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2008-12-12 08:12:00

RESTON, Va., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In a nationwide survey conducted by the American Consumer Institute, 93.4% of consumers say that the economy is worse than a year ago with only 1.1% saying that the economy is stronger. The results are significantly worse than the Institute's December 2007 Consumer Pulse Survey, which found that 68.8% of consumers believed that the economy was worse than in the previous year. The latest results show that consumer perceptions of the poor economy closely...

2008-10-31 09:00:13

When it comes to viewing TV and video, growth in consumer markets is more limited by consumers' ability to absorb new usage models and new applications than by limitations of technology, according to a new US consumer survey from ABI Research. "The willingness to adopt new forms of entertainment delivery is in many cases determined by the age of the consumer," says ABI Research principal analyst Steve Wilson. "That means that market growth is simply a matter of time." The online survey,...

2008-10-12 21:00:21

FLAT steel makers and steel pipe makers expect to see demand for steel decrease and its product prices soften in the current half of the year. While demand for steel remains strong abroad, industry player said domestic demand is becoming stagnant due to the slow implementation of projects under the Ninth Malaysia Plan. However, the material and product inventory might not be high towards the end of the year, as main supplier Megasteel Sdn Bhd has temporarily shut down its plant for major...

2008-10-02 12:05:23

Text of report by Cuban Communist-youth newspaper Juventud Rebelde website on 1 October [Report by Marianela Martin, Rocio Trujillo, Amaury E. Del Valle, and Luis Raul Vazquez, with photos by Roberto Suarez: "Cuba's Agricultural Product Dilemma" All quotation marks as published.] "I have been all over Havana looking for malanga [yam-like root vegetable] for a child and there is none to be found anywhere!" In this way, angry in the full midday sun, the man leaving the market on 19th and...

2008-09-23 03:00:24

Gas stations should be allowed to charge any price they want. Stop and think. There are gas stations all around us. All of them havesimilar products and must compete with one another. We have regulations and agencies that watch to make sure there are no cooperative arrangements among stations. Why, then, are price-gouging laws such a bad idea? First, the price restriction interferes with market forces. For example, gas stations anticipate a lack of supply of gas over the next...

2008-09-08 15:00:00

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8e3b98/market_competitive) has announced the addition of the "Market Competitive Intensity (MCI): New Jersey" country profile to their offering. This series of market profiles covers 5 key markets in North America. Each profile provides insight into market structures, regulatory environments, supply and demand balances, assets, market concentration and wholesale sources of energy. Scope - Detailed overviews of...

2008-09-05 06:00:20

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/29e0eb/gas_market_profile) has announced the addition of the "Gas Market Profile: Indonesia" report to their offering. This series of market profiles covers 20 key markets in the Asia Pacific region. Each profile provides insight into market structures, regulatory environments, supply and demand balances, assets, market concentration and wholesale sources of energy. Scope - Detailed overviews of energy market...

2008-09-04 15:00:31

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2174b0/power_market_profi) has announced the addition of the "Power Market Profile: Pennsylvania" report to their offering. This series of market profiles covers 5 key markets in North America. Each profile provides insight into market structures, regulatory environments, supply and demand balances, assets, market concentration and wholesale sources of energy. Scope - Detailed overviews of energy market dynamics,...

2008-09-02 12:00:29

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/0e9293/power_market_profi) has announced the addition of the "Power Market Profile: Malta" report to their offering. The effects of factors such as market opening, liberalization, emissions, pricing, and supply issues mean that dynamics in the European energy sector are constantly and rapidly changing. As such, an up to date, broadly based and authoritative source of information on these markets is now more important than...

2008-08-29 12:01:13

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7b4da1/power_market_profi) has announced the addition of the "Power Market Profile: Sweden" report to their offering. The effects of factors such as market opening, liberalization, emissions, pricing, and supply issues mean that dynamics in the European energy sector are constantly and rapidly changing. As such, an up to date, broadly based and authoritative source of information on these markets is now more important than...