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  • WASHINGTON— If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable. The unexpected assessment comes from consultants, policy experts, and state officials, who are trying to...

  • PARIS, Oct 19- Advertising group Publicis expressed confidence for the second half of 2017 despite what it called a "challenging environment" for clients, stating that doing more digital consultancy work would help deliver solid results. Publicis, the world's third-largest advertising group which competes with WPP and Omnicom, reported a second sequential...

  • PARIS, Oct 19- Advertising group Publicis expressed confidence for the second half of 2017 despite what it called a "challenging environment" for clients, stating that doing more digital consultancy work would help deliver solid results. Publicis, the world's third-largest advertising group which competes with WPP and Omnicom, reported a second sequential...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 17- U.S. online retail sales will surpass $1 trillion by 2027 compared with $445 billion this year, according to a forecast by business advisory firm FTI Consulting Inc, as more Americans move away from brick-and-mortar stores. Online sales will grow at a compound annual rate of 12 percent through 2020 and at a relatively moderate 9 percent over the...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nearly two dozen North Dakota landowners who alleged the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline and a consultant used deceit and fraud to acquire private land easements for the project. District Judge Daniel Hovland in a ruling dated Tuesday sided with a subsidiary of Texas- based Energy...

  • Cramer Remix: You won’t regret buying this stock on weakness

    Jim Cramer reveals the winning strategy when it comes to investing in Accenture.

  • Jim Cramer on Mad Money

    Jim Cramer reveals the winning strategy when it comes to investing in Accenture.

  • Sept 28- Accenture Plc reported a 7.5 percent rise in quarterly revenue, as the consulting and outsourcing services provider reaped benefits from its investments in fast-growing digital and cloud service offerings. Net income for diluted earnings per share calculation fell to $974.1 million, or $1.48 per share, in the fourth quarter ended August 31, from...

  • 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.