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American Apparel fires founder Charney, names new CEOvisit|article-5961150|river-44317-fixed_collection-2-river_simple_list-42211|3 
San Francisco Chronicle - 12/17/2014
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American Apparel fires CEO Dov Charney, hires replacement 
Los Angeles Times - 12/17/2014
American Apparel Inc., which suffered a summer of upheaval after suspending Chief Executive Dov Charney, fired him Tuesday and announced a new CEO. The Los Angeles company said the board terminated     Add Comment

American Apparel CEO Faces Revolt From Managers Loyal to Charney 
Bloomberg - 12/17/2014
Paula Schneider, American Apparel Inc. (APP) ’s incoming chief executive officer, hasn’t even started work yet and she’s already facing a revolt from top managers. A group of more than 30 executives     Add Comment

UPDATE 2-American Apparel names new CEO, officially ousts founder 
Reuters - 12/17/2014
(Rewrites throughout, adds comment from former CEO, background) By Jeffrey Dastin and Nadia Damouni Dec 16 (Reuters) - American Apparel Inc has fired its Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney six months
American Apparel names Paula Schneider as the new CEO Smart Investor
American Apparel names new CEO, officially ousts founder 4 Traders
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>>   Fashion
Most beautiful dresses by Gucci Première 
CHINAdaily.com.cn - 12/17/2014
Italian designer Frida Giannini acknowledges the applause at the end of the Gucci Spring/Summer 2015 collection during Milan Fashion Week September 17, 2014. [Photo/Agencies] Frida Giannini, Creative     Add Comment

Who is Robin Raphel, Pakistan expert under investigation? 
Washington Post - 12/16/2014
By , Veteran diplomat Robin Raphel never shunned assignments in dangerous places — Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq among them — countries where strict operational secrecy might well save your life.
Who is Robin Raphel, the State Department veteran caught up in Pakistan intrigue? Washington Post
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San Francisco Chronicle - 12/16/2014
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Tamron's Tuesday Trends: Break the rules and wear white this winter 
NBCNews.com - 12/16/2014
Tamron's Tuesday Trend Emily Sher TODAY 26 minutes ago "Throw the rule book out the window!" said Jacqui Stafford, author of "The Wow Factor," on TODAY Tuesday. That especially applies     Add Comment
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>>   Entrepreneur
TiE Silicon Valley Announces Program for Indian Startups, Billion Dollar Babies 
Reuters - 12/17/2014
The New Program Aims to Help Scale Indian Startups Globally to Reach $1 Billion in Value DELHI, INDIA--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2014) - TiE Silicon Valley ( sv.tie.org ), the Silicon Valley chapter     Add Comment

Student entrepreneurs in Anhui 
CHINAdaily.com.cn - 12/17/2014
Several students from Anqing Normal University in East China's Anhui province are seeking their fortune by starting business at the university. Most of these young entrepreneurs are still students, but     Add Comment

Shipping Software ShipStation Launches Shark Tank Website 
San Francisco Chronicle - 12/17/2014
“In With the Sharks” Offers a Free Resource for All Shark Tank TV Program Information Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 16, 2014 Missing Shark Tank already? The 2014 finale was Friday, but you can catch     Add Comment

Young People Make Up Smaller Proportion of Startups 
Digital Chosun - 12/17/2014
The ratio of new start-ups run by entrepreneurs in their 20s and 30s is on the decline as more and more new businesses are opened by older people. According to Statistics Korea, the proportion of start-ups     Add Comment
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>>   Food industry
Interview: Food safety remains priority in age of organic food 
People.com.cn - 12/17/2014
ROME, Dec. 16 -- Even in an age when the consumption of organic food is booming, strict global food safety standards are needed to protect the consumers, a leading expert at the UN Food and Agriculture     Add Comment

McDonald's in Japan limits fries 
CNBC - 12/17/2014
Japanese consume more than 300,000 tons of french fries a year, mostly at fast-food restaurants, and largely made from imports of frozen, processed potatoes from America, according to U.S. figures. Shipments     Add Comment

Apple Curbs Russian Sales as McDonald’s to Renault Raise Prices 
Washington Post - 12/17/2014
(Bloomberg) -- As one of 144 million Russian consumers that companies from Apple Inc. to Renault SA are trying to reach, university professor Elena Grekhnyova is feeling the pinch of a currency in crisis.     Add Comment

