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consumers lose out in funeral industry lacking competition and regulation: study

Consumers lose out in funeral industry lacking competition and regulation: study

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A recent study has highlighted the need for tighter regulation within the funeral industry. Consumers are often unnecessarily upsold on funerals due to a lack of information and real competition, in an industry that...

5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Digital Assets

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As a potential investor, you may have so many options on your mind, ranging from real estate, all the way down to stocks, bonds and currencies. However, as a 21st-century investor, it would be outright...
Why And How Retailers Turn Everyday Items Into ‘must-have’ Collectables

Why and how retailers turn everyday items into ‘must-have’ collectables

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Our collections are a part of us and our life story, and the act of collecting holds a certain comfort. Shutterstock Coles’ recent “Little Shop collectables” promotion has proved a hit with consumers, with entire...

8 Steps for Paying Employees of Small Businesses in U.S

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This article was contributed by Maddy Osman and originally posted on Hourly.io If you're a new business owner, learning how to pay your employees may seem tricky. After all, you can't just hand them a...
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How capitalism ruined our relationship with bacteria

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Drawing from the Wellcome Collection There are many rational reasons that motivate consumers to spend US$65 billion annually on household cleaning products. But non-rational mechanisms are nevertheless still at work in the cleaning products market, as in...

11 Tasks To Delegate To Your Future Property Manager

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If you're an investor, a landlord or a rental property owner, then one of your goals would be to maximize the revenue-making potential of your property. However, the responsibilities that come with owning and...
why older australians don’t downsize and the limits to what the government can do about it

Why older Australians don’t downsize and the limits to what the government can do...

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Older Australians are not deterred by financial barriers as much as emotional ones, when it comes to downsizing. Encouraging senior Australians to downsize their homes is one of the more popular ideas to...
WHY BIG PROJECTS LIKE THE ADANI COAL MINE WON’T TRANSFORM REGIONAL QUEENSLAND

Why big projects like the Adani coal mine won’t transform regional Queensland

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Most of the jobs in regional Queensland’s mega projects are only temporary. AAP Queensland election campaigns often focus on big projects for the regions, such as for roads, power plants and mines. But research suggests that mega projects, such as...
without better regulation, the global market for breast milk will exploit mothers

Without better regulation, the global market for breast milk will exploit mothers

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Some mothers in countries such as India and Cambodia sell surplus milk to make maternity leave affordable. Markets in mothers’ milk could be good or a bad thing for women and their children, depending on...
australian consumer law is failing beer drinkers

Australian consumer law is failing beer drinkers

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Do you know where your beer comes from? If you’ve bought a “foreign” beer lately you might have noticed it wasn’t actually brewed in the country associated with the brand. Instead, it may have...