The latest news on consumers
New technology lets retailers cater to customer habits.
Why buy off the rack when you can customize? Shoppers design clothes, candy, even credit cards.
Submit your best "cocooning" activity.
The injection of capital into banks raises insurance limits and encourages lending.
The financial freeze starts to envelop Main Street. Thanks, Wall Street.
What good are reusable bags if we forget to bring them to the store?
Revision show slower growth of GDP.
Customers can still get their cash—and still have to pay their mortgage.
Did President Bush convince you to support his plan?
He says consumers will benefit from the $700 billion proposal.