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Most Philanthropic 2013 – 50 Biggest $ Donations

Most Philanthropic 2013 – 50 Biggest $ Donations

A Look at the 50 Most Generous Donors of 2013 See the list here The 14th annual Philanthropy 50, The Chronicle’s list of America’s most generous donors, is based on gifts and pledges of cash and stock to nonprofit organizations. Although The Chronicle sought to find all information about large donations made by individuals in […]

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Economists’ Predictions for 2014

Economists’ Predictions for 2014

AP survey: US income gap is holding back economy The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn’t bad just for individuals. It’s hurting the U.S. economy. So says a majority of more than three dozen economists surveyed last week by The Associated Press. Their concerns tap into a debate that’s intensified as […]

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Finally, some penny stock enforcement.  SEC increases Microcap investigations.

Finally, some penny stock enforcement. SEC increases Microcap investigations.

SEC ups efforts to combat manipulations of ‘microcap’ stocks The Securities and Exchange Commission is redoubling its effort to combat the manipulation of “microcap” stocks, opening about half a dozen investigations each month into schemes suspected of bilking mom-and-pop investors, agency officials said. As the SEC describes it, the term microcaps typically refers to the […]

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Coffee fight - $527 million in attorney fees

Coffee fight – $527 million in attorney fees

Arbitrator determines Starbucks must pay $2.76B in dispute with Kraft An arbitrator has concluded that Starbucks must pay $2.76 billion to settle a dispute with Kraft over coffee distribution.The two consumer products companies had been locked in a fight for three years after Starbucks Corp. fired Kraft as its distributor of packaged coffee to grocery […]

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Massive CEO Salaries Don't Equal Results

Massive CEO Salaries Don’t Equal Results

High CEO Pay Does Not Equal High Performance A select group of the nation’s corporate chief executives has been paid far more than their performance warranted, according to a compensation analysis released Wednesday. Twenty years after the Institute for Policy Studies began taking critical annual looks at CEO pay in the nation’s largest companies, researchers […]

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Mystery Shopper Basildon

Mystery Shops Compare Tech Stores – 11/5/12

Mystery Shopper: Basildon   We sent our intrepid Mystery Shopper to look for network accessible storage devices, preferably with the hard drive included and a budget of £100 – £120. 5/10 This store was very bright and spacious, made more obvious by the lack of employees. After a few minutes searching, I spotted two employees […]

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Apple, Now The Most Valuable Public Company Of All Time $621 Billion – 8/23/12

Apple’s Market Cap Reaches $621B, Now The Most Valuable Public Company Of All Time   Apple is now the most valuable company of all time, with the Cupertino-based company’s market cap reaching a high of $621 billion. The company’s stock is trading at $664.12 per share, and reached a record price of $664.74 per share in […]

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Customer Satisfaction Links to Stock Returns – 7/6/12

CFI Group: Research Links Customer Satisfaction to Stock Returns Top Companies on American Customer Satisfaction Index and National Customer Satisfaction Index UK Outperform Market LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to research from the University of Michigan, customer satisfaction is directly linked to stock market performance. Companies with high scores on the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) and the […]