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The new new rules of business marketing
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When David Meerman Scott first published The New Rules of Marketing & PR in 2007, Facebook was still mostly for college students. The book helped Scott, then 46 years old, make a name for himself as a marketing strategist. Even so, he had to add new chapters and rewrite a considerable portion of the book for its recently-released third edition. So what are the new new rules now? More

Consumer spending rose in July, beat forecasts
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Consumer spending climbed more than forecast in July as Americans dipped into savings to buy cars and cool their homes, showing the biggest part of the economy is holding up. Purchases rose 0.8 percent, the biggest gain since February, after a 0.1 percent decline the prior month, Commerce Department figures showed in Washington. More

6 ways small businesses should prepare for disasters
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A natural disaster can often catch small businesses off-guard. In fact, it's estimated that 25 percent of companies are unable to resume operations after a major disaster, according to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety. More


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MedRx Veterinary Division acquired, renamed OtoVet-USA
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Venture capital firm DermaZoo of Boca Raton, Fla., acquired the veterinary division of MedRx, which will be rebranded as a new company called OtoVet-USA, the company reported. OtoVet-USA will continue the MedRx veterinary division's specialization in video-otoscopy technology for animals. More

Nestlé to invest in Russian pet food factory
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Nestlé has unveiled plans to invest more than $48 million in its Purina PetCare facility in Russia to double wet pet food production there. The money will be used to add production lines at its pet food factory in Vorsino, which is in Russia's Kaluga region. The move will allow the company to double production capacity for its wet pet food within the next three years, according to company officials. More

Boyd Enterprises announces New Mini Chemi-Pure Elite for Nano Tanks!

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Novartis Animal Health announces expansion of Canadian aquaculture R&D labs    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Novartis Animal Health, Inc., has announced an investment to significantly expand its Novartis Centre for Aqua Research & Development on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Construction has already begun on the $2.8 million expansion, which will add state-of-the-art new laboratory and office space to support the continued rapid growth of the aquaculture R&D programs at the facility. More

Merck, Pfizer look to add teeth to animal divisions
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Who loves puppies more — Merck or Pfizer? Both global pharmaceutical giants have animal health divisions, but they are considering different paths. Merck Inc. just announced that it was bringing a Philly guy home to run its animal kingdom, and chief executive officer Ken Frazier (another Philly guy) highlighted the unit's results in his opening statement to investment analysts when discussing second-quarter results. Pfizer Inc. said it was exploring the sale or spin-off of its animal unit and its human nutrition division. More