Dec 9, 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.
Nov 25, 2011
Author James Livingston discusses why he's against thriftiness, and how more spending would benefit our economy and souls.
Nov 17, 2011
Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer looks at the pros and cons of buying refurbished items, as she shops for a new (or refurbished) phone.
Nov 16, 2011
Consumer sentiment and spending numbers have been inching higher in the last few weeks. But the ongoing high price of oil could put a cap on that growth.
Nov 15, 2011
NPD Group analyst Marshall Cohen says if debt deal isn't reached, consumers could pull back because of "distractions." But consumers will shop early -- and online.
Sep 16, 2011
With a plethora of deals websites like Groupon out there, it's possible you may never have to pay full price for anything again. But comedian Kristina Wong is tired of all the discounts.
Mar 28, 2011
Here are today's top headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report and around the web...
Jan 19, 2011
We talked to economist Daniel Altman about his latest book "Outrageous Fortunes," where he discusses the trends that he thinks will shape the...
Nov 23, 2010
Increased consumer spending and stronger sales of American goods abroad helped the U.S. economy grow 2.5 percent between July and September, the U...