With new teams on the way and attendance rising, Major League Soccer has turned to a league-funded program to train its clubs’ new sales staffers to help drive ticket demand.
Dell is expected to soon give up its pursuit of 3PAR, either ceding to HP’s last offer of $30 per share or giving up at a few dollars higher, according to a Reuters survey of eight technology investors and analysts. * View article *Columnist Robert Cyran asks: Is 3PAR an overpriced bauble for HP? * An MSN article makes the case that both Dell and HP are certifiable.
Leading investors around the world barely changed their exposure to assets in August, trimming equities slightly in favour of bonds, where they loaded up on top-notch corporates, Reuters polls showed on Tuesday.
Check out the strong quarterly profit at discount retailer Dollar General.
The company, which prices most of its merchandise below $10, posted a stronger-than-expected profit thanks to bargain-seeking consumers who spent more per visit. Company executives talked of building sales momentum during the quarter and sales results in the current three-month period were encouraging.
News and views on the fund industry from Reuters and elsewhere:
Hedgies tiptoe away – Reuters
Foot off the gas – Bloomberg
SA hedge funds get in on the act – Business Day
Altman is a hoot – Reuters