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Bitcoin Mining Is About to Become a Lot Less Profitable

Bitcoin medals in Washington, D.C., on June 17, 2014. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)
Bitcoin medals in Washington, D.C., on June 17, 2014. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Marketing Corner: Retailers and Digital

Lately, it feels that retail advertising is ever-present. No matter the channel (TV, radio, digital, or social) retailers are on and one cannot escape seeing an ad for any given product. Much of this occurrence stems from a desire to …... Read More

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Marketing Corner: Cross-platform and Audience Measurement Model

As we approach this year’s upfront television buying season, many marketers are seeking a quite different approach to their buying investment versus a year ago. Within this tightened and extremely competitive marketplace, marketers are in the spotlight. This spotlight is …... Read More




  • A banner for the South by Southwest technology and entertainment conference. (Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Marketing Corner: Tech Buzz

    Our world is constantly evolving. If you have trouble believing this, just check out the social chatter from a few weeks ago. It was dominated... Read more

  • French winemakers open the tap of a Spanish truck's wine tanker on April 4, 2016 in Le Boulon, ten kilometers forms the French-Spanish border, during a demonstration against southern countries' wine imports. (RAYMOND ROIG/AFP/Getty)

    France Wages Wine-War on Spain; Dumps Roughly 90,000 Bottles of Spanish Wine Into Streets

    “Unfair competition” is the 150 French vintners’ claim as to why they attacked a massive wine shipment headed into France from Spain on April 4... Read more

  • Marketing Corner: Is The Medium The Message?

    This question has become a quagmire that many marketers are asking. Metaphorically speaking, media is becoming a means in which consumers extend their capabilities in... Read more

  • Hispanic mothers and children cross the street in Chicago's largely Hispanic Little Village neighborhood. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

    Marketing Corner: Hispanic Consumers Update

    According to U.S. Census data, Hispanics are the fastest growing consumer segment in the U.S. representing a staggering $1.3 trillion in spending power. This is... Read more

  • Job seekers look over job opening fliers at the WorkSource exhibit, a collaborative effort by governmental agencies to offer jobs and job training resources at the Greater Los Angeles Career Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Calif., on May 14, 2009. (David McNew/Getty Images)

    We Need to Look Beyond Unemployment to Fix Labor Market Inequality

    When we think about disadvantages and challenges in the labor market, unemployment generally takes center stage, clearly exemplified by the monthly jobs report hype over... Read more

  • The Marketing Corner: Marketing Strategies for Using Celebrities

    There is an old saying: “What’s in a name?” Well, if you are well-known, it could carry weight. And used properly by a brand, it... Read more

  • The Marketing Corner: Traditional Practices De-Mystify Viewability

    Within the marketing arena, there is a surge of information that is read, deciphered, and put into action. Marketing is always in a state of... Read more

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    Book Review: ‘The New Case for Gold’

    Whether it’s up or down today, gold is always a hot topic. If you say it has value or that it is money, you may... Read more

  • In a picture taken on December 10, 2009 Wind turbines dot the landscape on the outskirts of Dongying, in central China's Shandong province. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Closer Look at China’s Wind Power Plan

    Western idealists often portray China as a country that “can get things done,” be it investment in infrastructure or the expansion of renewable energy. What... Read more

  • Investor Confidence Plummets as China’s ‘National Team’ Retreats. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

    Investor Confidence Plummets as China’s ‘National Team’ Retreats

    China’s “national team,” which was organized by the authorities and endowed with billions in cash to save the stock market following last year’s crash, pledged... Read more

  • Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on: 'The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress.' (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Is the Fed Afraid of the Market?

    When the Federal Reserve embarked on its mission to raise interest rates by 3 percent in December of 2015, it was optimistic the economy would... Read more

  • James Rickards, author of the national bestseller "Currency Wars."

    Jim Rickards on Fed Policy and Why Gold Is Winning the Money Competition

    An introduction to lawyer, portfolio manager, government adviser, lecturer, and author James Rickards could easily be five pages long. Sifting through his CV, it’s easier... Read more

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    New Ways to Engage Customers and Build a Brand

    In 2015, we witnessed a great number of marketing enhancements in the social networking sphere, including native social ads, Instant Articles on Facebook, SnapChat Discover,... Read more

  • The Marketing Corner: Top Marketing Trends

    First quarter is a buzz with activity showcasing a myriad of products within a variety of media vehicles. Just recall this past Super Bowl, with... Read more

  • The Marketing Corner: Healthier Alignment between Marketing and Sales

    For years, marketing and sales teams could literally represent the ultimate dysfunctional family. Interestingly enough, these teams not only don’t speak with one another, they... Read more

  • Peppers at Union Square Market in New York. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Ethnic Food Trend: Why Gochujang and Ghost Pepper Are Hot Items

    Move aside chocolate-covered bacon and sushi. Sriracha and a world of hot peppers have our attention now. Have you heard of gochujang from Korea? Or... Read more


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