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The University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for January was preliminarily reported to have declined to 71.3 from a final December reading of 72.9 http://bit.ly/WyMPCtThe University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for January was preliminarily... more
Consumer Triangulation Scam is when a scammer uses three different victims (triangle) to turn a stolen credit card into cash. This scam is usually carried out at large online stores such as EBay, Amazon and Wal-Mart. A scam like this must be carried out quickly by the scammer before the stolen credit card is reported by the victim. But, it is not the victim of the credit card that will suffer the most, it is the victim who will win the online bid and pay for the items.
http://www.onlinethreatalerts.com/article/2012/12/31/consumer-triangulation-scam/Consumer Triangulation Scam is when a scammer uses three different victims (triangle)... more
- Food consumers seldom hear about the drugs oestradiol-17, zeranol, trenbolone acetate and melengestrol acetate and the names are certainly not on meat labels. But those synthetic growth hormones are central to U.S. meat production, especially beef, and the reason Europe has banned a lot of U.S. meat since 1989.- Food consumers seldom hear about the drugs oestradiol-17, zeranol, trenbolone... more
Streaming services and digital downloads: How can we listen to music in a way that actually benefits the musicians? | Scholars and RoguesHow can we make sure more of our money reaches the artist?
L’INTERESSE DI BOTTEGA DEI PORTATORI DI INTERESSE
Cerchiamo di ficcare il naso nei modi del fare di quelli che fanno i casi propri negli organismi dove operano per influenzarne gli orientamenti e trarne vantaggio.
I Consumatori per esempio, azionisti dell’organismo “Libero Mercato spa”, là dove si produce, si vende, si acquista; si crea valore, lavoro, ricchezza.
Già, pur essi operatori per vantaggio di bottega.L’INTERESSE DI BOTTEGA DEI PORTATORI DI INTERESSE Cerchiamo di ficcare il naso... more
Many words, little action in consumer agency debate
Blagojevich begins bleak countdown to prison
Sandusky jailed on new child sex abuse chargesMany words, little action in consumer agency debate Blagojevich begins bleak... more
Help support a healthier planet. During Rainforest Alliance Week and beyond, take even one small step toward sustainability. Choose coffee, tea, chocolate, fruit, paper and furniture that features the green frog seal. And be sure to tell friends, family and everyone you know to follow the frog!
http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/followthefrogHelp support a healthier planet. During Rainforest Alliance Week and beyond, take even... more
"FCC commissioner blasts his agency for over-regulation"
"Republican Federal Communications Commission member Robert McDowell took his agency to task for issuing too many burdensome regulations in testimony before a House subcommittee on Thursday.
The commissioner called for a “thorough review of every FCC rule” and said that “all future regulatory proceedings should start with a thorough market analysis” to ensure that regulations do not hamper business growth." (Not for whether they're good for the public)
WHO in God's name put the FOX in charge of the HENHOUSE ? ? ?
If we don't take to the streets now, we'll not have a shred of a country that resembles what our forefathers designed and laid down their lives for!
http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/170159-fcc-commissioner-blasts-his-agency-for-over-regulation"FCC commissioner blasts his agency for over-regulation" "Republican... more
Current TV Programmer Contest:
Who Are These People?
ONE DOWN---FIVE TO GO
Current TV Programmer Contest - Something Fishy's Going On
1) The winners names were posted, however the winning pitches of the contest were never posted.
2) Some entrants have been going through all the pitches and not finding any names that match the winners.
3) Numerous requests to Current TV have gone unanswered regarding these issues.
4) The final night of the contest (according to the official rules) was supposed to end at 12 Midnight- it did not end at midnight but instead ended at 10PM, 2 hours earlier, and pitches were posted through an alternate means after the 12 midnight hour doing it in a process not in accordance with the Official Rules- I have Print Screens of all the Activity that took place on the last 2 hours of the contest to prove this contest ran afoul of its own rules.
