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California Prisoners Can Pay for Better Rooms California Prisoners Can Pay for Better Rooms

WTKR reports that some inmates in California prisons are getting much nicer accommodations than others. This preferential treatment is happening for a simple reason: they are paying for it. A jailhouse in Fremont, California was built with the intention of …

Samsung Quarterly Earnings Reach $7.29 Billion Samsung Quarterly Earnings Reach $7.29 Billion

Samsung Electronics today announced its earnings guidance for the third quarter of 2012. The company estimated its revenues to be 52 trillion Korean won ($46.8 billion) and estimated its operating profit at 8.1 trillion won ($7.29 billion). This continues Samsung’s …

Social media: Where

Brand FansExamples of a real-dollar Return on Investment (ROI) from social media marketing programs are rare.

Social media: Where
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Brand FansExamples of a real-dollar Return on Investment (ROI) from social media marketing programs are rare.

Social media: Where

Brand FansExamples of a real-dollar Return on Investment (ROI) from social media marketing programs are rare.

Social media: Where

Brand FansExamples of a real-dollar Return on Investment (ROI) from social media marketing programs are rare.

Is Black Friday Good For Retailers?

Every year we suffer through the so-called "Black Friday", the day immediately after Thanksgiving that’s supposed to kick off the Christmas shopping season and is also traditionally the single biggest shopping day of the year. This means it’s a very important day for retailers, of course, but if you dig into the numbers, Black Friday is one of the worst days for retail establishments, not one of the best.

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Apple And Microsoft Earnings Are Near Equal

A friend sent me this link comparing revenue, profit, and cash positions for Microsoft and Apple. I almost fell off my chair when reading this data from Microsoft’s and Apple’s most recent quarterly filing: