Posts filed under “Consumer Spending”

October Car Sales


Source: NY Times

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Economy

How Credit Came to Rule – and Ruin – Our Economy

On this day 56 years ago, the U.S. economy began to undergo a momentous change. It was Oct. 1, 1958, and the company known best for its Travelers Cheques introduced a new product: The charge card. Although American Express technically wasn’t the first company to introduce a charge card, it was the first to make…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Consumer Spending, Credit, Cycles

30 Years of Music Industry Change

Source: Digital Music News

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Music, Weekend

Busy States of America

Click either graphic for interactivity awesomeness.

Source: Retale

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Category: Consumer Spending, Data Analysis, Television, Weekend

Our Bifurcated Recovery

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index closed yesterday at a record high of more than 2,000. Yet many people feel that the economy is weak. There are numerous reasons for this, but the one I want to focus on has to do with employment and wages. The economy feels weak because, depending on your education,…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Consumer Spending, Cycles, Economy, Employment

How America’s Consumers Spend Across States

Category: Consumer Spending, Think Tank

Millennial Consumers

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Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media

Degrees of Spending

Click for some interactive internets. Source: Retale

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media

What If Apple Products Were Their Own Companies?

Slate‘s Jordan Weissmann puts Apple’s product lines into perspective versus other large companies (Tech or not).

iPhone revenues alone eclipse that of either software behemoth Microsoft or online retail giant Amazon. Businessweek (September 2013):

If the iPhone were its own company in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, iPhone Inc. would outsell 474 of 500 companies; iPhone’s $88.4 billion in annualized revenue tops 21 of the 30 component companies in the Dow Jones industrial average—it would be the ninth-biggest stock in the Dow 30.”

Consider these two product lines:

iPhone = Google + eBay

iPad = Yahoo + Facebook + LinkedIn + Twitter + Group + Tesla

Truly insane.

 

 

 

 

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Category: Consumer Spending, Technology, Valuation

Who are the world’s biggest consumers?

Source: World Economic Forum

Category: Consumer Spending