Music & Fashion Trend in Nort America 1920-2008
Month: December 2009
Where in the world are the most profitable companies and exactly how much money are they raking in? In 2008, the most profitable public company on the planet made enough profits to give every American citizen $146.81. Those same profits could have bought each child on the planet $45 worth of holiday gifts. However, that didn’t happen and for most of the top companies, profits in 2009 will not come anywhere close to that level.
Tourism is a revenue-generating industry for many states in the U.S.A. By gathering and analyzing the statistics of the number of arrivals from the international countries, the American tourism industrycan better determine tourism trends and increase and/or redirect its marketing efforts.
In June 2009, of the top 20 countries; 16 posted decreases in visitation to the United States, with visitation from nine countries declining at double-digit growth rates.
In the first six months of 2009, 16 of the top 20 countries posted decreases in visitation to the United States, with visitation from eight countries declining at double-digit growth rates.
With Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Inglorious Basterds about to hit cinemas, one man in particular will be watching how well it does at the box office – Harvey Weinstein.
Harvey Weinstein, head of the film studio The Weinstein Company, has a lot riding on this film. In recent years, the company has been besieged with rumours that it is bankrupt and doesn’t have enough cash to properly promote or distribute its upcoming films after a string of box office failures.
Millions of people worldwide are affected by tropical diseases such as African sleeping sickness and Leishmaniasis, so to combat these illnesses a new European consortium has been established to boost drug development.
With a total budget of nearly 3.6 million euros, the consortium including companies such as IOTA Pharmaceuticals, Mercachem, Nycomed, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, the Royal Tropical Institute, the University of Bern, the VU University Amsterdam and TI Pharma will strive to develop effective drugs against these diseases.