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Neiman Marcus Presents 89th Edition of its Christmas Book
The 2015 Christmas Book was unveiled on Oct. 6 by retailer Neiman Marcus in Dallas. The 89th edition of this book continues Neiman Marcus’s tradition of offering its customers a selection of unique holiday gifts sure to make even their wildest dreams come true. The arrival of the Christmas Book is considered by many to mark the official start of the holiday shopping season. This year’s edition of the Christmas Book carries on the Neiman Marcus tradition of presenting a refined selection of items across a broad range of categories for everyone on your holiday shopping list. With a new collection of fantasy gifts certain to satisfy even the most indulgent appetites, the Christmas Book features exceptional and distinctive gifts and experiences, including an Arch Motorcycle & Ride Experience, Texas Guitar Trio Gift, Couture Diary, World View Exploration at the Edge of Space, and a tour of Italy with Ippolita & Artemest Craftsmen. See the full release to learn more about this year’s gifts.
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U.S. News & World Report Unveils Second Annual Best Global Universities Rankings
U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Colleges for more than 30 years, released the 2016 edition of the Best Global Universities. The rankings help students evaluate higher education options worldwide as well as by region, country and subject. U.S. universities remain the global leaders among research institutions, with Harvard University claiming No. 1, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at No. 2, the University of California-Berkeley at No. 3 and Stanford University at No. 4. U.K. universities take the next top spots with the University of Oxford at No. 5, followed by the University of Cambridge at No. 6. See the full release to see the complete list.
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Investor Sentiment Drops to Level of One Year Ago, According to John Hancock Survey
The John Hancock Investor Sentiment Index fell in the third quarter of 2015 to a level not seen in a year, after reaching its highest point since inception in the second quarter of this year. Worries about a possible Fed hike in interest rates and China’s devaluation of its currency coincided with investors’ responding to the survey, helping drive down their optimism regarding stocks, bonds and balanced mutual funds compared with the previous three quarters. See the full release to learn more about investors’ feelings about the current market climate.
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Anheuser-Busch InBev Proposes Combination with SABMiller to Build the First Truly Global Beer Company
Anheuser-Busch InBev announced on Oct. 7 a revised proposal to the Board of SABMiller plc to combine the two companies and build the first truly global beer company. The revised proposal that AB InBev has made is to acquire SABMiller for GBP 42.15 per share in cash, with a partial share alternative available for approximately 41% of the SABMiller shares. AB InBev has made two prior written proposals in private to SABMiller, the first at GBP 38 per share in cash and the second at GBP 40 per share in cash. AB InBev is disappointed that the board of SABMiller has rejected both of these prior approaches without any meaningful engagement. See the full release to learn more about the offer.
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Paradise Found Named 2016 Color of the Year by PPG THE VOICE OF COLOR Program
PPG THE VOICE OF COLOR program by the PPG Paints and PPG Pittsburgh Paints brands on Sept. 30 named Paradise Found – a serious, aloe green – as its 2016 Color of the Year. The green is inspired by consumers’ search for security, protection, privacy and resilience in an uncertain world. As consumers look to embrace future-forward lifestyles and designs, color experts from PPG Industries, makers of PPG Paints and PPG Pittsburgh Paints products, anticipate Paradise Found will play a prominent role in home décor trends and styles, giving homeowners a silent guard and a sturdy, reassuring color for those wary of growing threats to global, national and cyber security. See the full release to see other colors that made the list.
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