The BLS reported this morning:The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased 0.4 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 234.789 (1982-84=100).CPI-W is the index that is used to calculate the Cost-Of-Living Adjustments (COLA). Show More Summary
A new study details that mobile wallets like Apple Pay and Android Pay are on the rise, but consumers want more — and it’s coming. Urban Airship says that in the last three months, 67 percent of millennials have used a mobile wallet, and 51 percent of users over the age of 35 are also fans. Show More Summary
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in June. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 1.0 percent while the index minus food and energy rose 2.3 percent. READ MORE www.metrointel.c...
The BLS reported this morning:The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased 0.6 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 235.308 (1982-84=100).CPI-W is the index that is used to calculate the Cost-Of-Living Adjustments (COLA). Show More Summary
“The first step is to start seeing our infrastructural networks not merely as single-use conduits of one kind or another — to carry cars, storm water or consumer goods — but as platforms for a new kind of urbanism, holding housing or making room for innovative ideas about energy or water.”
Celebrity culture is an essentially modern phenomenon that emerged amid such twentieth-century trends as urbanization and the rapid development of consumer culture (Dictionary of American History, 2003). However, in today's generation, the term 'celebrity' is vastly used to describe people who are hungry for fame, money and publicity. Show More Summary
Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray waits for the beginning of a hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on April 7 in Washington, D.C. His agency has filed a lawsuit that asks a federal judge to let it regulate companies that purchase structured [...]
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in May. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 1.0 percent before seasonal adjustment. READ MORE www.metrointel.com
Since June 2014, decreases in crude oil and natural gas prices have reduced household energy costs. According to initial figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the chained consumer price index for urban consumers (C-CPI-U) decreased by 1.2% from June 2014 to February 2016. Show More Summary
Producers today face challenges of water shortages, urban sprawl, weed and antibiotic resistance, and the never ending battle with Mother Nature, but possibly the biggest hurdle to agriculture is consumer trust. More than ever consumers are asking questions and requesting transparency in the food process. Show More Summary
In places like Denver, Seattle and Atlanta, employers are hiring at a steady clip, housing prices are up and consumers are spending more avidly.
Director Alex Frantz Ghassan: "The concept for "Elevate" was to take the viewer to a higher visual consciousness. Making the viewer re-evaluate the imagery they consume. We are presented with urban themes that could ring synonymous with crime, drug use, and urban life. Show More Summary
Graffiti in Russia's capital has long ceased to be associated with mischievous urban malcontents; now it's being assessed by the city's advertising firms as an alternative way to reach consumers.
CZ announced a new line of handguns for 2016 that are finished in Urban Grey and are considered “suppressor ready.” There are five guns in the new line. According to the company, consumer demand for threaded barrel guns has increased substantially, so the company wanted to double the options available to its customers. Show More Summary
From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased...Show More Summary
With New York and other cities embracing the concept of the "smart city," making free Wi-Fi available anytime, anywhere, many consumers are looking to get less connected to their fellow urban dwellers, not more. Horizon Media's Kirk Olson and Sheri Roder have been tracking this trend for some time. Show More Summary
Hand bags and home furnishings. Fast fashion and face cream. Pants and pizza. How do retailers know when new product categories are going to resonate with consumers?
Are you happy now, hipsters? Instead of walking away from your fashionable fad at its peak hipness, you’ve let it linger long enough to become a consumer commodity. Not only is Urban Outfitters thriving, it’s now spawning unholy consumer electronics like this cassette-playing turntable. Read more...
Urban Outfitters has been a mediocre performer over the past year, losing a number of its customers to fast-fashion companies such as Zara and Forever 21. To make things worse, foot traffic across the industry has been declining rapidly due to a consistent shift to online shopping, an area where Urban Outfitters does not have a strong footprint. Show More Summary
General Motors unveiled its new Chevrolet Bolt at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, the auto maker’s latest electric vehicle aimed in part at making inroad’s with the brand?in California and urban areas.