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    Best Buy's business model has been shaken up by Amazon. Its plan to adapt is working but needs to go further to avoid the ...
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    Find out which factors investors need to consider when evaluating companies in the retail sector, including the basic fundamentals.
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    Find out how your health insurance deductible is treated for tax purposes and under what conditions you may be able to deduct ...
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    A supply chain is the cumulative network involved in moving raw materials, components and finished products from original ...
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    The term consolidation has multiple meanings depending on its context.
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    In the investment world, broker is a term used to refer to an individual or entity that helps facilitate trading in financial ...
  7. Who Are Millennials and Why Do They Matter?

    With more than 80 million members, the Millennial generation represents a key consumer segment. Ignore them at your peril. ...
  8. Protect Yourself Against Reverse Mortgage Scams

    You could lose not only money, but also your home, if you fall for these schemes.
  9. Find a Reverse Mortgage Lender You Can Trust

    Reverse mortgages are a notorious lending market. Follow these steps and the chances are good you’ll find a trustworthy, ...
  10. The Delhaize/Ahold Merger: A Buy for Investors?

    The mid-2016 merger of Delhaize Group and Ahold NV will create a supermarket giant, but what will it mean from an investing ...
  11. What role does a correspondent bank play in an international transaction?

    Understand what a correspondent bank is and how it operates to facilitate currency exchange and financial transactions between ...
  12. What role does the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) play in the finished product?

    Learn about original equipment manufacturers, what role they typically play in a finished product and their relationship ...
  13. 10 Things Your Real Estate Broker Won't Tell You

    Whether you're selling a home or buying one, go in with eyes wide open when you're working with a broker.
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    Examine the factors that typically determine how consumers react to interest rate changes in terms of increasing their levels ...
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    The perks, the problems and the pleasures of owning your own little piece of paradise.
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    Understand what the long tail concept is and who pioneered it. Learn how a company using a long tail strategy becomes profitable.
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    Understand what original equipment manufacturers and value-added resellers are, and learn about the relationship between ...
  18. What are the primary risks an investor should consider when investing in the retail ...

    Learn about the primary risks of investing in the retail sector, such as bad economic conditions, regulation, competition ...
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    It may not be as pricey as you think, but don't forget to pay attention to the rights you're buying and, perhaps, factor ...
  20. Lockheed Martin Is Tight With The US Government

    The relationship between Lockheed Martin and the U.S. government is long-standing and the company's biggest revenue source, ...
  21. Is the retail sector also affected by seasonal factors?

    Find out how the retail industry is affected by seasonal patterns in consumer tastes, especially for companies that tailor ...
  22. What profit margin is usual for a company in the retail sector?

    Find out the typical profit margin for a major retail company, and learn how it compares to the profit margins for other ...
  23. How does comprehensive income get reported on my 1040?

    Find out how comprehensive, or total, income is reported on IRS Form 1040, including some examples of the many types of income ...
  24. What countries represent the largest portion of the global retail sector?

    Learn about the five countries that dominate the global retail sector: Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, China and the ...
  25. How attractive is the retail sector for a growth investor?

    Learn how retail's volatile nature makes it attractive to growth investors, and discover the strategies these investors employ ...
  26. What Drives The Price Of Chocolate?

    The price of chocolate is driven by many factors, and chocolate lovers need to understand what can impact our ability to ...
  27. Is PayPal Worth More Than eBay?

    Examine the online payment processor, PayPal, and discover its projected value increase as a standalone company, separate ...
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    Here are some top careers where you'll find work-at-home job opportunities.
  29. Will Abercrombie & Fitch Ever Make a Comeback?

    A comeback seems possible for Abercrombie & Fitch, but can it afford the costs required to put it back on top?
  30. What level of reserve ratios is typical for an insurance company to protect against ...

    Read about the NAIC-inspired risk-based capital, or RBC, requirements imposed on American insurance companies to safeguard ...
  31. What risks do I face when investing in the insurance sector?

    Read about the unique challenges faced by insurers, and learn how those challenges manifest themselves as risks for equity ...
  32. What are the main factors that impact share prices in the insurance sector?

    Learn about some of the main factors that impact share prices in the insurance sector. Insurance companies make money by ...
  33. What protections are in place for a whistleblower?

    Read about the possible protections offered to American whistleblowers who report on the illegal activities of their employers ...
  34. Do You Qualify for a Reverse Mortgage?

    See whether you meet the age qualifications and other requirements for getting a reverse mortgage.
  35. Reverse Mortgages and Your Taxes

    It pays to know the tax benefits from getting a reverse mortgage. Two major considerations: Are the proceeds taxable and ...
  36. How do companies with a large product portfolio use BCG Analysis?

    Understand what BCG analysis is, and learn how companies use the BCG Matrix to analyze the performance of their product portfolios.
  37. Why do insurance policies have deductibles?

    Learn the basic concept of an insurance deductible and why they mitigate moral hazards and provide financial viability to ...
  38. What metrics are commonly used to evaluate companies in the retail sector?

    Discover three of the most common metrics used to evaluate companies in the retail sector, and find out how each plays an ...
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    Because urban gardening is a growing trend to create lots of greenery in your home, we give you these low-cost ideas without ...
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    There are as many as 26 countries with their own local version of "The Apprentice," and each version is hosted by a native, ...
  41. What are some types of financial netting?

    Read about the different types of financial netting, which is a critical concept when competing claims exist between different ...
  42. Can I buy insurance to reduce unlimited liability in a partnership?

    Find out why it is important to safeguard your general partnership in the even that one member becomes disabled, dismembered ...
  43. 8 Tips on Saving Money as a Student in Paris

    A strong dollar and French government policies designed to help students make it easier to survive on a tight budget.
  44. What Does It Cost to Study Abroad in Paris?

    Housing will be your biggest budget challenge as a student in Paris, but the city offers lots of ways for students to save ...
  45. How Much Does It Cost to Study Abroad in France?

    Study abroad can deliver a big return on your investment. Here are some costs to consider if you're thinking of studying ...
  46. Which emerging markets are seeing the strongest growth in the insurance sector?

    Explore the landscape in emerging market economies in terms of which emerging markets are showing the most growth for the ...
  47. How can an investment banker switch to a career in corporate finance?

    Understand the difference between investment banking and corporate finance. Learn how an investment banker can switch to ...
  48. What is the range of deductibles offered with various health insurance plans?

    Explore the wide range of deductibles available on various health insurance plans, and learn factors to consider when selecting ...
  49. How does the long-term outlook of the retail sector compare to the broader economy?

    Find out why the retail sector is primed for strong growth moving forward, especially online retail, and learn why it outperforms ...
  50. Did Obamacare Make Premiums Go Up?

    A careful look at data from nonpartisan sources suggests that any increases have actually been modest by historical standards. ...
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