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New Study Reveals Why Consumers Really Shop Online (Surprise: It Isn't Low Prices)

For the most part, consumers who shop online versus brick-and-mortar stores do so because it’s where they expect to find the lowest prices, right?<p>Wrong.<p>Most shoppers do not cite “lower prices” as their primary motivation for shopping the web, according to a new survey of over 1,000 consumers by …

Online Shopping Dangers to Avoid - Consumer Reports

If mall parking lots are your waking nightmare this time of year, you’re probably planning to do at least some of your holiday shopping online. There …

5 Reasons You Should Shop In-Store For Electronics

Big-box retailers will be desperate to compete with e-commerce sites, and that means in-store shoppers can have the advantage.<p>Here are some reasons that it might be better to ditch e-tailers in favor of the real thing:<p><b>In-store discounts.</b> Customers with store credit or rewards cards have direct …

eCommerce

The Online Shopping Cart Experience

Online shopping is a convenience that a lot of people take advantage of. But the convenience varies. The Shopping Cart Experience infographic from …

The Smart Shopper: Click Here If You Hate Buying Clothes Online Photos | GQ

We at <i>Gentlemen's Quarterly</i> spend plenty of off-duty hours in clothing stores. We browse, we ask questions, we try stuff on, we Shazam the song that's playing. (It's Grimes, always Grimes.) Lately, though, we've been spending more time—and more cash—shopping online, because the best dot-coms in …

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15 Signs You Are Hopelessly Addicted To Online Shopping

Happy Cyber Monday! The addiction many of us have to online shopping is a struggle, and the struggle is <i>real</i>. Take this into consideration: In 2012, U.S. e-commerce sales amounted to $289 billion, and the Monday after Thanksgiving has now become the most important online shopping day in the United …

The Lonely Roots of the World's Biggest Online Shopping Day

China shattered the record for the most ecommerce sales in a day on Monday, on what is known in the nation as "Singles Day." It's perhaps best …

10 Signs You're Addicted To Online Shopping

You are a warrior. Not only do you own three new sweaters to prep you for the cold winter weather ahead, but you bought them without even having to …

Not tonight, darling, I'm online shopping

A survey suggests that Americans are beginning to use online shopping as an expression of not being, you know, in the mood. Here's the kicker: men use the excuse more than women.<p>I know that Nancy Reagan always encouraged us to "just say no."<p>But it's not easy, is it? Some people can be terribly …

eCommerce

Adobe reads the crystal ball for 2013 online shopping season

The company releases its Online Holiday Shopping Forecast, which predicts a handful of billion-dollar spending days, a rise in mobile shopping, and Thanksgiving treading into Black Friday territory.<p>What happens when you crunch billions of bytes of data? You can come up with some pretty good …

eCommerce

Is This The Future Of Online Shopping?

The future of online shopping is here.<p>Micro-shop is a vending machine that allow users to take a picture of themselves and try on clothes without …

What Do You Buy Online?

There’s so much stuff available to buy on the Internet: products from other countries, stuff you didn’t think you needed but now suddenly realise you …

Shopping cart abandonment: online retailers' biggest headache is actually a huge opportunity

But it's also a huge opportunity: Approximately $4 trillion worth of merchandise will be abandoned in online shopping carts this year, and about 63% of that is potentially recoverable by savvy online retailers, according to BI Intelligence estimates.<p>In a new report, BI Intelligence explains what …

eCommerce

This New App Will Do Wonders For Your Online Shopping Habits

Sure, it's the wave of the future, but sometimes it can be overly time consuming and just plain annoying to shop online. Sometimes you know exactly …

World's top 100 universities 2014: their reputations ranked by Times Higher Education

Harvard has once again topped the Times Higher Education’s reputation ranking of worldwide universities, with US institutions taking almost half of all the places on the top 100 list. Get the full data<p>• Get the 2013 rankings<p>Harvard university has retained its number one spot on the Times Higher …

Lessons on education from Singapore

Michael Gove is rightly impressed with Pacific Asia's education system. But he should remember they're learning from us too<p>The teenagers anxiously opening their GCSE results on Thursday will be wondering whether they might be among the last to do so. The future of GCSEs is in doubt, as we wait to …

The false choice of quality vs cost in early childhood education

The Productivity Commission is undertaking an inquiry into childcare and early learning. In a recent Issues Paper the commission suggests that there …

Why Americans Are So Polarized: Education and Evolution

Improvements in learning—which correlates with stronger partisanship—and the tendency to choose likeminded mates may be helping to create divided politics.<p>In his State of the Union address, President Obama lamented how Washington “has been consumed by ... rancorous argument,” which over the past …

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FORTUNE — America is at war with itself. Tension between the economic classes, highlighted by venture capitalist Tom Perkins’ recent remarks, are escalating. But what we need are solutions, not words. Recriminations only polarize us further and make it harder to work collectively toward the common …

Stocks to Watch: Boeing, McDonald’s, Bed Bath & Beyond

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch)—Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Monday’s session are Boeing Co., McDonald’s Corp. …

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No sign of Malaysia Airline wreckage; questions over stolen passports

There were few answers Sunday about the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a day after contact was lost with the commercial jetliner en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.<p>An aerial search resumed at first light, with aircraft searching an area of the South China Sea for any sign of where the …

Behold the mighty euro, the currency that can’t help but go up

It is an “island of stability.” It is stronger than its main rivals. All hail the euro, king of currencies.<p>The euro set a two-year high against the dollar today. From its low in mid-2012, it has gained 15% against the greenback and almost 50% against the yen. What gives?<p>Mario Draghi, president of …

Economics

STOCKS GO NOWHERE: Here's What You Need To Know

First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 16,452.7 (+30.8, +0.1%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 1,878.0 (+1.0, +0.0%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 4,336.2 (-15.9, -0.3%)<p>And now the top stories:<p>U.S. companies added 175,000 nonfarm payrolls in February, which was higher than the 149,000 expected by economists. Of those, 162,000 came from the private sector. …

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Why Do So Few Companies Invest in Leadership Development? | Inc.com

Here's an interesting contradiction: According to a survey from executive team consultancy Gap International, executives overwhelmingly agree that talent can make or break a company; yet only a minority actually say they invest in leadership development programs.<p>How important is maximizing a …

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