Resource Nation’s Pick For Top 5 Business Stories of the Week

Posted by on July 16, 2010 in Business Financing, Business Management, Business News [ 0 Comments ]

It was a big week for news–Old Spice got just about everyone’s attention with their new social media campaign, and BP fixed the oil spill.  We rounded up the best of the best in business news and have them listed below for you.

  1. Gulf Oil Spill Stopped: BP Says Oil Leak Is HALTED [Huffington Post] “BP finally choked off the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday — 85 days and up to 184 million gallons after the crisis unfolded — then began a tense 48 hours of watching to see whether the capped-off well would hold or blow a new leak.”
  2. How the Old Spice Videos Are Being Made [Read Write Web]  “How do you take the social web by storm in a day, winning over even the coldest of hearts and gaining international acclaim – with commercials? A  team of creatives, tech geeks, marketers and writers gathered in an undisclosed location in Portland, Oregon yesterday and produced 87 short comedic YouTube videos about Old Spice. In real time.”
  3. Dollar Declines to 2010 Low Against Yen on Economy; Euro Rises Above $1.30 [Bloomberg]  “The dollar dropped to its lowest level this year against the yen on signs the U.S. economy is losing momentum, adding to speculation the Federal Reserve will keep its target rate at virtually zero for the rest of the year.”
  4. 2011 Healthcare Preview — It’s Uhhh-gly [] “If you’re excited about healthcare reform, you might want to slow down a little. Because in the short term, there’s going to be a lot of confusion as to how to implement it — or how to keep your small health plan from being subject to healthcare reform’s rules.”
  5. Airline fees for baggage and service add to ticket price confusion [Christian Science Monitor]  “Finding the best deal on a flight has become a lot more difficult, thanks to hefty baggage and service fees that consumers often don’t know about until they show up at the airline counter, congressional investigators say.”

Let us know if we missed your favorite business news story in the comments below.

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