Holiday Retail Sales Up 3.0 Percent to $579.8 Billion NEW YORK, January 15, 2013 – Solid consumer spending in the month of December helped retailers finish the year with a healthy holiday shopping season, however economic uncertainties sent a cautious consumer to the stores. According to the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade…

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It’s just human nature. When everyone else is doing it, we tend to follow. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, No Shipping Thursday . . . where to next? People become caught up in groupthink, and like the fabled lemmings, will jump off a cliff if everyone else does it. We must…

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Facebook friend-ing. Twitter following. LinkedIn connecting. Blog postings. YouTube perusing. E-commerce purchasing. These social networking and integrated media tools have become a part of everyday life for people all over the world, both in their personal and professional lives. Although popular, one has to ponder whether we are really being social with this form of…

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