Wall Street, Retail Sales and Consumer Surveys
Their lead paragraph was emblematic of the stupidity and misleading nature of Wall Street and economic conventional wisdom. “U.S. retail sales fell for the second straight month in March, a sign economic growth eased to start the year despite strong ...
Congress Might Shred Prepaid Card Rules Before They Take Effect
In what is perhaps the latest attempt to challenge the authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, new consumer protections for prepaid cards that the agency scheduled to go into effect next year might be blocked by Congress as soon as next ...and more »
- Consumer Sector Update for 04/21/2017: FIZZ,BGG,MAT
Consumer stocks still were trending lower in late trade, with shares of consumer staples companies in the S&P 500 slipping about 0.3% while shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 were falling about 0.3%. In company news, shares of ...and more »
- NBC 7 San Diego
Consumer Connection Facebook Group Tackles High San Diego Housing Prices
NBC 7 San Diego
NBC 7's Consumer Bob, a loan officer, and realtors and spoke with the community through an NBC 7 Facebook group and answered real-time questions form prospective home buyers in the market. (Published Thursday, April 20, 2017). Dozens of locals ...
- Consumer Giants Disappoint After Big Acquisitions
and Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (RBGLY) both disappointed the Street with quarterly earnings results Friday before the opening bell. After the leading consumer groups executed headline M&A earlier this year, the yogurt giant and the British consumer ...and more »
- MinnPost (blog)
Congress should abandon the 20% consumer tax proposal
According to a December study from the Brattle Group, this consumer tax could drive up the price of gasoline by 55 cents per gallon. Why would Congress — including the west metro's U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Third District — even contemplate a 20 ...
Friday Sector Laggards: Healthcare, Consumer Products
In afternoon trading on Friday, Healthcare stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 0.7% loss. Within the sector, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Symbol: ALXN) and Patterson Companies Inc (Symbol: PDCO) are two of the day's laggards, showing a ...and more »
How Companies Like United and Wells Fargo Can Win Back Consumer Trust
It's every CEO's worst nightmare: For whatever reason, the CEO's company is engulfed in negative publicity that threatens to damage its brand name, harm sales and alienate customers for months or even years to come. The Conversation. The negative ...
- Washington Post
Don't let Congress block consumer protections for prepaid card users
If you use a prepaid card — and millions of you do — take heed, because there's an effort in Congress to block new rules that would give you the kind of federal protections afforded to debit and credit card users. General-purpose prepaid cards are ...and more »
- Seeking Alpha
Short Santander Consumer USA
SC is heavily exposed to the auto loan origination industry and fully dependent on the auto-ABS securitizations. SC is highly leveraged and contains a highly risky loan portfolio in relation to peers. SHUSA's regulatory position is not ideal. FCA is a ...and more »
The Startup Essential No One Talks About: Consumer Market Research
Every marketer knows that customer insights should form the foundation of their product and marketing plans. Yet when I talk to marketing leaders at startups, they tend to balk at the idea of devising and executing thorough market research plans given ...
- MarketPulse (blog)
Canada: Consumer Price Index, March 2017
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.6% on a year-over-year basis in March, following a 2.0% gain in February. Excluding food and energy, the CPI was up 1.7% year over year in March, after posting a 2.0% increase in February. 12-month change in the ...
Canadian Dollar Falls Sharply After Disappointing Consumer Price Data in MarchDailyFX
Canadian March Consumer Prices Rose 0.2%, Annual Increase Slows To 1.6%Econ
Pound Sterling: GBP drops on consumer figures as Bank of England hints of rates rise - Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk
Pound Sterling: GBP drops on consumer figures as Bank of England hints of rates rise
BRITISH consumer spending figures have not led to a pound pummelling today but the currency has been slightly hit by below-expectation data from the UK economy. By Siobhan McFadyen. PUBLISHED: 13:32, Fri, Apr 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 14:40, Fri, Apr ...
- Consumer slowdown won't throw UK GDP off course – BoE's Saunders
Inflation in the UK economy could accelerate to 3 per cent this year, above the Bank of England's current forecasts, according to one of its policymakers who thinks GDP growth will still prove to be robust this year. Sample the FT's top stories for a week.and more »
- Stillwater News Press
MIKE HUNTER: OK Consumer Protection Week
Stillwater News Press
Clever schemes using modern technology give scammers an unfair advantage to prey upon innocent victims. Whether it's a scam involving unfair business practices, home repair fraud or an individual who becomes the victim of an online phishing scam, ...
Fox 25 Consumer Watch: Compromised online, now what?KOKH FOX25all 3 news articles »
- Reuters UK
Reckitt emerges as laggard in consumer goods sector
Products produced by Reckitt Benckiser; Vanish, Finish, Dettol and Harpic, are seen in London, Britain February 12, 2008. REUTERS/Stephen Hird/File Photo. By Martinne Geller | LONDON. LONDON British consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser (RB.and more »
NZ consumer confidence eases in April but remains above average
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
April 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence eased in April, weighed by a slowdown in the property market and growing expectations that interest rates will rise. The ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence index decreased to 121.7 from ...
