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Tuesday September 2nd 2014

  

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Tuesday September 2nd 2014: Latest financial news from the world

Risk appetite flickers in Europe, ECB speculation holds down euro -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsRisk appetite flickers in Europe, ECB speculation holds down euro

A man stands in front of an electronic board, showing the various stock prices, outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Risk appetite flickered back into life in financial markets on Tuesday with the dollar and European and Japanese shares rising while safe-haven bonds, the yen and gold all took a step back. The dollar rose to its highest since January against the yen and the euro sank to a one-year low against the greenback as another drop in euro zone producer prices heightened speculation about what the ECB will do when it meets on Thursday.



Japan's 'Abenomics' feared in trouble as challenges build -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsJapan's 'Abenomics' feared in trouble as challenges build

Japan's PM Abe attends a memorial service ceremony marking the the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, at Budokan Hall in TokyoBy Linda Sieg and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan for Japan's economy to generate self-sustained growth on the back of his three policy "arrows" of massive monetary easing, spending and reform appears to be faltering - but no magic solution is in sight. Abe's aides and advisers are promising to forge ahead with painful structural reforms, while spreading the benefits of "Abenomics" to regional areas and drafting a long-term vision for addressing Japan's shrinking population. Failure could leave Japan's economy stuck in a low-growth mode or worse, unable to begin to curb public debt already more than twice the size of a $5 trillion economy, the biggest burden in the industrialized world. Most voters favor delaying next year's sales tax rise to 10 percent after an initial hike in April to 8 percent from 5 percent dented a fragile recovery.



Quantitative easing hopefuls may be disappointed as Draghi plays for time -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsQuantitative easing hopefuls may be disappointed as Draghi plays for time

European Central Bank President Draghi speaks during the bank's monthly news conference in FrankfurtBy Eva Taylor FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Expectations for further policy action at the European Central Bank's meeting on Thursday are running high after ECB President Mario Draghi pledged to use all available tools to keep prices in check. Draghi told a central bank conference in Jackson Hole on Aug. 22 that financial market inflation expectations were falling significantly and the ECB would use "all available instruments needed to ensure price stability". In a dramatic departure from debt-cutting orthodoxy, he also said there was scope for fiscal policy - more government spending - to play a greater role in reviving growth, an apparent acknowledgement of the limits of the ECB's powers.



Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid, may go hostile -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsDollar General raises Family Dollar bid, may go hostile

A price sign at a Dollar General store in Arvada, ColoradoDollar General Corp raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc by 2 percent to $80 per share, or $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected. Dollar General also said it would pay a break-up fee of $500 million if deal ran foul of competition law, the reason Family Dollar had cited for its rejection the earlier offer and opting instead for an $8.5 billion cash-and-stock bid from Dollar Tree Inc . Family Dollar's shares were up almost 1 percent at $80.50 in premarket trading, above Dollar General's cash offer, suggesting some investors held hopes of higher offers. "In the event you refuse to engage with us regarding our revised proposal, we will consider taking our persuasive and superior proposal directly to your shareholders," Dollar General Chief Executive Rick Dreiling said in a letter to Family Dollar's board on Tuesday.



McDonald's to boost China supplier audits after food safety scandal -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsMcDonald's to boost China supplier audits after food safety scandal

People walk by a McDonald's store in downtown ShanghaiMcDonald's Corp will increase the number of audits it conducts of suppliers in China, the firm said on Tuesday, after a food scandal in July dented China sales at the U.S. Industry insiders had told Reuters that suppliers in China often knew about audits in advance. McDonald's will push for more video monitoring at its Chinese suppliers and send more quality control specialists to all meat production facilities, it added. The firm has also created a new role to oversee food safety governance in China and will launch a hotline later this year for whistleblowers to report food safety issues.



