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Which? says most comparison sites are a ‘waste of time’

“Go Compare has removed its online holiday comparison tool after being been ranked the worst of the leading travel comparison sites in the Which? survey” writes Antonia Wilson for theguardian.com. Most travel comparison websites are a waste of time and fail to find the cheapest prices, according to new research from Which?. Which? found the best overall travel comparison site was Skyscanner, which was also the only site to receive four stars for value for money.Of the hotel comparison sites, Kayak was found to offer the best rates, finding the…

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Google Hasn’t Learned From Its $2.7 Billion Fine, EU Shopping Rivals Say

“Remember the $2.7 billion fine the European Union imposed on Google in 2017, for unfairly promoting its price comparison service, Google Shopping, over competitors’ sites?” writes Stan Schroeder for mashable.com. “Google abused its market dominance as a search engine by promoting its own comparison shopping service in its search results, and demoting those of competitors,” Vestager said at the time.But despite the company’s claims that this has boosted the rivals’ traffic, the group undersigning the letter says this hasn’t happened, forcing “more and more” comparison shopping services to exit the…

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AIG vs The Hartford: A Detailed Comparison Of Revenues

“AIG has higher revenues and a much more diversified business model compared to its peer” writes Trefis Team for nasdaq.com. Per Trefis, AIG’s Revenues (shows key revenue components) are expected to cross $49.7 billion in 2019 – leading to an EPS of $4.70 for the year.Further, it has maintained its lead primarily due to notably higher General Insurance revenues. Source: nasdaq.com

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Trump China tariff rates nearing levies that worsened Depression

“The Trump administration is scheduled to raise tariffs on Chinese imports on Sunday to rates not seen since the notorious Smoot-Hawley tariffs enacted in 1930” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Currently about half of all of U.S. imports from China are covered by tariffs instituted under the Trump administration.Like 1930, the U.S. is seeking to keep Chinese imports out — pure and simple.”. The key difference is that Smoot-Hawley covered all imports, while the Trump ones focus on China exclusively. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Google accused of failing to comply with EU shopping ruling by rivals

“Shopping comparison sites accused Google in an open letter on Friday of failing to comply with a major EU ruling about how the internet giant displays shopping services” reports cnet.com. “To help drive awareness amongst merchants who are unfamiliar with these new opportunities, we’re currently offering incentives for them to work with comparison shopping services.The commission’s decision requires Google to put measures in place to remedy what its investigation concluded were the company’s illegal activities. Source: cnet.com

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Comparison to Bay County election is ludicrous | Letters

“This in no way compares with the incompetence of Broward County to in the least to comply with the rule of law regarding elections” writes South Florida Sun-sentinel for sun-sentinel.com. Geller, how dare you compare our election malaise with Bay County, an area that has been devastated by a natural occurrence and in extenuating circumstances allowed 150 voters an exception to declare their intentions. Source: sun-sentinel.com

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Big fish oil study unveiled in Chicago shows promise in heart disease prevention

“But Nissen, who is leading another fish oil study, is using corn oil as a comparison” writes Marilynn Marchione for suntimes.com. There were fewer heart attacks in the fish oil group — 145 versus 200 in the comparison group.Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Major studies presented Saturday in Chicago provided long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients.The other study used olive oil, which might have helped that comparison group do better, possibly masking any benefit to the others from fish oil.Fish oil taken…

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57% increase in TE’s debts in H1 2018

“The liquidity of the company during the first half of this year reached EGP 925m compared to EGP 2.2bn during the comparison period of last year” writes Mohamed Alaa El-din for dailynewsegypt.com. As for the enterprise sector of TE, a weak growth of 2% took place during the first half of 2018 compared to the same period of 2017.According to the official, the revenues of the sector reached EGP 1.2bn during the first half of this year compared to EGP 1.1bn in the comparison period in 2017.The net debts of…

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We compared Southwest Airlines’ 3 credit cards — and one of them stands out as the clear winner

“Southwest Last month, Southwest Airlines and Chase introduced a new premium credit card for frequent flyers, the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card” writes Insider Picks for businessinsider.com. However, Southwest and Chase still have two other credit cards — the Rapid Rewards Plus card and the Rapid Rewards Premier. Source: businessinsider.com

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