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Support Grows for Electric Car Consumer Rebate in New York

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 03.25.2016 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

As SUVs were gaining momentum in 1998, the Sierra Club issued a press release condemning "greenwashing" by General Motors for using a loophole to meet the federal CAFE standards. This week, the two are working together supporting electric vehicle consumer incentives in New York.

Sales Promotion: An Important Tool in a Marketer's Tool Kit

Ira Kalb | Posted 10.15.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

Sales promotions are incentives aimed at prompting buyers to buy quicker. They often include discounts, rebates, coupons, or free items to incentivize buyers to purchase by a deadline.

California Drought: Does Removing Your Lawn Really Save Water?

Anne Phillips | Posted 05.23.2015 | Green
Anne Phillips

Almost any garden style can work, from Japanese to a modified English cottage garden. You can have a beautiful garden that increases the value of your home and saves you money on water, and helps all of us in California.

6 Rebate Pitfalls to Avoid This Holiday Shopping Season

Jason King | Posted 02.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jason King

Rebate offers always sound enticing, but can turn sour if you aren't able to actually get paid from the offer. Here are six tips to make sure that once all the wrapping paper is cleaned up, you still have a little something to look forward to for yourself.

Keeping Our Promises: Manufacturers Must Pay Rebates & Build Meaningful Connections

Jason King | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jason King

Let's start a "rebate revolution." Let's start by honoring all qualifying rebate claims. Let's make it easy for the consumer by using technology. Your in-store tablets and electronic communications start the process to track and trace rebate claims.

Are Your Sales Incentives Too Scary for Your Customers? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Jason King | Posted 12.30.2013 | Business
Jason King

Too many sales incentives programs are still being built with breakage points that can damage a brand's relationship with their customers. Here's our...

Medicare Part D Is Working for Seniors

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

Since its enactment 10 years ago, the Medicare prescription drug benefit, also known as Part D, has been one of the federal government's greatest successes.

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid Has a Good Week, Mitch McConnell Does Not

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As America's children grow up and enter into the health insurance marketplace on their own, they will be the first generation who simply will not understand what the terms 'pre-existing condition' and 'lifetime cap' mean.

Student Pays Tuition Almost Entirely With Mail-In Rebates

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.13.2012 | Money

Higher education, for the most part, isn't considered to be affordable, but Jonathan Hood, a Ph.D. candidate at Auburn University, found an unconventi...

New Hire Mr. Potter Brings Blue Shield Into The New Year

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 03.03.2012 | Business
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Is it just me or is there something inordinately mean about sending out medical insurance rate hike packages in time for the very last day of the year?

Five Reasons Health Insurance Companies Should Roll Back Rates Now

Ethan Rome | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business
Ethan Rome

It's unconscionable that insurance companies continue to impose double-digit premium hikes on America's families and businesses to pay for their excess profits and financial shell games at a time when consumers and employers are struggling in this tough economy.

Lies, Damned Lies and Republican Hypocrisy

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The Republicans will say and do anything to help their rich friends. In the world of post-shame politics, they're the poster children -- they just don't seem to care how extreme and unconscionable their hypocrisy is.

It's a Good Thing We're Still Talking About the Stimulus

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

What has been absent in the current debate is a shift in how policymakers will think about economic stimulus -- and, particularly, about economic recovery -- in the future.

Marketing in Disguise

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

When marketers knowingly play in the darker parts of the gray to drive sales, they're doing a disservice to the consumer and the industry. A good deal not a good deal when it misinforms consumers.

Congress Passes "Uncle Buck" Bill

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom Gregory

Congress has approved the "Cash For Clunkers" Bill. To qualify, drivers must admit to owning a vehicle whose appearance would be improved by an accident.

Car Confidential

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roseanne Colletti

Many automobile dealers contend it's not that consumers lack money, or credit or jobs, but that they have a serious lack of confidence.

IRS Uses YouTube To Spread Tax Rebate News

USA Today | Erin Kutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The IRS is taking a cue from aspiring comedians and Barack Obama aficionados this week, making use of YouTube to get its message out. The agency prod...

Rebates: What You Need To Know

CNN Money | Jeanne Sahadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Lawmakers have given their final seal of approval to a $170 billion plan intended to spark the slowing economy. The plan's centerpiece: tax rebates. ...