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Singing the Hometown Blues: Brands Bolt the Midwest for New York

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St. Louis and Detroit long have had a lot in common as perpetually downtrodden buckles on the Rust Belt, capitals of traditional industries (autos and food processing), and strong outposts of provincial Midwestern thinking and capabilities. Now they share something else: abandonment by their most beloved corporate citizens.

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Leaving on Top: Wasson and Mulally Did What All CEOs Want to Do

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It seems like a rarity these days, but corporate chiefs not only are leaving in good graces, they’re going out on top, having led their companies effectively, or even transformed them, admired by employees and investors alike.

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Takes Powerful Step To Discuss Race With Employees

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is encouraging the company's 191,000 employees to talk about race in America and other issues raised by police killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City.

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How Big Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics Are Fueling Mobile Application Development

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You can’t separate successful mobile application development from either data or analytics. Consumers demand immediate insight into their “mobile moments” — exact points in time where context and real-time data fuels decision-making, prompts a buyer to purchase, and allows companies to present brand consistency across devices.

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U.S. Slides Again as Denmark Tops Forbes’ Best Countries For Business

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The U.S. is the world’s undisputed economic superpower with a GDP of $16.7 trillion last year, nearly a quarter of the global total. Yet for all of its financial might, the U.S. lags behind many other developed nations when it comes to its business climate, and the gap is growing.

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What President Obama’s Cuba Speech Revealed About Travel and Diplomatic Relations

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In a White House speech, President Obama said the U.S. is taking steps to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba, and that U.S. citizens would be able to use their credit cards and debit cards when visiting the island nation.

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American Apparel Officially Fires Dov Charney And Hires Woman CEO

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All those in favor of workplaces free of (alleged) sexual harassment and advertising free of young girls’ crotches*, rejoice! After many months of limbo, mustachioed exhibitionist Dov Charney has officially been given the boot at hipster clothing chain American Apparel.

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