There has been a wave of discount brokerage offers. Now two discount brokers will decrease rates on certain markets to less than fifteen dollars. While this will decrease profit margins, many new accounts are expected to be attracted. Lind-Waldcock, the biggest discount operation, offered a nine dollar rate on gold trades in their November advertising. This is a costly promotion for the firm, as the normal rates for day trade are twenty-five dollars. Other brokers disdain this grocery store merchandising, as they term it, in their industry.
Publication Name: Futures: Magazine of Commodities & Options
Subject: Business, general
Adopting a new set of priorities in the '90s
Married couples pursuing dual careers face the challenge of balancing their commitments at work with the demands of family life. Key factors which need to be considered in dealing with this challenge include shared goals, local living and working environment, and commitment to essential values in a relationship. Communication also plays an important role in terms of dividing tasks at home. Working couples should have a shared understanding of individual and common priorities to have a harmonious relationship.
Publication Name: Quality Progress
Subject: Engineering and manufacturing industries
Baseball's glory days are ... now: the 1996 season is the most spectacular in the game's history for the simple reason: the players hit, field, run and pitch better than ever
The notion that baseball's best days were when the players were white men who played in northern cities is exploded. Today's game is analyzed and five players highlighted. They include Albert Belle of the Cleveland Indians, Todd Hundley of the NY Mets, and Alex Rodriguez of the Seattle Mariners.
Publication Name: The New York Times Magazine
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