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2012-07-02 10:21:29

JOHNSTON, Iowa, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study conducted by researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago found a statistical correlation showing that as prices increase, farmers make changes that result in higher per acre yields. Farmers also react to lower prices. The study's findings support the use of yield-price elasticity in indirect land use models, but found that commonly used models currently use factors at the low end of...

2012-05-17 02:22:40

LONDON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global gold demand in Q1 2012 was 1,097.6 tonnes (t), down 5% from the high demand levels seen in Q1 2011 (1,150.7t), according to the World Gold Council's Gold Demand Trends report. This decrease was largely to be expected given the introduction of import taxes in India and high gold prices. Gold demand value however, showed a 16% increase year on year to an estimated US$59.7 billion. The average price of gold for the quarter was US$1,690.57, 22% higher...

2012-02-24 10:30:00

CINCINNATI, Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Valentine's Day 2012 saw a departure from traditional online promotions offering flowers, candy and other treats for your sweetheart. From Jack Link Beef Jerky's meat bouquets and Sasquatch-themed email cards to Macy's "The Sweetest Tweet" promotion, which promised diamonds to the writers of the best 140-character Twitter love notes, businesses got creative with Cupid. Leading the pack was Cincinnati-based Swapalease.com, which offered a...

2011-12-07 16:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's never too early to teach financial literacy and to encourage conversations about money, whether it's face-to-face or online, said Robert Parlette, a consumer law attorney. After seeing the myriad ways people are duped, he and fellow attorney Scott Kane are determined to build a global community of financially savvy young consumers. Parlette and Kane have spent the better part of their legal careers helping consumers get...

2011-11-29 11:03:00

Long lines, gaining weight, and going in to debt among the biggest jeers YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're a grimacing grinch or a holiday humbug you're not alone. Some 35 million Americans actually dread having to be nice during the holidays, according to a recent poll by Consumer Reports. The survey of holiday jeers, conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center asked a nationally representative sample of Americans what, if anything they...

2011-10-28 05:00:00

JOIN CONSUMER REPORTS FOR BAGEL-TESTING AT GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL Interactive Taste-Testing Event at Vanderbilt Hall with Consumer Reports Sensory Experts Friday, October 28th at 9:00 a.m. YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Consumer Reports: WHO: Consumer Reports, the world's largest independent product-testing organization, celebrating 75 years of helping consumers make more informed purchasing decisions and advocating for...

2011-06-15 08:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varsity www.varsitybranding.com, the nation's leading marketing communications agency dedicated to winning the mature market, has released its first annual study of the top consumer goods and services trends affecting this audience and the companies that market to them. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110615/PH19990LOGO) "The 2011 Mature Market Consumer Goods & Services Trends Report" focuses on how mature consumers (ages 55...

2011-05-25 08:00:00

LOS GATOS, Calif., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pricetector, a private Social Loyalty company, today announced that it has acquired Price Protectr LLC, the recognized leader in price-alert services, for an undisclosed sum. "Priceprotectr.com has earned great recognition for having saved consumers millions of dollars through their innovative price-alert services," said Rob Levy, Pricetector Founder and CEO. "We look forward to incorporating their technology into our Social Loyalty...

2011-03-14 09:00:00

NEW YORK, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of new online job ads for Computer Specialists posted over the past 120 days is up 19% compared to the same period last year, according to www.wantedanalytics.com, which tracks online job postings across several thousand sources. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110314/LA64299) (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110114/LA27809LOGO) As the economic recovery starts to take hold, employers are experiencing a talent...

2011-03-02 09:58:00

LONDON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent research suggests that 46% of new car buyers want to buy their car online and have it delivered to their door. Car buyers have expressed a strong desire for a full end to end experience of comparing, shopping, arranging car finance, completing the transaction and getting the car delivered the same as they would for other e-commerce purchases. Whilst a car is a big purchase, the online risks are substantially reduced for new cars by the...