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‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’ Is Expanding Massively
WinCo Foods is pushing into one of the country’s hottest grocery store markets, Texas—and the competition is quaking in their boots.
Spike in Patients Starting Off New Year with Plastic Surgery
It’s well known that gym membership signups spike on January 1. But there are other ways to kick off the new year with a new look. Cosmetic procedures soar at this time of year, and the “gifting” of plastic surgery is reportedly …
Flummoxed by Benefits Options? So Is Your HR Rep
The shifting landscape around retirement and healthcare has human resources professionals struggling like the rest of us. The good news: employers are offering more access to third-party advice.
Simple Secret to America’s Most Loved Companies
There’s nothing complicated about the results of a new study: Consumers prefer brands featuring products, services, pricing, and other policies that they can actually understand.
Fast-Food Workers Are Costing the U.S. $7 Billion a Year in Public Aid
Those cheap fast-food prices conceal a huge hidden cost—even if you never pull into a drive-thru. New studies by the University of Illinois, University of California, Berkeley, and the National Employment Law Project find that …
What Obamacare Means for Corporate Retiree Insurance Coverage
Um, You’ve Actually Been Able to Order 100% Legit Viagra Online for Years
Two key facts are being glossed over with this week’s big announcement from Pfizer: 1) It’s been possible to buy guaranteed authentic Viagra online for years; and 2) Pfizer isn’t really selling drugs directly to customers.
Why the Drugstore May Be the Last Place You Should Buy Prescription Drugs
When consumers need to get a drug prescription filled, they tend to turn to the neighborhood drugstore. Understandably so. But if drugstores were honest, some prescriptions would come with a special warning label: You May Be …
Weird Money: 9 Odd Factoids from Recent Consumer Surveys and Studies
Ever wonder which alcohol brands are most popular … among consumers who are too young to buy alcohol? Is daylight savings harmless, or does it cost us hundreds of millions of dollars annually? And most pressing of all, which celebrity do you wish was your insurance agent?
List Price = Joke Price: 4 Examples of How Original Prices Are Meaningless
When almost no one pays full price, what does “full price” even mean? From cars to college to health care, consumers today are surrounded by huge markdowns—which, when you think about it, wouldn’t exist if goods and services weren’t marked up so high in the first place.
Why We’re Spending So Much on Botox, Makeup and Facelifts
Last year, Americans spent more on products and procedures to make our faces look better. The reason? Well, it may seem counterintuitive, but experts say the lackluster economy is part of the reason for our collective vanity.