Weekly Business News Roundup Vol. 1

Congress Has Plenty Of Old Business To Resolve

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It may be a new year, but Congress plans to spend most of January wrapping up old business leftover from 2017.
Congressional leaders are promising to head off any chance of a government shutdown well before the January 19 deadline, but a nearly year-long fight over President Trump’s demands to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border could threaten those plans.

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Big Player’s Compete For Nestle’s UD Candy Business

Candy giants The Hershey Co and The Ferrero Group both submitted final bids on Friday to acquire Nestle’s U.S. confectionery business, sources familiar with the situation tell CNBC. The business, which includes Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, Sno-Caps and Laffy Taffy, is valued at $2 billion to $2.5 billion, the sources added.

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Local Lawn Care Company Helps Vets In Need

“Thriving lawns, trees and plants go beyond the aesthetics; they are an integral part of the social fabric of a community, and provide a safe yard for kids to play and a serene environment for military families to de-stress,” Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen, said in a press release.

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4 Best Must Reads For Bosses

Business leaders think differently, and that’s what sets them apart.
Once you know how your leadership team thinks, you’ll be able to unlock doors that may otherwise be inaccessible. Either your bosses will realize that you have what it takes to move up the ranks, or you will be better situated to advocate for yourself during a salary negotiation with a manager.

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