The latest news on consumers
A new frugality could remake the U.S. economy—and American life.
Some consumers can't cut back, even when they should.
Economist Dan Ariely explains why consumers see more gloom than conditions seem to warrant.
The switch to homegrown produce links shoppers to their region and its farmers.
Spending looks weaker, and that's bad.
In 6 important sectors, don't expect much of a rebound until 2010.
Even after the third-largest failure in history, most consumers will not be affected.
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Author Rob Walker says consumers flock to some brands with irrational exuberance.