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CPI rose 0.2 percent in April, up 2.2 percent over past year

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in April. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 2.2 percent before seasonal adjustment. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in April after declining in March. Show More Summary

Urban wild boars prefer natural food resources

Different than expected, wild boars do not come to Berlin in order to use garbage or other anthropogenic food resources. In fact, also in the city they predominantly consume natural resources. This is the surprising result of a study...Show More Summary

Coachella Is Suing Urban Outfitters for Infringement in Festie Style Wars Drama!

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

“Festival fashion” has for several years now been a beast unto itself—a way for retailers to market a specific freewheeling style to consumers on the off-season—but it’s undeniable that its rise was tethered to the increasing popularity of Coachella, and the freedom-fantasy it brought with it. Read more...

Power to the People | Collection Development: Alternative Energy, February 1, 2017

URBAN NORTH AMERICANS consume a lot of energy each day—per capita, 100 times that of pre­agricultural humans. These 30 resources will connect with readers wanting to enter the energy industry or learn more about techniques and costs...

How co-living is changing the American Dream of homeownership

Upwardly mobile consumers are leasing private rooms in urban buildings, sharing upscale kitchen and living spaces with other like-minded people. This trend may not seem like a relevant topic for residential real estate agents based in the suburbs...

2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback Premier Review

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Small hatchbacks are very popular with consumers and for good reason. They offer utility, extra cargo carrying ability, and they are stingy on gas. That’s a good combination for urban dwellers. This weekend, we drove the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback. You’ll like the way the small hatch sips gas and how its stylish cabin has […]

Immediate Harm Even From "Delayed" Health Reform Repeal, Urban Institute Finds

Congressional Republicans claim that, when they repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) early next year, they can avoid hurting consumers by delaying the elimination of its Medicaid expansion and marketplace subsidies for two years or more. Show More Summary

Trump Win Has Ad Agencies Rethinking

“Advertisers are grappling with a stark realization: After spending years courting U.S. consumers with aspirational images of upscale urban living, they may have misjudged the yearnings of much of their audience,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “In the wake of [...]

What Media Planners Can Do About Dramatically Shifting Video Viewing Habits

For advertisers, consumers have become a moving target. Literally. Our society is more mobile, active and urban than ever before. Higher skilled workers are moving to urban areas, as are many corporations like GE, McDonald's, Google and Facebook. Consumers now spend 70 percent of their time out of their homes, according to Kinetic USA. Show More Summary

CPI increased 0.3% in September

From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 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 rose 1.5 percent before seasonal adjustment. Show More Summary

Better Thinking, Better Health in Green-Certified Buildings

In my last blog post, I talked about sustainable urbanization and the fact that by 2050 nearly 70% of the world's population will live in cities. This means more buildings will be needed, and buildings already consume 40% of global energy. Show More Summary

Perfectly Preserved Blockbuster Offers a Fascinating Glimpse of Life in 2010

8 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Most of us can only imagine what it was like in the early 2010s, when visual content was still primarily consumed via plastic video discs, but one lucky urban explorer got to experience it firsthand when he discovered a deserted but otherwise intact Blockbuster store in south Texas. Read more...

Urban Ladder, Indian Furniture Brand, Now Available on Amazon.in

Urban Ladder, a leading consumer brand in the home furnishing space, today made a strategic announcement to collaborate with Amazon.in, Indian online

CPI increased 0.2% in August, Core CPI up 2.3% YoY

From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose...Show More Summary

Apple’s iOS market share in China continues its slide as Android surges

9 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Apple had better hope that the new iPhones it plans to unveil this week strike a chord with consumers in China. According to the latest numbers from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, market share of iOS for what the firm defines as “urban China” declined 4.4 percent to 14.3 percent for the three months ending in July. At […]

54% Of Urban Indians Won’t Buy Online If There Are No Discounts: Report

There are some interesting case studies on the habit of discounts and freebies on consumers, all over the world. It has been observed that discounts form a habit, which is very hard to dislodge from the minds of the consumers. And this...Show More Summary

Is This Any Way to Sell a 'Razor Sharp' Eyeliner?

9 months agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

Urban Decay's promotion of its Razor Sharp eyeliner, with what it called "Razor Sharp Swatches," has drawn the ire of some of its consumers. At issue is a photo the brand tweeted of a model with color swatches on her wrist—which, given the name of the product, some saw as a reference to cutting. read more

Early Look at 2017 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 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

Urban Airship Reach pushes Android and Apple Pay to the next level

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

CPI rose 0.2 percent in June and 1.0 percent over previous 12 months

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...

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