Distribution Hubs, MacBook Pro Price Slashed, Slow Retail Growth, Credit Score Inaccuracy

A lesson learned from Hurricane Sandy

Companies have begun to add distribution hubs to their supply chains. This “just-in-case” management will allow them to keep store shelves stocked with merchandise despite any potential disruptions in the distribution markets.

In other words, Apple is having a sale

A drastic decline in Mac sales over the holiday quarter has prompted Apple, Inc. to cut the price of its 13-inch MacBook Pro by $200. Among investors, the worry is that the Apple’s iPad is “cannibalizing its Mac range.”

As far as shopping goes, job growth balances out increased taxes

Retail sales in the U.S. have slowed down after January’s increase in payroll taxes. However, job gains have softened the blow, and retailers such as Gap and Target are still seeing growth in sales.

Could your credit score be inaccurate?

In a new report by the Federal Trade Commission on credit accuracy, 26 percent of the 1,001 participants have found an error in their credit files. What’s more, according to the FTC, “for 5.2 percent of participants, the errors were serious enough that it made them appear more risky and thus resulted in them having to pay more for products such as auto loans and insurance.”

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