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Home office trends change Valley consumer habits

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One in five Americans reportedly work from home at least part time, and the numbers keep growing, according to a study by Teleworks. Companies are finding that workplace flexibility enables employees to work more efficiently and effectively, according to their individualized needs. This shift in more home-based employees also means consumers are needing to create at-home office spaces in… Read More →

Most High-Net Worth Arizonans Enjoy Hobby Investing

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BMO Private Bank today released the results of a study on high-net worth Arizonans (those with at least $1 million in investable assets) and hobby (or passion) investing. The study, the fifth and last in a series by BMO Private Bank examining trends among the affluent, found that half of the state’s wealthy engage in… Read More →

E-commerce opens retail channels

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It’s estimated that U.S. e-commerce sales will be $278B in 2014. By 2016, that spending will be $327B — a 62 percent increase in five years, according to Forrester, Inc. estimates. Yes, that’s a drop in the pool of the U.S. retail market (about 3 percent). However, it’s not one that brick-and-mortar retail brokers are… Read More →

Avnet Offers Insights on 2014 Global Supply Chain Trends

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by in Featured | Tech

As the calendar turns from business management planning to implementation and execution for 2014, global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. offers insights into trends that will influence the global supply chain in the new year and beyond. With a supply chain ecosystem spanning more than 300 franchised suppliers and 80 countries, Avnet helps its global customers… Read More →

Those Who Don’t Know You Are More Likely to Retweet

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Big news can spread like wildfire via Twitter, but did you ever think about why certain people choose to retweet? A new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows — if someone doesn’t know you well, then he or she is actually more likely to retweet something significant… Read More →

Survey reveals trends in employer health plans

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by in Business News | Economy | Healthcare | Workforce

In spite of the passage of health care reform efforts, health care costs will continue to increase for both plan sponsors and their employees, according to the bagnall company, an Owner-Member Firm of United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s largest independent benefits advisory organization. Preliminary results released by UBA from its 2012 UBA Health Plan… Read More →

Infographic: Texting Trends

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Now that unlimited messaging plans have become common, texting has become the communication medium of choice. The following infographic illustrates the trends and averages for texting in the United States and around the world. Source: @shanesnow for Mashable View Other Infographics Infographic: Texting Trends was last modified: February 4th, 2016 by Dana Wentzel