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The New York Times Best Sellers – November 19, 2017

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TWO KINDS OF TRUTH

by Michael Connelly

While he investigates the murder of two pharmacists, an old case comes back to haunt Harry Bosch.

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2 weeks on the list

THE ROOSTER BAR

by John Grisham

Three students at a sleazy for-profit law school hope to expose the student-loan banker who runs it.

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5 weeks on the list

ORIGIN

A symbology professor goes on a perilous quest with a beautiful museum director.

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25 weeks on the list

THE HANDMAID’S TALE

by Margaret Atwood

Men and women in a dystopian future. The basis of the Hulu series; originally published in 1985.

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5 weeks on the list

THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS

A new collection of poetry from the author of “Milk and Honey.”

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THE ROOSTER BAR

by John Grisham

Three students at a sleazy for-profit law school hope to expose the student-loan banker who runs it.

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TWO KINDS OF TRUTH

by Michael Connelly

While he investigates the murder of two pharmacists, an old case comes back to haunt Harry Bosch.

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5 weeks on the list

ORIGIN

A symbology professor goes on a perilous quest with a beautiful museum director.

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TWIN PEAKS: THE FINAL DOSSIER

Updated profiles on the residents of Twin Peaks are assembled by special agent Tamara Preston.

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UNCOMMON TYPE

Seventeen short stories, each incorporating a typewriter, by the Academy Award-winning actor.

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LEONARDO DA VINCI

by Walter Isaacson

A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines.

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BOBBY KENNEDY

by Chris Matthews

The New York senator’s journey from his formative years to his tragic run for president.

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ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS

by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

Major General Jackson takes on the British in Louisiana.

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SISTERS FIRST

by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush

How the twin daughters of former president George W. Bush grew up in the public eye.

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4 weeks on the list

GRANT

A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States.

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LEONARDO DA VINCI

by Walter Isaacson

A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines.

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BOBBY KENNEDY

by Chris Matthews

The New York senator’s journey from his formative years to his tragic run for president.

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2 weeks on the list

ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS

by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

Major General Jackson takes on the British in Louisiana.

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2 weeks on the list

SISTERS FIRST

by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush

How the twin daughters of former president George W. Bush grew up in the public eye.

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4 weeks on the list

GRANT

A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States.

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Paperback Nonfiction

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BEING MORTAL

by Atul Gawande

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110 weeks on the list

SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME

by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent

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398 weeks on the list

THE GLASS CASTLE

by Jeannette Walls

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THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE

by Thomas L. Friedman

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5 weeks on the list

NUDGE

by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

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A version of this Best Sellers report appears in the November 19, 2017 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings on weekly lists reflect sales for the week ending November 4, 2017. Lists are published early online.


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Kansas City s Harley-Davidson plant makes newest model to hit the market

Assembly of the Harley-Davidson Sport Glide motorcycle began this summer at the company’s assembly plant east of Kansas City International Airport.

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Kale smoothies, avocado toast among the offerings at this new Troost restaurant

New Overland Park restaurant serves Indian barbecue kebabs (and sides)

Updates: Veterans Day free meals, deals discounts in the Kansas City area

It s like darts, but with axes: Ax throwing club hits West Bottoms

Thrillist picks Plaza area steakhouse as one of the 31 best in the nation

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KCTV and KSMO replace general manager with former business manager

Meredith Corp., which owns the two stations, did not say why its own vice president of finance has succeeded Kansas City general manager Mike Cukyne.

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Kansas City area medical practice falls into bankruptcy

Kansas City Internal Medicine filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday. Some of its doctors are joining the HCA Midwest Physicians network.

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How about another election? KC council plans to ask for key vote in April

The City Council set in motion plans for an April election to extend the one-cent sales tax for capital improvements. The city collects about $70 million a year from the tax, first approved by voters in 2007 and which is up for renewal next year.

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Updates: Veterans Day free meals, deals discounts in the Kansas City area

Discounts for veterans and active duty military run through Nov. 13. They include free or discounted meals, free haircuts and discounts on merchandise.

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Poll showed new KCI had big lead but supporters kept it under wraps

As Election Day loomed, “cautiously optimistic” was the mantra chanted by advocates for a transformed Kansas City International Airport. They expected a win, but said it would be close.