Eric Cantor to join investment bank Moelis as vice chairman -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsEric Cantor to join investment bank Moelis as vice chairman

House Majority Leader Cantor leaves after a news conferenceHouse Majority Leader Eric Cantor will join investment bank Moelis & Co as vice chairman and managing director, the company said, adding that Cantor will also be elected to its board. Cantor, who was defeated in June by a Tea Party challenger in a Republican primary election, will provide strategic counsel to the company's corporate and institutional clients on key issues, Moelis said. "Eric has proven himself to be a pro-business advocate and one who will enhance our boardroom discussions with CEOs and senior management as we help them navigate their most important strategic decisions," Moelis CEO Ken Moelis said in a statement. Cantor, the No.2 Republican in the House of Representatives, was beaten by college economics professor David Brat, who accused Cantor of betraying conservative principles on spending, debt and immigration.



Burger King has maneuvered to cut U.S. tax bill for years -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsBurger King has maneuvered to cut U.S. tax bill for years

A man talks on his phone underneath a Burger King logo outside the restaurant in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - Burger King may have taken a lot of flack in the past week for a deal that should curb its U.S.



U.S. business lobby says concerned China antitrust probes unfair -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsU.S. business lobby says concerned China antitrust probes unfair

A shadow of a man using his mobile phone is cast near Microsoft logo at the 2014 Computex exhibition in TaipeiBy Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - Foreign companies are increasingly concerned they are being targeted by Chinese regulators, a U.S. The American Chamber of Commerce in China is the latest business lobby to air its grievances over a series of investigations scrutinizing at least 30 foreign firms, as China seeks to enforce a 2008 anti-monopoly law. There are growing perceptions that multinational firms are under "selective and subjective enforcement" using "legal and extra-legal approaches", the Chamber said in a report. A survey of 164 members showed 49 percent of respondents felt foreign companies were being singled out in recent pricing and anti-corruption campaigns, compared to 40 percent in a late 2013 survey of 365 members.



Cheap energy pulls down euro zone producer prices drop in July -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsCheap energy pulls down euro zone producer prices drop in July

A worker at Belgian company Picanol demonstrates how iron is melted in a foundry in YpresA drop in the highly volatile energy prices depressed euro zone producer prices in July as expected, underlining disinflationary pressures in the single currency area ahead of the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting on Thursday. Producer prices are an early indication of price trends. The ECB meets on Thursday, facing a dilemma how to respond to vanishing inflation in the 9.6 trillion euro economy whose recovery unexpectedly stalled in the second quarter, only two months after an interest rate cut in June. Producer prices in July, when compared with the same period last year, rose only in three euro zone countries - Estonia, Ireland and Latvia and were flat in the twice bailed-out Greece.



Insider traders in U.S. face longer prison terms, Reuters analysis shows -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsInsider traders in U.S. face longer prison terms, Reuters analysis shows

Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam departs Manhattan Federal Court after his sentencing in New YorkThe rise is at least partly driven by the bigger profits being earned through the illegal schemes, defense lawyers said. The trend is likely to continue on Monday when former SAC Capital Advisors manager Mathew Martoma is sentenced for what prosecutors have called the most lucrative insider trading case ever brought. In the five-year period ending December 2013, insider trading defendants received an average sentence of 17.3 months, up from 13.1 months during the previous five years, or a 31.8 percent increase, the analysis of 207 insider trading sentences shows. Cases that were reversed on appeal were excluded from the study.  The number of cases has increased, with 57 percent of the sentences imposed in the past five years.



5 Resume Rules You MUST Ignore -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) news5 Resume Rules You MUST Ignore

5 Resume Rules You MUST IgnoreWhat works and doesn't work for job search has changed substantially in the last few years. Technology and the economy have changed many of the basic "resume rules" we have trusted in the past.Unless the employer is small, with fewer than 100 employees, the process of posting jobs and collecting resumes is automated. Succeeding in today's...



10 Steps to Getting a Raise -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) news10 Steps to Getting a Raise

10 Steps to Getting a RaiseIf you are afraid to ask for a raise, you are not alone. Most people, no matter how self-confident they are, feel quite anxious about this issue. But good work should be rewarded and most companies know that great talent is hard to come by and turn over costs are expensive. If you're doing an outstanding job, your bosses will do what it takes...



My Banned Word Holiday Rant -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsMy Banned Word Holiday Rant

My Banned Word Holiday RantAccording to the US Department of Labor (www.dol.gov), Labor Day (the first Monday in September) is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our...



