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    Worst Toys List of 2014: W.A.T.C.H. annual list of 10 potentially-dangerous toys
    A list of the most dangerous toys being sold in 2014 has been published. Along with the list, persons who purchase toys for Christmas are asked to be extremely careful when selecting toys that are safe for youngsters. According to Inquisitr on...
  • Cognitive dissonance and consumer behavior
    Cognitive dissonance and consumer behavior
    They say it’s unwise to make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings. Advertising as an industry though, hinges on consumers making long-lasting purchase decisions based on fleeting emotions and impulses.As with all choices, consumer...
  • Waka Flocka and the 'Three Horsemen' cover The Hype Magazine
    Waka Flocka covers the winter issue of The Hype Magazine
    The Hype Magazine announced today Nov. 18 that BSM’s Waka Flocka will cover its Winter Issue #87 which hits stores November 26th, 2014. In the cover story interview, Waka talks his transition into the EDM world and the possibility of a...
  • Understanding Desire in Advertising
    Understanding desire in advertising
    Desire: Sparked by imagination and fueled by postponement. How do we understand consumer desire in an age where accessibility has left little to the imagination and ensured instant gratification?The subject of desire in consumption can be divided...
  • California bans plastic bags, more states to follow: When it will affect you
    California bans plastic bags, more states to follow: When it will affect you
    Plastic bags are banned in California after Governor Edmund Brown signed into law a bill that bans plastic shopping bags. While environmentalists are celebrating Tuesday’s historic event, consumers are wondering when and how the new law will...
  • Refund coming to ComEd customers
    Refund coming to ComEd customers
    The Illinois Commerce Commission approved settlement to close two lawsuits brought by Illinois Attorney General Madigan and Citizens Utility Board in 2008 and 2010, challenging Com ED's rate increase to cover Com Ed’s capital investments...
  • Insurance Industry
    The consumer is blinded to the reality of what is the real cost of being insured
    When Obamacare was first introduced, the agents future was very uncertain. Now four years later and seeing the profits generated in the insurance industry, everyone who is licensed is becoming certified by the government to share in the profits.So...
  • Pete Sessions
    Rip-off cries rise against Texas-based company owned by former CIA official
    Consumer complaints are piling up against a Texas-based company, housed in the congressional district of Rep. Pete Sessions, for fraudulently taking out millions of dollars from the accounts of gullible Americans who want to know and improve their...
  • Subaru vs FCA - Legacy vs 200 AWD
    Subaru mellows while Chrysler (FCA) rises in the Rockies
    For several years, Subaru has maintained a huge presence in the Rocky Mountain region. Sales-wise, this is one of their biggest markets, not only for consumer sales, but for consumer recognition. Seeing Subarus bounding through snow packed back...
  • Sonic
    Sonic Drive-In serves bag of marijuana with food to mother and kids
    At a Sonic Drive-In restaurant in Frederick, Maryland, a woman claims she was given a bag of marijuana with her order at the fast-food chain facility, according to the Huffington Post on Sunday. The woman, Carla McFarland, asserts that she found a...
  • Powerful Wine
    Exploding Wine Bottles Cause Major Concern
    You all know the trick of shaking a bottle of the bubbly and having it shoot out with the cork ? Well, according to major news services, some spontaneously exploding wine bottles have prompted the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to issue a...
  • Beer Compass at SXSW 2014
    Can gesture control disrupt retail? A SXSW experiment
    At the 2014 SXSW interactive festival, "Beer Compass" was demoed as a motion computing experiment in retail. Filling the gap between online and offline-use of technology, the device created a navigation tool to help shoppers, using...
  • Pros of Ecommerce in Web Design
    Pros of Ecommerce in Web Design
    Starting a business has always been a hard journey for the entrepreneur. The capital needed to begin that journey can be quite high, and then taking a concept and trying to create and deliver it to the consumer or audience can be an even bigger...
  • 7 million shoplifting
    $7 million shoplifting: Family’s decade-long shoplifting spree nets $7 million
    A $7 million shoplifting spree has a family from Illinois facing charges of interstate transportation of stolen property, according to a federal complaint. The family racked up millions in stolen goods over the last ten years, traveling from state...
  • BitCoin QRC Code
    BitCoin: Another payment solution for your small business or nonprofit?
    Denver Bankruptcy Attorney, Benjamin Yablon, announced today on HaystackHelp Radio that his firm is accepting Bitcoins for legal services. This is believed to be the first law firm in Colorado to do so. According to the Greeley Tribune, the Cosmic...