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Why GMOs Need Labeling

Bill Couzens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Labeling is important, not just for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) but for many things we bring into our homes from food to cleaning supplies and even materials for our gardens.

WATCH: Consumers Are In Charge Now

Shawn Amos | Posted 12.11.2013 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Nine out of 10 senior level executives plan to collaborate with customers in the near future. Just one of the facts revealed in a new study from IBM a...

Changing Labels Won't Increase Food Prices

Scott Faber | Posted 12.09.2013 | Impact
Scott Faber

At a time when so many Americans have been struggling to feed their families, it made little sense to increase the price of basic staples.

Gas Prices: Should They Continue to Rise?

Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie

No other commodity has that type of influence on our economy and the economy of the world. If that is true, the question then is why do we treat it in the same manner we treat other commodities with less simultaneous pronounced effect on both domestic and global economy?

The Nightmare at the Branding Party

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

You don't want to be the brand having that kind of conversation that sends people looking for the nearest exit or delete button or channel changer, do you?

Five Years After the Financial Crisis: A View From Main Street

B. Dan Berger | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
B. Dan Berger

This is just another example of the banks putting their self-interest ahead of consumers and our nation. If the credit union tax exemption were to be eliminated, the repercussions on our economy and consumers would be catastrophic.

Mobile Video Advertising Works Best in the Right State of Mind

Will Kassoy | Posted 11.23.2013 | Media
Will Kassoy

Consumers are generally in one of two mindsets when they are using apps: want or need. Understanding which mindset a consumer is in can make or break engagement with mobile video campaigns.

Be Good -- and Protect Your Rep

Steve DiFillippo | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Steve DiFillippo

Ultimately, any business is replaceable. Even yours, my friend. So do what I always try my best to do: Be good, and protect your rep!

Leading the Sony Legacy: Q&A with Phil Molyneux

Ivo Lukas | Posted 09.06.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

I have recently had the honor of chatting with Phil Molyneux, the passionate Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President of Sony. He is a 23-year Sony...

Household Debt Is Still Too Damn High

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business

A consensus seems to be forming that U.S. consumers have cleaned up their balance sheets enough that they're ready to stuff themselves with debt all o...

Serving Millennials -- What's Different About Younger Consumers?

Alistair Niederer | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business
Alistair Niederer

This is no longer about stereotypes of the young just loving technology. There are some fundamental differences in how people who grew up surrounded by information expect to be treated by retailers

One More Way Banks Screw Regular People (And Why We Need to Bring Back Postal Banking)

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Other countries have more extensive postal banking systems that still exist. Israel's postal bank offers checking and saving accounts as well as bill-paying services for utility bills. Why can't we do the same in this country?

Beyond the Hispanic Mindset -- A Contemporary Approach to American Latino Consumers

Tatiana Pagés | Posted 09.29.2013 | Latino Voices
Tatiana Pagés

For years, there has been an ongoing dispute surrounding the use of the term "Hispanic" or "Latino." What's the big deal, some might say? After all, these are just names used to identify certain ethnicities, and what's really in a name anyway?

All About the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 09.28.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

The federal watchdog agency protects consumers by enforcing fairness and transparency around financial products and services, providing information around numerous topics such as financial scams, predatory lending, mortgages and college loans.

Why Mobile Matters in the ‘Era of You'

Kristen Lauria | Posted 09.08.2013 | Technology
Kristen Lauria

While mobile computing is becoming the darling of marketers, its explosive growth rate is rather daunting, with more customers shopping via mobile devices every day. Forrester Research anticipates mobile commerce will exceed $31 billion by 2016. And by 2020 there will be 10 billion-plus devices in the pockets and palms of consumers.

Touching Infinity: The Touchscreen Singularity Is Here

Keith Blanchard | Posted 08.27.2013 | Technology
Keith Blanchard

Suddenly, the boundary between the virtual and the real is all around us, a vanishingly thin plane that can be stretched over any real-world object, and that can connect us, with fingertip pressure, to the deep digital, social, data-rich world behind that object.

The Power of Team

Jay McHugh | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Jay McHugh

As many of us know, the power of a team is far stronger than the individual. By combining strengths you utilize the benefits of many and lessen the w...

Wendy Davis for Texas

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The future of Texas will not be found in voices who prefer a Texas in which Hispanics are second-class citizens when they seek to vote and women are second class citizens when they seek to live their lives as they choose and seek a good job and a fair wage.

Meet the Meat People

Katy Keiffer | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Katy Keiffer

According to many experts, the efficacy of our medical arsenal is being undermined by the agricultural industry through excessive antibiotic use in our meat supply, causing a scary proliferation of antibiotic-resistant microbes.

The Secret to Marketing to Millennials: Don't

Cory M. Baker | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Cory M. Baker

This generation is savvier and better informed than ever before. They know when they are being pitched and they typically turn away from that.

A Tart Look at the Most-Used Sweetener You've Never Heard Of

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

How sweet it is? Or isn't? If you avoid sugar and imbibe artificial sweeteners to avoid calories, you might be interested to learn about one of th...

Could Online-Sales Tax Moves Hurt Private Retailers' Already-Thin Margins?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 07.21.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Privately held retailers are operating with relatively thin profit margins nearly four years after the end of the recession, according to recent data from Sageworks, a financial information company.

Buying Off the Ref

Brian Young | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Brian Young

In so many ways, the Chamber and its allies are pushing the Court in a direction where people get less and less power to counter corporate abuses.

Unsafe at Any Range: Treat Guns Like the Consumer Products That They Are

Norman I. Silber | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Norman I. Silber

As we prepare for the next round of struggle, we should think of guns as the most dangerous products that consumers can buy in the American marketplace, and find ways to make them safer.

Accountability for the Bangladesh Building Collapse: Blame Game or Real Change?

Beth English | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Beth English

If history is any guide, progress on workplace standards in Bangladesh and in other developing countries will be difficult to achieve and slow in coming.