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A Long-Term Look At Inflation

By Doug Short: The April Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released yesterday morning puts the March year-over-year inflation rate at 1.51%, which is well below the 3.88% average since the end of the Second World War and 37% below its 10-year moving average. Show More Summary

NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicates "business activity was flat" in April

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

Organic Products in International Trade

Organic food is increasingly becoming an active topic in international trade due to the increase in people’s living standards worldwide, improved transportation, and urbanization. In developing countries, we see that people consume more...Show More Summary

Urban gardeners may be unaware of how best to manage contaminants in soil

Consuming foods grown in urban gardens may offer a variety of health benefits, but a lack of knowledge about the soil used for planting, could pose a health threat for both consumers and gardeners. In a new study from the Johns Hopkins...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: February 28, 2014

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: a delicious and cheesy festival, the world's largest consumer bike show, and a rock 'n' roll release. Sports: The world’s largest bicycle consumer show, the Toronto International Bike Show will feature overShow More Summary

US CPI Inflation Continues to Run Well Below Target as Revisions Reduce Monthly Volatility

Data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that consumer price inflation continues to run well below target. The all-items CPI for urban consumers rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.75 percent in January, compared with the Fed’s inflation target of 2 percent. Show More Summary

Smog obscures looming water risk for China

Bad air is visible, and vexes the urban rich. But recent attempts to fix China’s airpocalypse may exacerbate another acute risk: water. Thirsty energy companies and consumers may not see the threat just yet; they will if policy and price changes pull the plug on cheap supply.

Congress is looking into consumer data security: But will it actually act?

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Today in Washington, a congressional Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs subcommittee met to discuss recent consumer financial data breaches, and the role retailers, bankers, and the government must play to prevent them from happening again. Leading the subcommittee was Congressman Mark Warner of Virginia, who detailed the necessity for swift action. Show More Summary

US Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Safeguarding Consumers' Financial Data

The Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance of the US Senate's Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing this afternoon on the topic of Safeguarding Consumers’ Financial Data. Witnesses included Mr. Show More Summary

Urban Outfitters Is Lucky It Owns Anthropologie And Free People

By Steven Demmler: Guiding Thesis: Despite Urban Outfitters' (URBN) flagship brand encountering consumer fatigue, the company's wholly owned subsidiaries Anthropologie and Free People provide steadiness at current levels. This leaves Urban in an intriguing position. Show More Summary

The big pivot: Why Urban Compass has gone traditional

To hear Urban Compass CEO Robert Reffkin talk about his startup, you’d never know that the company once touted an unconventional compensation model as part of the answer to many consumers’ frustrations with the home-searching process. Reffkin, a former White...

Urban Outfitters Blames Everyone But Themselves For Horribly Offensive T-Shirt

Urban Outfitters isn't particularly well known for its tasteful judgement (see: Navajo panties and flask) and many consumers were appalled by the shirt. Urban Outfitters is trying to defend itself, but it's actually just passing the buck. Show More Summary

This Is the Urban Outfitters T-Shirt That Has People Going Apoplectic

Urban Outfitters pulled a crop top emblazoned with the word “Depression” Sunday after coming under fire for appearing to make light of a mental illness. Angry consumers rushed to Twitter  and Facebook to lodge complaints. Many of them...Show More Summary

This Is the Urban Outfitters T-Shirt That Has People Going Apoplectic

Urban Outfitters pulled a crop top emblazoned with the word “Depression” Sunday after coming under fire for appearing to make light of a mental illness. Angry consumers rushed to Twitter  and Facebook to lodge complaints. Many of them...Show More Summary

How to garden in your tiny urban apartment

4 months agoOdd : The Week: Lifestyle

With easy access to bike shares, farmers' markets, and public transportation urban life has plenty to offer the conscientious consumer — but apartment living can be limiting. If, like me, you live in an apartment that's smaller than Kim Kardashian's shoe closet, you've probably given up on the prospect of growing your own food. Show More Summary

Urban Carousel: Merry-Go-Round Made of Shopping Cars

Subverting the shopping card, this urban installation is a play on consumer culture its cyclical nature. Of course, it is also a lot of fun to play with, too....

CPI unchanged in November, Core CPI increases 0.2%

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): Consumer Price Index - November 2013The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Show More Summary

App Solves City Parking Woes

City dwellers know that searching for a parking spot is a major pain point, and it's an issue that's poised to worsen as more people flock to urban areas. Circling for a spot consumes time and gas, and it's a major cause of gridlock in cities. Show More Summary

"Japanese Ikea" Aki-Home Opens First US Stores in Orange County — Design News 11.14.13

A Japanese retail giant has set its sights on winning over American consumers. Aki-Home, billed as a cross between Ikea and Bed Bath & Beyond with an urban Japanese design aesthetic, has opened its first US locations, both in Orange County, Calif. Show More Summary

Ford Ka Concept Developed & Debuted in Brazil, Will Likely Start Production Next Year

The importance of South America to Ford Motor Company’s plans can be seen from the fact that chairman Bill Ford went to Brazil to introduce the Ka Concept, an entry level hatchback for urban consumers in Brazil and other global markets, particularly developing countries. FoMoCo says that the car was developed by Ford Brazil. Of […]

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