* Moody’s list of at-risk companies – with CFRs of B3 or lower – grew during 2014 but not severely, up from 146 in March 2013 to 174 as of 12/1/14. Moody’s says low interest rates and ample liquidity are helping, and the new total is well below the post-crisis peak of 290 troubled companies.
* Consumers are less satisfied with those selling goods and services, says the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Satisfaction was reported down 0.7% for Q3 – ASCI says this could be a drag on overall economic improvement as unsatisfied consumers curtail spending.
* Cox Enterprises pulled in $1.7M in support of men’s health organization Movember Foundation. Movember raised $885K and the James M. Cox Foundation matched it.
* AudioBoom, a social audio platform, is turning its national sales representation over to AdLarge Media. The services has personalization and sharing features with multiple opportunities for advertiser participation.