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
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
“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...
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...
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...
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 […]
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
“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 [...]
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
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
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
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, a leading consumer brand in the home furnishing space, today made a strategic announcement to collaborate with Amazon.in, Indian online
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 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 […]
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
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
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...