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Professional Services Research and Consulting Services

  • Less than 11 percent of the $1.04 trillion to $1.05 trillion in total sales is expected to come from ecommerce, the consultancy estimated. Ecommerce sales comprised about 19 percent of total retail sales last year, according to the National Retail Federation. Online sales are expected to grow 18-21 percent to $111 billion to $114 billion, according to Deloitte,...

  • The plan would slash federal healthcare funding to states by $215 billion through 2026, and more than $4 trillion over a 20- year period, according to Avalere Health, a research and consulting firm. Importantly, Graham-Cassidys cuts to Medicaid would decimate our current system of funding for long-term care. The Affordable Care Act has taken its lumps, but it...

  • "In the last two or three holiday seasons, retailers have been so focused on digital, that perhaps they haven't paid enough attention to their stores," said Carol Spieckerman, president of retail consultancy Spieckerman Retail. "I think brick-and-mortar are throwing down the gauntlet and saying, we are going to have more customer facing employees to try to...

  • LONDON, Sept 14- Britain's competition regulator has launched an investigation into investment consultants following concerns about conflicts of interest in an industry advising on the management of over 1.6 trillion pounds of pension and other funds. The Financial Conduct Authority said on Thursday it has referred its concerns to the Competition and...

  • *World will miss Paris target under current projections. ARNHEM, The Netherlands, Sept 5- The cost of electric vehicles will fall to match those running on combustion engines by 2022, a key trigger that will mean by 2035 half of all passenger vehicles sold globally will be electric, according to the head of a top energy consultancy. But this expected exponential...

  • DETROIT, Aug 30- The technology underpinning the cryptocurrency bitcoin is migrating to the auto industry and vehicle sharing. Accounting and consulting firm EY, part of Ernst& Young Global Ltd, said on Wednesday it was launching a blockchain based system that will enable companies or groups of individuals to more easily share ownership of vehicles and access...

  • Aug 29- Advisory Board Co said it would sell its healthcare business to UnitedHealth Group Inc's Optum unit and education business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, for a total deal value of $2.58 billion. The sale of the education business is expected to close by the end of this year or in early 2018, after which Advisory Board will merge its...

  • Aug 29- Advisory Board Co said it would sell its healthcare business to UnitedHealth Group Inc's Optum unit and education business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, for a total deal value of $2.58 billion. Sale of the education business is expected to close by the end of this year or in early 2018, after which Advisory Board will merge its healthcare...

  • Aug 29- Advisory Board Co said on Tuesday it would sell its healthcare business to UnitedHealth Group Inc's Optum unit and education business to investment firm Vista Equity Partners, for a total deal value of $2.58 billion. The business consulting company said it would sell its education business for $1.55 billion and its healthcare business for $1.3...

  • Aug 9- Wall Street is set to pay its fixed income traders smaller bonuses this year than initially expected, according to a report by a consulting firm. Employees in the U.S. fixed income industry are expected to receive up to a 5 percent bump in bonuses this year, compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates said in its report on Wednesday.

  • MOSCOW, July 19- A think tank that advises the Russian government on taxes and energy-related issues said on Wednesday it expects the country's oil exports to fall this year thanks to a global deal to cut output, contrasting with official forecasts for a rise. Vygon Consulting said in a presentation to reporters that oil exports this year are seen declining by...

  • Aite Group's: Analyst could face a wave of layoffs

    Spencer Mindlin, an analyst at the Aite Group, discusses how a new rule on market research could affect Wall Street.

  • July 11- Private equity firm EQT said on Tuesday it has agreed to acquire U.S. drug development consultancy Certara for $850 million, including debt, from Arsenal Capital Partners, another buyout firm. Last year, Stockholm, Sweden- based EQT made its first major U.S. healthcare investment, buying Press Ganey Holdings Inc, a provider of patient satisfaction surveys,...

  • Despite those measures, "most analysts agree that U.S. and multilateral sanctions have not prevented North Korea from advancing its fledgling nuclear weapons capability," said a report last year from the U.S. Congressional Research Service. Reuters has reported that Trump is focusing his North Korea strategy for now on tougher sanctions, possibly including...

  • Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway

    Billionaire Charlie Munger told a small group of investors the strategy of buying only service company stocks made former vice president Al Gore very wealthy.

  • June 23- Consulting and outsourcing services provider Accenture Plc said on Friday it would transfer $1.6 billion in pension obligations to insurers American International Group Inc and MassMutual. The transfer includes about $600 million in lump-sum payments to about 7,000 current and former U.S. employees of Accenture and $1 billion in purchases of...

  • 2017@ NEW YORK, June 22- Investors pulled back from U.S.-based stock funds after pouring the most cash into those investments since February the previous week, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Withdrawals of $2.2 billion struck U.S.-based equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds during the week ended June 21, the research service said, during a...

  • TORONTO, June 22- Sears Canada Inc said on Thursday it plans to cut jobs and close about a quarter of its stores as it restructures its operations after a steady decline in sales due to competition from big-box retailers and online merchants. "It's just been baby steps toward the ultimate end," said Sally Seston, managing director at Retail Category Consultants...

  • TORONTO, June 22- Sears Canada Inc said on Thursday it plans to cut jobs and close about a quarter of its stores as it restructures its operations after a steady decline in its sales due to competition from big-box retailers and online merchants. "It's just been baby steps toward the ultimate end," said Sally Seston, managing director at Retail Category Consultants...

  • June 22- Accenture Plc trimmed its annual revenue forecast on Thursday, triggering concerns that uncertainty around U.S. healthcare policy may be weighing on the company's flagship consulting business. Shares of the Dublin- domiciled company, which also provides outsourcing services, were down 4.7 percent at $121.17 in morning trading.