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What You Should Know About Rent-To-Own Retail Models: Extra Costs, High Interest Rates

Rent-to-own stores offer cash-strapped consumers the ability to take home a new refrigerator, living room furniture set and hundred of other items by allowing them to pay a little each month. But, as we’ve reported in the past, what seems like a convenient years-long payment plan often adds hundreds – even thousands – of dollars to the price tag … [More]

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ — WB Knowing It Was Bad Is A Slap In The Face To Consumers

With reports surfacing earlier about Warner Bros knowing the broken state in which Batman: Arkham Knight released on PC, it begs the question to be asked: Why did Warner Bros even feign ignorance when it came time to pull the game from...Show More Summary

HTC 'Aero' News: New Smartphone Joining 'One' Series

After disappointing sales of its recent flagship device, the HTC One M9, HTC may be trying to win back consumers to its fold by releasing another new smartphone before the end of the year. According to a report in Tech Times, HTC's CEO recently revealed to the company's investors that a new "hero" smartphone will be released in fall of this year.

The Lesser Of Two Streaming Evils: Why .002 Is Greater Than .001 And Why 90 Days Is Better Than Forever…

There’s been a lot of talk and understandable dissent surrounding Apple’s free tier payment of the reported.002 per play during each consumers 90 day free trial period. We now live in a world of lessor evils, says David Lowery. ________________________________________________ Guest Post by David Lowery from The Trichordist. Here...

Newer cars by Audi, BMW, Subaru burn too much oil: Consumer Reports

Newer cars aren't supposed to need more oil between oil changes, but Consumer Reports found that some engines - mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru - require an extra quart as often as once a month.

Zuckerberg: News Articles Must Load Faster

18 hours agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

In a Facebook question and answer session, Mark Zuckerberg addressed the future of news reporting. In short, he said everything must be faster. The Facebook boss said that overall, consumers feel that reading news articles is too slow. “If you’re using our mobile app and you tap on a photo, it typically loads immediately,” wrote Zuckerberg. Show More Summary

Study Uncovers Side Effects From TV Binging

A new study sheds light on some side effects from binging on TV programming — which the study also says, not surprisingly, is on the rise. MediaPost reports that while binging “can bring much joy to consumers, it can also...

Consumer Reports: Nearly 1.5M Vehicles Have Higher-Than-Average Oil Consumption

When I first started driving, I remember being told to change my car’s oil every 3,000 miles. More than a dozen years later – and after several advancements in vehicle production – most cars can go 5,000 miles to 10,000 miles before they need a fresh dose of oil. But according to a new analysis from Consumer Reports, those mileage … [More]

Consumer Reports lists models with excessive oil consumption

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

BMW and Audi models dominate the top of the ranks, with much higher rates of oil consumption than the average for their respective model years

U.S. consumer confidence improves in June

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence strengthened in June, bolstered by an improving jobs market, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index ofconsumer attitudes rose to 101.4, matching the level set in March and higher than a downwardly revised 94.3 in May. Show More Summary

Consumer Reports Finds Some Newer Cars Burn Too Much Oil

Rick Bowmer/APSubaru Foresters sit on the lot at Nate Wade Subaru in Salt Lake City. DETROIT -- Newer cars aren't supposed to burn oil, but Consumer Reports magazine found that some engines mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru force their...Show More Summary

What you should (and shouldn’t) buy online

Over the years, online shopping has radically changed the way we shop, but before you carelessly tap in your credit card digits to place an online order, check out what Consumer Reports says are the...

Will Google’s News Lab Change Journalism?

Google unveiled a new program targeted to journalists this week, dubbed News Lab. There’s been an ongoing effort by media companies new and old to “disrupt” the way news is reported and consumed. From the downfall of old-fashioned... Read more The post Will Google’s News Lab Change Journalism? appeared first on Business Pundit.

Cloud Finance Intelligence Startup Adaptive Insights Gets $75M, Reportedly At A Unicorn Valuation

The rise of the CFO from back-office number cruncher to business leader is being played out across a number of companies, from tech leaders like Twitter through to consumer giants like PepsiCo. That shift of gravity, it turns out, is...Show More Summary

NBN should give info to stakeholders: ACCC

Consumer watchdog recommends new reporting conditions to guard against competitive advantage for Telstra.

A Sad Number Of Americans Sleep With Their Smartphone In Their Hand

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

If you don’t think you could live without your smartphone, you’re not alone. On Monday, Bank of America released its annual Trends in Consumer Mobility Report, which studies consumers’ behavior toward their gadgets. The results found...Show More Summary

Researchers warn against hazardous ‘craze’ of adults drinking breast milk

A British study reveals the recent craze of adults drinking breast milk could be hazardous. The report published in the Royal Society of Medicine in June says raw, unpasteurized human milk can expose consumers to food-borne illnesses and infectious diseases including HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B. Show More Summary

Here's your complete preview of this week's big economic events

We got confirmation about two things last week: 1) the US housing market is gaining momentum, and 2) the American consumer is spending more than we think. This week we'll get the June jobs report, which everyone expects to reflect aShow More Summary

Brands and mobile ads: The $25B opportunity waiting to be tapped (report)

VB INSIGHT: I recently looked at new data illustrating the time, activity, and consumer behaviors on mobile devices, and I've found it to be both staggering and irrefutable.

How Much TV Do You Watch?

Nielsen is out with its Total Audience Report for the first quarter of 2015. In it, researchers break down how consumers connect with different devices and platforms. TV still takes the cake. In the first three months of 2015, TV reached 209,358,220 adults (18+), or about 87 percent of the available audience. Show More Summary

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