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Soda Companies Say Cutting Calories, But A Marketing Ploy?

Soda Companies Say Cutting Calories, But A Marketing Ploy?

The announcement from the three largest soda corporations — Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group — said they are committed to reducing the number of calories Americans consume from their sugary drinks. Their pledge was to cut consumption by one-fifth within the next decade. While the soda companies’ promise about cutting calories sounds […]

Electric Car for Wheelchair Bound Consumers? [Video]

Electric Car for Wheelchair Bound Consumers? [Video]

It is true, and this company has been around for a few years now, however the money constraints Kenguru is facing is slowing down production on their electric car for those that are confined to wheelchairs. Many cannot imagine the limits set forth for those that face life in a wheelchair, and transportation is a […]

Rockefellers Display Ultimate Irony by Investing in Clean Energy

Rockefellers Display Ultimate Irony by Investing in Clean Energy

The Rockefellers have displayed the ultimate irony as they will divest from fossil fuels and invest in clean energy. On the heels of the People’s Climate March and a day in advance of the United Nations Climate Change Summit, 50 foundations joined together to announce their divestment from major coal, gas and oil companies. The […]

Marriott Participating in Tipping Initiative Raises Fair Pay Issue

Marriott Participating in Tipping Initiative Raises Fair Pay Issue

Look quickly at the tweets and articles on the Internet and Marriott International’s new tipping program seems out of line. Marriott participating in the new tipping initiative raises the issue of fair pay. However, the intention and initiative requires critics to delve deeper. The tip envelopes now found in hotel rooms are part of a […]

Ranking Video Not Just for MTV

Ranking Video Not Just for MTV

As more business continues to occur in the online setting, entrepreneurs and businesspeople are increasingly concerned with the best way to get their website noticed. Many business owners have settled on video as a way to get noticed. When using video to attract attention to a business website, business owners can take various actions to make […]

The Growing Use of Social Media in Travel

The Growing Use of Social Media in Travel

  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, pictures of people on vacation are all over social media. Beautiful locations, scenic beaches, and more show up in news feeds with regularity, but this is just one way to use social media when traveling. Beyond just vacationers, the travel industry has also embraced the social media sites. Some sites cater […]

Phones 4U Enters Administration as EE Pulls Contract

Phones 4U Enters Administration as EE Pulls Contract

Phones 4U is entering administration after EE pulls its contract with the company. The owner of Orange and T-Mobile is not the only telecoms owner to leave either. The decision came after O2 and Vodaphone both decided not to renew contracts. The decision means that 500 stores will not open on Monday morning. Almost 6,000 […]

Olive Garden Creating and Resisting Change

Olive Garden Creating and Resisting Change

The Olive Garden chain of restaurants has been both creating their own change and resisting the urge to completely overhaul their business model. Even with their recent inclusion of a “membership-meal” system, some investors are calling for more change to be made at the chain’s parent company. Many investors are pointing out that this mix […]

Making Sure There is Enough Saved to Retire

Making Sure There is Enough Saved to Retire

Baby boomers have reached or are approaching traditional retirement age within the next 15 years, but many are unsure whether they can afford to retire or, even worse, think they have enough saved but really are not sure it is an adequate amount. They may have a 401(k) through work or have an IRA. However, they […]

California Mandating Paid Sick Leave

California Mandating Paid Sick Leave

Paid leave is the most prevalent employee benefit in private industry, according to U.S. Department of Labor data from 2012. However, almost 40 percent of workers nationally are not paid when they stay home sick. As a result, many workers cannot afford to stay home if they are ill, which can be a health issue for […]

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