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2009-03-06 12:58:00

Qualitative Study by Deutsch Reveals New Rules of Consumption: From "Why Not" to "Why" and "Me" to "We" LOS ANGELES, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The past six months rank among the most tumultuous financial times in history. From a multitude of angles, consumers have been inundated with articles, graphs, charts and statistics showing the macro implications of the crisis and just how dour the economy has become. No single study has taken an in-depth look at how the current economic conditions...

2008-12-25 14:18:56

Consumer spending edged upward in November, the government said, but some economists are hesitant to call the shift an economic resurgence. Consumer spending drives about 70 percent of the U.S. economy. In November, spending notched up 0.6 percent on an inflation-adjusted basis. Disposable income also rose, but the rate of falling gasoline prices -- which have helped boost consumer confidence -- will probably slow in the short-term, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Wachovia economist...

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,...

2008-10-16 12:00:21

EcoAlign, a strategic marketing agency focused on energy and the environment, today launched Project Energy Code by releasing the first report, "Visibility, Ambivalence and Trust: Cultural Stumbling Blocks To Greater Household Energy Efficiency," written by renowned cultural anthropologist Dr. Pippa Chevenix Trench. The report provides critical thinking on why consumers who may "talk the talk" in relation to understanding global warming and the need for energy conservation do not "walk...

2008-08-12 12:00:49

DALLAS, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. consumers will spend over $6 billion for Internet video services by 2013, with direct-to-TV videos accounting for 75% of that revenue, according to Parks Associates' Internet Video: Direct-to-Consumer Services (Second Edition). This new report finds that greater ownership of connected game consoles, networked TVs, and alternative video-on-demand set-top receivers is generating significant growth in user-paid revenues. "Consumption of premium Internet...

2008-06-18 09:01:08

On average, Chinese consumers age 18 to 34 save 14% of their annual income, almost doubling that of Americans the same age (9%). Positive economic growth plus high consumer savings rates is a formula for strong consumer confidence among young Chinese consumers. 65% say they are confident/very confident in the economy (compared to 21.8% of young Americans who say the same), according to BIGresearch's (http://www.bigresearch.com) latest China Quarterly Survey of over 4,000 young Chinese...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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