Posts filed under “Retail”

Chart of the Week: Savings as a % of Disposable Personal Income

The U.S. savings rate has plummeted since 1980, from over
10% to under 1%.

Savings as a % of Disposable Personal Income
click for larger chart


Source: Detroit News

AP reports that “every American man, woman and child” owes
$145,000. That is the cost of the long-term promises the U.S. government has
made to creditors, retirees, veterans and the poor. That doesn’t include
credit card bills, mortgages — all the debt we’ve racked up personally.


Random Items:

Supply factors in the 2005 oil price surge

How big is your bubble?

’Whats Real About the Business Cycle?

The struggle over science (see also Adam, Eve and T. Rex)

Emerging Technology: Digital Hook ups

Single Mother Of Five Takes On RIAA In Downloading


Quote of the Day:

"All progress is based upon a
universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its
-Samuel Butler

Category: Economy, Retail

Has Oil Reached the Tipping Point?

Category: Commodities, Economy, Investing, Retail

Chart of the Week: Walmart Relative Sales versus Gasoline Prices

Category: Commodities, Retail

Another DVD Retail Strategy: Red Room

Category: Film, Retail

Bad Weather Had No Impact on Retail Sales

Category: Retail

I Don’t Like BizRate

Category: Retail, Web/Tech

A cool, wet spring

Category: Retail

Gasoline Prices (Adjusted for Inflation)

Category: Commodities, Economy, Retail

Best Buy admits it: “Rebates Suck”

Category: Retail

Amazon Customer Service Number

Long story short: I had a big pain with an Amazon order fuck up. It was lost, they made good and shipped a new order, than 2 months later the original order shows up. Trying to return it was abominable without a customer service number — which they make nearly impossible to find. Here it…Read More

Category: Retail, Weekend