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Export-Import Bank to Win Renewal, With Changes, Republican Says

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News The U.S. Congress probably will reauthorize the Export-Import Bank before its charter expires in two months, adding tools to crack down on misconduct by employees, a Republican House committee chairman said. "It's an important agency, but it clearly has corruption problems," House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Darrell Issa of California said yesterday in an interview on Bloomberg Television.
Jul 29, 2014

Darrell Issa predicts Export-Import Bank will win renewal, with reforms: buswk.co/1rxBOkC via @BW

Can the U.S. Double Its Crude Exports in a Year?

businessweek.com — Photograph by Eddie Seal/Bloomberg An important shift has quietly occurred in the U.S. oil industry in the past month. In late June the Department of Commerce determined that two Texas companies, and , could start exporting an ultralight type of crude called condensate. That constitutes the biggest loosening of the U.S.

Business Schools

businessweek.com — b-school news Photograph by John Birchard/Bloomberg Among the newest players in the thriving legal marijuana trade is a crop of new programs that teach people how to do business in the pot economy. In a variant on the for-profit business-school model, some companies have started offering courses for several hundred dollars a pop to would-be weed farmers, salesmen, and venture capitalists.
Jul 28, 2014

The best weed schools: a (completely unscientific), first-of-its kind (maybe?) ranking (unordered): buswk.co/1rwwpKN

A Year After Deadly Bangladesh Factory Disaster, How Much Has Changed?

businessweek.com — Global Economics One year after a deadly factory disaster cost Bangladesh certain U.S. trade privileges, its government and business leaders are pushing to get them back. But the officials' behavior prompts questions about how much has really changed in Bangladesh.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @kthomas_share: Threatening #Bangladesh union organizers "not a smart way to get GSP benefits back” - Scott Nova businessweek.com/articles/2014-… @4WorkerRights

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BW: A year after Bangladesh's deadly factory disaster, its government still seems hostile to labor buswk.co/1rvRghp pic.twitter.com/hES2Kqo0jJ

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AFLCIO: RT @amayajsmith: A Year After Deadly Bangladesh Factory Disaster, How Much Has Changed? buswk.co/1rvRghp via @BW

Jul 28, 2014

.@kalponaakter: “That level of people, when they shout our name [in] that way...security threats increase" businessweek.com/articles/2014-… #1u

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Biotech Turmoil Threatens New Muscular Dystrophy Treatment

businessweek.com — Science & Research Photograph by Luciano Bibulich/Getty Images Imagine for a harrowing moment that your child has a debilitating, deadly disease for which there's no cure. A biotech company has a drug that might arrest your child's decline, maybe keep him out of a wheelchair, possibly add years or decades to his life.
Jul 28, 2014

Stop Squabbling, mom tells troubled biotech: 'Just get my kid the drug': businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Jul 28, 2014

Stop Squabbling, Mom Tells Troubled Biotech: 'Just Get My Kid the Drug' buswk.co/1ruymY3 via @BW

Jul 28, 2014

Mom Tells Troubled Biotech to Stop Squabbling: 'Just Get My Kid the Drug' buswk.co/1ruymY3 via @BW

The Pentagon Pays Too Much for Everything Even Prescription Drugs

businessweek.com — Photograph by Scott Olson/Getty Images Britain's Farnborough Air Show wrapped up last week after seven ear-splitting days. To impress the excited kids and jaded dealers in attendance, the U.S. sent an F-8, an F-15, and a pair of F-16s. But the much anticipated F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter was a no-show.
Jul 28, 2014

The Pentagon Overpays for Everything—Even Prescription Drugs - Businessweek via @BW buswk.co/1rudD6H

Jul 28, 2014

The Pentagon Overpays for Almost Everything buswk.co/1rudD6H .......made me think of this West Wing episode: westwing.wikia.com/wiki/Constitue…

Jul 28, 2014

On average, the Pentagon's major purchases come in 40 percent over budget. businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Jul 28, 2014

"Across the military, the average major Pentagon acquisition comes in at 40 percent over budget..." buswk.co/1nyU0Lv

Virgin’s Branson Urges Young Mexicans to Dump Carlos Slim

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Virgin Mobile Mexico calls its customers "rock stars" and charges for airtime by the second, not the minute, so you can "dump your boyfriend for less." In truth, the sassy marketing messages are designed to persuade young wireless users to break up with billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil SAB, which has seven out of 10 of the nation's mobile-phone accounts.
Jul 29, 2014

