2017 Most Attractive U.S. Employers

Yesterday’s post covered the 2017 most attractive global employers for business students. Today, we cover the 2017 most attractive U.S. employers. Click below to access information on the prior two surveys: 2016 most attractive U.S. employers. 2015 most attractive U.S. employers.   Background In sum, these are Universum’s survey goals: “Today’s businesses operate in a […]

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Impact on Phone Carriers of Unlimited Plans

The price competition among wireless phone service providers has certainly benefited consumers. But the extensive marketing of unlimited usage plans — at the same time that prices have been dropping — is impacting on network speed for Verizon and AT&T customers.   Rayna Hollander describes it thusly for Business Insider: Verizon’s and AT&T’s reactive moves […]

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2016 Most Attractive Employers According to U.S. Students

Each year, Universum publishes the results of its extensive surveys in various fields and countries/regions. This post covers Universum’s 2016 survey of more than 72,000 U.S. students (more than 20,000 business majors) at 359 universities and colleges about the most attractive employers for those interested in business careers. For job candidates, the benefits of these […]

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Is the Recent Stock Market Decline a Harbinger of Things to Come in 2014?

2013 was a great year for the U.S. stock markets — with all major indexes posting double-digit increases. What drove 2013’s results? A stronger economy Declining unemployment The Federal Reserve’s decision to keep the “pedal to the metal” Better consumer confidence A calmer global marketplace than in 2012 Low interest rates, giving investors fewer choices […]

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Do YOU Provide Too Much Online Information About Yourself?

As we’ve written about several times before, privacy, identity theft, and ethical issues should be taken more seriously by people. Many of us are too trusting or careless in the way that we provide personal information — and this can come back to haunt us. In the Sunday March 31 New York Times, two articles […]

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Worldwide B-to-C E-Commerce Reaches $1 Trillion Annually

In 2012, worldwide E-commerce revenues — for business-to-consumer spending — reached $1 trillion for the first time. The number is expected to hit $1.3 trillion during 2013 — with the United States still the global leader for sales (by a large amount) and fast-growth China second. Click the eMarketer chart to read more.  

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Who Shops Online? A Global View

The United States generates by far the most online sales dollars each year (with $385 billion expected in 2013). However, China has the greatest number of online shoppers (with 271 million in 2013) — and online sales there are growing enormously. Check out this table from eMarketer; and click on the chart to learn more. […]

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