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Powell: Advertisements by Ford India raise uncomfortable questions about attitudes toward women in India

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, arrives at

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Marketing depends upon understanding cultural perspectives to engage consumers, so when advertisements created to sell cars in India depict women bound and gagged, it can only be assumed that the ads were designed with audience in mind.

This is what's most alarming about the proposed Ford Figo ads floating around on the Web.

One ad, which is a caricature of sorts, shows former Italian...

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Dolman: Marco Rubio is a hypocrite and Peter King wants to make sure you know it

Rep. Peter King speaks to the media after

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After voting against the original superstorm Sandy relief bill, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) came to Wall Street recently to raise money—and Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) is howling mad.

“Being from New York we’re not supposed to be suckers,” King fumed to The New York Observer’s Politicker. “It’s bad enough that these guys voted against it—that’s inexcusable enough. But to have the (nerve) to...

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Bessent: What will the future of health care look like?

North Shore-LIJ President and CEO Michael Dowling speaks

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The way health care is delivered is changing fast, and the transformation will accelerate over the next decade.

Where Long islanders go for medical care, who provides it and how its paid for won’t be the same.

Some hospitals may close as they lose their place as the center of the health care universe. Outpatient, ambulatory treatment centers, will become the place to go for many routine,...

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