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By Alicia Chang | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES—The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble. Fires erupt. The letters of the Hollywood sign topple. Tsunami waves swamp the Golden Gate Bridge. Hollywood’s favorite geologic bad guy...
The convergence of mobile, analytics, context-rich systems and the cloud is transforming the sales process and enabling buyers and salespeople to engage with each other more effectively. Recently, Gartner, an information-technology research and advisory company, listed 10 top strategic technology trends. Some have significant implications for sales forces, including: Computing...
WHEN teachers Demetrio Quirino Jr. and Teresita Quirino founded the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.), they aimed to provide the best education possible to students coming from lower- and middle-income classes. A little more than four decades later, it is their daughter’s turn to continue paving the path toward...
  We’re on the verge of a major upheaval in how inventory is managed. This revolution springs from the availability of huge amounts of real-time data now generated on the Internet, and through the interconnected world of enterprise software systems and smart products. To use this new data effectively and...
By Stan Choe NEW YORK—Wall Street is hurting, and Main Street doesn’t care. It’s got burgers and cars to buy. Big losses in stock markets around the world this year have the wingtip-set fretting, but regular consumers across the United States are confident enough to open their wallets and spend more....
IN a vastly improving economic environment, there are the entrepreneurs who serve a vital role in promoting the progress and upholding industrial sustainability; it is the entrepreneurial activities of these people that help spur economic activity and encourage business exchange. The Philippines is one thriving economic landscape and behind its current...
A CEO’S reputation is a key part of a company’s success. But how about specifics? In a recent survey of more than 1,700 executives worldwide by Weber Shandwick and KRC Research, we sought out the perspectives of those closest to the CEO. We found that nearly one-half of a company’s corporate...
By David E. Sanger & Jane Perlez / New York Times News Service WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump has managed to turn America First into America Isolated. In pulling out of the Paris climate accord, Trump has created a vacuum of global leadership that presents ripe opportunities to allies and adversaries alike to...
By Julie Pace | The Associated Press SYRACUSE, New York—Why now? And why this? For the legion of Republicans who abandoned Donald Trump on Saturday, recoiling in horror from comments their party’s White House nominee made about using his fame to prey on women, there is no escaping those questions. For...
THE Lunar New Year is upon us! For a lot of people around the world, the old year is cast away, consigned to learning and memory, and the new year heralds new opportunities in business, life and yes, even love. Some of those seeking an inside track on what...
By Jodi Kantor & Catrin Einhorn | New York Times News Service TORONTO—One year after Canada embraced Syrian refugees like no other country, a reckoning was under way. Ordinary Canadians had essentially adopted thousands of Syrian families, donating a year of their time and money to guide them into new lives...
By Eric Talmadge TOKYO—As North Korea awaits the United Nations’ response to its purported first H-bomb test, Washington is believed to be floating measures that could cause it some serious problems. They range from a ban on selling the North oil or buying its minerals to excluding banks doing business...
AS the country’s premier gateways, major ports in the Philippines are vital conduits for the movement of trade and commerce both local and international. Due to the Philippines’s archipelagic nature, more than 80 percent of the country’s commercial goods are transported via the seas, thus emphasizing the importance of ports...
    Killing off brands is never popular or pleasant, but we should do it more often. Some executives may be reluctant to admit—perhaps for sentimental or political reasons—that their brand is draining more value from the company than it creates. They sustain a brand even if that means aggressive discounting,...
You never want to receive an unexpected e-mail from a very important client that reads “I need to talk to you at 2:30 today.” Particularly if he’s never sent you anything like that before. But that message landed in my inbox recently. In my profession, investment management, we are judged...
AMBITIOUS young women hoping to run a major business some day are often advised to take a particular career path: Get an undergraduate degree from the most prestigious college you can, an MBA from a selective business school, then land a job at a top consulting firm or investment bank....
By Art Markman We all fail. We might miss a call with a client because of an emergency work meeting, or miss that meeting because another project suddenly became urgent. And when we or our families get sick, we have to shift priorities again. These unsystematic failures are benign. They simply...
By Roger Martin IN business, it is sometimes said that “a mediocre strategy well executed will always trump a great strategy poorly executed.” It’s a good sound bite, but there is no objective basis by which a strategy can be declared “great” in the event that its results are bad. And...
By Frank Bruni | New York Times News Service On his first full day in office, our new president harangued the National Park Service about more flattering inauguration photos and preened in front of a memorial to real American heroes, crowing about how often he’s been on the cover of...

Silver linings

WELLINGTON, New Zealand—The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn’t mean it’s been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal Australians, air and sea travelers and scientists trying to understand ancient changes...
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