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Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Sept 22, 2014

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发表于 9-20-2014 15:37:40 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
(1) Nuclear Power-less Japan Must Pay for Fuel Imports in Weak Yen.

Note: excerpt underneath the title in print: The idling of Japan's nuclear program has led to a trade deficit, which is getting worse


(2) Lauren Coleman-Lochner, Hair-Care Companies Roll Out More Dry Shampoos.
www.businessweek.com/articles/20 ... l-out-more-products
("Dry shampoo is typically a powder in an aerosol can. Ingredients can include rice and tapioca starches, which soak up but don’t strip hair of its natural oils")

My comment:
(a) excerpt underneath the title in print: As more women wash their hair less, companies see opportunity
(b) View the graphic only.
(c) "grab your can of dry shampoo and spritz the powder right onto your head"

spritz (vt, vi; German spritzen to squirt, spray; First Known Use 1902): “SPRAY”
www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spritz


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 楼主| 发表于 9-20-2014 15:38:10 | 显示全部楼层
(3) To Solve Prison Crowding, Norway Goes Dutch.

Note: excerpt underneath the title in print: Holland has extra space and already rents cells to Belgium


(4) Adam Satariano and Peter Burrows, There's a Downside to Making Parts for Apple.
www.businessweek.com/articles/20 ... le-for-new-business

Note:
(a) excerpt underneath the title in print: Suppliers dependent on the company sometimes get cut off
(b) Taipei-based touchscreen maker TPK Holding  宸鴻光電科技股份有限公司
(c) Dialog Semiconductor
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialog_Semiconductor
(headquartered in Kirchheim unter Teck, a town in the Stuttgart metropolitan area; manufacturer of semiconductor based system solutions by develop[ing] integrated circuits for power and motor control as well as audio and display processing; fabless; generated a revenue of about 17 million dollars in 2002, 160 million dollars in 2008 and 296 million dollars in 2010, making it one of the fastest growing semiconductor companies in Europe)

(d) “The stock of GT Advanced Technologies has more than doubled since the company said it was providing the sturdy glass made with sapphire that’s being used in the Apple Watch.”
(i) GT Advanced Technologies is based in Merrimack, New Hampshire.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrimack,_New_Hampshire
(ii) Sapphire Growth System. GT Advanced Technologies, undated.
www.gtat.com/products-and-servic ... -Growth-Systems.htm
(iii) sapphire
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapphire
(Greek for "blue stone;" Sapphires may be found naturally, They also may be manufactured for industrial or decorative purposes in large crystal boules)

* French English dictionary
boule (noun feminine): “gall, globe”
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/boule

(e) “NXP Semiconductor shares have risen more than 10 percent since Aug. 1, after a series of news reports that its chips are being used for Apple Pay.”

NXP Semiconductors
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NXP_Semiconductors
(founded in 1953 by Philips, as Philips Semiconductors, to make semiconductor in Nijmegen, Netherlands; "sold to a consortium of private equity investors in 2006. The new name, NXP, stood for the consumer's 'next experience;'" is the co-inventor of near field communication (NFC) technology along with Sony)

Apple Pay uses NFC.
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 楼主| 发表于 9-20-2014 15:38:35 | 显示全部楼层
(5) China Will Cut Bankers' 'Unreasonably High' Pay.
www.businessweek.com/articles/20 ... reasonably-high-pay

My comment:
(a) excerpt underneath the title in print: What's low by Western standards is too rich for the government
(b) “Jiang Jianqing, chairman of Industrial & Commercial Bank of China”  姜 建清
(c) Read paragraph 1 only.
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