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Perseverance Pays Off for Local Businesswoman Patti Rowlson

“I quickly went from being a girl working in my family’s bakery after school to a young woman working in a high rise in Seattle,” says Patti Rowlson as she tells the story behind the evolution of her life, careers and current business. Patti Rowlson, owner of PR Consulting, a company that provides marketing services […]

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Brexit to help US hegemony: Chinese state media

File photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping and UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron at a British pub northwest of London on 22 October 2015 [Xinhua] Chinese state media on Saturday criticised the instability created by Britain’s decision to quit the European Union. “Britain’s exit reflects the general decline of Europe,” argued an editorial of the influential Chinese daily […]

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Why Brexit is both an opportunity and a strategic risk for marketers

On final count 51.9% of votes were in favour of ‘Leave’ but many of the winning campaign’s voters were not expecting such an immediate impact on the British economy. Following the results, the FTSE 100 index of Britain’s biggest companies lost £140bn as the pound hit a 31-year low. Fitch — the last of the […]

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Join us at SXSW 2016

This year, Take Back Your Internet is all about backdoor encryption. Encryption has been a hot topic around the world, with a fierce debate taking place between the governments wanting backdoors into encrypted communications and the tech companies building this technology into products. Our panel will be addressing backdoor encryption, exploring why encryption is an […]

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The Only Way to Get Wealth

When Brian started working with a promising young actor, he was very hopeful. Brian, an advisor friend of mine, learned from this actor (who shall remain unnamed) that he had just signed his first major contract on a TV show, meaning more than $1 million a year. The two of them put together a plan […]

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Oil Falls For The 5th Straight Day

Oil has been having an incredibly rough time in the market as of late. In fact, Wednesday logged the fifth straight trading session in which we saw declines in the value of the commodity. There’s good reason for the declines. Economic conditions around the world are starting to raise concerns with regard to the global […]

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US Crude Subdued, Markets Eye FOMC Rate Statement

US crude continues to have a quiet week, as WTI Crude is trading at $48.22 in the North American session. Brent crude is trading at $49.67, for a premium of $1.45. On the release front, Core Retail Sales matched the forecast with a gain of 0.4%, while Retail Sales edged above the forecast, climbing 0.5%. On Wednesday, […]

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Need to Know: Ahmed Taha

Ahmed Taha, Tervita’s director of oil and gas operationsPhotograph Ryan Girard DOB: 1984Hometown: Lac La BicheHigher ed: Concordia University College of AlbertaFirst experience in waste management: Edmonton Student Hauling The Person Face problems and find solutions: that philosophy has fuelled Ahmed Taha’s journey from teenage entrepreneur to the director of waste management operations with Tervita. […]

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Apple Planning Revamped Streaming Music Service with Marketing Blitz

After the first iteration of the Apple music streaming service product met with tepid reviews and several executives brought in to revive the company’s music strategy departed, Apple is planning on sweeping changes to its year-old product. The company is altering the user interface of Apple Music to make it more intuitive to use, according […]