The "retail sales" report came in at just a 0.1% increase for the month. After a large jump in retail sales last month, as was expected following the hurricanes, there should have been some subsequent follow through last month. There simply wasn't. Show More Summary
First, I want to start off by saying that ProgrammableWeb doesn't often report on partnerships or integrations (when one company announces it’s going to consume the API of another company). I think of it as "inside baseball” (behind the scenes business stuff) and judging by the traffic that we get to such stories, they’re largely a waste of time. Hardly anyone is interested.
A Consumer Reports study looks at how in-car "infotainment systems," including touch screens and controllers on the dashboard, are taking our eyes off the road. Acura, Cadillac, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Volvo are rated as having the most distracting systems. Don Dahler reports.
Colorado decoupling proposal unites Xcel, distributed energy advocates; Separating utility revenues from power sales would benefit efficiency and DERs, but some critics are worried about consumer costs Herman K. Trabish, June 7, 2017...Show More Summary
“Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said that he would leave the agency this month,” the New York Times reports. “Mr. Cordray, a Democrat and a holdover from the Obama administration, was appointed to a five-year [...]
Dealing with security issues and producing excellent content are just two of the responsibilities website owners can expect to regularly exercise. Just recently, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax put millions of Americans’ data at risk after the agency’s database was targeted and penetrated by hackers. Show More Summary
Earlier this morning the New York Federal Reserve released their quarterly consumer credit report which detailed, among other things, delinquencies rates on every type of consumer debt from mortgages to student loans. Now, given the 4.3% unemployment rate in the U.S. Show More Summary
Do you have a price in mind but aren't quite sure what to buy that special someone this holiday season? Consumer Reports put together a series of gift guides that are grouped by price. Here, we f...
Feeling fidgety about U.S. PIRG’s latest report? KHN gets experts to weigh in with their thoughts about the findings and consumers’ risks.
Which? reports that it's far too easy to break into these Bluetooth-connected toys.
Apple’s release of a smartwatch with cellular connectivity is proving to be a hit with consumers. As a result, Apple is once again the market leader for wearables on the wrist. According to the latest report from Canalys, Apple shipped 3.9 million smartwatches in Q3 2017. The new Apple Watch Series 3 was only on […]
Stock indexes closed modestly higher as gains for consumer and household goods companies were partly offset by losses in industrial and energy stocks, the AP reports. Mattel soared 21% Monday on a report that Hasbro offered to buy the rival toymaker. General Electric slumped 7% after cutting its dividend and...
Android smartphone manufacturers are looking towards developing more foldable phones to offer consumers a larger display to compete against bigger handsets like the iPhone 8 Plus, a report claims, with a number of vendors said to be working on mobile devices using multiple screens to create a larger display area.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has suggested that Apple’s production of the iPhone 8 may decrease by over 50 percent this quarter due to strong consumer preference for the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X models. According to a research...Show More Summary
The first generation of Apple’s HomePod smart speaker isn’t available to consumers until next month, but a new report from Nikkei is already looking to the future. The report suggests that Apple may be working to include its Face ID technology in HomePod by 2019… more…
Did the best-butt contest story really merit coverage? And two reporters? A year ago, in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, I vowed to quit consuming news content, disgusted by the mainstream media’s fondness for ass-grabbing anything that looks ratings-worthy, and squeezing it hard. Show More Summary
That fidget spinner your kid can’t put down? It turns out it may be putting children at risk for lead exposure. That’s according to a report out Thursday from a consumer advocacy group, the U.S. Publi...
With the iPhone X pretty much meeting Apple’s expectations in terms of consumer demand, the pressure is on for Samsung and its upcoming 2018 flagships — the Galaxy S9 and S9+ — to sway the market back in Android’s favor. While the devices...Show More Summary
The key economic reports this week are October housing starts, retail sales and the Consumer Price Index (CPI).For manufacturing, October industrial production, and the November New York Fed, Philly Fed and Kansas City Fed manufacturing surveys, will be released this week. Show More Summary
Equifax, the credit reporting firm, is facing more than 240 class-action lawsuits from consumers — in addition to suits from shareholders and financial institutions — over the way it handled a massive data breach that affected 145.5 million Americans. Show More Summary