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Independent Stock Research to Reach 21% of the $7.09 billion Research Budget

    In an article about independent stock research in Japan, Wall Street Journal has mentioned that in 2002, U.S. and U.K. asset managers spent $870 million on independent reports, according to Tabb Group.
   

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Teen Ethics Poll: 44% Feel Intense Pressure To Succeed, No Matter the Cost

Some 44% of teens say they feel either a lot or overwhelming pressure to succeed in school, no matter the cost, and more girls than boys feel this heavy burden to succeed, according to the fourth annual “Teen Ethics Poll” released by JA Worldwide™ (Junior Achievement) and Deloitte & Touche USA LLP (Deloitte).

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Insiders Sold $8.4B in Shares Last Month; Highest Sell-Buy Ratio Since 1987 - Bloomberg

Stock sales by America's corporate executives exceeded purchases last month by the widest margin since 1987, suggesting they don't share the confidence of investors who sent the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to a six-year high, writes Bloomberg.

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78 billion Spam Messages a Day; 10 Tips to Survive Holiday Spam

Cybercrooks have a new stocking stuffer for your inbox: spam, viruses and phishing scams. Today, IronPort® Systems Inc., the leading Internet gateway security provider, is publishing a list of tips for avoiding spam and staying safe from online risks. 

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TNS: Internet Advertising up 17.9% in Q3; Total Ad Market up 4%

Total advertising expenditures in the first nine months of 2006 increased 4% to $108.4 billion as compared to the prior year period, according to data released by TNS Media Intelligence. Total ad spending during the third quarter of 2006 was up by 3.8% versus 2005.

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Average Keyword Price For Online Ads Up 16.5% in Q3

The average keyword price paid by online advertisers increased 16.5% percent to $1.48 in the third quarter, according to the Keyword Price Index from Fathom Online.  In Q2 2006, the average keyword price was $1.27, down from $1.39 in 1Q 2006. 

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Private Sector Adds 158,000 Jobs in Nov. - ADP Survey

Total nonfarm private employment grew 158,000 from October to November on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the ADP National Employment Report, prepared by Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC (MA)

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Top 10 Key Business Trends Data Points for Today

Listed below are the top 10 business trends data points for today, culled from the most authoritative business news and data sources. Today's trend data points to private sector jobs, economic growth, holiday spending, CEO pay, home loans, bonds, Yahoo, and Cisco $1B plan for India. 

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