Rock Bands, Startups and Discovering the Next Big Idea -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsRock Bands, Startups and Discovering the Next Big Idea

Rock Bands, Startups and Discovering the Next Big IdeaFor the past few years, whenever I meet a new startup, I treat them like a rock band. Not only because I believe startups are rock stars, but because I have learned -- from my experience as the owner of an indie record label and as an early-stage investor -- that there are a lot of similarities between the two.BandmatesEvery band has to have a...



The 5 Most Common Digital Marketing Strategies -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsThe 5 Most Common Digital Marketing Strategies
In a digital age, where most users have computers and mobile devices, accessing websites, social networks, and other online media, has become part of day-to-day living. Thus, many companies have adopted digital marketing strategies to continue to promote their products and services to these users via these channels. According to global...
How Do You Bring About Real Time Strategic Change? -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsHow Do You Bring About Real Time Strategic Change?

How Do You Bring About Real Time Strategic Change?Jake Jacobs has been curious about why some organizations work and others don't since he began his consulting practice nearly 30 years ago. His pioneering work and lessons learned in the field of Large Group Interventions are captured in his classic book, "Real Time Strategic Change: How to Involve an Entire Organization in Fast and...



I Got You Covered: Ensuring Your Business Has Insurance When You Need It -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsI Got You Covered: Ensuring Your Business Has Insurance When You Need It

I Got You Covered: Ensuring Your Business Has Insurance When You Need ItJust in the last few years, there's been Hurricane Sandy thundering up the East Coast and causing more than $8 billion in damage to businesses just in New Jersey alone. On the other coast in California, the drought this year has racked up more than $2 billion in losses and cost thousands of job.



5 Business Lessons I Learned in a Foxhole (Literally) -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) news5 Business Lessons I Learned in a Foxhole (Literally)

5 Business Lessons I Learned in a Foxhole (Literally)The above photo was taken near Sangin in Afghanistan's Helmand Valley in 2008. The author is on the far left.Six years ago in Afghanistan my sniper team ran a three day mission to observe a tier-1 IED site (military-speak for a place with a high likelihood of having a roadside bomb emplaced at it). The hope was to take out the Taliban insurgent...



Want To Be Invited Into You? A Pre-Labor Day Meditation -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsWant To Be Invited Into You? A Pre-Labor Day Meditation
Labor Day is one of those highlighted high points of the year. The end of summer, the beginning of school, shorter days with slight weather changes branded with BBQs and celebrations and sometimes, leftover fireworks from the Fourth Of July. Mostly, this time of the year is a liminal space between here and there, then and now and you and me....
Economic Forces Are Mightier Than the Sword -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsEconomic Forces Are Mightier Than the Sword

Economic Forces Are Mightier Than the SwordThere is no question that the world is in turmoil. Every day we are bombarded with depressing news that ranges from disturbing to shocking. This endless repetition in the headlines is reminiscent of the movie "Groundhog Day." The amazing thing we learn from history is that there are no rules.



How to Redefine Your Marketing Strategy in Today's Tech Drenched World -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsHow to Redefine Your Marketing Strategy in Today's Tech Drenched World

How to Redefine Your Marketing Strategy in Today's Tech Drenched World"There's many a slip twixt cup and the lip" is erroneously attributed to Shakespeare throughout history.The origins can be traced back to Greek mythology and culturally juxtaposed by Emelio Estevez in the flick, "Young Guns" from the late 80′s.Regardless of the cultural reference points, this quote should be a powerful reminder for any...



Why Finding The Perfect Business Mentor is Like Hitting the Jackpot -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsWhy Finding The Perfect Business Mentor is Like Hitting the Jackpot

Why Finding The Perfect Business Mentor is Like Hitting the Jackpot"What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows." -- Paulo Coehlo, The Witch of PortebelloIf you're an entrepreneur with dreams of making it big, the smartest move you can make is finding a mentor. Obtaining the right...



