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2014-08-04 12:21:24

DETROIT, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a new study released today show that the major automakers - in fact, most manufacturing companies - could significantly improve their profits simply by improving their supplier relations. The results are determined by the development of a unique economic model that proves and predicts a direct cause-effect relationship between an automotive OEM's supplier relations and the OEM's profitability, or in other words, an automaker's return on...

2014-07-31 23:20:41

New research shows Amazon and Sears are the most price-dynamic retailers overall. Costco makes most of its price changes on Saturday and Sunday. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Ottawa, Canada: 360pi, the leading provider of competitive price intelligence, has revealed new insights on price dynamism from leading retailers on the Internet Retailer Top 500, including Amazon, Apple, Sears, Staples and Walmart. The company’s analysis indicates that the level of price dynamism varies dramatically...

2014-07-31 23:04:25

LDM Global is breaking the trend to offer predictable and simplified eDiscovery pricing for projects both large and small throughout the world. Steamboat Springs, CO (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 LDM Global (http://www.ldmglobal.com) announces the release of a new eDiscovery pricing model that is simplified and predictable with fixed fees across the board, for cases of any size. As a leading international provider of legal discovery management services for law firms, corporations and government...

2014-07-31 23:02:24

Dealer Authority releases a study that shows more car buyers are using social media to find dealerships. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The perception that social media users will not click away from their favorite social media services may be incorrect. A recent study by Dealer Authority and Cactus Sky Digital shows that sales messages targeting people who have indicated a need to buy a car in the near future will prompt 1.4% of them to click through to a car dealer’s website....

2014-07-31 08:26:19

HOUSTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: UPL) today reported financial and operating performance for the second quarter of 2014. Highlights for the quarter include: -- Earnings of $81.2 million, or $0.52 per diluted share - adjusted((2)) -- Generated operating cash flow((1)) of $145.1 million, or $0.94 per diluted share -- Produced 58.5 Bcfe of natural gas and oil -- Increased oil production 154 percent year over year -- Generated...

2014-07-30 16:29:31

No Customer or Revenue Impact Expected SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced that its group purchasing contract with Premier will end on September 30, 2014. Customers currently purchasing through the Premier GPO will be able to continue their relationship with Cepheid through other GPOs including Amerinet, Baycare, HPA, MedAssets, Novation, and ROi, in addition to the recently announced agreement with HealthTrust, or directly with...

2014-07-29 23:12:33

The price of septic tanks has been rising in the past three years due primarily to increased demand and rising input costs; the average price for septic tanks is forecast to continue rising over the three years to 2017 as the cost of production increases and demand grows. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of Septic Tanks to its growing collection of...

2014-07-29 23:11:29

In the three years to 2014, the price of industrial hygiene services is expected to grow; as demand for industrial hygiene services is forecast to grow, prices are anticipated to increase, with only slight fluctuations. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of Industrial Hygiene Services to its growing collection of procurement category market research reports....

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2014-07-29 11:14:10

George Malone for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If there is one ever-present lesson in business, it is that rarely, if ever, will you just get it right. Go to a top MBA program and you will constantly hear the word “pivot.” Pivot, adapt, adjust, change. Whatever you call it, as you develop your product or service and a better understanding of your customer, your business model will change, or might become obsolete all together. Don’t worry, that doesn’t necessarily mean you...

2014-07-28 16:22:09

Xcel admitted that all customers benefit from net metering DENVER, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week in Denver, Coloradans packed into the Public Utilities Commission meeting rooms to support the cornerstone rooftop solar policy net metering. Meanwhile, a new finding shows that Xcel also knows the true benefits of net metering. A Denver Post article from 2007 says "Xcel officials maintain that all customers benefit because solar systems delay the need to build...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'