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High oil prices could hurt consumer spending

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.
Posted In: Oil, consumer spending

Retail analysts say consumers are dipping into savings

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.
Posted In: Retail, consumer spending

Suffering from discount fatigue

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.
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The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy by Daniel Altman

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...
Posted In: brain drain, capitalism, China, consumer spending, Daniel Altman, European Union, global economy

U.S. economy grew by 2.5 percent from July-September

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...
Posted In: consumer spending, Economy, GDP

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