Lid on pay pressures remains clamped down
Continued low inflation is keeping pay settlements down, with a 3% median review, despite the active economic growth and shortages in the labor market. The media focus on a couple of big settlements and the forecasts of a wage-price spiral seem unfounded given that the median review has continued to be 3% for the three month period ending Jul 1997. This is true for the private and service sectors. However, there have been increases in the weighted median, the upper quartile and the inter- quartile range.
Publication Name: Pay and Benefits Bulletin
Accessoies: Focus on Furniture
Consumer electronics dealers believe that furniture has not kept pace in styling or price with the upscale equipment housed in the furniture. The price of furniture for more expensive equipment can be higher. Some dealers employ cabinetmakers to build display cabinets more to their liking. Despite interest in higher priced furniture many dealers remain faithful to promotional vinyl covered products.
Publication Name: Consumer Electronics Monthly
Subject: Electronics and electrical industries
The predator's ball club
Wayne Huizenga believes in an aggressive business strategy. His numerous business interests all grew from small enterprises to large holdings. His aversion to debt has also helped build up his assets. These practices characterize his recent acquisition of the Florida Marlins baseball team.
Publication Name: M
Subject: General interest
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