Time context has a tremendous amount to do with the relevance of a brand.
The Story: On June 18 the Federal Communications Commission adopted a rule to protect consumers against unwanted robocalls and spam texts. The ruling was spurred by an outpouring from consumers, who lodged more than 215,000 complaints about unwanted calls in 2014 alone.
Going to the store with a list in hand is a way to stay on track when shopping, but human nature often intervenes and consumers tend to make unplanned purchases that were clearly not on the list.
...retailers' social media efforts can have a significant influence on where shoppers spend their money.
Retailers should consider offering unplanned items to shoppers later in their trips, or promoting apps that keep track of shopping and allow the retailer to make targeted suggestions.
The Story: Amid extensive media coverage of highly complex issues related to prescription pain medications, on Tuesday, June 9, the Florida Board of Pharmacy convened the Controlled Substances Standards Committee—comprised of pharmacists, doctors, wholesalers and chain pharmacy groups—to hear public comments from patients who said they had a legitimate need for medications and yet encountered difficulties in getting their prescriptions filled.
In 1965, President Johnson signed legislation to establish Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for low-income adults, children, pregnant women and people with disabilities. Since then, these programs have transformed the delivery of healthcare in the United States and have greatly reduced the number of uninsured Americans.
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