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Dr. Wiglaf's Top 6 List

A lighter look at the best ideas.... for 2017

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December 2017 Top 6

“AT&T was the first company to go public with its plans to pass along coming tax savings to workers, saying once the tax bill is passed it would pay a special $1,000 bonus to more than 200,000 of its non-management workers.” USA Today Silver tax bill lining? Will things like this counter the tax bill opposition? […]

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November 2017 Top 6

“This year, more than 164 million consumers plan to shop over Thanksgiving weekend, from Turkey Day through Cyber Monday, according to statistics from the National Retail Federation,” TheStreet What does e-commerce mean for brick and mortar even on Black Friday? Could this shopping past-time be a saving grace for in-store sales? Or will retail stores […]

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October 2017 Top 6

“Earlier this month, Netflix announced plans to raise prices on its standard and premium streaming subscription services. The change, set to go into effect later this year, will push the monthly cost of its most popular plan from $9.99 to $10.99,” CNN Tech The streaming giant slated to spend $8 Billion on shows and movies […]

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September 2017 Top 6

“We look forward to hearing directly from Mr. Smith on this unprecedented breach that has raised serious questions about the security of consumers’ personal information,” Greg Walden (R-Ore) and Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), chairman of the subcommittee on Equifax CEO Richard Smith’s testimony before congressional lawmakers.  The Hill Will testimony appease the damage? How can […]

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August 2017 Top 6

“The future of retail is going to be voice shopping, or what’s called conversational commerce,” said Joe Feldman, senior managing director at Telsey Advisory Group. Los Angeles Times Google and Wal-Mart are both chasing e-commerce king Amazon.com Inc. This just fuels the race between Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa. All of this is cementing e-commerce’s […]

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July 2017 Top 6

“Shares of Morgan Stanley, which wraps up the quarterly earnings season for the big lenders, were up 2.5 percent at $46.29 in premarket trading,” Reuters The lender’s wealth management business had its best quarter in more than three years, with revenue rising 8.9 percent to $4.15 billion. The business, which the bank has been building […]

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June 2017 Top 6

“The central bank voted to raise its key rate target to a range of 1% to 1.25%. That’s the highest level since 2008, when policymakers cut rates to encourage borrowing and spending after the financial crisis.” – BBC News “Our decision … reflects the progress the economy has made and is expected to make,” said […]

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May 2017 Top 6

“It’s not that Penney has been sitting idly by. On the contrary, CEO Marvin Ellison has been moving quickly to try to keep Penney on track with moves such as bringing back appliances last year after 33 years, expanding the number of Sephora beauty shops within a Penney store, and introducing new plus-size apparel lines,” […]

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April 2017 Top 6

“When everyone gets mad at Pepsi, Pepsi has to apologize because it is very easy to not drink Pepsi. One must affirmatively choose to drink Pepsi; not drinking Pepsi is the default option. (Though, thanks to consolidation, it’s much harder to avoid Pepsico products entirely than you might think.) The major American airlines, though, do […]

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March 2017 Top 6

“I feel like every other month a new study comes out that makes the case for gender diversity in corporate leadership…but clearly the business case is not providing the motivation. To see important players like State Street say we’re going to be looking at this, and we’re going to be holding you accountable — I think […]

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