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In order to experience the madness of the holiday shopping season, one author wanted to experience for himself what it's like to see the American consumer in action when greed sometimes replaces need - so he got a job at Target as a floor walker.
The Cognito PR group has done it again. Last year, to add a little levity to the miserable doldrums of Wall Street, Cognito came up with some special cocktails for its holiday party with names like the CosmoPaulson and the TARPatini.
The age-old belief that greed moves the markets is just plain wrong. There is only one thing that moves the market: fear. Whether it’s a fear of losing money or a fear of missing out on making money, the simple fact is that fear is the main driver.
Entrepreneurs cannot singlehandedly save the American economy, but recovery won’t come without them.
No one reads newspapers anymore, everyone speeds through commercials on their DVRs, and people generally have the attention span of a gnat. What's an advertiser to do to get your attention? Where can marketers hold you captive?
Wanna smell like Elvis? Joan Crawford? Nixon? I mean, smell like them when they were alive?
From "Balloon Boy" hoaxes to beauty queens who make their own sex tapes, we are a nation of goofballs. So much funny business—like two experienced pilots who miss their destination and don't realize they're out of contact with controllers for over an hour...because they were trying to figure out the new scheduling program.
There are 3 reasons I believe this week’s trader temperature is risk averse.
The American Consumer Institute just released a study that examines the perception and the facts as to whether Wal-Mart is the low-priced retailer for consumer electronics products.
You'd be hard pressed to find an industry harder hit the last decade than the record biz. Like mothers warning their daughters for centuries, people stopped buying the cow when they could get the milk for free. As free music became the norm, many wondered who would survive.
There are two things I love most in life: trading and baseball. Historically, peak performance in baseball involved finding something that gave players an edge over their opponent. Some players used amphetamines. Others thought steroids gave them the edge.
The Funny Business Product of the Week! An idea that ensures no one will ever want you to buy them a gift again.
Anyone looking to last Tuesday’s elections as the harbinger of things to come can draw several lessons from the bipartisan results across the Eastern seaboard. Quite simply, Tuesday was the sequel to the 2008 “Change” election – and elected officials in Washington would do well to pay attention to voters in New York, New Jersey and Virginia, whose message resonated loud and clear.
I need your help. I'm looking for high-intensity shoppers demanding the absolute lowest prices this holiday season.
If you're like me, just looking at a glass of iced tea or coffee or wine makes you have to go to the bathroom. I sometimes wonder what's the point of actually drinking the stuff—I should just pour it down the flusher and save time. Sound familiar? Then I have the BEST JOB EVER for you.
Rules are changing when it comes to the way we used to think about having competitive advantages. As the Galleon situation plays out, we no longer know if it's ok to access and actually trade on certain information.
There is one man in Palm Beach who hasn't lost his fortune in a Ponzi scheme: Ken. For those of you who thought Barbie's boyfriend couldn't be any more emasculated, Mattel is releasing the "Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken".
Did you know that October is also the month where the entire country needs to think about repairing its toilets?
Now in an a new fit of pique, Lieberman has threatened to join a filibuster of a health care plan that includes a public option, even if there is a state opt-out provision. His ostensible reasons for joining Republicans in killing health care reform is his concern that Congress is “trying to do too much at once” and that a public option would spell trouble for the growing national debt.
Individual patients seeking healthcare solutions beyond our borders is nothing new. What is new is that Corporate America, facing rising medical costs, is considering sending employees overseas, and paying the bill.