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The Green Road to Copenhagen

Later this year Copenhagen will host the final meeting on international climate policy at the government level before declaring the Copenhagen Protocol—a follow up to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol which expires in 2012.
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Nikes Recent Layoffs

Swoosh. And just like that, 1,400 jobs, or about one twentieth of its workforce, are gone from Nike, proving perhaps that even a company that makes sneakers and...
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The Valiant Recessionary Investor

Although measures of investor confidence are up from their December 2008 low, the dizzy American market still teeters on fear. And it’s no wonder. With a full basket of financial woes and dominoes still toppling around the world, the economic prophets declare the Great Recession will persist through the rest of 2009.
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Skypes! The eBay IPO of Skype.

Synergy, a combination whose value is greater than the sum of the individual parts, danced like sweet business jargon through eBay’s corporate head when it acquired Skype in 2005. Indeed, former chief Meg Whitman paid $2.6 billion, or 43 times revenue, for its young telecommunications bride.