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?
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.
Mar 1, 2012
New government guidelines are taking incandescent bulbs off the market, leaving us with compact fluorescents and LEDs. But now there's a new language for bulb shoppers to learn.
Feb 22, 2012
Richard Curtin of the Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index discusses how the survey gauges consumer hopes and expectations, and what it means in elections.
Feb 20, 2012
A mild-mannered pensioner in China gains national attention for his grumpy-old-man approach to protecting consumers from fraudulent products.
Feb 14, 2012
The government said this morning that retail sales inched up 0.4 percent last month. That was lower than expected.
Jan 5, 2012
Economists are worrying about inflation in the coming year, but a few products will actually be cheaper. What should we buy in 2012?
Dec 30, 2011
A new fee will be hitting some Verizon users paying monthly bills with a credit card. That decision has already caused a bit of consumer backlash.
Dec 19, 2011
A new report shows Americans' feelings of financial security rebounded during November, but only back to the same levels as last year.
Dec 16, 2011
The Core Consumer Price Index tracks all kinds of spending except on food and gas, even though those prices help indicate consumers' choices and attitudes.