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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- When managers get emails from Bezos with a a single character, a question mark, they know a customer has complained.  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos still personally reads customer complaint emails sent to him, even though he doesn't reply to many of
Editor's Note: This article was originally published in John Murphy's Market Message on Thursday, April 19th at 12:11pm ET BLOOMBERG COMMODITY INDEX IS NEAR AN UPSIDE BREAKOUT... This week's surge in
This weekend only, IKEA has a printable $25 off $150 coupon [pdf] that is valid through 4/22/18. The coupon states that you can also show it on your phone at checkout. Valid in US stores only. Here is selected fine print: Not valid on IKEA Kitchen Ev
The Blue Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express is an entry-level travel rewards credit card for regular Delta flyers. While there’s nothing particularly fancy or unusual about it, Blue Delta SkyMiles is a fine
More than 1,000 people gathered Saturday in Houston, Texas, to pay respects to former first lady Barbara Bush.David J. Phillip/Associated Press More than 1,000 people gathered Saturday in Houston, Texas, to honor the life of former first lady Barbara
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch in history. She's ruled over the United Kingdom as a constitutional monarch since her 1953 coronation. The queen and her family are frequently in the news — but th
1. Prom expenses are going up at a relatively slow rate, one economist calculates (WSJ). And MIE:murder stories are now being in the Faroe Islands (also WSJ), where there is basically no murder. 2. Maybe emblematic maybe not (dead kangaroo edition).
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… National Small Business Week runs from April 29 to May 5, 2018. As a co-sponsor of the event, Small Business Trends (SBT) is putting together a Big List of events and offers of interest to the small business community in commemoration of
The news was posted on his Facebook page.Mark Davis/Getty Images Verne Troyer, the actor best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Power films and one of the shortest men in the world, has died. He was 49. The news was posted to his official Faceb
How can I influence Google search results for my name to be sure they appropriately reflect my business brand? These answers are provided byYoung Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promisin
Sramana Mitra: Is the business all in LA now? Olivia Skuza: We have 80 team members today in four offices. A majority of that team is in Los Angeles. We have an office in New York. We have customer... ___
Many have long underestimated the positive impact that a business can enjoy by employing something as simple as personalise envelopes in its daily correspondence. Whether it’s used for mail to… Read more » The post Benefi
The Priceline Rewards™ Visa® Card is a travel rewards credit card with no annual fee and a rewards program built for Priceline.com customers. This card earns 5 Priceline rewards points for every $1 spent
The small business community is chiming in this week with helpful advice on giving your content marketing a boost. Content marketing has become an incredibly popular strategy for small businesses — and for good reason. But creating great co
Every meeting requires a brilliantly written six-page memo which the whole room reads silently together.Drew Angerer/Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explained during an on-stage interview on Friday the strange meetings Amazon holds. Every meeting
By the end of 2018, Fearless Girl will be moving from Bowling Green Park on Broadway Street to her new home facing the NYSE in the heart of New Yorks Financial District. Commissioned by State Street Global Advisors and created by sculptor Kristen Vis
One of the most over used cliches in the stock market, in my opinion, is "go away in May".  First of all, it's simply bad investment advice.  Since 1950 on the S&P 500, the May 1st to July 17th period has produced annualized
Sramana Mitra: There is an IT gap that is complicated to bridge. Im originally from India. I track the evolution of the Indian IT industry. A large part of that is in low-end business process... ___
The L.L.Bean Visa® Card is a Barclaycard-issued rewards credit card that caters to practical fashionistas. Though it basically functions as a store credit card for L.L. Bean, a popular apparel maker that also happens to be on our li
This award strikes me as the last remaining award, at least in the near term, from the matching/market design boom of the past 20 years. As Becker took economics out of pure market transactions and into a wider world of rational choice under constrai
Media reports said a toy plane or drone had been shot down after getting too close to the Royal Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Reuters/POOL Confusion erupted on Saturday following reports of heavy gunfire near the Royal Palace in Saudi Arabia. The Wa
By Noah Coin via Iris.xyz The subject of cryptocurrency has been making headlines recently, particularly over Bitcoin, after unexpectedly gaining considerable value in such a short span of time. With a new player breaking into the scene, many are now
