Spend Matters Afternoon Coffee

Thanks Aberdeen Group!
Emerging Markets in Supplier Management... -- Earlier this month I had the privilege of going to a focused summit on International Trade policy hosted by a fellow analyst Jason Busch of SpendMatters and his wife Lisa Reisman of MetalMiner at the University Club in Chicago. The individuals present represented a host of expert opinions from the Federal Reserve, corporate public policy, international trade law, and regulations initiatives taking place in Washington today.

Might need a caffeine alternative soon...!
Starbucks raises grocery packaged coffee prices -- Starbucks raised its price for grocery packaged coffee on Friday by 12 percent, on average, due to still climbing coffee commodity prices. The increase affects both Starbucks and Seattle's Best Coffee brands and is the company's first price increase on grocery packaged coffee since March 2008.

Mobile implications.
The AT&T/T-Mobile Deal: Sorting Out The Winners and Losers -- Everyone on the Street is sorting through the implications of Sunday's stunning news that AT&T (T) has agreed to acquire T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion in cash and stock.

Taking to the skies!
Newest Boeing 747 Takes Maiden Flight -- Boeing Co.'s newest 747 passenger jet took to the skies for the first time Sunday, marking the third maiden flight of a new Boeing commercial airplane in the past 15 months.

- Sheena Moore

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