Aug 29, 2014 Spending is weak but income and consumer confidence are high.
Aug 13, 2014 Retail sales stalled last month. They're at their weakest reading since January.
Jan 17, 2014 Even fewer companies control the majority of the whisky market, after Suntory announces it'll purchase Jim Beam.
Sep 4, 2013 The discount retail chain reported better than expected profits today and its stock is up almost five percent at the moment.
Jun 14, 2013 Before we answer the question of whether we can afford the consumer economy, we have to know how much we're spending.
Jun 10, 2013 A Saturday shopping trip started out fairly innocently... and ended with some big questions about our consumer economy and whether it is sustainable long-term.
Jun 9, 2013 Marketplace will spend a week looking at all aspects of the consumer economy -- from businesses to workers to shoppers -- and ask: Can we keep going at this rate?
May 31, 2013 In February, then March, Americans spent more money than the month before. But today there's news that consumer spending dropped a tenth percent in April.
Stacey Vanek Smith
May 17, 2013 Retail sales rose a tenth of a percent in April. Why are people spending more and are they going back into credit card debit over these purchases?
Does Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's $70 million gift to USC stack up to other celebrity endowments? (Infographic)
May 16, 2013 Who else has given millions to universities? Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are in good company.