News tagged with consumer spending

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 HDTVs are old hat, ...

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

(—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 view that, in times ...

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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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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