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Mercedes-Benz Autonomous Car Concept Spy Shots

13 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Mercedes-Benz is scheduled to unveil a new concept car at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in early January, which the automaker is hoping will drive the social discourse on mobility and the design of the urban environment ahead—primarily in the area of autonomous cars. We’ve already been given a preview of the concept’s...

CPI unchanged in October; Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims at 291,000

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): Consumer Price Index - October 2014The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Show More Summary

Mimosa unveils its first consumer product: A Wi-Fi booster for urban dwellers

Wireless startup Mimosa has been plugging Wi-Fi into a lot of networking products lately, but now it’s offering up its first consumer-facing product: A Wi-Fi router you actually install in your…

BLS: CPI increases 0.1% in September, Core CPI 0.1%, Cost-Of-Living Adjustment 1.7%

From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent in September on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index...Show More Summary

Early Look at 2015 Cost-Of-Living Adjustments and Maximum Contribution Base

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): Consumer Price Index - August 2014The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased 0.2 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Show More Summary

Is This China's Scariest Chart?

As China's shift to a consumer economy progresses based on the urbanization of its agrarian 'poor' population, an odd thing is happening at the other end of the demographic wealth spectrum. As WSJ reports, nearly half of wealthy Chinese are planning to move to another country within the next five years, according to a new Barclays survey. Show More Summary

OrderUp Raises $7M To Build Its Food Delivery Network For Non-Urbanites

3 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

One of the big bones of contention with a lot of consumer services from startups is that they tend to focus on urban areas — the idea being that big cities give them a better shot achieving critical mass and tapping into populations of overworked people with more disposable income. Show More Summary

Early Look at 2015 Cost-Of-Living Adjustments and Maximum Contribution Base

The BLS reported this morning:The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased 1.9 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 234.525 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index fell 0.1 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.CPI-W is the index that is used to calculate the Cost-Of-Living Adjustments (COLA). Show More Summary

PM Listage: Cost of High-End Juices; The South's 100 Best Restaurants

Longitude, Oakland. · How High-End Juices Extract Money From Consumers · The 100 Best Southern Restaurants 2014 · The Way We Eat Now · Lay's and Uber are Launching an Urban Picnic · Illustrations of Food-Shaped Buildings from Around...

Can Dogs Eat Peaches?

Are you moving to the country, with the express intent of consuming countless peaches? Are you an urban farmer, pleased as punch that your little peach grove is bearing its first ripening fruits? In any case, if you love peaches, it is only natural to want to share the bounty with all of your friends, family, and even pets. Show More Summary

This Week In Credit Card News: 35% Of Consumers Have Debt In Collections; High Overdraft Fees

A Third of Americans Delinquent on Debt More than a third of consumers have trouble paying debts on time; 35% of Americans have debt in collections, according to a study of seven million Americans by the Urban Institute. That means the debt is so far past due that the account has been closed and placed [...]

5 wild consumer conspiracy theories, debunked

From killer microwave ovens to banned 300-mpg cars, here's the truth behind some more popular urban myths

Poverty Is Profitable: 1 out of 3 US Consumers in Debt Collection

A new report by the Urban Institute and Encore Capital Group's Consumer Credit Research Institute shows 77 million Americans -- 35 percent of those with files at a major credit bureau -- have a debt in collection. Nevada has the worst record, with 47 percent of consumers with a credit file showing a debt in collections. Show More Summary

Poverty is Profitable: 1 out of 3 U.S. Consumers in Debt Collection Status

A new report by the Urban Institute and Encore Capital Group’s Consumer Credit Research Institute shows 77 million Americans– 35 percent of those with files at a major credit bureau– have a debt in collection. Nevada has the worst record, with 47 percent of consumers with a credit file showing a debt in collections. In [...]

A third of consumers with credit files had debts in collections last year

About 77 million Americans have a debt in collections,  a new report finds. That amounts to 35 percent of consumers with credit files or data reported to a major credit bureau, according to the study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute and Encore Capital Group's Consumer Credit Research Institute. "It’s a stunning number," said Caroline Ratcliffe, senior fellow […]

A Long-Term Look at Inflation

The July Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released this morning puts the June year-over-year inflation rate at 2.07%, fractionally off last month's 2.13% 19-month high...

A Long-Term Look At Inflation

By Doug Short: The July Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released this morning puts the June year-over-year inflation rate at 2.07%, fractionally off last month's 2.13% 19-month high, but well below the 3.88% average since the end of the Second World War and 13% below its 10-year moving average. Show More Summary

First Look at 2015 Cost-Of-Living Adjustments and Maximum Contribution Base

The BLS reported this morning:The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased 2.0 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 234.702 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.2 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.CPI-W is the index that is used to calculate the Cost-Of-Living Adjustments (COLA). Show More Summary

CPI increases 0.3% in June, Core CPI 0.1%

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): Consumer Price Index - June 2014The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Show More Summary

Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers up 0.4% Over Month, 2.1% Up Y/Y

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has recently released the data for the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). The CPI-U, went up by a monthly 0.4% in May on a seasonally adjusted basis. Over the last year, before seasonal adjustment, the index appreciated by 2.1%. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics The […]

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