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Consumer Confidence

Be Confident, But Be Thrifty

Terry Savage | Posted 09.15.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

Are you feeling better about the economy? The rest of America is becoming more optimistic. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment reached...

Trust: The Church and Facebook

Trey Lyon | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
Trey Lyon

You don't undo those things with better packaging, or a new release of an old product. You have to do the deep, soul-baring, painful work of repentance and asking forgiveness -- and do it without caring if this person ever comes to your church or not.

The Psychological Price Tag of Government Shutdown

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The agency doors are open and Washington has returned to a more normal state of dysfunction. What has 16 days of darkened offices, empty parks, and a powered off panda cam cost?

Republicans Shoot America in the Foot

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans can pummel their own party if they want to, but what's amazing is that 18 of them in the Senate and 144 in the House voted against restoring government services and paying America's debts.

Hillary Clinton Could Win All 50 States Running Against Banana Republicans in 2016

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Hillary Clinton represents to voters the ability to lead, the ability to govern, and the ability to grow the economy. If she runs against the Banana Republicans, who are so unpopular today, she could actually win all 50 states in November 2016. That's a happy prospect indeed, for Democrats.

No, What?

David Crisanti | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business
David Crisanti

If there were a media outlet that covered verbal ticks the way ESPN covered Brett Favre there would be breathless reports on the rise of the phrase ...

Pessimism On Economy Continues To Grow

AP | TOM RAUM and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — For the third year in a row, the nation's economic recovery has hit a springtime soft spot. Reflecting that weakness, only 1 in 4 A...

How to Engage the 5 Senses of Your Audience for Increased Sales

Britt Michaelian | Posted 04.27.2013 | Small Business
Britt Michaelian

In business, we need to make sure that we are tapping into as many of the senses as possible so that we can really connect with our audience. The more pleasurable the experience is for our audience, the better.

Consumers Freaking Out Over Horsemeat Scandal

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business

* Concerns over horse sold as beef spread across Europe * Research company says shoppers changing habits or diet * Two t...

Arthur Delaney

More Americans Say Bad Economy Is New Normal

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.07.2013 | Business

More Americans believe today than they did two years ago that their country will never fully recover from the Great Recession. Fifty-six percent of...

Consumers, Why So Unhappy?

Harlan Green | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

It shouldn't be a secret by now: Consumers are unhappy. And it's not because we are too busy paying down our debts. It's really because no one in Washington has been focusing on job creation.

Why Consumers are Bummed Out

Robert Reich | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

The stock market is bullish. The housing market seems to have rebounded a bit. So why are consumers so glum? Because they're deeply worried about their jobs and their incomes -- as they have every right to be.

Fleeting Responsibility Abounds in 2013

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Is it any wonder that we are bombarded on a daily basis about the new lows to which public confidence in government agencies, elected officials and corporations has sunk?

Americans Down Over Tax Hike

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — An increase in Social Security taxes is leaving Americans with less take-home pay – and a more negative outlook for the U.S. ...

Caroline Fairchild

The Surprising Industry With Huge Wage Growth

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

Despite recent budgetary concerns surrounding the so-called fiscal cliff, U.S. wages appear to be growing -- even in industries where you wouldn’t e...

Everyone Is Freaking Out About The Fiscal Cliff

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumers peering over the "fiscal cliff" don't like what they see. Fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set ...

Bad Sign For The Economy

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2013 | Money

(Adds details from latest survey) * Consumer sentiment falls to lowest in four months * Expectations tumble on fears of ...

Consumer Confidence Hits Highest Level In Nearly 5 Years

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 01.27.2013 | Money

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence rose this month to its highest level in almost five years, helped by a better outlook for hiring over the ...

What Is Good for Consumers Is Good for Business

Malcolm Wittenberg | Posted 01.21.2013 | Home
Malcolm Wittenberg

For food producers, the impetus to produce the most food products at the lowest cost looms heavy. However, the motivation to ensure the safety of the products being sold should carry equal importance, if not more.

Good News For This Guy

AP | Posted 01.01.2013 | Money

WASHINGTON — Americans' confidence in the economy surged last month to the highest level in nearly five years, as many were encouraged by an imp...

The Myth: American's Have Learned to Avoid Debt

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

So much of what you hear about the recent economic trends of people learning grand lessons about avoiding debt are just not true.

BAD SIGN

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2012 | Money

* Consumer spending rises 0.8 pct in September * Inflation-adjusted spending up 0.4 percent * Income gains 0.4 percent, ...

Beer Boom Hints At Latino Economic Recovery

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.22.2012 | Latino Voices

Unemployment for Latinos remains stubbornly high, but Hispanics are expressing confidence in the economy by dropping more money -- on beer. Beer s...

Obama's Debate Mission

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The president should make clear that our exceptionalism is not how wealthy the few become, but how much prosperity is created and shared by the many, and the fairness and justice and decency we stand for.

Mark Gongloff

Three Signs We're In A New Recession -- And Five Signs We Aren't

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business

Breaking news about the economy, everybody: It still stinks. The good news? At least we're not in another recession. Some of you may think we never...