Dec 12, 2014
The monthly Index of Consumer Sentiment has clues about holiday sales numbers.
Nov 28, 2014
Six rules for better shopping.
Aug 6, 2014
One reason Walgreens chose not to move to the UK: it's a consumer-facing company.
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May 30, 2014
Forget the weekends. Spend your money mid-week in order to get the best deals.
Mar 21, 2014
To tip or not to tip? Starbucks is trying to make that decision as easy as a text message.
Mar 7, 2014
Earlier this year, Billboard reported the first drop in digital music sales since the iTunes store made its debut in 2003. CD sales continued their steady decline and overall album sales experienced an 8.4% drop.
Jun 21, 2013
What to do when a negative customer service experience turns into a nightmare? LA Times consumer columnist David Lazarus discusses how to assert your consumer rights to achieve satisfaction.
Jun 14, 2013
Every once in a while we like to take a step back and look at the big picture. This week, the Sustainability desk did just that with "Consumed."
Jun 14, 2013
Can we afford the consumer economy? Yes, but there are costs. And not all of them have dollar signs attached. Let's talk about values.
Jun 13, 2013
Economists love to use the term "opportunity cost." In fact, you've probably heard it before. But what is it exactly? Senior producer and Whiteboard expert Paddy Hirsch explains.