The latest news on consumers
The downturn could hurt high-end brewers.
Knocking a few dollars off bills or even food purchases just takes a few minutes.
Circuit City has filed for bankruptcy, and several clothing retailers had bad third quarters.
The October drop is the largest since the Commerce Department adopted a new measurement system in 1992.
It might be the biggest drop in two decades, but not ever.
People depend on—and buy—technology, even when times are tough.
For people with a tendency to overspend, the holidays are a vulnerable time.
New technology lets retailers cater to customer habits.
Why buy off the rack when you can customize? Shoppers design clothes, candy, even credit cards.
Submit your best "cocooning" activity.