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Consumer Confidence

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  • Toys R Us Recalls Remote-Controlled Helicopters

    Toys R Us Recalls Remote-Controlled Helicopters
    Toys R Us is recalling these remote-controlled helicopters. According to the press release from the CPSC: The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers or nearby items.  This recall involves...
  • Multiple Injuries Prompt Jeep Stroller Recall

    Multiple Injuries Prompt Jeep Stroller Recall
    These Jeep Liberty Strollers by Kolcraft are being recalled. According to a press release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission: The inner tube of the tire on the stroller can rupture causing the wheel rim to fracture and fly off as a...
  • Bunk And Loft Beds Recalled After Injuries

    Bunk And Loft Beds Recalled After Injuries
    Lea Industries is recalling these bunk and loft beds after twenty-two reports of incidents.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the bed's side mattress support rails can break and cause a fall hazard.  Nearly 60-thousand of these beds...
  • Modifications in maintenance practices helping drivers get more from their vehicle

    We’re only one full decade into the 21st century but there have already been plenty of changes in the way we treat our vehicles. Much of the conventional wisdom from years past in respect to vehicle maintenance has fallen by the wayside, as...
  • Credit-card debt jumps in Orlando as economy improves

    Credit-card debt jumps in Orlando as economy improves
    Fueled by a stronger economy, credit-card debt is accelerating for the first time in years in Metro Orlando — one of the country's fastest-growing markets for paying with plastic, a new study has found. Consumer credit-card debt in the metro...
  • Italy's Renzi tries new reform plan as economy sinks

    ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday presented a plan to quicken the pace of Italian justice and break down bureaucratic obstacles to investment as fresh data pointed to a further deterioration in Italy's recession bound economy. The...
  • Brazil enters recession in election blow to Rousseff

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil fell into a recession in the first half of the year as investment dropped sharply and the country's hosting of the World Cup suffocated economic activity, a major blow to President Dilma Rousseff's already fading hopes for re-...
  • U.S. consumer spending pauses, but rising confidence offers hope

    U.S. consumer spending pauses, but rising confidence offers hope
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending fell in July for the first time in six months, but confidence among households hit a seven-year high in August, suggesting the retrenchment would be temporary. Another report on Friday showed a sharp...
  • U.S. consumer sentiment rises in final August reading

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment rose in August, while an index of current economic conditions hit its highest since July 2007, a survey released on Friday showed. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final August reading on the...
  • Big-spending Britons drive economy, but housing picture mixed

    LONDON (Reuters) - Big-spending Britons powered the economy in August as they became more confident about the recovery and their finances, though mixed house price data suggested the outlook for the property market was less clear-cut. Consumer confidence...
  • Businesses near Burbank, Glendale express concerns over L.A. minimum wage hike idea

    Businesses near Burbank, Glendale express concerns over L.A. minimum wage hike idea
    Following extended debate, a San Fernando Valley-based business group delayed voting Thursday on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's soon-to-be-unveiled plan to hike the city's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour by 2017, the Los Angeles Times reported. Stuart...