Outsourcing is often viewed as involving the contracting out of a business function - commonly one previously performed in-house - to an external provider. In this sense, two organizations may enter a contractual agreement involving an exchange of services and payments.

Of recent concern is the ability of businesses to outsource to suppliers outside the nation, sometimes referred to as offshoring or offshore outsourcing (which are odd terms because doing business with another country does not mean you have to go offshore) In addition, several related terms have emerged to grasp various aspects of the complex relationship between economic organizations or networks, such as nearshoring, multisourcing and strategic outsourcing.

Eva Longoria's 2012 DNC Speech [VIDEO and FULL TEXT]

Actress Eva Longoria spoke briefly at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday evening. The brief speech was one of the most unique of the evening, and we have video and the full text of the speech for you to check out if you were unable to watch it the first time around.


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