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  • 00:09

    Ford Consumer Trends 2015 - Interview with Sheryl Connelly #FordNAIAS

    in Automotive

    I am so excited, honoured and blessed to have had the opportunity to interview Sheryl Connelly, Futurist for Ford Motor Company!


    What's a Futurist? Well, Sheryl has a pretty amazing job! Her goal is to better understand what's going on in the outside world so she can predict trends and gain  insight on how they can influence the automotive industry.


    Sheryl and I took some time to discuss some highlights in consumer habits and behaviours with focus on exploring Generation Z.


    As we chatted, Sheryl referenced the 2015 Looking Further with Ford Trend Book.


    As I head to Detroit this weekend for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Media/Press Preview thanks to an exclusive invitation from Ford Canada, I hope to meet Sheryl in person and pick up where we left off!


    Enjoy and head on over to my blog to read about my NAIAS journey!


    @pegcitylovely @sherylconnelly @ford @fordcanada @NAIASDetroit


    #FordNAIAS

  • Consumer Goods: Do Shifting Trends Spell Doom for This All-American Apparel Brand?

    in Business

    Gap recently announced it will be closing 175 of its North American stores – Motley Fool analysts Dylan Lewis and Vincent Shen discuss the future outlook for the company, its competitors, and the apparel industry at large.

  • 00:27

    Consumer Demands

    in Real Estate

    Consumer Demands are ever increasing, and we have to adapt!

  • 00:34

    THE DAILY COMPLAINT (OCWEN/NOT POSTING MORTGAGE PAYMENTS/CONSUMER RIGHTS/CFPB)

    in Finance

    TODAY'S SPOTLIGHT:


    OCWEN LOAN SERVICING STEALING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF MORTGAGE PAYMENTS FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC) CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB) CONSUMER RIGHTS


    "the daily complaint"


    Every weekday we answer client complaints on The Daily Complaint to provide direction and resources for both the person complaining as well as other consumers experiencing similar issues whether it be mortgage fraud, loan servicing escrow issues, loan modification runarounds or denials, short sale refusals, deed in lieu negotiations and credit card debt collector abuses and fraud violations.


    I routinely look for posts to answer in hopes that it will not only bring optimism to those homeowners and borrowers in distress but also some basic information to assist in fighting the banks that are "too big to fail" like Bank of America and Citi but yet don't appreciate the bailout that we provided in their time of need.  The debt collectors like Ocwen and Nationstar are simply just piranhas but they can be beat at their own game too just like the big banks can be defeated.  


    We are committed to answering consumer complaints and addressing everyday credit and debt issues on The Daily Complaint and I thank you for your continued support!


    We hope you enjoy the Show...


     


    Dana Shafman


    Managing Member


    END Consulting


    Phone (888) 234-7006 Ext 101


    Fax (888) 234-7096


    Dana@ConsultingEND.com


    Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's END!


    THE DAILY COMPLAINT - LIVE WEEKDAYS AT 8:30 AM PT (CA) & 11:30 AM ET (NY)

  • 00:37

    THE DAILY COMPLAINT (WELLS FARGO/ESCROW FRAUD/RESPA RULES/CONSUMER RIGHTS/CFPB)

    in Finance

    TODAY'S SPOTLIGHT:


    WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE ESCROW FRAUD FAILURE TO REPLACE INSURANCE ESCROW SHORTAGE NOT APPLYING PAYMENTS RESPA RULES CONSUMER RIGHTS MORTGAGE FRAUD CFPB


     


    "the daily complaint"


    Every weekday we answer client complaints on The Daily Complaint to provide direction and resources for both the person complaining as well as other consumers experiencing similar issues whether it be mortgage fraud, loan servicing escrow issues, loan modification runarounds or denials, short sale refusals, deed in lieu negotiations and credit card debt collector abuses and fraud violations.


     


    I routinely look for posts to answer in hopes that it will not only bring optimism to those homeowners and borrowers in distress but also some basic information to assist in fighting the banks that are "too big to fail" like Bank of America and Citi but yet don't appreciate the bailout that we provided in their time of need.  The debt collectors like Ocwen and Nationstar are simply just piranhas but they can be beat at their own game too just like the big banks can be defeated.  


     


    We are committed to answering consumer complaints and addressing everyday credit and debt issues on The Daily Complaint and I thank you for your continued support!


    We hope you enjoy the Show...


     


    Dana Shafman


    Managing Member


    END Consulting


    Phone (888) 234-7006 Ext 101


    Fax (888) 234-7096


    Dana@ConsultingEND.com


     


    Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's END!

  • 00:36

    Employee Engagement and Retention Trends

    in Business

    Employee engagement and retention are core talent management building blocks and staying abreast of key trends and new approaches is important for HR professionals across disciplines.


    In this episode, we talk with Industry Expert, Chris Mulligan, from Talent Keepers, as he explains what the latest data is telling us about hot trends and those practices that are getting results, including what the “Best-in-Class” are doing to achieve strong results from their investment in employee engagement and retention.


