Marketplace for Friday August 29, 2014

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Abercrombie & Fitch
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Personal income and spending seemed to stall in July, according to figures out today. Yet consumers and businesses both say they’re as confident as they’ve been in the economy in years. We dig into the apparent contradiction in terms. Plus, Morgan Stanley has been buying up diesel contracts in Europe. Big time. What does this say about commodity markets and their players. Also,  Abercrombie and Fitch has decided to take the labels off its clothes. The move reflects a trend amongst younger shoppers who are increasingly buying from brands that don’t use a logo, such as Zara or H&M. But it also reflects the company’s recent poor performance.

Micro-unit apartments: Tiny and booming

Cities experiment to accommodate the glut of singles and childless couples.
Posted In: renting, apartments, micro-units

How 'American' is your city?

Someone used data to come up with an answer.
Posted In: American, rankings, cities
Morgan Stanley

Why Morgan Stanley is buying up diesel in Europe

In July and August, the bank has been shopping for, and buying, diesel every day.
Posted In: Morgan Stanley, diesel, Banks
Consumer spending

Consumer spending: what we say vs. what we do

Spending is weak but income and consumer confidence are high.
Posted In: consumer spending, income, consumer confidence

Anti-Bloomberg ad signals new political trend

You don't have to be a candidate to be the target of an attack ad.
Posted In: elections, campaign finance, Citizens United, NRA, Michael Bloomberg

The business of preventing sexual assault on campus

Consultants and app developers are lining up to help schools - and cash in.
Posted In: colleges, sexual assault, apps, News
Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie abandons logos to keep up with the trends

The company is making changes to appease current trends and make money.
Posted In: Abercrombie & Fitch, trends, clothing, fashion

Weekly Wrap: 'Confident but careful' and Snapchat

The week that was in business and the economy.

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