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Business Latest: The consumer behavior gap

 

GAP BETWEEN CONSUMER ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOR: A new study by IBM, to be released in tandem with the annual National Retail Federation conference, found that although consumers are more enthusiastic about online/digital interaction with physical behaviors, they’re actions are lagging. Read more 

STATE OF FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES: While succession remains a perennial worry among family-owned ventures, there’s a bright spot: More mom-and-pops are investing in technology, a sign Main Street’s outlook is lifting. Read more 

SILK ROAD TRIAL HAS IMPLICATIONS BEYOND INTERNET BLACK MARKET: Money laundering, drug trafficking and computer hacking. Those are just some of the charges 29-year-old Ross Ulbricht, the accused founder of the anonymous black market site Silk Road, will be facing when his trial kicks off Tuesday. Ulbright, who has maintained that he is not guilty on all charges, could potentially face life in prison. But the outcome of his case may also have a broader reach that could affect the very nature of the Internet. Read more 

US STOCKS END MOSTLY LOWER AFTER RALLY FIZZLES: Read more

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Business Latest: The consumer behavior gap