Tag Archives: Wall Street Journal

Be Prepared for a Months-Long Job Interview

We know that the job hiring process is much tougher today than in the past — due to companies’ use of key-word computer software to pre-screen resumes, the downsizing of several major companies, and the number of applicants for each … Continue reading

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A Global Tribute to France

Once again, we have seen some horrific events take place somewhere in the world. This time it was Paris. Next time, it could be ____. Nonetheless, after some sad reflection when a tragedy occurs, we usually return to our normal … Continue reading

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What Do Shoplifters Lift Most?

Shoplifting in retail stores accounts for billions and billions of dollars around the globe. In the United States alone, annual shoplifting losses amount to $13+ billion. Take a look at this NEW  YouTube video from the Wall Street Journal to … Continue reading

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When’s the Best Time to Shop for the Holidays?

Consumers have many sources to consult when purchasing holiday gifts, from shopping tips to price trackers. The Wall Street Journal has created a new interactive Christmas Sales Tracker tool:  “The Journal created this tracker to monitor price movements for the holiday’s hottest … Continue reading

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Discounts ARE Still Important to Many Shoppers

Last month, we reported that one recent research study found that “consumers may finally be moving from their interest in price as the driving force in their shopping behavior to a greater emphasis on quality.” But, many shoppers are still quite … Continue reading

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