Posts Tagged ‘consumer spending’

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    Consumer Spending: Some Starbucks Humor

    Apr 28, 13 • 844 Views • No Comments

    This Ellen Show segment with Dennis Quaid at Starbucks was hilarious. Afterwards, for an economic life connection, we can relate it to consumer spending. Starbucks just reported its second quarter fiscal year 2013 earnings and said that their US customer...  [read more]

  • It’s All About Henry

    Jul 7, 12 • 311 Views • No Comments

    Are you a DINK, a YUPPIE, or a HENRY? Double Income, No Kids Young  Upwardly Mobile Urban Professionals High Earners, Not Rich Yet.   Our economic recovery might depend on Henry. Earning from $100,000-$250,000, the Henrys are in the top 20% income...  [read more]

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    Health Care Costs

    Mar 10, 12 • 318 Views • No Comments

    Looking forward to your daily Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino, you see that the calorie count sign says 500 calories. Change your mind? Most studies indicate that knowing a calorie count has little if any impact on purchasing decisions. Then, you stroll to...  [read more]

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    A Gas Price That Might Matter

    Mar 5, 12 • 376 Views • 2 Comments

    Is it $4.11? Although gasoline prices are rising, consumers have not altered their driving habits. Economist James Hamilton suggests that the tipping point tends to be when prices exceed the highest point during the past 3 years. That number is $4.11 or $4.27...  [read more]

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    What’s Cheap? What’s Expensive?

    Sep 10, 11 • 230 Views • 5 Comments

    Starting with, “…eating and clothing ourselves is getting easier all the time,” an Atlantic article discusses “cheap” and “expensive.” Relatively cheap: computers media toasters, washing machines, other manufactured...  [read more]