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Weekly Wrap: Comsumers, Congress and commodities

Dec 12, 2014
A discussion of highlights from the week's news.
Posted In: consumers, Congress, commodities

What kind of shopping mall is successful today?

Dec 16, 2013
Malls have become more nimble, offering specialized services and experiences you can't find online.
Posted In: shopping mall, consumers, Retail

Is the all-you-can-eat model ever a good idea?

May 9, 2012
Unlimited data plans, unlimited airline miles, all-you-can eat buffets -- looking at the logic (or lack of) behind companies that launch all-you-can-eat plans.
Posted In: unlimited, all-you-can-eat, AT&T, American Airlines, consumers

Economists say consumers will start spending

Nov 11, 2011
The Marketplace Daily Pulse is up today. The U.S. consumer - that beaten-down, bedraggled, hopeless character - seems to be getting a shot of opt...
Posted In: consumers, Marketplace Daily Pulse, Retail

Apple launches Mac App store, but not without a glitch

Jan 6, 2011
Apple didn't have to attend the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to make headlines. The company simply took advantage of opportune ti...
Posted In: apple, apps, consumers, iPad, iPhone, mac

Green v. Green : Environment v. Sales

Oct 5, 2010
This final note today. A lesson in how going green can come with some corporate pitfalls. Frito Lay announced today it's getting rid of the plant...
Posted In: consumers, Environment, sales, Sun Chips