Daily business briefing: Honda appoints first woman to board

February 24, 2014 

Honda has appointed its first female board member. Hideko Kunii, 66, a technology expert, will join the board along with Issao Mizoguchi, a Brazilian of Japanese ancestry, who has worked with Honda's South American operations for nearly 30 years, has been appointed operating officer. Read more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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A number of companies are rolling out new products at the Mobile World Congress wireless show, which opened Monday in Barcelona, Spain. Sony has introduced a new waterproof phone that can take ultra-high-definition video. Nokia introduced three Android smartphones aimed at emerging markets. And Lenovo announced one with an all-glass exterior. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Men's Wearhouse its boosting the takeover offer of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. by 10 percent to about $1.78 billion. Jos. A Bank has just announced that it plans to buy the parent company of Eddie Bauer. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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The total tab for the Olympic games in Sochi is $51 billion. Now, the Russian city works toward maintaining tourism there. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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