All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘consumer spending’

U.S. GDP Increases 3.2% in 4th Quarter

Ever since the government shutdown occurred in October last year, economists and consumers alike have been worried about the future state of the United States economy. Thanks to the latest reports from the Commerce Department, however, those fears should be allayed. During the 4th quarter last year, the GDP of the US rose 3.2%. While this figure is down from …

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Consumer Confidence Rising Going Into the New Year

The world economy has been slow to stabilize following the recession that began five years ago. In the U.S., high unemployment and low consumer confidence have led to a stagnating economic situation that is slowly crawling back. One of the market segments to weather the crisis well is the technology market. It seems that consumers have been saving their funds …

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Spending Rose Slightly in October, Shows Survey

As the U.S. economy continues to slowly improve, Americans are starting to become more confident in their spending. According to the Gallup organization, average daily spending by Americans during the back-to-school month of August rose to $95 this year – the highest average its survey has measured in the five years since the recession began in 2008. That splurge was …

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Consumers Ready to Spend Money on Tech This Holiday Season

Though it was one of the few industries to maintain growth during the recession that began five years ago, the tech sector was not immune to the effects of reduced consumer spending. The U.S. economy is now beginning to slowly crawl back, though, and more consumers are now preparing to spend their money – especially on gadgets. The Consumer Electronics …

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Consumer Tech Spending Could Be Slowing

This weekend Apple once again set records, selling over 9 million iPhone 5S and 5C smartphones. With consumers willing to spend money every year on a smartphone upgrade (and mobile providers now encouraging them to do so), it would seem like tech spending will continue to skyrocket in the coming years. However, consumer tech spending could actually slow in the …

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Personal Finance Essentials [Infographic]

While I believe truly healthy financial functioning is a myth for most people in this economy, there are certain things we can do to make our lives easier. While unplanned expenses like car repairs, medical bills, and other emergency costs can spell disaster for any budget, certain expenditures should be examined more closely to see where valuable cuts can be …

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Who’s Buying and How?

Researchers have always explained women’s love of shopping as the hunter versus gatherer instinct. Men would bring home the kill and women would forage for grains and berries. Since these primitive times the world has changed and technology has been a key component to our evolution. Taking a look at a new study by Zmags reveals we may not have …

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