact, they may have helped prompt the company to announce this week […]

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Wal-Mart Extends Black Friday to Black Five-Day

Black Friday 2014 is just two weeks away. But this year the official kickoff to the holiday shopping season may be a little less frantic. Indeed, avid shoppers keen to bag […]

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US Deal with China Signals Trade Policy Progress

US foreign trade policy took a major step forward at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing this week as the US and China agreed to begin the process […]

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The Other US Oil and Gas Boom: Employment

The main story about the US shale oil and gas boom is well known. Since 2008 new oil production has reduced US oil imports by about 50% and a surplus […]

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The Rise of Anti-EU Parties: A Danger to Business in Europe

The rise of anti-European Union sentiment poses a threat not just to the economies of the countries in the region; it also could disrupt business for thousands of companies that […]

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D&B’s 2014 Midterm Election Impact Report

The 2014 midterm congressional election is upon us, and the Dun & Bradstreet’s 2014 Midterm Election Impact Report has set out to examine the critical states up for grabs in […]

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IBM and Twitter to Mine Data Gold from Tweets

At first glance, the only thing IBM and Twitter have in common is the blue hue of their logos — that is, until they announced a deal in which IBM […]

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The Latest Automotive Recall Crisis: Exploding Airbags

Okay. Airbags are, in fact, supposed to explode. In the event of a serious collision, sensors ignite a tiny charge that inflates the airbag and theoretically protects vehicle occupants. The […]