News tagged with consumer spending

Imagining a future when machines have all the jobs

Martin Ford saw it everywhere, even in his own business. Smarter machines and better software were helping companies do more work with fewer people. His Silicon Valley software firm used to put its programs ...

dateJan 24, 2013 in Other
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Huge gadget show gears up in Vegas

Think your high-definition TV is hot stuff—as sharp as it gets? At the biggest trade show in the Americas, which kicks off next week in Las Vegas, TV makers will be doing their best to convince you that ...

dateJan 04, 2013 in Consumer & Gadgets
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Hewlett-Packard further beset by decline in printing

As if Hewlett-Packard Co. didn't have enough problems with its lagging personal-computer business and its admission it paid billions of dollars too much for software firm Autonomy, sales of printers - long one of the Palo ...

dateDec 12, 2012 in Business
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Culture thriving in age of austerity

(Phys.org)—In a recently published paper, Andy Pratt, Professor of Culture, Media and Economy at King's, argues that the relationship between culture and the economy has changed, challenging the popular ...

dateNov 26, 2012 in Economics & Business
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Thanksgiving steals sales from Black Friday

Thanksgiving shopping on Thursday took a noticeable bite out of Black Friday's start to the holiday season, as the latest survey found retail sales in stores fell slightly from last year.

dateNov 25, 2012 in Business
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US futures mixed after US growth report

(AP)—Stock futures were mixed but recovered from sharp declines Friday after the government reported that economic growth during the third quarter was slightly better than expected thanks in part to stronger ...

dateOct 26, 2012 in Business
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Daily-deals companies tweak models as novelty fades

Investors have turned skeptical on Groupon, growth has slowed, and hundreds of would-be competitors have disappeared from the crowded daily-deal landscape, but that doesn't mean a fadeout to the era of the discounted restaurant ...

dateSep 28, 2012 in Business
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