Tag: "US"

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Largest Retailers in the World – US companies (with Research Indexes)

Largest Retailers in the World – US companies (with Research Indexes)

Top 100 U.S. Based Retail Companies on World’s Largest Retail List The U.S. maintains it dominance in global retailing on the 2014 list of all world’s largest U.S. retail chains.  With seven new American retail chains joining the world’s largest retailer list, now 33% of the 250 largest retail companies in the world are based […]

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U.S. Lodging Demand and Hotel Profitability Trending Up

U.S. Lodging Demand and Hotel Profitability Trending Up

US Lodging Sector Recovery Continues Cautiously, Says PwC US Reflecting strong performance during the first quarter and positive momentum in travel activity, offset by impacts from near-term fiscal challenges, an updated lodging forecast released today by PwC USanticipates revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) recovery in 2013 to stay on course, consistent with PwC’s expectations at […]

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China concerned about US hypocrisy – Hacking of Huawei Networks

China concerned about US hypocrisy – Hacking of Huawei Networks

U.S. to China: We Hacked Your Internet Gear We Told You Not to Hack The headline news is that the NSA has surreptitiously “burrowed its way into nearly all the security architecture” sold by the world’s largest computer networking companies, including everyone from U.S. mainstays Cisco and Juniper to Chinese giant Huawei. But beneath this […]

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The United States today: Worst and Best Characteristics

The United States today: Worst and Best Characteristics

The United States in the early 21st Century: Decline or Renewal? The bitter impasse finally, if temporarily, resolved in Washington recently made it absolutely evident to all that the United States faces serious problems. These problems did not suddenly arise, nor are they limited to the showdown regarding the shutdown of government activities and services […]

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Marketing To The United States Requires 50 Different Strategies

Marketing To The United States Requires 50 Different Strategies

European businesses forget that the United States is not united at all New York is not really in America. It is actually somewhere mid-Atlantic, slightly closer to Europe than to the country whose star-spangled flag is hung above the doorways of its soaring steel high-rises. One of the reasons that so many British companies struggle […]

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US Firms Keep 776 Billion Off-shore

US Firms Keep 776 Billion Off-shore

It’s not just Apple: Cisco, Google, HP among the country’s biggest overseas cash hoarders Top Silicon Valley firms like Apple, Google and Cisco are among the worst offenders when it comes to keeping money away from the IRS with offshore accounts, a new report shows. Those firms, along with Microsoft, IBM and Hewlett-Packard, were in […]

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Freedoms & GDP – How World Economies Rank

Freedoms & GDP – How World Economies Rank

The multipolar challenge to free expression As emerging markets command influence on the international stage, Saul Estrin and Kirsty Hughes look at the impact on economics, politics and human rights The emergence of a multipolar world is opening up a range of economic, political and human rights debates about the changing world order. The growing economic and political weight of China […]

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US vs. EU unemployment trends

US vs. EU unemployment trends

The Austerians Strike Back: Latvia Is the New Hope for Zombie Economics Zombie ideas are much scarier than actual zombies. For one, zombie ideas are real. For another, nothing can kill them. Not even a bullet to the intellectual head. Just look at the austerians. It was only a week ago that the cult of […]

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Stats - Education Employees – US

Stats – Education Employees – US

Teacher Salaries: Everything You Wanted To Know The US Census Bureau recently released data and an associated infographic that explores education workers in the US and their salaries. Since there’s always a lot of hubbub about how much teachers make (or don’t make, as the complaint usually goes), this offers some interesting insight into how […]

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China caught with hand in the honey jar

China Caught With Hand In The Honey Jar – 2/20/13

In sting, US catches China with fingers in honey jar US officials said Wednesday they had mounted a sting operation against two major firms illegally importing honey from China and selling it on the American market, avoiding $180 million in anti-dumping duties. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) described the bust as “one of the […]

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China infiltrates U.S. Media

China infiltrates U.S. Media – 2/7/13

US media on edge after web attacks Experts detect military-style cyber raids on two of America’s biggest newspapers by Chinese hackers. There are growing fears about Chinese cyber attacks on Western media outlets after two of America’s largest newspapers said Chinese hackers had infiltrated their computer systems. Hours after the New York Times said Chinese […]

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Health Care Costs Infographic

Health Care Costs Infographic

New Infographic Maps the Rise of Chronic Disease Costs and the Future of Healthcare Mobile Technology Healthx releases a new infographic exploring just how deep chronic disease costs impact Payers and the state of healthcare in the US.  With increasing infections, injuries, development abnormalities, and other conditions, chronic diseases are on the rise.  Nearly half […]

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A Troubling Perspective on the 2013 Economy

A Troubling Perspective on the 2013 Economy – 1/6/13

Forecast 2013: Contraction, Contagion, and Contradiction The people who like to think they are managing the world’s affairs seem fiercely determined to ignore the world’s true condition — namely, the permanent contraction of industrial economies. They just can’t grok it. Two hundred years of cheap fossil fuel programmed mankind to expect limitless goodies forever on […]

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‘You should’ve served US better and died!’ Debt collector berates disabled veteran

‘You should’ve served US better and died!’ Extreme Debt Collection Practices – 10/14/12

‘You should’ve served US better and died!’ Debt collector berates disabled veteran A debt collector, angered that a disabled US Army veteran was living off of disability payments, told him he “should have died” in war instead of “taking advantage of” other Americans. Debt Collections ­Minnesota-based debt collection agency Gurstel Chargo is now facing a […]

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Call centers warn of price hikes

Call Center Price Hikes – 9/15/12

Call centers warn of price hikes CALL CENTERS may hike prices of their services if the peso continues to strengthen, industry officials yesterday said. “When the peso is strong, the industry is being hurt because our billing rate is in US dollars,” said Jojo J. Uligan, executive director of the Contact Center Association of the […]

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Google Crushing Small Business

Could Google Be Making Small Businesses Suffer? – 9/8/12

Google Updates Results: Small Businesses Suffer In the last few Google updates, there have been some significant changes to how the search results are displayed. The media machine has covered these events extensively as these updates have unfolded. Because of the unique position I’m in, I have an inside look at the ranking trends of […]

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Globalization and the Changing Face of Manufacturing - 7/13/12

Globalization and the Changing Face of Manufacturing – 7/13/12

Globalization and the Changing Face of Manufacturing When it comes to the state of manufacturing in the U.S., Mike Newkirk likes to quote hockey great Wayne Gretzky who said, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” Newkirk, Director of Industry and Supply Chain Solutions at SAS, uses […]