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[Economy] “Consumer confidence drops to lowest level since September 2017”

“The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index tumbled to 121.5 in June, dropping from a downwardly revised reading of 131.3 in May and snapping three consecutive months of improvements. June’s results missed consensus expectations for a reading of 131.0, according to Bloomberg-compiled data, … Continue reading

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“Venezuelans are starving, but the country still sends crude to Cuba”

“Venezuelan oil production is dropping rapidly and the government has no money to buy food, medicines or consumer goods, but there is one item that the socialist regime of President Nicolás Maduro seems unwilling to sacrifice under any circumstances: oil … Continue reading

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“Missouri [Attorney General] Josh Hawley launches investigation of Google”

“Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office on Monday issued a subpoena to Google as part of an investigation into whether the tech giant is violating Missouri’s consumer protection and anti-trust laws. The investigation delves into Google’s collection of data on … Continue reading

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“US Savings Rate Crashes To 10 Year Lows As Spending Surges…”

“While incomes grew at an expected 0.4% MoM, US consumers spent at an exuberant 1.0% MoM clip – the biggest monthly rise since Aug 2009 (cash for clunkers). To cover this spending surge, the savings rate tumbled… …the savings rate … Continue reading

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“Toxic chemicals in cosmetics are increasingly [KILLING] consumers”

“According to research from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, the number of complaints filed against beauty products more than doubled in 2016 from the year before… Statistics show that hair care products are the biggest culprit, followed by skin … Continue reading

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“Depopulation: Plastics chemicals are reducing women’s sex drives and men’s sperm counts”

“New research out of the University of Rochester in New York has found that the plastics chemicals lurking in furniture, food packaging and many other consumer products are directly linked to decreased libido and lowered sperm counts in humans… Other … Continue reading

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“Study Suggests Google Harms Consumers by Skewing Search Results”

“New research by two U.S. academics suggests that Google Inc. is harming Internet users and violating competition laws by skewing search results to favor its own services” http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB11064341213388534269604581077241146083956 Google blocks search results COMPLETELY from me all the time! I’ve  shown proof … Continue reading

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