Customers Are Not Commodities. Why Does Advertising Treat Them Like They Are? – MediaPost Communications

This post was originally published and is credit to this site The following was previously published in an earlier edition of Online Spin. Technology has been transforming the business enterprise for several decades. First it was the finance department, when paper ledgers were replaced by digital spreadsheets and databases. In manufacturing, we had supply chain management. Human resources and payroll were automated and data-based. Customer service functions were transformed by call center management software, then…

US stock indexes slide in afternoon trading; oil rises – Chippewa Herald

This post was originally published and is credit to this site Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks modestly lower Thursday, wiping out much of the market’s gains from a day earlier. Phone companies, real estate, utilities and health care stocks eked out gains. Energy, technology and other stocks that posted big gains in the weeks after the November election lost ground. Hess slumped 4.8 percent and chipmaker Micron Technology fell 2.1 percent. Banks,…

The 3 Investing Questions Retirees Need to Ask – WOUB

This post was originally published and is credit to this siteThe 3 Investing Questions Retirees Need to Ask Posted on: Thursday, January 12, 2017 < < Back to By Nick Clements / Next Avenue Managing your investment portfolio in retirement can be tricky. Investors need to balance income generation with risk and capital preservation. Getting the balance wrong means you could run out of money. When trying to make your money last in retirement, every…

US stock indexes slide in afternoon trading; oil rises – nwitimes.com

This post was originally published and is credit to this site SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday as disappointing Chinese trade data dented already bleak investor sentiment following U.S. President-elect’s Donald Trump’s news conference. The U.S. dollar rebounded. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.7 percent to 19,275.44 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was up 0.5 percent to 22,936.98. China’s Shanghai Composite Index added 0.1 percent to 3,122.87.…

Financial companies lead US stocks lower; oil rises – Beloit Daily News

This post was originally published and is credit to this siteJanuary 12, 2017 at 3:59 pm | By ALEX VEIGA Specialist Peter Mazza works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in early trading Thursday, giving back the market’s gains from the day before. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Fred DeMarco, left, and Mario Picone, right, work on the floor of the New…

US stock indexes slide in early trading; oil rises – San Francisco Chronicle

This post was originally published and is credit to this site U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in morning trading Thursday, giving back the market’s gains from the day before. Technology and financial stocks were down the most. Investors were turning their focus to the next wave of corporate earnings reports in the weeks ahead. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slid 150 points, or 0.8 percent, to 19,803 as of 10:55 a.m. Eastern Time.…

Study: Millennials spend more on coffee than investing in retirement – FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

This post was originally published and is credit to this site According to Acorn’s Money Matters Report, out of near 2,000 millennials surveyed, 41 percent of them spent more money on coffee than investing in their retirement last year. PHOENIX (KSAZ) – Coffee — some buy it occasionally, others every day. According to Acorn’s Money Matters Report, out of near 2,000 millennials surveyed, 41 percent of them spent more money on coffee than investing in…