Consumer spending and hiring are coming in better than expected. That should boost the outlook for companies reliant on the consumer, including Clorox, Lowe's, and Costco.
A year ago, NPR's Planet Money podcast had a show detailing one of the most horrific consumer experiences around: buying a car. The main reason it was deemed that the process was so ridiculous and unpleasant was a variety of state laws that ban car makers from selling directly, and instead require a network of dealerships. Show More Summary
Joe appears in a scene of one-liners at a round table right about 5:00.THE STORY:8 years ago, we got our first digital video consumer grade camera and, because Jim Brochu, the most famous actor in the world, had a gig on one of the legs...Show More Summary
Here we go again. The NYT told readers: "A quarter of private plan enrollees are ages 18 to 34, who tend to have lower medical costs and their premiums are needed to help pay for the higher costs of insuring older and sicker consumers." In...Show More Summary
When the web became commonplace, the decision-makers ignored it, considering it irrelevant. As a result, freedom flourished online. People weren't just consuming content; they were creating it.But, eventually, politicians and leaders realised how important the internet is. Show More Summary
Pornography has been a fixture of human culture since the dawn of civilization, if not before. Yet it's safe to say that, thanks to advances in technology, there's never been a culture that's produced and consumed quite as much porn as ours. Show More Summary
The use of cocaine dropped sharply across the United States from 2006 to 2010, while the amount of marijuana consumed increased significantly during the same period, according to a new report.Studying illegal drug use nationally from...Show More Summary
The Loyola Consumer Law Review has just released an important paper by Peter Holland of the University of Maryland Francis School of Law. It's a large scale statistical study, the first of its kind. Its conclusions are not pretty.
Japan Inc. may be whistling a happy tune on the back of robust profit growth and a weaker yen, but a key survey shows that consumers aren't in a similar Abenomics-induced state of rapture.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sooner or later, consumers will be able to buy cars that rely on computers — not California Mulls How To Regulate Driverless Cars - -
Giant corporations like McDonald's and Walmart cast a long shadow across the planet with the enormous amount of resources that they utilize, process, consume and sell. McDonald’s flips and bags 70 million hamburgers every day and is responsible for a full 2 percent of the world's beef consumption. Show More Summary
From MedPage Today: Docs Unprepared for Payment Reform. A pair of recent reports call into question the ability of physician practices to embrace health reform efforts. Even a Few Drinks Tied to Poor Birth Outcomes. Women who consumed low levels of alcohol before conception and during pregnancy were more likely to have adverse birth outcomes such [...]
This shit really pisses me off. Whether it’s Tesla, or Uber, or AirBnB, the old guard everywhere will do anything they can to stop the consumer from getting what they want. What we WANT, is to be able to buy our shit without having to pay three people to buy it. I should be able […]
iWinks newest smart headband promises better dreams and improved sleep for the otherwise sleep deprived tech-savvy consumer. With increased time devoted to
A focus on delivering the best consumer experience and a platform for agent engagement amongst reasons for Raine & Horne commitment to Homely.
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has just passed a rule earlier today that will signal the end of Tesla’s direct sales of cars to consumers, being the third state in the country to do so after Arizona and Texas. This might end...Show More Summary
By John Leonard: Company overview EveryWare Global (EVRY) sells tabletop and food preparation products for the consumer and foodservice markets. EVRY became publicly traded in May 2013 after completing a business combination with ROI Acquisition (a special purpose acquisition company). Show More Summary
As consumers recover in the aftermath of recent retail information breaches, members of the US Government US Lawmakers Push For New Data Security Standards - -
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all...
In China, tech firms are making it easier for consumers than ever before to shop and purchase goods online. Rather than requiring you to have a traditional credit card applied via banks, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announced that...Show More Summary