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Amazon Tries to Lure Father’s Day Shoppers With Low-Price Deals

It may be a case of loss leaders used as means to lure customers. Or they goods that are cheap to buy in bulk and therefore can be marked up sharply. ...
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$1 Is Worth 86 Cents in Hawaii, Less Than Any Other State

The cost of a home, food, transportation, fuel and clothing. The total of these state to state, particularly when income is taken into account, vary widely, making $1 stretch much ...
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7 Unexpected Places to Find Great Mother’s Day Gifts

More than 15% of Americans over the age of 18 surveyed by the National Retail Federation (NRF) say that they don't celebrate Mother's Day. Or at least they don't celebrate ...
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US Worker Pay Growing Faster Than Inflation, but Still Slow

In its report on personal income and spending for March, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data show that personal income in current dollars grew by 0.4% month-over-month, and personal ...
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Consumers Are Cautious Despite Income Growth

Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged and downgraded its assessment of domestic growth from “moderate” to “slowed.” Looking at the U.S. dollar, it still remains under pressure, ...
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59% of Americans Think Economy Is Getting Worse

Despite low unemployment, low gasoline prices and strong markers like car sales, a malaise continues dog impressions about the health of the U.S. economy. Some of this is based in ...
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Personal Income and Spending Ticked Higher in February

Personal income and consumer spending both posted gains in February. Monday's report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis showed a gain of 0.2% in income and a gain of 0.1% ...
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The Economic Impact of St. Patrick’s Day (2016)

St. Patrick's Day is generally considered the one day of the year that drinkers must drink a beer. Irish beer to boot. All that rapid influx of beer buying and ...
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1 in 3 American Families Struggle to Buy Diapers

The Obama administration plans to solve a little known problem, which is that almost one-third of American families struggle to buy diapers. The effort also provides illumination of the plight ...
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Cheap Gas Could Give Consumers Up to $80 Billion This Year: 4 Stocks That Could Benefit

Face it, unless you live in California, it’s almost been a pleasure to go fill up your vehicle these days. With prices dipping as low as $1.25 in some areas, ...
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Where Do People Spend More: Wal-Mart, Costco or Whole Foods?

The joke that Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) should actually be called Whole Paycheck reflects the fact that the organic grocer's prices are on the high side. But how, ...
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Residents of Which State Will Spend the Least for Valentine’s?

Residents of New Hampshire are exceedingly cheap, at least as measured by Valentine's Day spending. A survey of about 3,000 respondents by Finder.com showed that people in the northeastern state ...
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Millennials Plan to Spend $290 on Valentine’s Day Activities

One of the memes currently making that rounds is that millennials care less about stuff like cars and houses, and more about experiences like dining out or taking vacations. More ...
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Would Regulators Allow Mattel and Hasbro to Merge?

Sometimes you hear great merger stories. Other times merger stories sound like they could be made up. And then there are the mergers that would get a close review from ...
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Personal Income Rising, Spending Flat

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has released its reading on personal income and outlays (spending) for the month of December. Some of the data may have been seen in ...
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