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2013-02-27 08:22:02

Swapalease.com Survey Reveals Concern Yet Many Say 'Part of Our Car Culture' CINCINNATI, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vehicle recalls and false MPG claims have been reported recently in the world of automotive. How concerning are these issues for drivers and car shoppers? Swapalease.com, the world's largest automotive lease marketplace, conducted a survey recently to check the pulse of car shoppers to find out where they stand on these issues. On several of the questions, many...

2013-01-18 23:04:28

ReportsnReports.com adds new research reports on Consumer Lifestyles for Latvia, Ukraine, Turkey and United Arab Emirates to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 Consumer Lifestyles in Latvia, Ukraine, Turkey and United Arab Emirates report analyzes factors influencing national consumer expenditure. The consumer lifestyles report includes coverage of: population, urban development, home ownership, household profiles, labour, income, consumer and family expenditure, health,...

2013-01-07 05:00:10

Travel Services MyTSOnline is moving to a new location to meet the increased demand of travel clubs across the United States. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 06, 2013 MyTSOnline, better known as Travel Services, is expanding due to popular demand as travel clubs popularity greatly increases each year. According to General Manager Samuel Hicks at Travel Services, incorporated in Nevada, and now headquartered in their new facility in Florida, "TSOnline is excited to venture into this growth...

2012-12-20 12:21:06

PRESTON, England, December 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A lot of people find that they have more travelling to do during the festive season because they have people to see and things to do. This is largely behind the seasonal increase in car leasing in the UK, but reputable car leasing companies like Signature Car Leasing [http://www.signaturecarleasing.co.uk ] are keen to ensure people don't fall prey to fraudulent schemes. Car leasing is great for people who travel...

2012-12-18 11:10:59

A desire for expensive, high-status goods is related to feelings of social status - which helps explain why minorities are attracted to bling, a new study suggests. Previous research had shown that racial minorities spend a larger portion of their incomes than do whites on conspicuous consumption — buying products that suggest high status. But a new study showed that whites could be induced to crave expensive, high-status products if they imagined themselves in a low-status...

2012-11-07 12:20:44

PRESTON, England, November 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent months and years the job market has taken on a different complexion than it once had and much of this is down to the fact that organisations of all kinds tend to have their recruitment policies dictated by economic matters. The lack of security of funding for certain positions has changed the nature of opportunities out there for job seekers and those looking to change careers. One of the changes professionals...

Classic 40-Year-Old Marshmallow Test Gets Revisited With New Study
2012-10-11 12:28:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Breakthrough research in the 1960s that used marshmallows to assess a child´s ability to delay gratification has been revisited with a fresh, new updated study by researchers from the University of Rochester. In the landmark study from the 60s and 70s, researchers used either marshmallows or cookies to study the effects of child self-control. In those studies, if a child could hold off on the temptation to eat the yummy...

2012-10-09 04:02:47

Online consumer complaint resolution platform has given hundreds of thousands of consumers a voice in fighting back against fraudulent activities Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 Scambook, an online complaint resolution platform, today announced they have helped victims of fraud and bad business practices resolve over $2 million in reported damages. The site, started in 2011, gives consumers a place to submit complaints, share stories, read warnings about the latest trending...

2012-10-03 02:24:06

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of a recent Brattle study examining the costs and benefits of dynamic pricing in the Australian energy market were presented today at a public forum organized by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) in Melbourne, Australia. The Brattle study was part of an AEMC draft report on increasing demand-side participation in Australia's energy market. The Brattle report reviews the various forms of dynamic pricing, such as time-of-use...

2012-07-04 01:34:12

How people make choices depends on many factors, but a new study finds people consistently prefer the options that come first: first in line, first college to offer acceptance, first salad on the menu — first is considered best. The paper, "First is Best," recently published in PLoS ONE by Dana R. Carney, assistant professor of management, University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business, and co-author Mahzarin R. Banaji, professor of psychology, Harvard University. In...