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2013-01-18 23:04:28

ReportsnReports.com adds new research reports on Consumer Lifestyles for Latvia, Ukraine, Turkey and United Arab Emirates to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 Consumer Lifestyles in Latvia, Ukraine, Turkey and United Arab Emirates report analyzes factors influencing national consumer expenditure. The consumer lifestyles report includes coverage of: population, urban development, home ownership, household profiles, labour, income, consumer and family expenditure, health,...

2012-01-18 00:38:07

During an economic downturn, even people who are not directly affected spend less on goods and services that signal social status, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. "Even when their consumption budget is unaffected by a recession, consumers will change their expenditure patterns because some of these expenses depend on social standards that shift with economic conditions," write authors Wagner A. Kamakura (Duke University) and Rex Yuxing Du (University of...

2010-08-16 04:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Interpret, a leading entertainment, media and technology market research firm, today released its interpretation report "Despite Industry Fears, Consumer Spending Cuts Do Not Impact Piracy" based on data from its quarterly New Media Measure(TM) study. The report found very little correlation between consumers cutting back on spending and their likelihood to engage in filesharing activities. The study examined the relationship between...

2010-01-19 16:41:17

People born in the 1940s are often portrayed as having both the means and the willingness to spend money on consumption, but how do they appear in the consumption statistics? According to the Consumption Report 2009, published by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, they top the list in terms of disposable income per consumption unit, but do not seem to be such great spenders. Like younger generations, Swedes born in the 1940s like to travel. Yet, they do not seem very interested in spending...

2009-11-23 12:33:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. U.S. Solar Energy Demand Dynamics http://www.reportlinker.com/p0165341/US-Solar-Energy-Demand-Dynamics.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire U.S. Solar Energy Demand Dynamics Financing Structures, Government Incentives, and Market Drivers for Solar Voltaics Projects: 2009-2015 The United States has become one of the more...

2009-11-03 10:15:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Global Consumer Trends: Income Complexity http://www.reportlinker.com/p0157517/Global-Consumer-Trends-Income-Complexity.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire Introduction The author's Income Complexity Mega-Trend reflects the fact that consumers' financial circumstances and attitudes towards wealth are become increasingly...

2009-10-01 12:33:41

The U.S. Commerce Department said Tuesday that the cash for clunkers car rebate program pushed personal spending in August up 1.3 percent. Income rose 0.2 percent in the month, but consumer spending on durable goods -- items expected to last three years or more -- rose 5.8 percent, compared to a 1.8 percent rise in July. The difference, the government said, was the cash for clunkers program that provided federal rebates of up to $4,500 for consumers trading in used cars for new models with...

2009-07-05 17:46:29

Thrift is making a comeback in the United States after Americans spent most of the past 15 years spending freely on borrowed money, statistics indicate. Numbers released by the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Commerce Department showed consumer borrowing dipped by $15.7 billion in April, while the personal savings rate rose to 6.9 percent in May, the highest level since December 1993, The Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported Sunday. Economists say job worries are behind the return to the values...

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...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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