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Mobile Apps Help Hotels Streamline Guest Services

Staying at a big hotel or resort can be overwhelming. The long line to check in, the hidden charges and taxes, and getting enough clean towels can be confounding. But […]

Google Wireless

Google to Shake Up Wireless Market?

With plans to begin offering its own mobile phone plan directly to consumers, Google could shake up the wireless telecom market. So far the industry’s dominant business model is to […]

Weather Economy

When the Weather Messes with the Economy

Sometimes, a number isn’t just a number. When writing about the economy, journalists often use figures from economic reports to grab the public’s attention. However, readers should be cautious before […]

Net Neutrality

FCC Chair Calls for Fast, Fair, and Open Internet

Proponents of net neutrality have won — for now. Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said this week in an op-ed on Wired.com that he would propose regulating […]

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When Monetary Policy Isn’t Enough: The Case of Switzerland

The Swiss are normally regarded as rather stoic, well-mannered, and reserved people. So when investment bankers in Zurich used the term “massacre” to describe the Swiss National Bank’s (SNB) decision […]

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Take a Look: Six New First Research Industry Reports

Nonstore retail companies are embracing multichannel marketing tactics. Catalog retailers have adapted to online marketing successfully; they enjoy the advantages of having an established infrastructure and have extensive experience selling […]

Shake Shack

Shake Shack IPO Generates Investor Feeding Frenzy

The upcoming IPO for burger chain Shake Shack could be the biggest initial public offering in restaurant industry history. The blockbuster offering could best previous restaurant IPOs like Chipotle, Chuy’s, […]

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Are Mail-Order Catalogs Staging a Comeback?

Is there a place for the lowly mail-order catalog in the digital age? The bankruptcy of in-flight catalog SkyMall aside, recent trends suggest the answer is yes. Following five consecutive years of […]

Motorcyclists

Deaths Rise among Older Motorcycle Riders

Motorcycle dealers are tasked with doing more than peddling big bikes. They’re expanding their services to ensure that riders, specifically young boomers, are ready for the road. The US industry, […]

Venezuela

Default Risk Rises as Venezuelan Economy Nears Implosion

Venezuela’s rapid path to economic implosion is forcing bondholders and companies operating there to review their investment strategy. Last year several large US companies operating in Venezuela, including Coca Cola, […]