Dec 21, 2011 During the holidays, consumers generate about 25 percent more waste than the rest of the year -- that's a million tons a week of extra stuff. Here are some tips on how to try and keep the waste low.
Dec 19, 2011 A new report shows Americans' feelings of financial security rebounded during November, but only back to the same levels as last year.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Dec 16, 2011 The Core Consumer Price Index tracks all kinds of spending except on food and gas, even though those prices help indicate consumers' choices and attitudes.
Jan 11, 2012 Retailers and mobile apps are making it easier for consumers to shop anywhere and everywhere this holiday season.
Dec 16, 2011 "Buy Local" campaigns across the country have raised awareness about why it matters where we shop.
Dec 13, 2011 A new study shows that gifts that cost more, or take more time to pick out, might not be appreciated anymore than their less-thought-out counterparts.
Dec 14, 2011 American consumer spending is up, but shoppers are more conscious this time around -- and Black Friday might have been the high point of spending for a while.
Dec 13, 2011 The Federal Reserve officials meet today to discuss the slow domestic recovery, the ongoing crisis in Europe, and a plan for better communication surrounding its actions. In Russia, billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov announced he will run for president against Vladimir Putin in next spring's elections. Wall Street types can expect smaller bonuses this year, but many are thankful to just have a job.
Dec 10, 2011 From July to September, American families purchased more, even as their net worth shrank faster than it has at any time since the worst of the financial crisis.