Train Your Brain to Thrive From 9 to 5 -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsTrain Your Brain to Thrive From 9 to 5

Train Your Brain to Thrive From 9 to 5The majority of employers throughout the world are "strongly committed to creating a workplace culture of health" and are investing in programs to achieve these goals, according to Buck Consultants at Xerox, describing their newly released survey, "Working Well: A Global Survey of Health Promotion and Workplace Wellness Strategies." That's...



Are You Driving Your Data? Or Is Your Data Driving You? -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsAre You Driving Your Data? Or Is Your Data Driving You?

Are You Driving Your Data? Or Is Your Data Driving You?In business, politics and philanthropy, being data-driven has become a point of pride.Leaders parade decision-making as rational and strategic because they "have the numbers" to support it. The tech revolution with its miraculous information-processing seems to support the idea of data as king.But any software engineer can tell you that...



New Clean Energy Jobs Report Something to Celebrate This Labor Day -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsNew Clean Energy Jobs Report Something to Celebrate This Labor Day

New Clean Energy Jobs Report Something to Celebrate This Labor DayHere's something to celebrate this Labor Day weekend: The continued growth of clean energy jobs in America.Environmental Entrepreneurs' (E2's) just-released quarterly jobs report shows that the number of new clean energy and clean transportation jobs announced in the second quarter of this year doubled from the previous quarter.More than 12,500...



Has the Consumer Finally Defeated the Worker? -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsHas the Consumer Finally Defeated the Worker?

Has the Consumer Finally Defeated the Worker?The tide of the battle that has been playing out for nearly two centuries between the economy and politics, between market forces and democracy, between capitalism and the state, is now turning decisively in favor of the market.



1.5 Million Opportunities to Strengthen Your Business -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) news1.5 Million Opportunities to Strengthen Your Business

1.5 Million Opportunities to Strengthen Your BusinessWhen it comes to addressing veteran unemployment, I have experienced both sides of the coin. I know what it is like to trade the structure and familiarity of the military lifestyle for the uncertainty of the civilian workforce. I also know what it is like to recruit, hire, and train new employees -- a transition process with its own challenges...



Leaders: Legal, Ethical or Right? -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsLeaders: Legal, Ethical or Right?

Leaders: Legal, Ethical or Right?Do you remember playing games as a child when you made up the rules as you went along? Those rules that evolved on such short-notice often proved to be a source of contention!Likewise, for leaders at work. When people decide to disregard their moral compass as the official business handbook, they begin to make up the rules as they go. Anything...



Top 3 Mistakes Newbie Entrepreneurs Make and Their Solutions -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsTop 3 Mistakes Newbie Entrepreneurs Make and Their Solutions

Top 3 Mistakes Newbie Entrepreneurs Make and Their SolutionsIn the current entrepreneurship boom we are experiencing nowadays, it is quite common that novice business owners -- as well as those with more experience -- make very frequent mistakes due to a lack of legal counseling and experience.The top three legal mistakes entrepreneurs usually make are: 1. Not registering the company from the beginning:...



From Crane Operator to Artist: How a Homeless Man Is Transforming His Life -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsFrom Crane Operator to Artist: How a Homeless Man Is Transforming His Life

From Crane Operator to Artist: How a Homeless Man Is Transforming His LifeAs my mailbox becomes inundated with flyers advertising extravagant Labor Day sales, I can't help but think about all of the people who became unemployed in the recession. How have their lives transformed over the last six years? Where are they now? Meet Scott Benner. He has a striking resemblance to Santa. His curly white beard and level of...



5 Reasons You Should Keep Pushing Past Your Doubts -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) news5 Reasons You Should Keep Pushing Past Your Doubts

5 Reasons You Should Keep Pushing Past Your DoubtsFor some insane reason, many people believe that entrepreneurs have life all figured out. That we are happy go lucky all of the time and our business is full of rainbows that pop out magical Skittles. They seem to think that we don't know what it's like to doubt ourselves. They believe we don't understand that feeling of not knowing which...



How do you Define a Social Business? -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsHow do you Define a Social Business?

