For many, rebates are worth jumping through some hoops

Feb 9, 2015
Customers often use a rebate to justify buying something they want anyway.

Consumer confidence on the rise at year's end

Dec 30, 2014
“People expect the economy to improve, and their personal finances to improve."

With gas prices down, we're buying more SUVs

Nov 4, 2014
Car buyers are impulsive, but not necessarily 'dumb.'

Retail's new normal

Oct 15, 2014
September retail sales take a slight dip from August.

Do consumers have to shop to save the economy?

Aug 15, 2014
Kai discusses the week that was.

Things your dad likes: Tools, electronics, crackers

Jun 13, 2014
A list of favorite brands of fathers confirms every male stereotype.

PODCAST: The shoppers who never showed

May 13, 2014
China wrangles with its credit bubble. And a look at cities that give budget power directly to citizens.

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Dove tops list of mothers' 10 favorite brands

May 7, 2014
Despite backlash to their "Real Beauty" ad campaign, Dove is the best perceived brand by mothers in the U.S..

The good and bad of rising consumer debt

Feb 19, 2014
Consumer debt is up, particularly among young adults. Is this a good sign?

Looking at no pay for four days, consumers may cut back

Oct 4, 2013
It’s day four of the government shutdown. For the 800,000 furloughed workers, that’s four days without income.