What’s the news about Spotify?

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Online music service Spotify has launched what it hopes to be an iTunes rival, allowing users to synch music on their iPods and other MP3 players without using Apple’s proprietary service. Can Spotify’s success in Europe be repeated on American soil? This question should be put to test starting now as the music-streaming company officially… Read more »

The Comeback Kid?

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Pandora, an online radio service, had a public offering of stock on June 15, 2011. Many are saying that its success in the public offering is part of a new tech bubble in the stock market. As of April had 90 million registered members, which is up from 80 million in February. Its members racked… Read more »

KPMG in the News

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Although KPMG LLP, one of the “Big Four” accounting firms, a former female Senior Manager, Donna Kassman, filed a $350 million class action discrimination lawsuit against the company on June 2, since the numbers tell a different story entirely. Women comprise about half of KPMG’s employees, but are conspicuously absent from the top leadership positions…. Read more »

Do great products translate into great profits?

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So far the summer of 2011 has seen its share of giant wildfires. Recently GelTech Solutions, Inc. was profiled in CNN – Your Money’s segment on small businesses for its product – FireIce. The company is committed to continuing the work of developing sustainable solutions that solve common problems and maintain the integrity of the… Read more »

Fraud in Medicare Part D

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Crooks are taking advantage of lax oversight in Medicare’s Part D prescription-drug program to obtain highly addictive drugs including oxycodone, Ritalin, and methadone, according to results of a federal investigation. Pharmacies and other Medicare contractors are supposed to enter in a form a number that identifies prescribers. But in many cases, that information is being… Read more »

The confused world of outsourcing

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India’s outsourcing giants — faced with rising wages at home — have looked for growth opportunities in the United States. But with Washington crimping visas for visiting Indian workers, some companies such as Aegis are slowly hiring workers in North America, where their largest corporate customers are based. In this evolution, outsourcing has come home…. Read more »

Gamify Your Life!

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Are there things that you hate to do?  Sure, plenty!  Well now Green Goose, Inc. is trying to entice you to connect sensor activity to things to wide-spread activities, like how long you brush your teeth or how much you vacuum your house or apartment or how much energy you burn while riding your bike, or… Read more »

Company Profile: Weight Watchers International Inc.

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Weight Watchers’ CEO talks about keeping the company trim and profits healthy. Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WWI) is a consumer company and the provider of weight management services, operating through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. Questions: 1.  According to the video, how much do consumers pay for Weight Watcher products? Discuss whether you… Read more »

Bank of America and Loan Modifications

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  Many Americans have applied for the federal government’s loan modification program, meant to keep them in their homes. Instead, less than a quarter of those who signed up have gotten any help. The banks are being sued by several states and consumer class action lawsuits for their failure to follow through. If you research… Read more »

What is the cost of a bad hire?

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In this article, Goltz helps you understand the importance of a bad business decision, action or behavior, within the hiring process that can have long lasting monetary results. The hidden costs of a bad hire can result in increased recruitment costs, increased training costs, possible increases in the rate of unemployment taxes due to increased… Read more »