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Oil prices jump despite expected lower demand

Aug 13, 2012
Oil prices have jumped to a three month high in overseas trading. Brent Crude is at $114 a barrel this morning, despite forecasts that say global oil demand will be lower than first expected.
Posted In: Oil, consumer

The top 10 consumer complaints of 2011

Aug 1, 2012
What, as a consumer, annoys you most? A survey of the top ten consumer complaints from the Consumer Federation of America hopes to shine some light.
Posted In: consumer

Antsy consumers prompt weak corporate results

Jul 30, 2012
As companies miss their sales targets, more are citing weak consumer confidence as the reason for lower expected profits this year.
Posted In: consumer

Chinese exports help boost economy over India

Jul 18, 2012
It wasn't long ago that many thought India's growth rates could surpass those of its long-time rival, China. But China retains the upper hand in that relationship, thanks in part to its exports.
Posted In: India, China, consumer, toys

U.S. retail sales slipped again in June

Jul 16, 2012
Reports from the Commerce Department show that retail sales are down for the third straight month. They slipped a half percent in June.
Posted In: consumer, commerce, Retail

Study: More consumers using public spaces as work spaces

May 9, 2012
Have you gone to a cafe and found there are no seats left because people are using tables as their work spaces? We speak with Merlyn Griffiths from UNC Greensboro about a study she conducted on this phenomenon.
Posted In: cafe, consumer, consumer behavior

Are wholesale clubs worth the membership price?

Apr 25, 2012
More than 120 million Americans are members at wholesale clubs like Costco, Sam's Club and BJ's -- and they're each potentially saving thousands of dollars a year at the register.
Posted In: consumer, Costco, sam's club, wholesale club, supermarket

Retail numbers stay strong in March

Apr 16, 2012
Retail numbers faced their second month of strength in March, helped by the warm weather and the early Easter holiday.
Posted In: Retail, consumer

Consumer Price Index bumps up, gas prices to blame

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.
Posted In: consumer prices, inflation, gas prices, consumer

As inflation rises this year, should we be worried?

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?
Posted In: consumer, food prices, inflation

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