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Core Inflation Slows to 0.1 Percent in August

Core Inflation Slows to 0.1 Percent in August

The core inflation rate slowed to 0.1 percent in August, its lowest rate since April. This brought the year-over-year inflation rate in the core index to 2.2 percent. A 1.9 percent jump in energy prices brought the overall rate to 0.2 percent in August and 2.7 percent over the last year.

Core Inflation Slows to 0.1 Percent in August

Core Inflation

Inflation was well contained in almost all areas of the core except shelter. The core index excluding shelter actually fell by 0.1 percent in August. This index is up by just 1.3 percent over the last year and shows no evidence of any acceleration over the last five years.

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Sexism Battling Strategies For Millennials

Sexism Battling Strategies For Millennials

Over the last several decades, women have made strides in the corporate world, in many cases launching their own enterprises and some taking the helm at Fortune 500 companies. Sexism Battling Strategies For Millennials Despite such progress, sexism remains a significant hurdle in business, says Phuong Uyen Tran, a Vietnamese business executive and author of… Continue Reading

Bob Carter to Headline AIADA’s 49th Annual Meeting

Bob Carter to Headline AIADA’s 49th Annual Meeting

The American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) announced on September 10, 2018, that Bob Carter, Executive Vice President of Sales at Toyota Motor North America, will provide keynote remarks during the association’s 49th Annual Meeting and Luncheon on January 27, 2019 in San Francisco. During the meeting, AIADA’s dealer members and other industry leaders will… Continue Reading

Andrew Wilhelmy In Business Growth Funding

Andrew Wilhelmy In Business Growth Funding

First Business Growth Funding, a division of First Business Capital Corp. and a member of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ) is pleased to announce that Andrew Wilhelmy was hired as Vice President – Business Development Officer. Andrew Wilhelmy In Business Growth Funding Andrew brings a wealth of experience to his role, previously serving… Continue Reading

Investment Opportunities for Small Businesses

Investment Opportunities for Small Businesses

The Q3 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (Index) released today indicates that the majority (69.7 percent) of small business owners have a positive outlook about their company and the small business environment in the United States. Their optimism continues to increase and overall business health is up one point from last… Continue Reading

Training Your Sales Team Like A Sports Team

Training Your Sales Team Like A Sports Team

Sales people face lots of competition and rejection. Quotas are a monthly scoreboard and the pressure to produce is part of the territory. Training Your Sales Team Like A Sports Team It’s not surprising, given those challenging aspects of selling, that industry pros see parallels with sports. And those similarities include the need for good… Continue Reading

Business worth Billion-Dollar from Rice & Chopsticks

Business worth Billion-Dollar from Rice & Chopsticks

When the United States left Vietnam in 1975, it left behind a nation wracked with inflation, corruption and an identity crisis. The country staggered through the 1980s as a socialist-capitalist country – it tried socialism first, then modified it with capitalism. Business worth Billion-Dollar from Rice & Chopsticks For the families that lived through the… Continue Reading

“Yelp! Of Blockchain” – $1.4M for Review Industry

“Yelp! Of Blockchain” – $1.4M for Review Industry

Review.Network, a blockchain startup improving the review and market research industries that has been referred to as “the Yelp! Of Blockchain”, announced on August 14, 2018, that is has secured $1.4 million (USD) in Seed Funding.The funding, which includes investments from private investors, is being used to help grow the team and further the development… Continue Reading

Ramez Baassiri 4 Ways Businesses Can Survive Disruptions

Ramez Baassiri 4 Ways Businesses Can Survive Disruptions

Interrupted Entrepreneurship by Ramez Baassiri According to Ramez Baassiri Business plans – like all plans – can go awry when events beyond the control of the business owner disrupt the everyday routine. Such disruptions could be because of a dip in the economy, a natural disaster that creates havoc, a shift in the public’s buying… Continue Reading

There’s Still Time: Farmers and Ranchers Should Respond to Agriculture Census

All US Farmers and Ranchers Encouraged to Participate in Agriculture Census Agriculture Census. There’s still time. To ensure an accurate representation of the agriculture industry in this country, the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has extended their 2017 Census of Agriculture response deadline through spring, and the Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural (RC)… Continue Reading