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B&N Says Foreign-Language E-Books Selling ‘Outrageously’ Well in U.S.

May 27th, 2011  |  Source: Paid Content.com

Selling foreign-language print books in the United States has always been tough due to high prices, hurdles at customs and the difficulties of transporting physical stock. Barnes & Noble expected that selling foreign-language e-books in the U.S. would work much better—but have been surprised at the demand for them, B&N Manager of International Digital Content Patricia Arancibia said the retailer’s sales of foreign-language e-books are now growing faster than sales of English e-books, she said.


Red Bull's Billionaire Maniac

May 23rd, 2011  |  Source: Business Week

A rare interview granted to Business Week delves into why Dietrich Mateschitz is making a bold move into TV, movies, and magazines.


Liberty Sees Opportunity For Nook Software On Tablet Devices

May 23rd, 2011  |  Source: WSJ



John Malone, chairman and controlling shareholder at Liberty Media Corp., said Monday he believes Google Inc.'s Android mobile operating system, which powers Barnes & Noble's (BKS) Nook device, could dominate the e-book market in terms of unit sales.


Nuns vs. Goldman Sachs on pay

April 6th, 2011  |  Source: FierceFinance.com

Catholic nuns have made themselves a force in the worldly realm of shareholder activism. In recent years, they have sponsored resolutions at a number of companies, including Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. Now, four order of nuns--The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the Sisters of St Francis of Philadelphia and the Benedictine Sisters of Mt Angel, who are all investors in Goldman Sachs--are outraged that the bank's board has decided to pay the top executives so well, reports The Guardian.

At PepsiCo, Performance With Purpose Proves Powerful Recruitment Tool

March 29th, 2011  |  Source: Vault.com


The last couple of weeks have been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride for food and beverage giant PepsiCo. First news hit the markets that for the first time—ever—Diet Coke had overtaken PepsiCo as the second-most popular soft drink in the country behind Coca-Cola.



March 28th, 2011  |  Source: CMO/OP4G


A Cause-Directed Marketing Research Model that Raises Funds for Non-Profits Worldwide

Today the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council is announcing a partnership with Op4G, Inc. that will enable companies and government agencies to field research more cost-effectively and efficiently while also supporting the work of non-profit organizations worldwide.

G.E.’s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether

March 26th, 2011  |  Source: NYT

A PRESIDENT’S BUSINESS LIAISON In January, President Obama named Jeffrey R. Immelt, General Electric’s chief executive, to head the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. “He understands what it takes for America to compete in the global economy,” Mr. Obama said.

The company reported worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, and said $5.1 billion of the total came from its operations in the United States.


A Boom Behind Bars

March 19th, 2011  |  Source: Business Week

Private jail operators like the Corrections Corporation of America are making millions off the crackdown on illegal aliens

The private prison system runs parallel to the U.S. prisons and currently accounts for nearly 10 percent of U.S. state and federal inmates, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Those numbers rise and fall in response to specific policies, and CCA has been accused of lobbying for policies that would fill its cells—such as the increase in enforcement of regulations like the one that snagged Cardenas.


Google Responds to Japan Earthquake With People Finder

March 11th, 2011  |  Source: Ad Age

Search Giant Sets Up Tools to Relay Information About What's Happening on the Ground

The largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history hit the northeast coast of Japan on Friday afternoon, local time. The 8.9 magnitude quake pushed a massive tsunami through coastal towns, flushing away entire farmlands and cities. Though there isn't yet an accurate account of the death toll, the Associated Press reports 200 to 300 people were found dead in the northern city of Sendai.

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