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Financial Crisis 2.0 May Hit before 2019

by Christian Hudspeth

February 10, 2016

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Speculative and risky investments that caused the financial crisis of 2008 brought on sweeping regulatory changes ...

Toshiba Is Equipped to Rebound from Accounting Scandal

by Tim Green

February 5, 2016

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Toshiba Corp.’s financial woes continue, with the company warning this week that it will lose more than $6 billion in ...

Industry Lowdown: Consumer Electronics Sector

by Rob Heidrick

February 3, 2016

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Take a look at some of the trends, challenges, and opportunities from industry profiles in the consumer electronics ...

January’s Biggest M&A Deals for Banks and Financial Firms

by Christian Hudspeth

February 2, 2016

Huntington Bancshares

While merger & acquisition activity in the financial services sector certainly cooled down in the new year compared ...

McDonald’s Is Cashing In on Breakfast, but Big Challenges Remain

by Michael McLellan

February 2, 2016

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Last week McDonald’s posted its best quarterly sales growth in nearly four years after making its popular breakfast ...

Retail Growth Strategies for 2016

by Alexandra Biesada

January 27, 2016

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Many traditional retailers began 2016 licking their wounds over disappointing holiday sales. The National Retail ...

Wal-Mart Announces Unprecedented Store Closings

by Alexandra Biesada

January 19, 2016

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Wal-Mart has announced plans to shutter 269 stores globally, including 154 US locations. Among those slated for closure ...

Companies Crank Up Security Spending to Fight Cyber Attacks

by Tim Green

January 11, 2016

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The IRS informed my wife and me that we were victims of identity theft with our 2014 federal income tax return. The ...

Nielsen’s Rating System Gets an Upgrade

by Amy Schein

January 11, 2016

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When it comes to measuring the size of media audiences for advertisers, Nielsen is the industry standard. However, in ...

Industry Lowdown: How Millennials Impact Industries

by Catherine Colbert

January 5, 2016

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Take a look at some of the opportunities, trends, and challenges from industry profiles updated by D&B First ...

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