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Consumer Reports rates top-earning rewards cards

October 29, 2015

here is a dizzying array of rewards cards to choose from, each with different terms and conditions. Consumer Reports sifted through more than 90 rewards programs and came up with the cards that-if you play them right-can give you the most in cash back and free goods and services.

US Consumer confidence slips in October

October 29, 2015

Americans turned slightly more anxious about the job market this month. The Conference Board's consumer confidence index fell to 97.6 in October, down from a nine-month high of 102.6 in September.

AmEx Reorganizes Consumer, Merchant Units as Silverman Exits

October 29, 2015

American Express Co., bracing for a decline in profit after the loss of a key retail partner, made a series of organizational changes including combining U.S. and international units and said that consumer product head Josh Silverman is leaving the firm.

Chinese Consumer sentiment indicator slumps in October

October 29, 2015

Consumer sentiment in China plunged in October, as the outlook for business conditions plummeted and household finances weakened, a survey showed Wednesday.

Consumer panel head resigns for lack of infrastructure

October 28, 2015

The president of the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Justice (Ret) R C Chavan, has resigned from his post following government's lack of interest in developing the infrastructure for the consumer forums across the state.

Consumer groups attack TalkTalk over curtailed compensation

October 28, 2015

High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. has come under fire from consumer groups for the hard line it has taken over compensation demands from consumers following last week’s massive cyber attack — a move that cheered nervous investors in the UK telecoms group.

Company earnings suggest stronger Chinese Consumer

October 28, 2015

China remains a focal point for global growth and also of course for the Fed, as it cited macro global uncertainties as a big driver behind its delay to increase interest rates. The leadership in the country is meeting this week to set their economic priorities for the next year and five years.

U.S. Consumer Confidence Index Falls

October 28, 2015

U.S. shoppers darkened their outlook in October, suggesting a bumpy road ahead for an economy largely reliant on consumer spending.

Australia Consumer Confidence Sags as Mortgage Rates Rise

October 27, 2015

SYDNEY—Higher mortgage rates for millions of homeowners are shaking consumer confidence and raising the likelihood that Australia’s central bank will cut rates before the end of the year to help stave off a recession.

After RushCard Fiasco, Consumer Advocates Urge More Oversight Of Prepaid Cards

October 27, 2015

For the better part of two weeks, thousands of unbanked consumers who rely on prepaid RushCards have been unable to access their funds because of a technical glitch. While the company run by Russell Simmons continues to fix the issue, consumer advocates are pointing at the incident as evidence that federal regulators need to do more to protect prepaid cardholders. 

Consumer Reports examines shrinking products

October 27, 2015

Used to getting a pint when you buy ice cream? You may have to reduce yourexpectations: many are now just 14 ounces.

Drop in Consumer confidence may reflect in the ballot box

October 26, 2015

It is an undeniable fact that the economy has played a dominant role in the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) 13-year rule. The voter has supported its economic performance. 

Car sales, student loans fuel record Consumer borrowing

October 26, 2015

It’s starting to feel as if the good times have returned at Diamond Jim’s Motor Cars, with its sales of used cars up at least 30 percent this summer from the same period last year.

Alibaba Q2 to dim outlook for China Consumer spending

October 26, 2015

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's second-quarter revenue growth is likely to have slumped to half the year-earlier rate, undermining hopes consumer spending will temper a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy. 

Clear Labs uses kickstarter to fund Consumer reports for food quality

October 23, 2015

Have you ever spent a little more money on a supposed “premium” brand of hot dogs? You know, the ones that claim to be all-natural and contain 100 percent beef? The truly unnerving thing about hot dogs is you still don’t quite know if spending a few extra bucks means you’re getting something more healthy. It’s something food analysis startup Clear Labs aims to do something about, and today has launched a crowdfunding campaign to make it happen.

Expert: Why Consumers rule in private equity

October 23, 2015

When it comes to restructuring across the globe, there's one common theme: It's the age of the consumer. At least, that's the theory of one private equity expert.

Peddling Defective Air Bags on EBay Prompts Consumer Warning

October 23, 2015

An underground market is growing on the Internet for unauthorized and possibly dangerous replacements for Takata Corp.’s recalled air bags.

23andMe Relaunches Direct-to-Consumer Gene Test

October 21, 2015

23andMe Inc. said it is relaunching its direct-to-consumer genetic test two years after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered it to stop marketing health-related information from the test without agency approval.

Consumer Reports Pulls Recommendation on Tesla Model S

October 21, 2015

Consumer Reports has yanked its recommendation of the Tesla Model S after owners of the plug-in electric luxury car reported reliability problems, a development that dings the Silicon Valley auto maker’s reputation for quality.

Acura, Cadillac fall the most in Consumer Reports Reliability Survey

October 21, 2015

New transmission systems designed to boost fuel economy and infotainment proved troublesome for the auto industry this year, with Acura and Cadillac taking the biggest falls in Consumer Reports’ 2015 Annual Auto Reliability Survey.


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