Grains mixed livestock mixed

CHICAGO — Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec. delivery was off .20 cent at $4.88 a bushel; Dec. corn was up 1.20 cents at $3.7240 a bushel; Dec. oats rose 1.20 cents at $2.7620 a bushel; while Nov. soybeans fell 2.8720 cents at 8.8720 a bushel.Beef was mixed and pork was lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Oct. live cattle was off .17 cent at $0.9985 a pound; Sep. feeder cattle was up 1.02 cents at $1.4030 a pound; Oct. lean hogs fell .40 cent at .6240 a pound.The Associated Press read more

Goodman lecture looks at effectiveness of online reviews

Online product reviews play an important role in consumer decision-making.The next instalment of the Goodman Luncheon Speaker Series will examine how reviewers taking the perspective of future consumers helps improve overall review helpfulness.Han Zhang, a Professor in Technology and Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will present his co-authored paper “Stepping out of one’s own shoes: How changing perspectives changes online reviews” on Friday, Sept. 28.The speaker series provides an informal opportunity to listen to and discuss recent advances in research, teaching and practices with international business colleagues.The talk will run from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Goodman School of Business Room 310. Goodman faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend.Brock community members interested in attending the talk can email Jennifer Brisson at jbrisson@brocku.ca to reserve a seat. read more