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With KCI votes counted, when will we see the wrecking ball?

Kansas City voters strongly approved a new terminal at KCI, but don’t expect to see construction at the airport just yet.

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It s like darts, but with axes: Ax throwing club hits West Bottoms

Blade & Timber is now open at 1101 Mulberry St. in the West Bottoms. Players enter a lane to throw an ax at a target, much like in darts.

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KC voters give overwhelming approval to KCI single terminal

Everywhere in the Kansas City, voters handed City Hall huge support for a new terminal at KCI. It had been a difficult climb from a period of opposition and distrust to the idea, but in the end, Kansas Citians wanted to see the three-terminal design replaced with a modern structure.

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The Latest: Warner Bros. suspends Supergirl showrunner

“Supergrirl’ and “Arrow” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has been suspended amid sexual harassment, misconduct accusations by 19 former and current employees.

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Baltimore losing thousands in parking fines

Baltimore is losing out on collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in parking fines because city officials have not implemented a new law for more than two months.

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Kale smoothies, avocado toast among the offerings at this new Troost restaurant

Ruby Jean’s Juicery plans a Nov. 11 opening at 3000 Troost. A new convenience store gas station plans to open later this year at 5901 Troost.

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George Takei, Richard Dreyfuss respond in harassment scandal

George Takei, Richard Dreyfuss latest celebrities swept up in Hollywood sexual harassment, assault scandal.

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Trump calls Putin sincere, ex-US intelligence heads ‘hacks’

President Donald Trump is back on the defensive over Russian election meddling, saying he considers President Vladimir Putin’s denials sincere, dismissing former U.S. intelligence officials as “hacks” and accusing Democrats of trying to sabotage relations.

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Hawaii judge dismisses lawsuit against seed company, board

A judge in Hawaii dismissed a lawsuit that sought an environmental review of the actions by a seed company operating on the island of Kauai.

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The Latest: Trump back on defensive over Russia meddling

President Donald Trump is back on the defensive over Russian election meddling and accusing Democrats of trying to sabotage U.S.-Russia relations.

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Lawmakers seek review of Eversource’s response to wind storm

Two Connecticut senators want General Assembly to hold public forum on Eversource Energy’s response to October wind storm.

National & International

Report: Inspection found 13 defects on CSX track last year

A federal inspection in June of last year reportedly found 13 defects on CSX track in Bergen County, a route that has become a corridor for shipping crude oil and ethanol to refineries.

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US Senate passes Veteran’s Administration bill by Oklahomans

A bill by Republican Sens. James Lankford and Jim Inhofe intended to address the care of military veterans in Veteran’s Administration hospitals has passed the U.S. Senate.

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The Latest: Outside firm to look into harassment allegations

Minnesota’s House speaker says an outside firm will investigate allegations of sexual harassment by a lawmaker.


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President Trump and EPA chief Scott Pruitt are already doing enough harm. These administration nominees would make things much worse.

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Senate Budget Plan Could Open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Drilling

The Senate rejected an amendment that would have blocked raising revenue through federal oil and gas leasing.

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New Research to Help Fight Food Waste in America’s Cities

Forty percent of food in this country is never eaten—wasting massive amounts of water, energy, land and other resources—yet 41 million people don’t have enough. And that makes no sense.

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PJM Asks of FERC: Abandon Basic Economic Principles

In its recent comments at FERC on the DOE proposal, PJM floated an idea that would inflate electricity market prices, part

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Cities Stand United on Paris Agreement at COP-23

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Broad Group Signs Transportation Electrification Accord

A diverse set of public interest, labor, and industry organizations have joined a Transportation Electrification Accord, which “outlines how transportation electrification can be advanced in a manner that benefits all utility customers and users of all forms of transportation, while supporting th

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Tell the Mayor: Get Raw Sewage Out of NYC Waterways!

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Climate Protection Missing from Diablo Canyon Draft Decision

A California administrative law judge’s proposed decision on the ground-breaking proposal to retire and replace Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant is deeply flawed, and completely misses a golden opportunity to enhance clean energy and better protect Californians from the growing dangers of climat

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Sacrificing the Arctic Refuge Can t Save Trump s Tax-Cut Plan for the Rich

You don’t pay for a $1.5 trillion handout with $100 million a year.


