From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.4 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items indexShow More Summary
Wade Boggs was a great baseball player. But he is an even better urban legend. You see, Boggs was apparently a pretty heavy drinker during his playing days, and he got pretty famous for the amount of beer he would consume when the Red Sox had to catch a flight to the west coast. But […]
Local fracking bans. Laws outlawing plastic bags. Strict tree-cutting ordinances. Another day in California? Nope. Welcome to life in urban Texas, where Democratic-controlled city councils are enacting powerful consumer and environmental protections—much to the chagrin of the state's leading conservatives. Show More Summary
It could be said that Los Angeles is an urban maze, a sprawl of overlapping, interlocking grids and dumpster-strewn dead ends. Yesterday, you could have also said it was a Pac-Man maze. Because it was. Read more...
In another sign of harder times for the automotive industry in China, the affluent southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has joined other major urban centers in restricting consumer car purchases.
Federal investigators have concluded that the massive downtown Los Angeles fire that consumed much of the Da Vinci apartment complex was arson, as The Times reported earlier this week. Which means that the Da Vinci and its developer, G.H. Palmer Associates, will continue to generate headlines...
Consumer spending during the weekend fell 11%, raising concerns that despite the improvement in economic conditions, buyers are not spending freely. However, this does not indicate that the ongoing holiday season will be weak on account of macro-economic factors. It simply reflects the change in consumers’ spending patterns.
From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.3 percent in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items indexShow More Summary
THE COUNTRY’S IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: Maryland’s Assistant Attorney General For Consumer Protection Falls For Urban Legend.
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...
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
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…
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 [...]