Heed Slowing Growth Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) shareholders have witnessed a meteoric rise in share price since the post-Visa Europe integration which provided a double-digit annualized one-time boost to revenue growth and thus was being used as an incorrect
This week, we speak with Joel Greenblatt, co-founder of Formula Investing LLC and managing principal, co-chief investment officer and portfolio manager at Gotham Short Strategies and Gotham Asset Management LLC. He has also been a director of Pzena I
UBS used estimates of how county-level unemployment has changed in the last years to illustrate broader trends in the economy. Unemployment trends in counties dependent on the oil industry provide an interesting view on the state of the energy market
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The Percentage Price Oscillator (PPO) is mostly used as a momentum oscillator, but chartists can also use it to define the trend by using a long-term moving average. Chartists interested in trend signals can simply ignore the wiggles and the signal l
Looking for some major weight-loss inspiration for the new year? Take it from these real people who have lost at least 20 pounds.M. Spencer Green/AP Embarking on a new weight-loss plan can be confusing and overwhelming. But even if you’ve t
By SNW Asset Management via Iris.xyz After the jump in rates that occurred in late 2016, Treasury bonds more or less traded sideways for much of 2017. Since touching an interim low in early September of 2017, interest rates have steadily increased as
Offering same-day, crowdsourced delivery may be able to help small businesses keep up with the big companies now dominating the industry. Find out how Roadie delivery service makes it possible. Grocery delivery is a competitive business. However, Wal
I imagine there may be people searching for the answers to questions about Provent sleep apnea therapythat I had a few days ago. I couldn’t find the answers on the internet, so having figured them out for myself, perhaps I can save others s
One of the lessons of the dot-com bust was that services that seem too good to be true probably are. Since it dropped its price to $10 a month, MoviePass, the subscription movie ticket service, has seemed to be just that — too good to be tr
The key economic reports this week are the advance estimate of Q1 GDP, March new and existing home sales, and Case-Shiller house prices.----- Monday, Apr 23rd -----8:30 AM ET: Chicago Fed National Activity Index for March. This is a composite index o
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Ice-breaker question I came up with a few years ago that I call the “off-diagonal” question: Tell me about something you love doing that you’re terrible at. And tell me about something you really do not like doing that y
The US could find itself not only once again rushing to the aid of Israel, but fully engaged in yet another war in the Middle East.Associated Press/Evan Vucci There's an urgent need for a coherent approach to the relationship between Israel and Iran.
By Dr. Sonu Varghese via Iris.xyz The first three months of 2018 saw twenty-three 1% daily moves by the S&P 500, compared to just eight such days in all of 2017, giving you some perspective on how volatility jumped in the first quarter (Q1).
Mr. Black Swan himself Nassim Taleb had a Wired piece titled Beware the Big Errors of Big Data which is great. Please read it. The gist: WERE MORE FOOLED by noise than ever before, and its because of a nasty phenomenon called big data. With big data,
If you havent noticed, ecommerce is taking the world by storm, and with for good reason. The industry is well established, but it also continues to be quite innovative. For example, there are a handful of big players like Amazon and eBay. However, th
Tesla has been drowning in negative news of late. Meanwhile, the troubled launch of its Model 3 is finally getting on track. Conservatively, Tesla could achieve an annual production rate of over 100,000 Model 3's. Despite all the bad news from the pa
Sramana Mitra: In terms of customer acquisition, what has been the driving narrative? What strategies worked for you? David Menning: It really comes down to the discipline of how one runs the... ___
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The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Komodo Dragoncoffee, grab a seat on the hammock, and get ready for our longer formweekend reads: The Quest for the Next Billion-DollarColor (Bloomberg Businessweek) The DumbMoney:The definitive explanation
Trump has targeted the Cuban tourist industry with new sanctions however, in the past Cuba was a potential site for a Trump hotel and golf course.Joe Raedle/Getty Images Between 1998 and 2015 the Trump organization investigated whether it would be po
By Yazann Romahi and Garrett Norman via Iris.xyz In brief Equity factor performance was consistent with trends from 2017, as both equity value and equity size extended drawdowns over the quarter. Merger arbitrage suffered amid dramatically more volat
What should an operation that is customer-centric look like to be effective? One book that strives to answer that question is Transform. It’s one thing to launch a business, but a different issue to change how a business operates to fit a m
Regardless of your operation's size, type or location, turning a profit in the restaurant business is always a challenge. That's because you have to stay on top of everything from inventory and staff scheduling to marketing and menu design. Therefore