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Consumers

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  • Madison Avenue Tries Longer Ads To Thwart Short Attention Spans

    Americans will spend anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour watching a TV drama like "24" or "The Good Wife," but just seconds scanning any of the tens of commercials that support those shows. With that in mind, Arby's in late May released a commercial...
  • Turner Taps Digital Exec to Bring Global Focus to Cartoon Network, Adult Swim

    Turner Broadcasting has turned to a veteran exec with experience in digital content, licensing and marketing to fill the leadership void at the Cartoon Network group. Christina Miller has been named prexy-g.m. of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang...
  • One Thing Is Certain: A Fox-Time Warner Combination Would Get D.C. Scrutiny

    A Senate hearing on Wednesday was expected to focus on the proposed combinations of distribution giants Comcast with Time Warner Cable and AT&T with DirecTV. Instead, news of Rupert Murdoch's idea to merge 21st Century Fox with Time Warner was the new...
  • Is organic chicken worth the price?

    Is organic chicken worth the price?
    Just because a chicken is labeled "organic" does not mean that the bird on your plate lived a bucolic farm life before you cooked it. To officially be called "organic," the animal must be fed organic food (grown with no pesticides), receive no...
  • Families expected to spend more on back-to-school this year

    Families expected to spend more on back-to-school this year
    Families expect to spend more on school items than they did last year, even though more than 80 percent say the tough economy still impacts their spending decisions, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual back-to-school survey....
  • L.A. diners rank fast-food and casual chains with the best buzz

    L.A. diners rank fast-food and casual chains with the best buzz
    Angelenos were asked to rank the best fast-food and quick, casual dining chains as part of a national survey. The result? L.A. diners favor taste, quality and options, and ranked Subway as their top destination for a quick meal.  For its midyear report,...
  • Sinclair Broadcast will launch college sports network

    Sinclair Broadcast will launch college sports network
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. plans to launch a college sports network to be broadcast on television stations it owns, the Hunt Valley-based company said Thursday. The American Sports Network, or ASN, will show live events, including football,...
  • BGE should not get money for repairs before work has begun [Letter]

    On July 2, for the fourth consecutive year, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. asked the Public Service Commission to approve a rate distribution increase for citizens, who receive both gas and electric service. For each of the past three years, BGE has...
  • Legislation seeks to cap interest rates on payday, car title loans

    Pennsylvania has laws that try to protect people from lenders that charge exhorbitant interest on payday and other loans. But with recent attempts to weaken those protections and allow for the return of payday loan stores, a federal lawmaker is...
  • Gay Males Choose Ellen DeGeneres as Their Favorite Celebrity Endorser

    Gay males have crowned talkshow personality Ellen DeGeneres their most admired celebrity, and have singled out her recent pitch work with Maybelline as the advertising campaign they liked most in the past year. DeGeneres closely aligns with the celebrity...
  • Consumers are stockpiling cash, study shows

    Consumers are stockpiling cash, study shows
    Americans squirreled away more money in their checking accounts in 2013 than they did at any time in the past 25 years, suggesting that they remain spooked by the Great Recession, a new report shows. The average consumer’s checking account...