Australia consumer confidence eases in April consistent with good economic momentumEconoTimes
New Zealand consumer confidence drops in Ap
- Financial Times
Ferrero's chocolate fortunes face consumer taste test
In the Nutella factory in Alba, a tiny town in Italy's agricultural north west, the air is filled with the smell of chocolate and the sound of clinking glass jars being pumped full of hazelnut spread. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select ...
- Edmonton Journal
New figures show consumer spending down in Alberta
Credit and debit card spending is up in Canada, but dropped in Alberta, according to a report released April 20, 2017. Ryan Remiorz / THE CANADIAN PRESS. Share Adjust Comment Print. While Canadian credit and debit card spending was up for the first ...
Alberta consumer spending down in first quarter: MonerisiNews880.comall 5 news articles »
- Senate panel OKs hail insurance bill critics say will restrict consumer rights
AUSTIN – A Texas Senate committee on Thursday approved a controversial bill that critics say will benefit insurance companies by restricting business and consumer access to the courts to resolve disputes over hail and other storm claims. By a 7-1 vote ...and more »
Euro Climbing As Consumer Confidence Beats Expectations
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Euro zone consumer confidence jumps in Aprileuronews
Euro-Area Consumer Confidence Matches Highest Since 2007: ChartBloombergall 5 news articles »
- Wall Street Journal (subscription)
The Emerging Markets Consumer Stirs Again
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Soggy results from emerging markets offset by U.S. resilience: This is the growth formula investors in consumer-facing multinationals have gotten used to over the past half-decade. But the paradigm may be shifting. Nestlé and Unilever, Europe's largest ...
Cramer: IBM can take a hint from these high-flying consumer names
Jim Cramer says McDonald's, Coca-Cola, and Wal-Mart can all teach IBM something about corporate turnarounds.and more »
Fed Says U.S. Growth Continues Though Consumer Spending Mixed
The economy continued to grow across the U.S. at a modest-to-moderate pace in recent weeks as a tight labor market helped broaden wage gains, though consumer spending was mixed, a Federal Reserve survey showed Wednesday. The central bank's ...and more »
- AB Foods' Primark defies fears of fading UK consumer demand
LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) - Associated British Foods' Primark discount fashion retailing arm traded well through Britain's Easter holiday period, the group's boss said on Wednesday, countering fears that British consumer demand was fading. Industry ...and more »
- The Globe and Mail
Consumer trust in social-media 'influencers' drops
The Globe and Mail
Last year, Advertising Standards Canada began cracking down on bloggers and other social media “influencers,” requiring them to clarify when they are being paid for posts about products or services. But greater awareness of the marketing deals behind ...
Consumer inflation slows in March
JOHANNESBURG – South Africa's headline consumer inflation slowed more than expected to 6.1% year-on-year in March from 6.3% in February, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday. On a month-on-month basis, inflation fell to 0.6% from ...
Food prices help slow consumer inflationBusiness Day (registration)all 9 news articles »
- Sell Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. target Rs 1580: Edelweiss Financial Services
Edelweiss Financial Services has a sell call on Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. with a target price of Rs 1580.The current market price of Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. is Rs 1667.8. The time period given by the analyst is Intra Day when Godrej Consumer ...and more »
- The Edge Markets MY
Trade Wise: Any upside left for consumer stocks?
The Edge Markets MY
SAVE for those with large export earnings, consumer stocks generally saw lacklustre interest the past two years with consumer sentiment weighed down by diminishing purchasing power, higher costs and a softer job market. While consumer sentiment is ...
Bigger penalties and stronger consumer refund rights proposed in Australian Consumer Law review - The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Sydney Morning Herald
Bigger penalties and stronger consumer refund rights proposed in Australian Consumer Law review
The Sydney Morning Herald
When Nurofen-maker Reckitt Benckiser was found guilty of misleading consumers about its painkillers last year, the news was bittersweet. How was a $1.7 million penalty adequate for a pharmaceutical giant enjoying $15 billion in sales a year? Play Video.
Consumer law breaches should attract larger fines, review suggestsABC Online
Retailers to face to
- ABC15 Arizona
Kids challenge Joe to consumer test
The kids are 6-12th graders and learn life skills involving everyday consumer transactions, food safety, pollution, finances and more. In fact, last year, they beat me at my own game. This year, well, it was closer. But again, the Lifesmarts team took ...
Mastercard Releases Masterpass Chatbot for Intuitive Consumer Experiences
The financial services company is expanding its consumer engagement efforts through the deployment of AI-informed bots. By Elizabeth Doupnik on April 18, 2017. Share This Article; Reddit · LinkedIn; WhatsApp; Email; Print; Talk. MasterCard's Masterpass.and more »
- Fast Asia Open: Australia vehicle sales, Malaysia consumer inflation
Was it only a month ago Theresa May categorically denied the possibility of calling a snap election? Ah, such simpler times.and more »
- The Business of Fashion
Big Data Confirms China's Consumer Rebound
The Business of Fashion
Online consumption picked up from February as retailers and delivery workers returned from holidays. Data shows top-selling items are cosmetics and personal care products as well as sports and outdoor goods. Beijing, China | Source: Shutterstock.
