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2009-05-13 17:43:58

Canadians rank almost at the bottom -- just above Americans, who are the worst -- in hurting the environment, a National Geographic Society survey says. By contrast, Brazilians and Indians tied as most green, the society's annual Greendex tracking survey said. The survey, conducted by Canadian research company GlobeScan International, examined consumer behaviors in 14 countries that represent more than half of the world's population and use about 75 percent of its energy. The examined...

2009-04-22 02:05:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- With the unemployment rate at a startling high and the prices of necessities rising even as many household budgets shrink, making informed purchasing decisions matters now more than ever. That's where a new website called WhatitCosts.com comes in. This website is a valuable resource helping consumers navigate the range of prices for everything from eco-friendly baby clothing to contact lenses to the cost of joining a gym. "The age of out of...

2009-03-11 06:50:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Complaints.com now includes company profiles of more than 20 million businesses in the US so that companies receive email and voice message notifications alerting them of the complaint. Businesses can now respond to complaints listed against them, ensuring a company's reputation can be upheld, while satisfying the consumer's concerns and resolving the complaint. A strong reputation is critical in a difficult economy. Numerous websites, forums, online...

2009-01-01 14:25:35

A majority of unemployed U.S. workers said they would accept a cut in pay if they could find a job, but most said even that could take some time. The National Employment Law Project said 63 percent of those looking for work would accept a pay cut, CNNMoney.com reported Thursday. But only 37 percent indicated they were optimistic about finding work in the next four months, the report said. For people who have been laid off, this is obviously a buyer's market, said Ravin Jesuthasan of...

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...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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