Plug-in electric vehicle (EV) sales have jumped 29 percent in the United States in the first several months of 2016 over last year -- and a whopping 49 percent increase globally. Consumer Federation of America just released a reportShow More Summary
Publisher malaise towards ad blockers doesn't seem to have lessened consumer appetites for downloading them. Ad blocking usage jumped 11 percent in the past year, according to a new report from Adobe and anti-ad blocking firm PageFair,...Show More Summary
The digital ad industry's biggest trade group says consumers want to see more commercials they can immerse themselves within — as long as they're done right. A new report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau on Monday pointed to substantial...Show More Summary
Reports this week feature consumer spending, business investment and new-home sales.
Today’s consumers are much more self-directed in their buying habits, leveraging the internet and mobile technologies to research, review, interact and buy the products and services they need or want. As a result, many brands and marketers are shifting their marketing tactics to join consumers on their buying journey, rather than interrupting their day with [...]Show More Summary
There is no benefit to splurging on premium gasoline in a vehicle designed to run on regular-grade fuel, yet in the last year, over 16 million American drivers wasted more than $2.1 billion dollars doing just that. Those consumers ‘upgrading’...Show More Summary
The amount of information, choice and technological opportunities that are available today make nearly everyone expect more. It’s no longer enough to put products out on display and expect consumers to buy. To enrich the understanding...Show More Summary
The US health industry is undergoing seismic change and consumers are playing a critical role in this transformation, according to PwC. The new report, “Surviving seismic change: Winning a piece of the $5 trillion US health ecosystem,” published...Show More Summary
Salesforce is rumored to be one of the parties interested in buying Twitter, according to a CNBC report on Friday. Why in the world would Salesforce, a business software company mostly used by salespeople, be interested in a consumer...Show More Summary
Samsung said it received 'at least' 26 false reports of the Galaxy Note 7 exploding in 15 countries. Samsung Electronics had 26 false reports from consumers alleging that their Galaxy Note 7 caught fire since its recall announcementShow More Summary
France's economy contracted by 0.1 percent in the second quarter, France's Insee statistics agency. Friday's reporting revises an initial estimate of zero growth, suggesting both consumers and businesses held back spending from April through June.
For those who are interested in learning more about where their family came from using a genetics test, but don't want all the other reports 23andMe offers, the company has a test for that. 23andMe, a consumer genetics company, saidShow More Summary
Security breach at internet company could affect several hundred million customers, reports say
I was raised by careful shoppers in a home where Consumer Reports magazine was like a second Bible. Cars, a new washer and dryer, and a vacuum cleaner to handle the then-new orange shag carpeting were not purchased without first consulting this venerable institution of objective product testing. Show More Summary
Freddie Mac reports falling mortgage rates. Consumers still have access to rates near all-time lows.
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We have reported in the past on consumers taking Microsoft to court claiming compensation for issues which they relate to the free Windows 10 upgrade Microsoft offered between June 2015 and July 2016, a push which the Electronic Freedom Foundation called “trampl(ing) on essential aspects of modern computing: user choice and privacy.” Now in research commissioned […]
The primary suitor reported to be considering a deal to buy Jessica Alba's consumer products company just bought an Honest competitor.
Earlier this week, we reported that HP printers had started rejecting replacement ink cartridges that aren’t manufactured by the vendor. Consumer rights advocacy group CHOICE is now investigating HP for potentially breaching Australian Consumer Laws. Read on to find out more. More »
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