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Wanted: Purchasers Who Think Like Economists -- In good times and bad, companies have a responsibility to invest in people and skills to achieve short and long-term business goals. Purchasers and supply chain managers have to know more than how to move products from point A to B. They need to understand the economics behind what moves businesses and markets.

Amazon now sells more Kindle e-books than print books -- In a major e-book news, Amazon.com announced Thursday that it now consistently sells more Kindle e-books than print books. Since April 1 of this year, Amazon sold 105 Kindle e-books for every 100 print books sold, hardcover and paperback combined.

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Linkedin's IPO is on! Now, What? -- It's official! This morning, people will be able to buy into the first US based social network to go public.

Earthquake and Aftermath Push Japan Into a Recession -- Japan's economy shrank at an annual rate of 3.7 percent in the first quarter, tipping the country into a recession, as the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disrupted production and prompted consumers to cut back on spending.

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