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Tobacco and Chocolate Mergers Making Headlines

BIZMOLOGY — News this week of two big mergers involving companies engaged in the business of guilty pleasures: chocolate and tobacco. Reynolds American and Lorillard yesterday announced a $27.4 billion merger that […]


5 Ways the US Can Attract More Foreign Direct Investment

BIZMOLOGY — Building cars, designing computers, making medicine, and brewing beer. These are all things Americans are pretty good at, and they also are among the industries that attract millions […]

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Elon Musk’s Next Move: Solar Panel Manufacturing

BIZMOLOGY — At a time when investing in solar panel manufacturing is a business story punchline, Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is going all-in when other solar gamblers […]


Rising food costs impact restaurant supply chain strategies

BIZMOLOGY — In recent years brisket, bacon, and pork belly have gone from bit player extras to sought-after A-list celebrities with reality shows and t-shirts. But some diners are already […]

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Convergys acquires Stream Global Services

BIZMOLOGY — Earlier this year Convergys Corporation released a press statement announcing its acquisition of competitor Stream Global Services. The purchase is expected to close in the first quarter of […]

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Are auto suppliers embracing a less-is-more strategy?

BIZMOLOGY — After weathering the Great Recession and its immediate aftermath, many automotive suppliers are shifting gears and adopting a less-is-more strategy. Even before the recession of the late-2000s, large […]

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Check it out: First Research update reveals uptick in M&A activity

BIZMOLOGY — After several sleepy years with few business acquisitions, M&A activity increased in numerous industries in 2013, according to valuation multiples data provided to First Research by Pratt’s Stats. […]


Investors embrace social media as Twitter stock goes viral

BIZMOLOGY — Twitter shares began flying off the shelves at the NYSE as soon as the opening bell sounded this morning. Although the San Francisco-based company remains unprofitable, a bullish […]


What is Dell’s strategy as a private company?

BIZMOLOGY — Now that Michael Dell has succeeded in taking private the company he founded and leads, one may ask: So now what? After a hard-won battle with activist investor […]

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Twitter’s data business might be its secret sauce

BIZMOLOGY — Twitter took advantage of new SEC rules to keep its IPO plans and its finances secret for as long as possible. After the big S-1 reveal last week, […]