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Adobe's Digital Price Index shows big late-year price hikes By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs February 15, 2017 The government's latest measure of inflation at the wholesale level saw a significant jump in January. While the Labor Department has yet to report on the latest inflation number at the consumer level, Adobe's Digital Price Index (DPI) suggests consumers are paying more for things than they were last year, at least when they shop online. The DPI tracks $7.50 out every $10…
02.22 / 15:06
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Sealy UK has teamed up with British Olympian and Linford Christie protégée, Margaret Adeoye, to support her as she competes at the highest level. Making her Olympic debut at the London 2012 Olympics representing Great Britain in the 200m, Margaret is no stranger to the demands of training and performing under extreme pressure time and time a…
02.22 / 14:07
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When you’re sewing a T-shirt, adding a hood is one of the easier modifications to the pattern that you can make. It’s a modification that also looks a lot harder to do than it is, so get ready to impress all of your friends with your mad sewing skills! To make a hooded T-shirt, you…
02.22 / 11:46
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Has your company ever thought about going zero waste? These 10 firms working toward zero waste to landfill prove it's possible. And no, it won't kill jobs or hurt…
02.22 / 11:11
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Hellmann’s says its entire U.S. consumer portfolio is now made with only cage-free eggs. The Unilever subsidiary is the latest to make the switch as a growing number of consumer firms seek to bolster their animal welfare s…
02.22 / 11:10
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Something big happened in the consumer packed goods industry over the weekend, though few may have noticed. 3p's Gina-Marie Cheeseman analyzes Unilever's decision to make all of its plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by…
02.22 / 11:10
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Hemp? Beet juice? Pea protein? They're all on the menu for America's leading plant-based brands. And these pioneering companies are quickly bringing the trend into the mainstream -- landing space on grocery giants' shelves and winning acclaim from vegans and non-vegans…
02.22 / 11:10
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Cats and dogs deserve our crafty love, too, especially when they're all alone in an animal…
02.22 / 03:48
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The paper that companies use to cushion packages is so handy! Here's how to reuse brown packing paper, whether you need it to look fancy or just…
02.22 / 03:48
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Rise was propelled mostly by gasoline costs By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs February 14, 2017 The government reports inflation at the wholesale level surged in January, rising 0.6%. That reflects an increase in costs before goods go on sale to consumers. At some point, however, consumers should expect to pay at least some of those costs. Most of the January increase was for food, energy, and trade services. When those categories are stripped out, the Producer Price Index rose just…
02.22 / 01:19
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Gasoline costs were sharply higher By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs January 18, 2017 A 3.0% spike in the cost of gasoline sent consumer prices higher last month. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the December Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.3% and is up 2.1% for all of 2016. Energy and food Energy costs shot up 1.5% in December -- the fourth straight increase -- led by a 3.0% increase in the price of gasoline. Electricity was unchanged and the price of natural gas…
02.22 / 01:19
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Jobless claims head higher By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs January 13, 2017 Photo (c) zimmytws - Fotolia Wholesale prices, or what the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) calls the Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand, rose for the third time in four months in December. Last month's seasonally adjusted increase of 0.3% follows an advance of 0.4% in November and no changein October. For all of 2016, wholesale prices were up 1.6% after falling 1.1% the year…
02.22 / 01:19
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Some economists suggest the pace of economic growth will remain slow By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs December 16, 2016 Since the day after election day, Wall Street has been on a tear, with the major stock averages moving into record territory day after day. Analysts say much of the advance has been due to a change in economic outlook. A Trump administration is expected to spend more on infrastructure and lower the corporate tax rate. That, in turn, is expected to spur economic…
02.22 / 01:19
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Truly wireless charging is a promise that technology companies have been making for years. “Wouldn’t it be nice,” they ask, “if your gadgets could charge without any wires?” Unfortunately, wireless charging today tends to still require direct physical contact to a charging pad or inductive charger — more convenient than a plug, to be sure, […] The post The MotherBox could deliver truly wireless charging, if it actually works appeared first on…
02.21 / 23:12
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