How do you Define a Social Business?Let's define a social business and how it is evolving. It's not just "being social" with your customers (having social profiles where you know they hang out); it's about being more connected in your business processes as well. Stop thinking in terms of silos of information and people, and start thinking about ways to connect everyone.For...



The Business of Business Culture: Shift From Blame to Brave -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsThe Business of Business Culture: Shift From Blame to Brave

The Business of Business Culture: Shift From Blame to BraveSometimes client work runs counter to your established company principles. After successfully working with a client for many months, one of my employees came to me seeking advice on how to handle a peculiar situation. Essentially, the client lead wanted us to conduct a user research project using the wrong strategy. We knew this strategy was...



Market Basket Drama Ends As Deal Reached To Sell New England Supermarket Chain To Former CEO -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsMarket Basket Drama Ends As Deal Reached To Sell New England Supermarket Chain To Former CEO

Market Basket Drama Ends As Deal Reached To Sell New England Supermarket Chain To Former CEOBOSTON (AP) — As Arthur T. Demoulas made a triumphant return Thursday to lead the Market Basket supermarket chain, it was the words of his employees that summed up their fierce loyalty to him that led to a remarkable workers' revolt that nearly crippled the New England chain but eventually put him back on top."We did it for you!" one employee...



Alex Salmond's Kamikaze Negotiating is a Millstone Round Scotland's Neck -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsAlex Salmond's Kamikaze Negotiating is a Millstone Round Scotland's Neck

Alex Salmond's Kamikaze Negotiating is a Millstone Round Scotland's NeckImage courtesy of goforchrisJohn Swinney, the Finance Secretary for Scotland has repeated the SNP government's threat to walk away from Scotland's share of the UK debt. Let me repeat that again: the man who is currently in charge of Scotland's economy, who in an independent Scotland would be charged with selling Scottish government debt to the...



This Is How The Super Rich Can Effectively Give Back -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsThis Is How The Super Rich Can Effectively Give Back

This Is How The Super Rich Can Effectively Give BackOnce accomplished individuals, including CEOs, business owners, high-profile athletes and entertainers, achieve a certain level of success there inevitably comes a time when they begin to ask themselves, “What’s next?”They have worked tirelessly their whole lives, built a long and distinguished resume of professional achievements, along...



Want to Move From Functioning to Flourishing at Work? -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsWant to Move From Functioning to Flourishing at Work?

Want to Move From Functioning to Flourishing at Work?Do you ever feel like there's a blanket of greyness snuffing all the color out of your life? Instead of feeling full of energy, enthusiasm and enjoyment most days you drag yourself around feeling deflated, disillusioned and disappointed. And you can't help but wonder if: "Surely there's more to life than this."For many years this was my daily...



Justine Angelli: Serial Entrepreneur Helping You Fundraise for Anything -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsJustine Angelli: Serial Entrepreneur Helping You Fundraise for Anything

Justine Angelli: Serial Entrepreneur Helping You Fundraise for AnythingAn Interview with Justine Angelli, CEO and founder of ShareagiftThis interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models from around the world.Justine Angelli is the CEO and founder of Shareagift, set to become the eBay of gifting occasions. Shareagift essentially provides crowdfunding technology for gifts.



The Bottom Line Impact of Wellbeing in the Workplace -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsThe Bottom Line Impact of Wellbeing in the Workplace

The Bottom Line Impact of Wellbeing in the WorkplaceWork practices, culture, well-being programs and relationships within workplaces are key determinants, not only of whether people feel valued and supported in their work roles, but also of individual health, well-being, productivity and most importantly to the bottom line of any companies profits. Well-designed and well-managed workplaces can...



Transactional and Marketing Emails Are the Perfect Pair for Winning the Game of Customer Love -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsTransactional and Marketing Emails Are the Perfect Pair for Winning the Game of Customer Love

Transactional and Marketing Emails Are the Perfect Pair for Winning the Game of Customer LoveTransactional emails -- such as order confirmations and shipping notifications -- are the long lost (revenue) loves for businesses. Transactional emails are a terrific opportunity to increase revenue by establishing new and long-term relationships, and courting customers with sweet gifts like rewards, promotions and sales. But most companies...



  

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