#VirginMobileMX charges for airtime by the second, not the minute, so you can “dump your boyfriend for less.” buswk.co/1zoZU5S

At Popeyes, Chicken Tenderloin Is Just Ritzy Chicken Fingers

businessweek.com — Courtesy Popeyes Following on the success of the nugget and the finger, there is a new heretofore undefined part of the chicken that can be breaded, fried and marketed: the tenderloin. Yes, chicken tenderloin is a real thing, and it also happens to be the most expensive cut of chicken at the moment.
Jul 28, 2014

This one led to a long discussion in our AM lineup meet...Where exactly IS the tenderloin on a chicken? buswk.co/1rvfiJo via @BW

Jul 28, 2014

Popeyes gentrifies chicken fingers, calls them "tenderloin chicken" buswk.co/1rvfiJo via @BW pic.twitter.com/LfiOePsZtR

Obama Bids to Forge African Ties as China Becomes First Choice

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News When Uganda sought bids last month for an $8 billion contract to expand the East African nation's rail network, it only invited Chinese companies to apply. That condition, agreed to by the Ugandan and Chinese governments, illustrates the hurdles President Barack Obama must overcome as the U.S.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @eolander: #Obama is betting next week's big #Africa summit will help #US better compete against the Chinese in #Africa: buswk.co/1xrTWOH

Yellen Watching What She Eats Would Help Track Prices: Economy

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News The next time Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen grabs dinner at her favorite eatery, she might want to take a longer look at the cost of her entrée. That's because menu prices don't change as often as those for many other goods and services.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @annsaphir: "Yellen Watching What She Eats Would Help Track Prices," opines @BW. yes, that's the headline. here's the story: buswk.co/1ozE77K

Jul 28, 2014

"Yellen Watching What She Eats Would Help Track Prices," opines @BW. yes, that's the headline. here's the story: buswk.co/1ozE77K

L.A. Clippers: Shelly Sterling's Longshot Legal Strategy

businessweek.com — Closing arguments in the California probate court trial between Donald and Shelly Sterling are expected to begin today. The trial is ostensibly over whether Shelly followed the rules of the family trust when she had Donald declared mentally incapacitated and removed him as a co-trustee.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @tomkeene: Selling the L.A. Clippers: Shelly Sterling's long-shot legal strategy .@nba bloom.bg/1AqWFMs

Jul 28, 2014

Selling the L.A. Clippers: Shelly Sterling's long-shot legal strategy .@nba bloom.bg/1AqWFMs

Jul 28, 2014

Selling the L.A. Clippers: Shelly Sterling's long-shot legal strategy bloom.bg/1Aq7bne

Xi Tells Army: Ditch the Flashy Medals

businessweek.com — Photograph by Whang Zao/AFP via Getty Images In the runup to the 84th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army on Aug. 1, 2011, then party secretary and top military chief Hu Jintao authorized a slew of new, fancy-sounding medals to pump up the egos of China's top army brass.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @BW: Chinese President Xi to army: Ditch the flashy medals. buswk.co/1rvnVn5

Jul 28, 2014

"China’s first-ever regulations restricting the rampant issue of new military awards will take effect on Aug. 1" businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Cameron Told He Should Give Equal Pay To Woman Minister

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron was attacked by lawmakers from all major parties over his decision to downgrade the status of the new leader in the U.K. parliament's upper chamber and pay her less than her male predecessor.
Jul 28, 2014

Cracking read for afficianados of British politics. Cameron Told He Should Give Equal Pay To Woman Minister buswk.co/1py4is9 via @BW

Study: Failed Entrepreneurs Find Success the Second Time Around

businessweek.com — Photograph by Phil Augustavo Given the slight chances of success, it's a marvel anyone ever starts a business at all. One-third of new ventures close within two years, half within five years, and so on: only one in four is still around 15 years after opening day.
Jul 28, 2014

2nd time lucky: a new study shows that failed entrepreneurs find more success when they try again businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Sarah Palin Launches Her Own Web-TV Channel

businessweek.com — Entertainment Sarah Palin is going rogue on the Internet. Subscription, required. On Sunday, Palin announced on Facebook that she is launching an online news network. Subscriptions to the Sarah Palin Channel, which will be available to paying customers on computers, tablets, and smartphones, will cost $9.95 a month or $99.95 a year.
Jul 28, 2014

“Tired of media filters?” Palin wrote on Facebook. “Well, so am I. So, let’s go rogue together.” buswk.co/1rvSid3 via @BW

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