5) I emailed Current tonight again asking for an explanation and let them know I was going to alert the media, which caused them to take down the following page- http://current.com/studios/marketing/be-a-tv-programmer/
Using a mirror search I was able to find the page in Google Cache-
Here is the contest page with the top 20 Voted on-
(here is the cached page again- webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http%3A%2F%2Fcurrent.com%2Fstudios%2Fmarketing%2Fbe-a-tv-programmer%2F)
Here are the contest rules-
Here are the Supposed Winners-
Here is a post from the Current Community claiming something is quite not right-
http://current.com/198vukchttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRXwdatwhUM Current TV Programmer Contest: Who Are... more
Freeganism is a total boycott of an economic system where the profit motive has eclipsed ethical considerations and where massively complex systems of productions ensure that all the products we buy will have detrimental impacts most of which we may never even consider. Thus, instead of avoiding the purchase of products from one bad company only to support another, we avoid buying anything to the greatest degree we are able.
Freegans are people who employ alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources. Freegans embrace community, generosity, social concern, freedom, cooperation, and sharing in opposition to a society based on materialism, moral apathy, competition, conformity, and greed. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/42951-freegan-Freeganism is a total boycott of an economic system where the profit motive has... more
Budget Bistro is here to save the day! Informative and refreshing. We'll show you how to make a gourmet meal on a dime budget. With Host Eric Reinert, you will learn how to impress family & friends....and maybe a girlfriend/boyfriend or two!
1 lb. stripped chicken
3/4 lb. Pancetta (Italian bacon)
3/4 cups Italian Bread Crumbs
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 lemon juice
1/4 cup (4 tblsp) Butter
1/2 to 3/4 cup olive oil
4 Bamboo skewers
Mix Bread Crumbs and Parmesan. Use olive oil to grease foil lined cookie sheet. Place strips of chicken in the remainder of olive oil. Mix chicken with oil. Roll chicken strips up with pieces of Pancetta in the middle then cover in bread crumb and Parmesan mixture then place on skewer. You should be able to put 7-9 on skewer. Place in pre-heated oven at 450 degrees. Cook for 25-30 minutes depending on how crispy you like. When you have a minute or two left cooking, mix butter and lemon juice and microwave. Microwave 5-7 seconds at a time to ensure a well heated but not boiled butter. Dip Panchinis in butter and enjoy!
Compliments of the Budget Bistro!Budget Bistro is here to save the day! Informative and refreshing. We'll show you... more
If its decision to start selling groceries wasn't enough of a sign that Walgreens is trying to shake up its image and reach a new audience, now comes news that the drugstore chain has begun selling its own private-label beer.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Walgreens has been rolling out the beer, called Big Flats 1901, in more than 4,600 of its 7,655 U.S. locations.
Since private-label booze is rarely purchased because of superior taste, Walgreens is selling the suds cheap, around $3 for a six-pack and around $11.50 for a case of 24 cans.
"In this tough economy, consumers are looking for value and ways to make their money go (further)," a Walgreens rep told the Tribune. "Big Flats 1901 offers our customers a premium lager at a great price."
In case you're curious, Big Flats 1901 (which won't win any awards for its name) is made by Winery Exchange, which also provides private-label adult beverages for Costco Wholesale and Trader Joe's.
http://consumerist.com/2011/01/walgreens-to-sell-their-own-brand-of-beer-for-50can.htmlIf its decision to start selling groceries wasn't enough of a sign that Walgreens... more
The Chinese firm received an overall funding of $500m from its strategic partners, including Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart Stores has expanded its reach more into the Chinese market by investing in the Chinese online business-to-consumer (B2C) company 360buy Jingdong Mall.
A 360buy spokeswoman was quoted by Reuters as saying that the company has received funding of $500m from six strategic partners, including Wal-Mart.
Wal-Mart has not disclosed its part of investment in the Chinese e-Commerce firm but reportedly showed its eagerness to tap into the pocketbooks of China's burgeoning middle class.
Reuters quoted local media reports as saying that 360buy Chief Executive Liu Qiangdong told a press conference last week that the funds would be used to build logistics centres in China.
