Business Coverage

Global Savvy Columns

 


In Overseas Partnerships, Never Assume
As Timex discovered the hard way, the right ally can make things happen, but the wrong one can cost a company time—and millions of dollars.
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Advice Tempers Russian Lesson in Seller Beware
Small manufacturer fills a big order but encounters installation problems. Return trip is ruled out.
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Small Business

 


Vanilla Firm Extracts Success in Europe
Setting up a factory and a corps of sales representatives gave company more than a taste of good fortune overseas.
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Personal Attention Helps Custom Wheel Firm Roll Into New Markets
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Business Travel

 


Be on Your Guard When on Road, Experts Warn
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Frequent Trips Can Create Nonstop Stress Even When the Traveler's Not on the Road
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Trade Secrets

 


Secret’s Out
Job-hopping workers may take priceless data with them.
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In Industrial Spy Cases, It's Those Americans That You Have to Watch
FBI agents warn that insiders are responsible for a much greater percentage of theft than foreigners.
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News Features

 


Commercial Bribery Under Attack
Tough U.S. law bans payola, but many other governments condoned it. Now a growing number of nations are backing an international convention.
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In Castro's Cuba, Internet Hookups Are Few and Far Between
A handful of hotels offer e-mail service. Surfing is limited to one hotel and a government 'press room.'
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