Holiday Shopping Creates Jobs

For many retailers, a good winter holiday season is the difference between a profitable and losing year. Many job seekers also rely on the holidays for seasonal employment. In 2010, how many employees did Wisconsin retailers add/cut between September and December? A. -6,234 B. -3,555 C. +8,891 D. +15,536

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E-Commerce II: Consumer Spending Online in 2008

In 2008, consumers spent $142 billion online on retail goods in the U.S. However, consumers are not only purchasing books, computers, and clothing online. They are also purchasing an increasing number of services online (i.e. air travel, lodging, and stock brokerage services). For example, 23 percent of all consumers spending on travel arrangements and reservations […]

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E-Commerce I: Online Retail Sales in 2009

In 2009, consumers purchased $143 billion in retail goods online from U.S. businesses. That compares to $27 billion in online retail in 2000. Online retail sales include purchases from online only retailers like Amazon and traditional retail companies like Barnes and Nobel and Best Buy that also sell online. What percentage of total retail sales […]

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Credit Cards

If you own a credit card that charges a 12 percent annual rate, how long will it take to pay off a $5,000 balance if you pay the minimum required payment each month? A. 3 years B. 19 years C. 6 years D. 2 years

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