Having a powerful member of congress could have unintended consequences for a state's economy, according to a study published today in the Journal of Political Economy.
US President Barack Obama tested a new prototype Tuesday for his commander-in-chief's arsenal -- a high-powered marshmallow gun that sent a tasty missile screaming through the White House.
Many Americans went into personal debt before the economic recession hit the country in 2008. Why? For some men, the biggest factor may have been intense competition to find a spouse.
(AP) -- Home video spending in the U.S. fell 2 percent to about $18 billion in 2011. A surge in the popularity of movie streaming services like Netflix Inc. and gains in Blu-ray disc sales helped offset some of the drop ...
Research firm Gartner Inc. has lowered its global technology spending growth forecast because of the sluggish economy and the euro crisis.
Americans typically spend $70 billion more in December than in the average of November and January (the months around December). In a recent National Science Foundation-sponsored interview, Joel Waldfogel, the Carlson School's ...
US online shopping rose 15 percent from November 1 to December 9 compared to the same period last year, according to industry tracker comScore.
American consumers spent more than a billion dollars a day last week during a three-day online sales period, which started with "Cyber Monday," a monitoring firm reported.
New analysis of government data shows that military spending is a weak job engine compared to other investments
Given the recent focus on the federal defense budget, Robert Pollin and Heidi Garrett-Peltier, of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, have revisited their assessment of the ...
People who pay cash focus on different aspects of products than people who use credit cards, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.