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October 26, 2012

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  • Westfield, AMP come to agreement on retail centers
    Westfield Group and AMP Capital have come to an agreement over their ownership of seven retail centers in Australia worth $5.9 billion. Under the agreement, AMP Capital will take full ownership of Macquarie Centre, Pacfic Fair and Garden City Booragoon. Westfield would own Garden City at Mt Gravatt and the Casey Central retail center. The Australian (tiered subscription model) (10/25) Email this Story
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  • Survey: Shoppers plan to vote before they spend
    Almost a quarter of consumers plan to wait until after the presidential election to start their holiday shopping, even though half said the outcome won't change their spending plans, according to a Deloitte survey of 5,000 U.S. consumers. The survey also revealed that consumers are more optimistic than they were this time last year but still plan to spend cautiously. CNBC (10/24) Email this Story
  • How Zara does fast fashion so fast
    Madrid-based Zara delivers new fashions twice weekly to its 1,670 international stores, a feat made possible by virtue of parent Inditex automating the manufacturing and keeping it closer to home. Robots at 14 factories in Spain cut and dye the fabrics, then workers in 300 small shops in Portugal and Galacia finish the goods. Forbes (10/25) Email this Story
  Finance & Economics 
  • Another $2.1 billion in CMBS hits the market
    There is $2.1 billion in commercial mortgage-backed bonds currently on the market as Wall Street banks step up issuances. Barclays, UBS, Cantor Fitzgerald, Deutsche Bank and NorthStar Realty are among the banks marketing CMBS. Demand is high for these securities because of the low interest rate environment. Bloomberg Businessweek (10/24) Email this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • New apps to make your workday more productive
    WorkFlowy, Speek and TurboScan are some of the new applications that can help boost your productivity, Rebecca Thorman writes. For example, TurboScan "turns your iPhone camera into a scanner so you can scan multi-page documents, receipts, whiteboards, and more," she writes. "Or even just digitally save that article you read while waiting at the doctor's office." U.S. News & World Report/On Careers blog (10/25) Email this Story
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