Oct 4, 2013 It’s day four of the government shutdown. For the 800,000 furloughed workers, that’s four days without income.
Oct 1, 2013 Japan is hiking its national sales tax, from 5 percent all the way to 8 percent.
Aug 9, 2013 As states struggle to raise revenue, should services be subjected to a sales tax like goods?
Jul 15, 2013 Retail sales ticked up 0.4 percent in June but came in below analyst expectations.
Jun 14, 2013 Is spending to give your kids a leg-up worth it? How much would you be willing to sacrifice?
Jun 14, 2013 Mindful consumers put their money where their morals are, but it's not an easy task for those with limited financial resources as two of our listeners reveal.
Jun 10, 2013 Trying to give your children an advantage in growing up makes consuming a competition. When everyone has a tutor, a trainer or a special baseball bat, you can't help but keep up.
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.
May 8, 2013 It's rare these days that legislation flies through the U.S. Senate and gets bipartisan support in the House of Representatives -- but the Internet sales tax bill could do both.