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Are Store Owners to Blame for the Crowds of Shoppers?
When you think of holiday shopping, the least enjoyable is getting bumped by crowds of people, right? Brett A.S. Martin, a professor at Queensland University of Technology Business School in Australia, definitely knows this, since he believes congestion is actually caused by store owners filling the…
How Did Groupon Nearly Ruin a Bakery Business?
Groupon deals can be great for helping small businesses build a following, but for one bakery in the UK, offering a cut-rate deal on cupcakes nearly bankrupted the shop.
Rachel Brown’s Need a Cake bakery offered a 75 percent discount on a dozen cupcakes, bringing the $40 price down to $10. What she d…
Wall Street Bonuses Slated to Decline in 2011
In news that will likely make all those Occupy Wall Street protestors cheer, New York compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates projects the average Wall Street bonus will decline by 20 percent to 30 percent this year.
Bank of America Will Not Charge Monthly Fee for Debit Card Usage
In September, Bank of America announced it would soon begin charging customers a $5 monthly fee for using their debit cards, saying it was recouping losses from new laws that limited how much it could charge merchants when debit cards were swiped during transactions.
But after a firestorm of negative…

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