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February 5, 2013
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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.

  The CFPB Today 
  • Analysis: Appeal of recess appointment ruling likely
    The judgement by a three-judge federal panel regarding the constitutionality of recess appointments contradicts previous peer rulings and likely will be appealed to the court's full judge panel or the Supreme Court, Karen Weise writes. Congressional action to restructure the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after the ruling comes "just as the financial industry was seeing greater regulatory certainty," she writes, "congressional politics is upheaving it all again." Bloomberg Businessweek (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
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  Regulatory Report 
  • Fed's ability to hold rates near zero is questioned
    The Federal Reserve has made a commitment to hold short-term interest rates at or near zero "for a considerable time," but officials are raising doubts about whether that will be possible as long-term rates rise. One Fed official said the U.S. central bank won't be able to hold the line on rates. Market News International (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  The Future of Money 
  Career Development 
  • Are you seen as having bad manners?
    Texting during meetings, interrupting while others are speaking and barging abruptly into someone's cubicle are considered rude behaviors and can undermine your professional reputation, career experts say. "Poor manners hurt your career because the little things matter. Very often, reputations are built on the basis of a first impression that takes someone approximately 3 seconds to formulate," says Alexandra Levit. USA Today (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CBA Connect 
  • CBA LIVE 2013: The Future of Money
    Are you ready for the Future of Money? CBA LIVE 2013, March 11-13 in Phoenix, Ariz., will bring together the top executives in retail banking to learn, exchange ideas and identify solutions to the challenges facing our industry. Our 2012 event was a record-breaking success with more than 1,000 banking leaders in attendance! Now in its fourth year, CBA LIVE features expert panels and distinguished speakers across nine forums of tailored programming. Reserve your space today and join us for this must-attend event. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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