Tagged: consumers

Economic growth cools as consumers temper spending

The U.S. economy expanded at a slower pace in the fourth quarter as households tempered spending and businesses cut back on capital investment and made further adjustments to inventories. Gross domestic product rose at...

How a Proposed ‘Transparent’ Law Would Blatantly Mislead Consumers

How a Proposed ‘Transparent’ Law Would Blatantly Mislead Consumers

The new bill is strongly supported by the airline industry. That alone gives a pretty good indication it’s a bad deal for travelers. Last month, the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 was introduced in...

MPG Rising: When Regulations Drive Up Prices—And Consumers Don’t Mind

MPG Rising: When Regulations Drive Up Prices—And Consumers Don’t Mind

If there’s one thing Americans would seem to hate more than regulations, it’s regulations that directly result in them spending more money out of pocket. So why are so many consumers fans of new...

The T-Mobile iPhone: How to Do the Math

The T-Mobile iPhone: How to Do the Math

T-Mobile is now taking pre-orders on the iPhone 5, and hoping to lure people over from larger carriers with the promise of cheap wireless service. While there’s no shortage of articles and charts comparing...