The latest news on consumers
After boom times, many Indians now worry about big debts for those new cars, TVs, and other purchases.
With few exceptions, the economic slump slammed retailers last month.
Plastic makes it easy for terrorists to access funds.
Black Friday retail sales increased from 2007.
Will economic fears dampen your spending spree?
As expected, consumers plan to spend less on gifts this year than in 2007.
At his third economy press conference this week Obama said he hopes Americans spend within their means.
The downturn could hurt high-end brewers.
Knocking a few dollars off bills or even food purchases just takes a few minutes.
Circuit City has filed for bankruptcy, and several clothing retailers had bad third quarters.