Marketplace for Thursday, February 13, 2014
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Comcast’s merger with Time Warner cable will create the biggest cable company in the nation – if not the world. If it goes through, it would leave few competitors for Comcast in the cable business. Plus, how "seasonally adjusted" works in economic statistics – since this winter season is adjusting a lot of economic behavior in much of the country. Finally, Verizon has responded to the competition by cutting prices, adding more data and international texting with a new "More Everything" plan. As smartphones become ubiquitous – are mobile companies forced to focus less on bringing in new users and more on picking off customers from competitors?
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Posted In: Fashion Week, Twitter, Marc Jacobs
Social media currency that can be exchanged for actual products
Posted In: Unemployment, seasonally adjusted data, weather
Retail numbers out today don’t look great, sales fell by 0.4 percent in January— when you take into account “seasonal adjustment”.
Posted In: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Mergers and Acquisitions
Comcast’s merger with Time Warner Cable will create the biggest cable company in the nation – if not the world
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