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Conflict has severely disrupted trade, humanitarian access, and livelihoods. Very poor macroeconomic conditions constrain household market access.

Budi of Eastern Equatoria State remains one of the most affected counties of the ongoing cholera outbreak, with 703 cases and 79 deaths between July and October 2017.

Boko Haram conflict continues to cause major disruption to livelihoods in the northeast. Large populations remain heavily dependent on humanitarian assistance for food access, the majority of whom are in Borno State.

In Maiduguri, Borno State, prices for maize, rice, and sorghum in September 2017 were up 140 percent from September 2015. Millet was up by 190 percent. Main season harvests are estimated at

20 percent of average.

The extensive conflict has reduced incomes, and food prices remain elevated. Food access is inadequate for many poor households.

NGOs express alarm at closure of all Yemeni airports, seaports, and land crossings, and call for an immediate reopening to facilitate humanitarian access.

The April to June 2017 Gu season was well below average and the 2017 October to December Deyr season is forecast to be below-average. This follows large rainfall deficits in 2016 for both Gu and Deyr seasons.

As of October 25, Bakool, northern Bay, and some central areas have received 60 to 80 mm, while all other areas received less than 20 mm. Rainfall totals are around 50% below what is normal by this time.

Severe drought over the past year has resulted in very large livestock losses in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, which has sharply reduced household food and income access.

As of October 25, Deyr (October to December) rainfall has been slightly below average in much of Dollo and Korahe zones, while rainfall in southern areas of Somali, Oromia, and SNNP regions has been slightly to well above average.

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The 2017 long rains marked the second consecutive season of drought across the majority of Kenya’s pastoral and marginal agricultural areas, which affected livestock productivity and crop production.

As of November 5, the short rains (October to December) have begun countrywide, including in northeastern pastoral areas that had previously not experienced rainfall.

Ongoing conflict in the Kasai region since August 2016 has caused ongoing displacement and affected households’ abilities to access their livelihoods.

The size of the displaced population from the Kasai region has decreased to less than 1 million people, due to over 710,000 returnees to the region.

Widespread conflict, poor rainfed staple production, and weak casual labor markets are the primary drivers of acute food insecurity, which is expected to be more extensive in early 2018 than during the previous lean season.

Cumulative precipitation for the ongoing wet season through May 2018 is expected to be below-average to average. However, timing and frequency of spring rainfall is likely to be a major determinant of 2018 staple harvest outcomes.

Areas of Highest Concern

Conflict has severely disrupted trade, humanitarian access, and livelihoods. Very poor macroeconomic conditions constrain household market access.

Budi of Eastern Equatoria State remains one of the most affected counties of the ongoing cholera outbreak, with 703 cases and 79 deaths between July and October 2017.

Boko Haram conflict continues to cause major disruption to livelihoods in the northeast. Large populations remain heavily dependent on humanitarian assistance for food access, the majority of whom are in Borno State.

In Maiduguri, Borno State, prices for maize, rice, and sorghum in September 2017 were up 140 percent from September 2015. Millet was up by 190 percent. Main season harvests are estimated at

20 percent of average.

The extensive conflict has reduced incomes, and food prices remain elevated. Food access is inadequate for many poor households.

NGOs express alarm at closure of all Yemeni airports, seaports, and land crossings, and call for an immediate reopening to facilitate humanitarian access.

The April to June 2017 Gu season was well below average and the 2017 October to December Deyr season is forecast to be below-average. This follows large rainfall deficits in 2016 for both Gu and Deyr seasons.

As of October 25, Bakool, northern Bay, and some central areas have received 60 to 80 mm, while all other areas received less than 20 mm. Rainfall totals are around 50% below what is normal by this time.

Severe drought over the past year has resulted in very large livestock losses in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, which has sharply reduced household food and income access.

As of October 25, Deyr (October to December) rainfall has been slightly below average in much of Dollo and Korahe zones, while rainfall in southern areas of Somali, Oromia, and SNNP regions has been slightly to well above average.

Other Areas of Concern

The 2017 long rains marked the second consecutive season of drought across the majority of Kenya’s pastoral and marginal agricultural areas, which affected livestock productivity and crop production.

