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Apple opens Grand Central store

Dec 9, 2011
Drinking the Apple-flavored Kool-Aid.
Posted In: apple, Retail, New York, manhattan

Hybrids win in Exxon Mobil's yearly energy outlook

Dec 8, 2011
Hybrid cars win, coal loses as the world's largest energy company looks to 2040.
Posted In: hybrid cars, Oil, ExxonMobil

Consumer credit hits two-year high

Dec 7, 2011
The amount of money consumers owe in credit -- excluding mortgages -- grew by $7.7 billion in October, hitting a two-year high.
Posted In: consumer, debt, credit card debt

Spending on Christmas 'bling' is up

Dec 6, 2011
Consumers will almost $6 billion dollars on holiday decorations this year - the most in seven years - according to new data from the National Retail Federation
Posted In: Christmas, spending, decorations

First class mail will take longer

Dec 5, 2011
The U.S. Postal Service announced that it would shutter more than half of its processing centers next year increasing the number of days to deliver some mail
Posted In: U.S. Postal Service, Postal Service, mail

Minnesota in the black -- for now

Dec 2, 2011
An unexpected budget surplus sees Minnesota in the black...at least for now.
Posted In: Minnesota, state budgets

November car sales helped by product placement

Dec 1, 2011
Automakers reported big November numbers, and the Jeep Wrangler's starring role in a popular video game may have helped spur the rally.
Posted In: auto sales, video games, call of duty

Layoffs numbers bode ominously

Nov 30, 2011
Planned layoffs are up in 2011 over the previous year -- and there's still a month to go.
Posted In: layoffs, government spending, employment

E-book sales lure once-skeptical authors

Nov 29, 2011
Ray Bradbury's classic "Fahrenheit 451" available as e-book for first time.
Posted In: ebooks, e-books, Books, iPad, Kindle

Product placement takes on new meaning

Nov 28, 2011
Dunder Mifflin, the first name in fictional paper, prepares for a real-world launch.
Posted In: paper, tv, NBC Universal

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The Pulse is a regular feature on the Marketplace Index with David Brancaccio that measures the economy with a daily alternative indicator.