- Consumer body draws plan to curb adulteration
Times of India
NAGPUR: In a bid to check adulteration of milk which is one of the major causes of health problems, especially among children, the Consumer Guidance Society of India (CGSI) has plans to introduce a machine that will effectively help curb malpractices.and more »
Consumer Reports: Spring clean your bedroom
Freshening up your pillows and mattress is actually a good idea for your health. Here's how to do it. (WPVI). WPVI. By Nydia Han. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 05:22PM. PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --. Spring is a time for blooming flowers, cleaning, and allergies.and more »
- Arab News
Clock ticking on consumer-led UK recession
With the clock now ticking on Brexit, Britain may soon find itself in a countdown to its first recession since the Great Recession of 2008. The stalwart British consumer, hammered by falling living standards and with a predilection for personal debt ...and more »
- Tuesday Sector Leaders: Consumer Products, Utilities
In afternoon trading on Tuesday, Consumer Products stocks are the best performing sector, higher by 0.2%. Within the sector, Archer Daniels Midland Co. (Symbol: ADM) and Tyson Foods, Inc. (Symbol: TSN) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a ...
- Fashwire raises funding for app enabling consumer reviews of new fashion designs
Fashwire, the creator of an app to connect fashion designers directly to consumers, recently raised $725,000 in seed money, and is now working on its Series A financing round in advance of a scheduled summer launch for its app. Fashwire told GeekWire ...
- Packaging Digest
4 ways to mesh consumer insights with manufacturing viability to
An internal audit revealed ways to design the new Lucozade bottle to be lighter, stronger and with additional grip. A common fallacy in the packaging sector is that real innovation—that is, innovation designed to deliver transformational packaging ...
- Los Angeles Times
Revised GOP bill would destroy the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Los Angeles Times
Give Rep. Jeb Hensarling this much credit: He's persistent. And he's not afraid to completely bend the truth in pursuit of weakening consumer safeguards. Hensarling, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, has made it his mission to roll ...and more »
- Banking Technology
MarketsBrexit and consumer vulnerability top FCA's risk watchlist
The UK's financial watchdog has set out its to-do list for the next financial year, with Brexit and vulnerable consumers topping its priorities. Both themes are part of the Financial Conduct Authority's “business plan” published on Tuesday. It also ...
UK's Financial Conduct Authority champions consumerBanking Technology
'Streamlined' advice must not come with lower levels of consume
- The Times (subscription)
High-cost consumer credit is FCA's priority
The Times (subscription)
The City watchdog has pledged a further crackdown on high-cost credit as officials make dealing with the financial problems of vulnerable borrowers one of their main priorities for the coming year. The Financial Conduct Authority said this morning that ...
- The Apopka Voice
Consumer appetite increases for electric vehicles - The Apopka Voice
The Apopka Voice
A new AAA study reveals that 30 million Americans are likely to buy an electric vehicle for their next car in 2017, rivaling the purchase of pickups.and more »
9 Consumer Complaints About Prevagen, the Bullshit Memory Drug
Have you seen those ads for Prevagen, the memory-enhancing supplement? It's got “a protein originally found in jellyfish,” so you know it has to be good. The company that makes the drug, Quincy Biosciences, is currently being sued in federal court by ...
- Wall Street Journal (subscription)
The Risk of Rising Consumer Borrowing
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Consumers have been ramping up debt in the U.S., adding a potential new risk to banks and a weight on the economy. Since the financial crisis, mortgage lending has been hogtied with new regulations that make it more difficult, especially for young or ...and more »
China Roars Back to Lift Global Outlook as U.S. Consumer Weakens
The Chinese economy accelerated to a better-than-expected 6.9 percent, powered by strength in housing, infrastructure investment, exports and retail sales. And it looks to have done so without worsening credit risks, a welcome development for ...
China economy roars back as US consumer outlook weakensStuff.co.nzall 271 news articles »
China's infrastructure spending is a boon to consumer businesses, says Yum China CEO
Rising consumer spending in China has boosted sales of retailers, but it is the country's infrastructure spending that gives businesses opportunities to expand, said the chief executive of China's largest publicly held restaurant operator. Micky Pant ...and more »
- Columbus Monthly
Consumer voice omitted from meeting on possible 'submetering' bill
Statehouse lobbyists want lawmakers to take a fresh look at rules for “submeter” companies, spurred by concerns that the courts, regulators and local governments are taking action in ways that could be bad for business. Lobbyists for about a half-dozen ...and more »
- MUFG looks to analyze consumer trends for corporate clients
Nikkei Asian Review
TOKYO -- Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group will use big data to launch a consulting service for businesses, helping them shape their product lineups to attract more customers and increase sales. The Japanese megabanking group will analyze data gleaned ...and more »