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Tesla, Porsche and Genesis top Consumer Reports owner satisfaction survey

“Tesla swept Consumer Reports’ latest Ownership Satisfaction Survey results, notching the top spot among brands evaluated” writes Sven Gustafson for autoblog.com. Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing for Consumer Reports, told USA Today those brands suffered by introducing cheaper vehicles.In the brand survey, Chrysler rose four places to No. 4 on strong customer satisfaction with the Pacifica minivan, while Hyundai tumbled 11 spots to No. 24 and Lexus fell eight places to 18th.Porsche and Genesis, Hyundai’s new luxury spinoff, rounded out the top three brands.Not surprisingly, most of those cars,…

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3 ways to be incredibly happy in retirement — from people who’ve already retired

“What’s more, health status was even more likely to lead to retirement satisfaction than good relationships or leisure spending” writes Walter Updegrave for businessinsider.com. According to a recent Nationwide Retirement Institute survey, a third of recent retirees say that health problems are interfering with their retirement.Other research bears out just how much good health is linked to retirement happiness.And if that relationship is sour, it will likely be harder for you to truly savor other aspects of retirement.There are other ways aside from those mentioned in this paper that may also…

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Are we happier after the Brexit vote? Only in England, official figures claim

“It found life satisfaction edged up to a high of 7.69 out of 10 in the year to June, from 7.65 a year ago” writes Richard Partington for theguardian.com. However, the changes are led by improvements in England, as the only part of the UK to record improved ratings for life satisfaction, happiness and a sense that what we do in life is worthwhile. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Sports bar customers loathe

“Consumer Reports polled people on their least favorite restaurants and fast-food chains in America” writes Mandi Kerr for cheatsheet.com. They have determined their least favorite fast-food and full service restaurants, and responded to three surveys to offer their opinions.The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated customers overall satisfaction with restaurants. Source: cheatsheet.com Share This:

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Amazing! American investors are really happy, report finds

“A raging stock market has investors more satisfied with their finances than they have been in decades” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. The primary contributor to the boost is the stock market, measured by a proprietary large-cap stock index.AICPA’s real estate index made the largest gain this quarter, thanks to gains in the market value of real estate that exceeded increases in outstanding payments on mortgages.The index tracks data such as large-cap stock movement, personal taxation rates and the expectations of corporate executives and CPAs.That index is composed of the…

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The Free Meal, Long Gone, Returns on Some Airlines

“Despite some well-publicized debacles, as when a passenger was dragged from an overbooked United flight, satisfaction with airlines has been inching up” writes Julie Weed for nytimes.com. That is the finding of the annual study by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, which provides data on consumer satisfaction with the quality of products and services in 43 industries.American Airlines introduced complimentary main cabin meals in May to customers flying between Los Angeles or San Francisco, and Kennedy International Airport in New York. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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Brexit and Trump cause UK and US to plummet down migrant satisfaction tables

“The political instability caused by Brexit in the UK and Donald Trump’s presidency in the US has played a major role in causing the two nations to plummet down migrant satisfaction tables” writes Data Journalist for telegraph.co.uk. The UK ranks 54th when it comes to migrants’ overall satisfaction with life in the country according to InterNations’ Expat Insider survey for 2017, down from 33rd place last year. Carried out before the 2017 general election, the survey reveals a 30 percentage point drop in expats’ satisfaction with political stability – one of the…

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POLL: Most French now dissatisfied with Macron…

“The poll, conducted by Ifop for newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD) showed Macron’s dissatisfaction rating at 57 percent, 14 percentage points worse than Ifop’s last poll in July” writes Min Read for reuters.com. The Ifop poll showed the cumulative drop in Macron’s popularity ratings since May was bigger than that of previous president Francois Hollande over the same period of his tenure. The poll also showed a drop in popularity for Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, with 47 percent expressing satisfaction with him – down 9 points from last month.Forty…

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The 10 best tech jobs in America right now

“Below are the 10 best tech jobs in America among Glassdoor’s overall list” writes Rachel Gillett for businessinsider.com. According to Glassdoor’s list of the 50 best jobs in America, there are tons of job openings across various industries for people with tech skills — and these workers are compensated very well for their know-how.The number of job openings per job title represents active job listings on Glassdoor as of January 1, 2017.You don’t have to work for a major tech company to get a job you love in tech.For a job title to…

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Tesla is now letting customers contact executives with their complaints

“McNeill encouraged Tesla owners to still explore traditional customer service or repair channels, but said owners can now use a new Executive Escalation feature through their Tesla account” writes Danielle Muoio for businessinsider.my. Those who own a Tesla report high satisfaction with the brand, according to a 2016 Consumer Reports Owner Satsifaction survey.Tesla is doubling down on its customer service efforts as it ramps up production for the new Model 3. Source: businessinsider.my Share This:

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