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Do Americans accumulate too much stuff?

Jul 13, 2012
There are some recent findings out that Americans have, well, just too much stuff -- and that a huge number of garages in America can't even fit cars because they are so filled with junk.
Posted In: consumer behavior, middle class, homes, mid-day extra

The appeal of picking the first option

Jul 11, 2012
We live in a world full of options: 50 different kinds of cereal, hundreds of iPhone apps. But a new study has found that people consistently choose the options that are thrown at us first.
Posted In: mid-day extra, poor choices, study

Wireless providers have doubts about texting campaign donations

Jul 9, 2012
About a month back, the Federal Election Commission approved a proposal to allow campaign contributions via text message. Both Obama and Romney camps have showed their support for the plan. But now Reuters is reporting that wireless carriers in the country might not be so easy to convince.
Posted In: campaign contributions, text messages, 2012 election, mid-day extra

One solution to the nation's unemployment problem

Jul 6, 2012
So as this unemployment report continues to show stagnant growth, many politicians, experts, armchair economists are chiming in on the best way to solve the unemployment problem in the U.S. One idea being floated is inspired by Germany: working fewer hours.
Posted In: Jobs, Labor Department, Unemployment, mid-day extra

Hybrid car buyers aren't the most loyal

Apr 10, 2012
Turns out, many Americans who purchase a hybrid car end up going back to a non-hybrid the next time they hit the car lot.
Posted In: hybrid cars, cars, car sales, mid-day extra

The psychology behind Greg Smith's op-ed

Mar 15, 2012
What kind of emotions and thoughts lie behind a high-profile resignation?
Posted In: mid-day extra, Goldman Sachs, psychology, corporate

U.K. Starbucks locations start playing the name game

Mar 14, 2012
In the U.K. today, where Starbucks has just started writing customers' names on their coffee cups for the first time.
Posted In: starbucks, London, coffee, mid-day extra

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