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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Sluggish PC, ink sales hurt HP; results still beat

(AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co.'s 19 percent drop in quarterly profit shows that the company still relies heavily on printer ink and the troubled personal computer market, despite the aggressive transformation ...

dateAug 18, 2009 in Business
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Big tech earnings week will reveal economic trends

(AP) -- The technology sector is often talked about as if it were a unified front, an easy-to-define monolith. People say technology stocks rose or technology stocks fell. Tech helped drive a huge boom in the 1990s, and ...

dateJul 18, 2009 in Business
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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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The government scheme that's after your data

A little known UK government initiative is underway to release vast amounts of personal data from companies to citizens with the laudable aim of handing power to the consumer. The midata initiative aims to ...

dateSep 27, 2013 in Internet
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