Written by Gary
US stocks were mostly flat early on this afternoon, aiming for a fifth straight day of gains, ahead of the minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting that could be a expected interest rate hike next month.
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The shortage of baking soda solution is hitting hospitals nationwide and life-saving operations are being put on hold, the New York Times reports. A hospital in Alabama recently postponed seven open-heart operations and one doctor said that he tried mixing his own solution to combat the deficit. Besides the baking soda medicine shortage, there are currently 50 different drugs in short supply, according to the FDA.
Infographic Of The Day: 5 Ways To Build Customer Loyalty According To Science
The fact is that 68% of customers leave because they feel brands do not care about them, and the cost of these lost customers can add up fast. It's estimated that acquiring new customers is 500% more expensive than keeping old ones. One way of looking at customer loyalty is to think about the underlying behavioral psychology.
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Written by Sig Silber
Ocean temperature anomalies this week are far less dramatic than last week. Perhaps this suggests less drama in the forecasts. We discuss again why we believe the calls for an El Nino are a bit bizarre. Mostly we discuss the current 6-10 Day, 8-14 Day and Week 3-4 forecasts for the U.S. which surprisingly are more controlled right now by the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico than the Pacific. We also review the overall World situation.
24May2017 Pre-Market Commentary: World Stocks Slip On China Downgrade, Ahead Of Fed Minutes Later This Afternoon
by Michael Bret Hood
An Investigator's Guide To Ethics, Part 1
When you bring up the idea of ethics and compliance training in your organization, what kind of reaction do you get? Why do you think people react in the way that they do? In your opinion, do you believe current compliance and ethics training methods are effective?
Written by Gary
US stock future indexes are flat (SPY +0.06%), but are poised to post another green session. Moody's has lowered China's credit rating to A1 from Aa3, WTI crude is lower, but remains in the 51 handle.
23May2017 Market Update: Wall Street Backs Off Early Gains, But Regains Some Losses In A Sea-saw Fas
Written by Steven Hansen
The headlines for existing home sales growth declined saying "Demand is easily outstripping supply in most of the country and it's stymieing many prospective buyers from finding a home to purchase". Our analysis of the unadjusted data agrees.