Earlier this year, Wal-Mart launched an e-Commerce site for its Sam's Club warehouse stores in China.The Chinese firm received an overall funding of $500m from its strategic partners,... more
Prices on consumer electronics products can be pretty recession-blind. The iPad -- a hot tablet computer on the wish lists of 6- to 12-year-olds -- starts at $500 and climbs to $830. Microsoft's no-controller gaming system, Kinect, another hot item, runs $300 to $400 when you include the Xbox 360.
link: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/gaming.gadgets/11/25/electronics.shopping.tips/index.html?hpt=SbinPrices on consumer electronics products can be pretty recession-blind. The iPad -- a... more
Fun Facts About Americans Aged 15-31
1. They are sometimes called “The Thumb Generation” because of their ability to use technology like cell phones, computer keyboards, even remote controls.
2. A 2009 Money Management International Survey showed that a greater percentage of Millennials are saving up for the future.
3. In the same survey, 33 percent of Millennials say they are personally responsible for their own financial education, doing their own research on companies and tactics.
4. In a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, being a good parent was ranked the top life goal for Millennials. Even though only about 34 percent have children, they are just as likely as other generations to place high value on good parenting.
5. 41 percent of Millennials do not own a landline telephone and rely entirely on their cell phone.
6. About 30 percent of Millennials check their social networking sites several times per day.
7. 83 percent of Millennials sleep with their cell phones near them.
8. 88 percent use their cell phone to text. On average, Millennials send about 20 text messages per day.
9. Millennials are more likely than any other generation to have a tattoo or a body piercing.
10. The recession has affected Millennials as they try to find their way into entry level jobs; many are underemployed. They have the highest unemployment of all age groups.
11. However, Millennials are less likely to cut spending in the recession.
12. Since the AIG Bailout, Millennials are less trusting of financial institutions and more reluctant to invest in the stock market or in 401Ks.
13. In a 2008 survey by Fidelity, Millennials said saving for retirement takes a back seat to paying off debts from credit cards to mortgages.
14. Millennials tend to be job-hoppers and cash-out their retirement plans when they do change jobs.
15. Though typically considered “apathetic” in political participation, they are more politically active and politically different than any time since 18-to-20-year-olds have had a vote.
16. Millennials are the most racially and ethnically diverse generation in U.S. history.
17. Millennials expect to have fun at their jobs.
18. Millennials report that they’d have difficulty maintaining relationships without access to wireless internet.
19. Texting has increased 566% with 12-17 year-olds over the last 3 years.
20. Millennials grew up with “baby on board” signs and post-Columbine school lockdowns.Fun Facts About Americans Aged 15-31 1. They are sometimes called “The Thumb... more
The IMEC laboratory in Belgium is a surprising place. Nestled in the sleepy university town of Leuven, its low-key entrance gives little clue to the high-tech facility within.
:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11609667The IMEC laboratory in Belgium is a surprising place. Nestled in the sleepy university... more
Studies show that Beer is currently the third most consumed beverage on the planet, losing out to first and second place, water and tea. Third? We can do better than that, Earth. While it may not seem to be a big deal now, with the polar ice caps melting, there will be an unprecedented influx of water coming at a level that beer just cannot compete with.
How could beer possibly lose to something like tea? I did some research to find that Ireland, who not only consumes the third most per capita of tea, also consumes the second most per capita in beer! Where does America rank on this list of our favorite libation consumption?
http://drinkphilly.com/index.php/drinks/artprofile/160Studies show that Beer is currently the third most consumed beverage on the planet,... more
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi has Recreational and Creative Activities (RCA) unit, Sport and games cell, National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS), National Sports Organisation (NSO), Board for Student Publications (BSP) and Students Technical Festival unit, etc for the students. IIT-D gives equal importance to studies as well as for the extra curricular activities. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi is one of the top ranked institutions in the world. IIT-D has a very good infrastructure.Indian Institute of Technology Delhi has Recreational and Creative Activities (RCA)... more
Martin Luther Christian University is offering Under Graduate Degree Programmes in Science and Environment for subjects like Mathematics, Bio-Science, Geo-Science, Information Technology and Computer Application. The college has provided good facilities for the student. The laboratories have all the equipments needed for doing the practicals. But the laboratory assistants are not helpful. They are very rude to the students. If we make some mistakes they will shout at as if we had done some big crime. But the staffs are not like that.Martin Luther Christian University is offering Under Graduate Degree Programmes in... more