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Bed Bath & Beyond: Gross Margin Pressures Seen In Sluggish Consumer Spending

By Seth Golden: Since last reporting on Bed Bath & Beyond's (NASDAQ:BBBY) recent performance and prospects for the future, Capital Ladder Advisory Group (for which I am employed) recently found more cause for concern at the home goods retailer. Show More Summary

The "Real" Retail Story: The Consumer Economy Remains At A Recessionary Level

Earlier this month, Retail Sales missed expectations for the 3rd month in a row, essentially flat on the month. As Doug Short rhetorically asks 'how much insight into the US economy does the nominal retail sales report offer?' With the...Show More Summary

Going Shopping? Here’s Where You’ll Find September Deals

Do you plan to spend your Labor Day weekend shopping? If so, there are certain things that you’ll find great deals on as the calendar flips from August to September. Our power-shopping colleagues down the hall at Consumer Reports recommend looking for gas grills, digital cameras, bicycles, and small electronics. Show More Summary

"Economic Pilot in Reverse": US Consumer Spending Unexpectedly Dips; Zero for 79

Mainstream media headlines in the last two days offer an amusing look at GDP forecasts. GDP Stronger Than Expected Yesterday, the Financial Times reported US Rebound Stronger than First Thought. The US economy’s second quarter bounce...Show More Summary

The TSA Has Your iPhone

2 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

According to Consumer Reports, 2013 saw some 4.5 million smartphones reported lost or stolen. 2014's numbers are expected to be even higher, especially with the debut of a new iPhone this autumn. If you've long thought your phone had...Show More Summary

Energy-efficient set-top boxes cut consumer energy costs by $168M, says NCTA report

While the debate over how much energy set-top boxes consume will continue, a new National Cable Telecommunications Association (NCTA) report revealed that energy-efficient set-top boxes helped consumers save $168 million in energy costs last year.

US stocks head higher, brushing off Ukraine tensions

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

New York (AFP) - US stocks opened slightly higher Friday, despite an escalation in Ukraine tensions and a disappointing report on consumer spending in July.

THE E-COMMERCE DEMOGRAPHICS REPORT: Men Turn Out To Be The Real Mobile Power Shoppers, Not Women

The conventional wisdom is that women account for the lion's share of consumer spending, including online purchases. But it turns out that men are the power shoppers when it comes to purchases made on smartphones and tablets. In a new report, BI Intelligence breaks down the demographics of U.S. Show More Summary

Racism, sexism, discrimination reported at federal agency

Employees from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, America's newest federal agency and pet project of Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, are seeking protection from "racially offensive, sexist, or discriminatory behavior," according to internal agency documents and interviews obtained by the Washington Times. Show More Summary

Fighter Jets Chase Inebriated Passengers

A Sunwing Airlines flight to Cuba was forced to return to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport Wednesday night. It was reported that two female passengers, thought to be in their mid 20s, went to a lavatory, consumed a bit too much alcohol, lit a cigarette, set off a smoke alarm and then got into a physical [...]

How To Tell If That Used Car You're Going To Buy Has Hidden Flood Damage

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

We recently reported about a dealership in NJ that was caught selling flooded cars to consumers without disclosing the damage. Unfortunately this is not some rare anomaly, so how do you know if the used car you're buying was in a major storm? Read more...

2015 Ford F-150 Customer Orders Delayed Until February

Did you put in your order for the new aluminum 2015 Ford F-150? If so, you may be waiting a bit longer to join the Overlord of Truck Mountain in its court. Automotive News reports all fleet and some retail consumers who put their orders...Show More Summary

Update: RadioShack Seeking Emergency Financing To Stave Off Bankruptcy

By Bargain Bin: Troubled consumer electronics retailer RadioShack (NYSE:RSH) is reportedly talking with a large shareholder, Standard General LP, about a possible rescue financing package. Without some sort of cash infusion, RadioShack would likely face liquidity issues in the near future. Show More Summary

Kourtney Kardashian Asking Booze-Drenched Scott Disick To Enter Rehab After Recent Tumble Off The Wagon

Scott Disick’s road to recovery continues to be a jagged one. As we previously reported, Kourtney Kardashian’s handsome baby daddy was hospitalized earlier this summer after allegedly consuming… READ ON

Update: Intel's New Initiatives In IoT - Smart Bracelet And World's Smallest Modem

By BB Research: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is expected to announce its new luxury smart bracelet in the next few weeks, according to a person familiar with the matter, reports CNET. In January at the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel first announced...Show More Summary

Consumer Staples Sector

By David Trainer: The Consumer Staples sector ranks first out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Very Attractive rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 10 ETFs and 15 mutual funds in the Consumer Staples sector as of July 17, 2014. Show More Summary

Consumer Reports says Ram 1500 tops fuel economy fight [w/video]

Consumer Reports takes its independent vehicle testing procedures seriously. In an era when we have to question the EPA's official ratings thanks to recent re-evaluations from Ford and Hyundai, an independent voice is important. So,Show More Summary

Oil rises before US crude inventories report

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Global oil prices climbed on Wednesday as dealers awaited the latest US stockpiles report for clues about demand in the world's top crude consumer. Brent North Sea crude for October added 10 cents to $102.60 per barrel in late morning London deals. Show More Summary

Amazon's Used Textbooks Are Consistently Cheaper Than Other Retailers

College textbooks are prohibitively expensive sometimes, but according to Consumer Reports, if you want the cheapest prices, Amazon tends to be the best reality for the job. Read more...

RadioShack Shareholder Negotiating Rescue Package: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - RadioShack Corp's second-largest shareholder, Standard General LP, is negotiating a rescue package with investors to help the consumer electronics retailer ward off bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Show More Summary

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