Apple Curbs Russian Sales as McDonald’s to Renault Raise Prices 
La Repubblica - 12/17/2014
(Bloomberg) -- As one of 144 million Russian consumers that companies from Apple Inc. to Renault SA are trying to reach, university professor Elena Grekhnyova is feeling the pinch of a currency in crisis.     Add Comment
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>>   Travel industry
BRIEF: Tourism minister calls for reduced airfares [The Daily Star, Beirut, Lebanon] 
BusinessWeek - 12/17/2014
Dec. 17--BEIRUT -- Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon has expressed hope that with fuel prices decreasing, airfares would also drop to encourage inbound tourism. "I would like on this occasion to call for
Pharaon calls for lower airfares to encourage inbound tourism eTurboNews
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Lastminute.com sold in £76m deal 
BBC - 12/16/2014
Lastminute.com, the firm which came to fame at the height of the dot.com boom in 2000, has been sold to Swiss travel firm Bravofly Rumbo for $120m (£76m). The online travel booking service, founded
Lastminute.com sold to Swiss travel firm in £76m deal UK Wired News
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Tourism Cares Launches First Travel Industry Award For Lifetime Achievement In Giving 
Reuters - 12/16/2014
Inaugural "Legacy in Travel Philanthropy Award" Recognizes the 30-year Impact of Micato Safaris PR Newswire NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2014 NEW YORK , Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tourism
Travel industry award for lifetime achievement in giving launched eTurboNews
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Dotcom darling Lastminute.com changes hands for $120 million 
Reuters - 12/16/2014
(Reuters) - Lastminute.com, a company that came to symbolize the rise and fall of Internet firms in the dotcom bubble, is to be bought by Swiss online travel company Bravofly Rumbo Group, for about $120
Dotcom darling Lastminute.com changes hands for $120 mln Reuters India
Lastminute.com sold to Bravofly Rumbo Group for $120 mn Economic Times
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>>   Hospitality industry
Nightclub owner Sam Nazarian gives up control of Las Vegas hotel 
Los Angeles Times - 12/17/2014
Sam Nazarian made his name and his billion-dollar fortune creating L.A. clubs and restaurants that attracted the hippest young celebrities. He parlayed that fame into hotels in Beverly Hills and Miami's     Add Comment

Two hotel industry groups sue L.A. over minimum wage hike 
Los Angeles Times - 12/17/2014
Two industry groups sued Los Angeles on Tuesday over its planned minimum wage at larger hotels, saying it would cause "irreparable harm" and run afoul of federal labor law. The American Hotel and Lodging     Add Comment

Mortenson sees 31-story tower for old Nicollet Hotel spot [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)] 
BusinessWeek - 12/17/2014
Dec. 17--Mortenson released details Tuesday on its redevelopment ­concept for the Nicollet Hotel block, a city-owned parcel in Minneapolis' Gateway District that received three other proposals last week.
Mortenson sees 31-story tower for old Nicollet Hotel spot Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Bartiromo: Marriott CEO sees Boomers boosting travel 
USA Today - 12/17/2014
Arne Sorenson is just back from Miami. The president and CEO of Marriott International launched his newest hotel during the jampacked Art Basel show in Miami Beach, where he saw bustling activity. In
Bartiromo: Marriott CEO says Boomers boosting travel USA Today
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>>   Business
A new european deal on fishing quotas 
BBC - 12/17/2014
Ministers have welcomed a new deal on fishing quotas and industry rules reached after negotiations in Brussels. The Scottish government hailed its "main wins" as a freeze on proposed cuts to the days     Add Comment

Apple Curbs Russian Sales as McDonald’s to Renault Raise Prices 
Washington Post - 12/17/2014
(Bloomberg) -- As one of 144 million Russian consumers that companies from Apple Inc. to Renault SA are trying to reach, university professor Elena Grekhnyova is feeling the pinch of a currency in crisis.     Add Comment

El Paso's Hunt Companies gets new CEO [El Paso Times, Texas] 
BusinessWeek - 12/17/2014
Dec. 17--Woody Hunt has stepped down as chief executive officer of Hunt Companies, and his nephew, Chris Hunt, has been named the new CEO by the company's board of directors, the El Paso company announced
El Paso's Hunt Companies gets new CEO Las Cruces Sun-News
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Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance ready to launch CEO search [The Gazette  
BusinessWeek - 12/17/2014
Dec. 17--A seven-person committee headed by former Ent Federal Credit Union CEO Charles Emmer plans to start its search later this week for a new CEO for the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance.
Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance ready to launch CEO search Colorado Springs Gazette
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>>   Knowledge management
Increasing Complexity Is Driving Value Of Collaboration And The Right Collaboration  
Forbes.com - 12/16/2014
) — According to a new report by Forbes Insights, in association with join.me by LogMeIn, “ Tooling Up for Collaboration: Virtual Meetings That Drive Business Results ,” the ability to collaborate is     Add Comment

TARGIT COO Shares Business Intelligence Predictions for 2015 
BusinessWeek - 12/16/2014
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 16, 2014-- TARGIT, the company behind market-leading business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform Decision Suite, today announced its top technology predictions for     Add Comment

AppDynamics Announces Availability of Fall '14 Release -- Powerful New Collaboration  
Reuters - 12/16/2014
Application Analytics Delivers Innovative Big Data Techniques to Capture Data With Business Context and Optimize Customer Engagement; Powerful 'Virtual War Room' Improves Collaboration Capabilities
AppDynamics Announces Availability of Fall '14 ... PHP Developer's Journal
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Share your Innovative Information Management Case Study at Gartner Summit! 
Gartner Research - 12/16/2014
Gartner is hosting its 2015 Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Summits – in EMEA on March 11th and 12th  in London, UK, and in the US on April 1st and 2nd  in Las Vegas, NV.  As part of     Add Comment
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