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Oil rises before US crude inventories report

2 hours 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

Hewlett-Packard recalls 6 million power cords over fire hazard

21 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Hewlett-Packard Co is recalling about 6 million computer power cords after 29 reports of the cords melting or charring, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday. The recalled item, the LS-15 AC power cord, was distributed...Show More Summary

Pregnant? Here’s Why That Tuna Sandwich Might Be a Bad Choice

According to a report in the October 2014 issue of Consumer Reports high tuna consumption may do more harm than good for pregnant women. This finding challenges the FDA guidelines that do not include tuna on the list of fish to avoid due to high levels of mercury.

Consumer Reports Says Ram Top Pickup; Highlander Top Mid-size SUV

DETROIT (Reuters) - The Chrysler Group's Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was named the top full-size pickup truck in the U.S. market and Toyota's Highlander the top mid-size SUV by Consumer Reports, the magazine said on Tuesday. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel's...Show More Summary

Best Buy Sees Revenue Shrink as Shoppers Shift Online

APA Microsoft Windows store at Best Buy. By Sruthi Ramakrishnan Best Buy, the largest U.S. specialty retailer of consumer electronics, reported lower-than-expected revenue for the third straight quarter, as fewer people bought PCs and...Show More Summary

Amazon may have sold less than 35,000 Fire Phones so far

Amazon is quickly learning that 3D gimmicks and a lack of third-party app support aren’t attributes consumers tend to look for in a smartphone, with one report suggesting that the retail giant has sold less than 35,000 Fire Phones since the device made … Read more ›

U.S. Consumer Confidence Hits Nearly Seven-year High In August

(Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level since October 2007 on improved feelings about the current state of the economy, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes rose to 92.4 from a downwardly revised 90.3 the month before. Show More Summary

Bezos’s bozos: Report shows Amazon has sold no more than 35,000 Fire Phones

22 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Amazon’s Fire Phone is a disappointment. Reviews of the device all pose a question Pando has been asking since the device first became something more than an oft-repeated rumor: Is this really something that consumers need — or evenShow More Summary


At 10:00 a.m. ET, we'll get the Conference Board's new monthly report on consumer confidence. Economists estimate this index of sentiment slipped to 89.0 in August from 90.9 in July. "After a stronger-than-expected 4.5-point jump higher...Show More Summary

Best Buy quarterly revenue falls 4 pct

(Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. specialty retailer of consumer electronics, reported a 4 percent drop in quarterly revenue due to lower traffic in its stores. Best Buy shares were down 4.6 percent in premarket trading. Net income attributable to shareholders fell to $146 million, or 42 cents per share, in the second quarter ended Aug. Show More Summary

Thanks Obama: China works to improve its operating systems to reduce dependence on Western companies

China is poised to become the world’s most important smartphone market. Pando reported in May that more devices will be sold in China than in the United States this year. And, despite the low-cost devices offered to Chinese consumers, revenues will also be higher than in the US. Show More Summary

Best And Worst ETFs, Mutual Funds And Key Holdings: Consumer Discretionary Sector

By David Trainer: The Consumer Discretionary sector ranks fourth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 16 ETFs and 21 mutual funds in the Consumer Discretionary sector as of July 9, 2014. Show More Summary

Which were the best airline marketing campaigns in July 2014? Find out in our Airline Marketing Benchmark Report

Jointly produced by SimpliFlying, and industry and consumer trends research agency,, the highly-acclaimed Airline Marketing Benchmark Report analyses a wide range of airline marketing case studies each month. Disover 15 new innovative airline marketing campaigns. Show More Summary

Mobile App Usage Surges. Will Pharma Ads Follow?

According to the 2014 U.S. Mobile App Report by Comscore, U.S. digital consumers now spend more time using mobile apps than they do  on desktop computers (see chart below). "Total U.S. digital media time spent has jumped 24 percent in...Show More Summary

Tuna Gets Snagged in Food Safety Tug-of-War

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Consumer alert: Pregnant women should avoid eating tuna, including tuna salad sandwiches, sushi, and grilled tuna steaks, a new study from Consumer Reports says. “We’re particularly concerned about canned tuna, which is second only to...Show More Summary

Why New FICO Score Rules Could Be a ‘Game-Changer’ In Helping You Obtain a Loan

Some 64.3 million U.S. consumers who have at least one medical debt on their credit report woke up to a healthy dose of good news on Friday that the Fair Isaac Corp.

Where Are The Best Deals On College Textbooks? Generally, Amazon

Our power-shopping colleagues down the hall at Consumer Reports wondered: which of the used-textbook services have the best prices on popular course materials? You can usually get the best prices by bypassing the campus bookstore, but...Show More Summary

Are the hackers winning? 2014 is shaping up as a record year in security breaches

Hackers have been busy in 2014. According to a Data Breach QuickView report by Risk Based Security (RBS), the first half of 2014 has already surpassed the record set across all of 2013 for the number of consumer records exposed. TheShow More Summary

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