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November 2, 2012
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National Pulse 
  • Latest numbers show more jobs, but unemployment rate ticks up
      
    Reuters
    The economy added 171,000 jobs in October while the unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage point, according to the latest report from the Labor Department. The last official calculation of the workforce before Election Day is based on surveys taken before Hurricane Sandy and does not reflect the economic impact of the superstorm. The Wall Street Journal (11/2) , Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

Agenda Items 
 
  • This year's election is serious business for business
      
    Reuters
    American businesses see high stakes in this year's presidential vote. The prospect of higher taxes rates or stricter regulations has many business owners seeing red -- Republican red. "We consider Obama and the government right now to be our biggest concern and the biggest risk in our business," said William Koch, CEO of mining company Oxbow. "They are pushing regulations to the point that they will run us out of business and make it too costly to operate in the U.S." The Wall Street Journal (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

Daily Chuckle 


The Conversation 
Data Points 
  • Ohio under siege
    The people of Ohio are being bombarded with campaign ads, prompting "Daily Show" political correspondent Wyatt Cenac to seek refuge in a bomb shelter as he reports on the Ohioans' ordeal. Tragically, most have working televisions and phones, so there is no relief from ubiquitous politicking, he reports. Meanwhile, host Jon Stewart makes sure Cenac has enough water. Comedy Central (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
SmartQuote 
I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it."
--Alexander Woollcott, American critic
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