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Consumers

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  • We are what we Drive

    Cars get us from point A to point b In between, they communicate a little something about who we are   By Deb Acord CTW Features   Walk through a dealership lot and what do you see reflected in the maze of gleaming paint, chrome and glass? A new...
  • U.S. Army Working on Green Humvee

    By Patrick Olsen Cars.com The U.S. Army is looking for a few more miles to the gallon, and a new troop carrier that might replace the famed gas-hungry Humvee could get as much as 70% better fuel economy. Specifically, the Army is working with Ricardo...
  • The pros and cons of owning a hybrid vehicle

    You’ve heard the hype about hybrids.  But what are the real benefits and disadvantages to owning one?   Hybrid car sales have dipped in recent years. However, supporters note that vehicle sales in general have also decreased over that period,...
  • P/T Captioning Clerk Position

    TRIBUNE BROADCASTING POSITION DESCRIPTION POSITION: Captioning Clerk DATE: 2/18/11 DEPARTMENT: Closed Captioning Center REPORTS TO: Closed Captioning Manager ROLE: Perform independently a variety of clerical/administrative duties following defined...
  • Planned PareUp app will let you buy excess restaurant and grocery food to prevent waste

    Planned PareUp app will let you buy excess restaurant and grocery food to prevent waste
    A soon-to-launch app called PareUp aims to connect hungry consumers with excess restaurant and grocery store food at discounted prices.  Founders Margaret Tung, who has worked in the sustainable food industry; Jason Chen, who has a background in...
  • Consumers' daily spending hits nearly 6-year high, Gallup poll finds

    Consumers' daily spending hits nearly 6-year high, Gallup poll finds
    Americans reported they spent more on average each day last month than at any time since 2008, boosted by a Memorial Day spending spree, according to Gallup poll results released Monday. The self-reported average daily spending of $98 in May was up...
  • Consumer confidence up slightly amid better views of personal finances

    Consumer confidence up slightly amid better views of personal finances
    Consumer confidence rose slightly this month as Americans reported the strongest gains in their personal financial situation in seven years, according to results of a leading private survey released Friday. The consumer sentiment index from the...
  • California leads states in consumer spending

    Consumers in California are among the heaviest spenders in the country for housing and utilities but spend less than the national average for healthcare, energy, and food and beverages, according to new government data. So-called personal consumption...
  • Consumer group urges hospitals to stop 'unethical' health screenings

    Consumer group urges hospitals to stop 'unethical' health screenings
    A prominent consumer group is calling on 20 hospitals, including three in Southern California, to stop marketing medical tests to patients that the group considers unnecessary and unethical. Public Citizen said it sent letters to hospitals in eight...
  • Tyson recalls more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets

    Tyson recalls more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets
    Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets believed to be contaminated with plastic shavings. A small number of consumers contacted the Missouri-based company complaining of minor oral injuries associated with the nuggets. ...
  • Retail sales flatline, disappoint in April despite warmer weather

    Retail sales flatline, disappoint in April despite warmer weather
    So much for the spring upswing analysts had been expecting: Retail sales were essentially stagnant in April, despite the anticipated boost from warmer weather and a later Easter holiday. A gauge from the Commerce Department inched up 0.1% last month...