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Brazilian Franchises Earn US$ 15.6 Billion Per Year

São Paulo – Brazilian franchises went from yearly revenues of US$ 10.5 billion in 2001 to US$ 15.6 billion last year.

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Cendant Agrees to $4.3bn Sale of Travelport

Cendant said on Friday that it would sell Travelport, the company’s travel distribution division, to an affiliate of Blackstone, the private equity group, in a $4.3bn cash deal.


Alesha Coleman Wins Her Own MaggieMoo's Franchise In MaggieMoo's FBLA-PBL Business Plan Writing Contest

Alesha Coleman, 18, of Philomath, Ore., is tasting sweet success, as she now is the proud owner of a MaggieMoo’s International Treatery franchise, one of the top franchises in the super-premium ice cream category.Named the winner of the MaggieMoo’s and The Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) Business Plan Writing Contest, Coleman was awarded the MaggieMoo’s franchise on Thursday, June 29, at the opening session of the FBLA 2006 National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn.


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Ben & Jerry's Opens First Hawaii Shop

The first Ben & Jerry’s ice cream parlor in Hawaii opened Friday at Ward Centre next to Crazy Shirts.


Big Companies Use eBay as a Marketing Tool

Ebay sellers now include big businesses that are seeing the auction giant as a means to marketing expensive products.


Mary Kay and Cadillac Are Symbols for Each Other

Right now, hundreds of thousands of Mary Kay cosmetics sellers are competing for a unique trophy that has distinguished the best among them for nearly 40 years — the keys to their very own pink Cadillac.


Arbonne CEO Recieves Entrepreneur of the Year

Arbonne International Chairman & CEO Bob Henry was named the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Orange County, the company said Thursday.


Quixtars Artistry Targets Baby Boomers

Recent reports by Mintel International reveal that sales of anti-aging products grew an impressive 31 percent from 2002 through 2004.


Alaska Sells School on eBay

Local officials in the rural Alaskan town of King Cove have put an old school up for sale on eBay, saying they hope to raise $1.8 million (985,000 pounds).


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Taste Of Brooklyn Bagels Coming To Roosevelt Park Venue

A new Brooklyn Bagels cafe in Roosevelt Park will feature Mediterranean decor and high-end pastries and specialty drinks.


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