Monday, May 23, 2016

Asian markets down slightly as investors wait for Fed - Chicago Tribune



Asian markets down slightly as investors wait for Fed

Chicago Tribune

Asian stock markets were down slightly in subdued trading Tuesday amid anticipation the U.S. Federal Reserve may raise interest rates in June. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.5 percent in early trading to 16,566.23 as the yen ...



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LSJ staff honored in Michigan AP contest - Lansing State Journal



Lansing State Journal


LSJ staff honored in Michigan AP contest

Lansing State Journal

•Former LSJ staffer Lindsay VanHulle was honored in the business writing category for her package “Back in Gear” about the economic impact of auto suppliers that have ties to General Motors Co.'s Lansing operations. VanHulle now works for Crain's ...



Sunday, May 22, 2016

Risky? Yes, but regular folks are putting cash into startups - Houston Chronicle



Houston Chronicle


Risky? Yes, but regular folks are putting cash into startups

Houston Chronicle

BeautyKind, above, is among the dozens of startups looking to raise money from average Joes and Janes through Regulation A. Elio Motors is also jumping on board the trend. Its orange prototype, at right, has attracted small-time investors, and the ...



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Free Press wins top AP editors awards - Detroit Free Press



Detroit Free Press


Free Press wins top AP editors awards

Detroit Free Press

Best Business Writing: Tom Walsh and JC Reindl, “The Untold Tale of Compuware, Karmanos and a Bitter Breakup”. Best Column: Stephen Henderson, “Stephen Henderson: Through the Doors of 7124 Tuxedo". Best Feature Writing: John Carlisle, “At U.P.'s ...

Winners announced in Michigan APME newspaper contestSFGate



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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Summer of the road trip - Denton Record Chronicle



Denton Record Chronicle


Summer of the road trip

Denton Record Chronicle

Traffic makes its way Thursday down busy South Gulfview Boulevard, a road running along the Gulf of Mexico, in Clearwater, Fla. More travelers are expected to take to the roads and skies this summer thanks to lower gas prices and an upbeat economy.

The great road trip returns this summer thanks to cheap gasKOKH FOX25



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Teaching Business Communication: Which Texbook Should You Adopt?


Among the business communication textbooks currently on the market, Bovee and Thill lead the field. Their three textbooks are Business Communication Today, Excellence in Business Communication, and Business Communication Essentials.

Why Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks Set the Standard by Which Other Textbooks Are Judged

Market-leading innovation. For more than three decades, Bovee and Thill texts have pioneered coverage of emerging trends and their implications for business communication, from the earliest days of digital communication via email and instant messaging through multiple generations of online and social media and now to the profound changes that mobile communication is bringing to the business world.

Up-to-date coverage that reflects today's business communication practices and employer expectations. Technological advances, globalization, shifts in employment models, and other forces have dramatically changed the practice of business communication in recent years, even to the point of altering how people read and how messages should be constructed. To prepare students for today's workplace, the business communication course needs to address these contemporary skills, issues, and concepts. You can count on Bovee and Thill to provide you and your students with up-to-date coverage and materials.

Practical advice informed by deep experience. Beyond the research and presentation of new ideas and tools, Bovee and Thill are among the most active and widely followed users of social media in the entire field of business communication. They don't just write about new concepts; they have years of hands-on experience with blogging, content curation, search technologies, and other important tools. They are active participants in more than 45 social media sites.

Engaging coverage of real companies and contemporary issues in business communication. From chapter-opening vignettes to model documents to student activities, Bovee and Thill texts emphasize companies and issues that students already know about or are likely to find intriguing. For example, cases in recent editions have addressed the challenges of communicating with mobile audiences, employer restrictions on social media, and the use of Twitter in the job search process.

Integrated learning. In sharp contrast to texts that tack on coverage of social media and other new topics, Bovee and Thill continually revise their coverage in order to fully integrate the skills and issues that are important in today's workplace. This integration is carried through chapter-opening vignettes, chapter content, model documents, end-of-chapter questions, communication cases, and test banks to make sure students practice the skills they'll need, not just read about them in some anecdotal fashion.

Havertown resident Glen Macnow to be inducted into Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame - Main Line



Main Line


Havertown resident Glen Macnow to be inducted into Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Main Line

A few months later, I got a call from the Inquirer, saying that Lucinda was impressed with my work and wondering if I'd be interested in becoming their sports business writer. My wife is from Boston, and we wanted to move to the East Coast, and we made ...