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Online Buying vs. “Touch and Feel” Retailing

Online Buying vs. “Touch and Feel” Retailing

A new survey finds that Americans are fine with buying online, but still value the in-person shopping experience.

Polling firm Harris said it surveyed 2,241 adults last month, in an effort to gauge how the growth of online retailing is changing the way Americans view the shopping experience…

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Companies and Sustainability

Companies and Sustainability

“Sustainability” has been a hot buzzword in corporate circles recently. CEOs use the word when describing both “green” products and services, as well as company-wide efforts at creating sustainable operations. But do companies see sustainability mainly as an image enhancer? And what do consumers think of their efforts?

According…

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Credit Defaults are at 10-Year Low

Credit Defaults are at 10-Year Low

Americans are paying their bills, and consumer credit defaults are way down, according to some new data.

S&P Dow Jones Indices and credit bureau Experian said that the national composite rate of consumer credit defaults for June was just 1.02%. This is the lowest rate recorded in…

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