Cruise passengers spend less despite offers on land
Dec 22, 2015
Cruise tourists are not influenced by extended shopping opportunities. They spend very little money during the port of call even when they are offered an increased number of spending options.
Saving money: Do consumers spend less if they think about the future?
Mar 31, 2015
Why is it so hard for consumers to save money? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers are often impatient and do not think about the long-term consequences of spending money.
New book finds economic fears lead to political inaction
Feb 11, 2015
Why aren't people who care deeply about issues like job loss, health care costs and college debt politically active on these issues? Why aren't mobilization efforts more effective?
Twitter ad revenue heading toward $1 bn, eMarketer estimates
Mar 27, 2013
Twitter is on pace to earn more than a half-billion dollars in ad revenue this year and close to $1 billion next year, industry tracker eMarketer estimated on Wednesday.
Report recommends cost-effective plan to strengthen US defense against ballistic missile attacks
Sep 11, 2012
To more effectively defend against ballistic missile attacks, the U.S. should concentrate on defense systems that intercept enemy missiles in midcourse and stop spending money on boost-phase defense systems of any kind, concludes ...
PlayStation game network takes online film tack
Jun 06, 2012
Sony is putting a videogame spin on popular online movie streaming services such as Netflix by giving members of its PlayStation Network access to a library of blockbusters for a monthly fee.
Study suggests yet another cause of personal debt: searching for the ideal mate
Jan 18, 2012
Many Americans went into personal debt before the economic recession hit the country in 2008. Why? For some men, the biggest factor may have been intense competition to find a spouse.
Gartner lowers 2012 tech spending growth forecast
Jan 05, 2012
Research firm Gartner Inc. has lowered its global technology spending growth forecast because of the sluggish economy and the euro crisis.
Florida poll: Research important for state economy, jobs
Oct 27, 2011
A majority of Floridians (87%) believe it is important for their state to be a leader in science and medical research, according to a new state poll commissioned by Research!America. The poll also shows that 80% think spending ...
Consumers willing to pay more for sustainable apparel if business is transparent, study finds
Aug 17, 2011
The public often views the apparel industry as lacking transparency, sustainability and ethical practices. Scandals like child labor, sweat shops, and environmentally damaging manufacturing methods have alienated many consumers ...