As of November 5, the short rains (October to December) have begun countrywide, including in northeastern pastoral areas that had previously not experienced rainfall.

Ongoing conflict in the Kasai region since August 2016 has caused ongoing displacement and affected households’ abilities to access their livelihoods.

The size of the displaced population from the Kasai region has decreased to less than 1 million people, due to over 710,000 returnees to the region.

Widespread conflict, poor rainfed staple production, and weak casual labor markets are the primary drivers of acute food insecurity, which is expected to be more extensive in early 2018 than during the previous lean season.

Cumulative precipitation for the ongoing wet season through May 2018 is expected to be below-average to average. However, timing and frequency of spring rainfall is likely to be a major determinant of 2018 staple harvest outcomes.

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In 1973, my high school, Acton-Boxborough Regional, in Acton, Massachusetts, moved to a sprawling brick building at the foot of a hill. Inspired by architectural trends of the preceding decade, the classrooms in one of its wings didn’t have doors. The rooms opened up directly onto the hallway, and tidbits about the French Revolution, say, or Benjamin Franklin’s breakfast, would drift from one classroom to another. Distracting at best and frustrating at worst, wide-open classrooms went, for the most part, the way of other ill-considered architectural fads of the time, like concrete domes. (Following an eighty-million-dollar renovation and expansion, in 2005, none of the new wings at A.B.R.H.S. have open classrooms.) Yet the workplace counterpart of the open classroom, the open office, flourishes: some seventy per cent of all offices now have an open floor plan.

The open office was originally conceived by a team from Hamburg, Germany, in the nineteen-fifties, to facilitate communication and idea flow. But a growing body of evidence suggests that the open office undermines the very things that it was designed to achieve. In June, 1997, a large oil and gas company in western Canada asked a group of psychologists at the University of Calgary to monitor workers as they transitioned from a traditional office arrangement to an open one. The psychologists assessed the employees’ satisfaction with their surroundings, as well as their stress level, job performance, and interpersonal relationships before the transition, four weeks after the transition, and, finally, six months afterward. The employees suffered according to every measure: the new space was disruptive, stressful, and cumbersome, and, instead of feeling closer, coworkers felt distant, dissatisfied, and resentful. Productivity fell.

In 2011, the organizational psychologist Matthew Davis reviewed more than a hundred studies about office environments. He found that, though open offices often fostered a symbolic sense of organizational mission , making employees feel like part of a more laid-back, innovative enterprise , they were damaging to the workers’ attention spans, productivity, creative thinking, and satisfaction. Compared with standard offices, employees experienced more uncontrolled interactions, higher levels of stress, and lower levels of concentration and motivation. When David Craig surveyed some thirty-eight thousand workers, he found that interruptions by colleagues were detrimental to productivity, and that the more senior the employee, the worse she fared .

Psychologically, the repercussions of open offices are relatively straightforward. Physical barriers have been closely linked to psychological privacy, and a sense of privacy boosts job performance . Open offices also remove an element of control, which can lead to feelings of helplessness. In a 2005 study that looked at organizations ranging from a Midwest auto supplier to a Southwest telecom firm, researchers found that the ability to control the environment had a significant effect on team cohesion and satisfaction. When workers couldn’t change the way that things looked, adjust the lighting and temperature, or choose how to conduct meetings, spirits plummeted.

An open environment may even have a negative impact on our health. In a recent study of more than twenty-four hundred employees in Denmark, Jan Pejtersen and his colleagues found that as the number of people working in a single room went up, the number of employees who took sick leave increased apace. Workers in two-person offices took an average of fifty per cent more sick leave than those in single offices, while those who worked in fully open offices were out an average of sixty-two per cent more.

But the most problematic aspect of the open office may be physical rather than psychological: simple noise. In laboratory settings, noise has been repeatedly tied to reduced cognitive performance. The psychologist Nick Perham, who studies the effect of sound on how we think, has found that office commotion impairs workers’ ability to recall information, and even to do basic arithmetic. Listening to music to block out the office intrusion doesn’t help: even that, Perham found, impairs our mental acuity. Exposure to noise in an office may also take a toll on the health of employees. In a study by the Cornell University psychologists Gary Evans and Dana Johnson, clerical workers who were exposed to open-office noise for three hours had increased levels of epinephrine—a hormone that we often call adrenaline, associated with the so-called fight-or-flight response. What’s more, Evans and Johnson discovered that people in noisy environments made fewer ergonomic adjustments than they would in private, causing increased physical strain. The subjects subsequently attempted to solve fewer puzzles than they had after working in a quiet environment; in other words, they became less motivated and less creative.

