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December 7, 2012

  Top Story 
  • Tesco likely to quit the U.S., focus closer to home
    Tesco is exploring options for its U.S.-based Fresh & Easy chain, and will likely exit the business entirely and focus resources on reviving the retailer's U.K. business, CEO Phil Clarke said Wednesday. Fresh & Easy hasn't turned a profit since its 2007 launch, and Tim Mason, the executive who runs the operation, will leave Tesco after 30 years. Bloomberg (12/5), The Guardian (London) (12/5) Email this Story
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

  Industry Tracker 
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake settles on 650,000 SF footprint
    The proposed Niagara-on-the-Lake mega-retail center has received approval for a scaled down development of 650,000 square feet. The developer, Ivanhoe Cambridge, settled with White Oaks Resort and the Town of Lincoln, on the size, which ad originally been proposed at 700,000. The settlement also calls for 550,000 square feet to be built first, with the remainder subject to a market study. The Niagara Falls Review (Ontario) (12/4) Email this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Retail News 

Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
Click here to access the report.

  Finance & Economics 
  • SEC study: Debt issuers would be fine under money-fund revamp
    Cities, states and businesses that issue short-term debt would not be harmed by proposed money-fund rules, according to a study by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The study contradicts claims by the mutual fund industry that the rules would disrupt markets for short-term debt and hurt the economy. Bloomberg (12/6) Email this Story
The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

  Business Best Practices 
  • Study shows telecommuting might prompt more work, less balance
    Employees who telecommute work up to seven more hours a week than those who don't and might find it more difficult to achieve work-life balance compared with those who labor in an office, a University of Texas at Austin study has found. An earlier Pew Networked Workers survey found technology such as e-mail led workers to labor even when on vacation or while sick. EHS Today (12/5) Email this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

Freedom lies in being bold."
--Robert Frost,
American poet

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