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A sign inviting job applications is posted in the window of a Domino's Pizza in Albany, California.

Consumer confidence on the rise at year's end

Dec 30, 2014
“People expect the economy to improve, and their personal finances to improve."
Posted In: consumer confidence, consumer behavior, unemployement
2014 Dodge Ram

With gas prices down, we're buying more SUVs

Nov 4, 2014
Car buyers are impulsive, but not necessarily 'dumb.'
Posted In: crude oil, gas prices, consumer spending, consumer behavior
Alex Martinez, 18, celebrates being the first person with new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in the Puerta del Sol Apple Store in Madrid, Spain. Overall retail sales this month weren't strong, but still did better than expected.

Retail's new normal

Oct 15, 2014
September retail sales take a slight dip from August.
Posted In: retail sales, consumer spending, consumer behavior
American consumers

Do consumers have to shop to save the economy?

Aug 15, 2014
Kai discusses the week that was.
Posted In: world economy, consumer behavior
Father's Day Tools

Things your dad likes: Tools, electronics, crackers

Jun 13, 2014
A list of favorite brands of fathers confirms every male stereotype.
Posted In: father's day, branding, consumer behavior
Consumer Spending Rises Sharply During Month Of March

PODCAST: The shoppers who never showed

May 13, 2014
China wrangles with its credit bubble. And a look at cities that give budget power directly to citizens.
Posted In: consumer behavior, China, budget

Dove tops list of mothers' 10 favorite brands

May 7, 2014
Despite backlash to their "Real Beauty" ad campaign, Dove is the best perceived brand by mothers in the U.S..
Posted In: mother's day, mothers, consumer behavior, Dove

The good and bad of rising consumer debt

Feb 19, 2014
Consumer debt is up, particularly among young adults. Is this a good sign?
Posted In: debt, consumer behavior, young adults

Looking at no pay for four days, consumers may cut back

Oct 4, 2013
It’s day four of the government shutdown. For the 800,000 furloughed workers, that’s four days without income.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, consumer behavior

Should services be taxed like goods?

Aug 9, 2013
As states struggle to raise revenue, should services be subjected to a sales tax like goods?
Posted In: sales tax, consumer behavior

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