Exotic Car Collections: Factors For Assessing Value

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The challenge in investing in exotic cars is not only choosing models that you will enjoy, but investing in wise options that will help your collection appreciate over the years to come. Paul Sullivan of the Wall Street Journal recently attended the Greenwich Concours d’Elégance in Connecticut. Delving through the concept cars, roadster, and muscle cars, he spoke with several … Read More

Employees Benefits Trends: Win Money for Eating Healthy

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Corporate wellness and gaming has collided, resulting in a game where you receive incentives for losing weight. In an everlasting battle to motivate people to make healthier lifestyle choices, engineers at I.B.M. created a computer program that would help individuals lose weight, and win money. The premise is simple: participants are rewarded for eating well and discouraged for eating poorly. … Read More

Energy Industry: Consumers Willing to Pay for Clean Energy

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Consumers are willing to pay more to make the switch to clean energy- with a few stipulations. According to the New York Times, a new study of public opinion found that people are willing to pay slightly more to switch to cleaner energy. The study evaluated public support for a national clean energy standard (NCES). Conducted by Yale and Harvard … Read More

Health Benefits: Wellness Programs Benefit Company and Employees

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As healthcare costs continue to escalate without any signs of slowing down, many employers are looking for alternative ways to cut health costs and still provide for employees. The solution: wellness incentive programs. According to a new survey by benefits consultant Towers Watson and the National Business Group on Health, nearly two- thirds of companies said the biggest obstacle to … Read More

Restaurant Study: Personalized Online Marketing Strategy Key

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A comprehensive online marketing strategy is key to generating customer engagement and business for your restaurant. But what truly matters to your customer? According to the New National Restaurant Association and LivingSocial research, electronic marketing channels complement traditional and offline channels as part of a successful marketing mix. However, it is the personalized online messages that have the greatest impact. … Read More

J.P. Morgan’s Loss Raises Issue of Risk Management

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On May 10, J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon said the bank had taken $2 billion in trading losses in the past six weeks and could face an additional $1 billion in second-quarter losses due to market volatility. In several trades Dimon described as “flawed” and “poorly monitored,” concerns about increasingly large investments involving complex trades were dismissed, according to the … Read More

Why is Fine Art Collection Insurance So Important?

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Why is Fine Art Collection Insurance So Important? In a recent blog post we covered Sotheby’s auction of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.” The pop culture icon and fine art masterpiece made history as the most expensive work ever sold at an auction at $119.9 million. Extensive measures were taken in weeks preceding the auction. During public viewings, the artwork sat … Read More

What Is Wine Collection Insurance & Why Do I Need it?

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What is Wine Collection Insurance & Why Do I Need it? You come home from a vacation to find your climate-controlled wine cellar has malfunctioned. Wine bottles are uncorked from the extreme heat and fine wine is spilling all over the floor. Or you may come home to find your house has been vandalized or ransacked. Hopefully you have insurance … Read More

Manufacturing Insurance: Technology Helps Grow Manufacturer Industry

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The U.S. manufacturing market saw a more bullish upturn in the first quarter of 2012. According to the latest Manufacturing Barometer survey released by PwC, some 68% of the manufacturers said the U.S. economy was growing up 40 points from the fourth quarter of 2011. Industry Week gave a summary of the results: Despite the fact that many manufacturers faced … Read More