Apr 16, 2012 Retail numbers faced their second month of strength in March, helped by the warm weather and the early Easter holiday.
Mar 16, 2012 The Consumer Price Index is out this morning. With higher consumer prices comes rising inflation, but how big of a threat is that to the average American's way of life?
Mar 16, 2012 Consumer prices rose by the most in 10 months in February, and rising gas prices were to blame for most of that change.
Mar 2, 2012 New government guidelines are taking incandescent bulbs off the market, leaving us with compact fluorescents and LEDs. But now there's a new language for bulb shoppers to learn.
Feb 22, 2012 Richard Curtin of the Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index discusses how the survey gauges consumer hopes and expectations, and what it means in elections.
Feb 20, 2012 A mild-mannered pensioner in China gains national attention for his grumpy-old-man approach to protecting consumers from fraudulent products.
Feb 14, 2012 The government said this morning that retail sales inched up 0.4 percent last month. That was lower than expected.
Jan 5, 2012 Economists are worrying about inflation in the coming year, but a few products will actually be cheaper. What should we buy in 2012?
Dec 30, 2011 A new fee will be hitting some Verizon users paying monthly bills with a credit card. That decision has already caused a bit of consumer backlash.