Leveraging the Weather (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Leveraging the Weather (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Daily or routine habits are disrupted by foul weather and foul moods. These atmospheric disturbances also have a direct impact on consumer behavior. And behavior begets spending.
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Pay for Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde Slips to $5.8M

Even as a big fourth-quarter pushed Murphy USA's full-year profits to $245 million in 2017, CEO Andrew Clyde settled for a little smaller payday last year.
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Mike Sebren Joins Intertek-PSI (Movers & Shakers)

Mike Sebren has been hired as senior project manager for Intertek-PSI in Little Rock.
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