Open offices may seem better suited to younger workers, many of whom have been multitasking for the majority of their short careers. When, in 2012 , Heidi Rasila and Peggie Rothe looked at how employees of a Finnish telecommunications company born after 1982 reacted to the negative effects of open-office plans, they noted that young employees found certain types of noises, such as conversations and laughter, just as distracting as their older counterparts did. The younger workers also disparaged their lack of privacy and an inability to control their environment. But they believed that the trade-offs were ultimately worth it, because the open space resulted in a sense of camaraderie; they valued the time spent socializing with coworkers, whom they often saw as friends.

That increased satisfaction, however, may merely mask the fact that younger workers also suffer in open offices. In a 2005 study , the psychologists Alena Maher and Courtney von Hippel found that the better you are at screening out distractions, the more effectively you work in an open office. Unfortunately, it seems that the more frantically you multitask, the worse you become at blocking out distractions. Moreover, according to the Stanford University cognitive neuroscientist Anthony Wagner, heavy multitaskers are not only “more susceptible to interference from irrelevant environmental stimuli” but also worse at switching between unrelated tasks. In other words, if habitual multitaskers are interrupted by a colleague, it takes them longer to settle back into what they were doing. Regardless of age, when we’re exposed to too many inputs at once—a computer screen, music, a colleague’s conversation, the ping of an instant message—our senses become overloaded, and it requires more work to achieve a given result .

Though multitasking millennials seem to be more open to distraction as a workplace norm, the wholehearted embrace of open offices may be ingraining a cycle of underperformance in their generation: they enjoy, build, and proselytize for open offices, but may also suffer the most from them in the long run.

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Online retailer Bambeco is sold to Richmond-based distributor

Baltimore-based Bambeco, a fast-growing online retailer of sustainable home furnishings, has been sold to a Richmond, Va.,-based maker and distributor of home and garden goods after months of seeking an investor to support expansion. Bambeco became a brand of Evergreen Enterprises after the sale.

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business

These nouns apply to forms of activity that have the objective of supplying products or services for a fee. Business pertains broadly to commercial, financial, and industrial activity, and more narrowly to specific fields or firms engaging in this activity: a company that does business over the internet; went into the software consulting business; owns a dry-cleaning business. Industry entails the production and manufacture of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale: the computer industry. Commerce and trade refer to the exchange and distribution of goods or commodities: laws regulating interstate commerce; involved in the domestic fur trade. Traffic pertains in particular to businesses engaged in the transportation of goods or passengers: renovated the docks to attract shipping traffic. The word may also suggest illegal trade: discovered a brisk traffic in stolen goods.

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Business

  1. As oxygen is the disintegrating principle of life, working night and day to dissolve, separate, pull apart and dissipate, so there is something in business that continually tends to scatter, destroy and shift possession from this man to that. A million mice nibble eternally at every business venture Elbert Hubbard
  2. Business is like a man rowing a boat upstream. He has no choice; he must go ahead or he will go back Lewis E. Pierson
  3. Business is like oil. It won t mix with anything but business J. Grahame
  4. Business is very much like religion: it is founded on faith William McFee
  5. Business policy flows downhill from the mountain, like water Anon
  6. A business without customers is like a computer without bytes Anon

As the entries that follow show, this concept lends itself to many additional twists.

Playwrights Ernst and Lindley wrote this simile to be spoken by a judge in their 1930 s play Hold Your Tongue.

The first two words are transposed from Computer companies to generalize the comparison.

business

Business is the work of making, buying, and selling goods or services.

When you use business in this sense, don’t say ‘a business’. Don’t say, for example, ‘ We’ve got a business to do ‘. You say ‘We’ve got some business to do’.

You can talk about a particular area of business using the followed by a noun followed by business.

A business is a company, shop, or organization that makes and sells goods or provides a service.


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