    Chris has over 25 years of experience in the human resources industry, the majority of which has been in the employee engagement, selection, assessment and retention arena. Chris co-founded TalentKeepers in 2000, an organization dedicated to the issue of employee engagement and retention. TalentKeepers products have twice been recognized as “Top Training Products of the Year” by Human Resource Executive Magazine. TalentKeepers’ annual Employee Engagement and Retention Trends Survey is the largest and longest continually running research study of engagement and employee retention - and more than 800 US-based organizations participant in the study, representing every major industry and all regions of the country.


    Chris has worked with organizations including: Accenture, AT&T, BMW, Coke, EDS, GE & UPS. Prior to co-founding TalentKeepers, Chris was the VP of Business Development for AlignMark, a division of Thomson Rueters, a multi-billion dollar and leading global e-information and solutions company serving the business and professional marketplace. Chris is a member of the American Psychological Society and an Associate Member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the Florida State University, and a Master of Science degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida

  • Summer of 2015 Wedding Trends

    in Women

    Let's get a jump on the fall, winter and spring trending colors, hair and apparel coming down the pike. We know romance is still in, but where can you get married in and around the tri-state area and still stay on budget. I'll spill the beans today.

  • 02:00

    Computer America - Consumer Electronics Expert Sandy Berger!

    in Technology

    Computer America


    BOTH hours: Sandy Berger, Consumer Electronics Expert, Columnist.


    Sandy Berger is a Computer America Correspondent who is well veresed in things like printers, digital cameras and so much more.  Tonight Sandy discusses the Windows 10 release and what that means to you... Plus:


    Two vertical mice – Evoluent & Anker – keep your wrist in the proper position to prevent or treat carpal tunnel syndrome


    Kidde Smoke Detectors and Remote Link – Did you know you should change your smoke detectors every ten years?


    Philips Hue  -- I’ve been testing these products and apps to go with them


    ·         Multicolor light bulbs


    ·         Hue Go – portable multicolor light


    ·         Hue Bloom – multicolor mood lighting


    Microsoft Edge – new browser comes with Windows 10. Fast and more secure but lacking many functions.


    plus so much more!


    CHEAT NOTES

  • 02:00

    Computer America - Digital Trends; News!

    in Technology

    Computer America


    Hour one: Digital Trends.  Matthew Smith, Computing Editor.


    Matt Smith is a writer, computing guru, gamer and geek hailing from Portland, Oregon. He is editor of Digital Trends' computing section.  Written in plain English by experts, featuring timely and entertaining coverage of the way technology is shaping our lives, Digital Trends is your authoritative guide to the world around us. They love, live and breathe tech so that they can explain it to you simply and clearly. Tech should be a tool to better our lives and create incredible experiences.  Digital Trends helps get you there.


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    Hour two: News, brought to you by SlimWare Utilities!


    Craig and Ben do Computer and Technology News, brought to you by SlimWare Utilities, the Official Optimization Software of Computer America, and answer your computer questions!

  • 00:44

    Online Trends for Business

    in Business

    We are half way through 2015. What are the online trends for businesses?  What is everything moving to now and in the future?  Listen in as Video Broadcast Services President, Marcia Hawkins and Vice President, Kyle Clouse discuss important trends that you need to be aware of and how they can impact your business.


    What steps can you take now, to take full advantage of the upcoming trends and put your business miles ahead of your competition?  Much like a day trader watches the stock market, as a business owner you must pay attention to the online trends in order to keep your business viable, flourishing and competitive.

  • 00:49

    Consumer-Driven Health Accounts & Wearables in Wellness

    in Business

    On this week's program, hosts Doug Field, Ron Bachman and Brent Macy are live in the studio with special guests from Flex and Healthiest Employers for conversations on consumer-driven health accounts (HSAs, HRAs and FSAs) and the role of wearable devices in workplace wellness programs.


    The first guest on the show will be David Lindgren, Senior Manager, Compliance & Public Affairs, Flexible Benefit Service Corporation (Flex). With the ACA weighing on employers’ every health care decision, it is no surprise that they are doing whatever they can to stabilize costs for themselves, while better engaging their employees into the cost-sharing process. The integration of consumer-driven health accounts has rapidly emerged at the workplace as a key strategy to combat rising health care costs. As an advocate in this marketplace, Flex pondered how many employers are offering these plans, how offer rates differ by employer size and, in light of the ACA, what the future holds for their growth or demise. In this segment, David and the hosts will discuss the key findings from a recent survey that collected responses from more than 500 employers of all sizes throughout the U.S.


    The second guest on this week's program will be Rod Reasen, Chief Executive Officer of Healthiest Employers. The wearable movement is here. In fact, according to a new survey from Healthiest Employers, 54 percent of employers are looking to purchase wearables in the next twelve months. Yet, only seven percent have a plan to use the data to improve health. In this interview, Rod and the hosts will outline what employers want in an a wearable, the reasons to purchase and how to “connect the dots” between activity and outcomes.