CFPB interim director Mick Mulvaney has brought the bureau to a near-standstill.
The president recently nominated a new permanent director to take over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. With the CFPB doing a fraction of the work it did under Obama, what kind of agency will she lead?
Supermarkets are stocking more of their own brands even as they shrink stores.
Supermarkets and consumers might gain from more private label brands, but Australian suppliers are likely to lose out.
Give it a try during your next movie night.
Things and experiences that once seemed so enjoyable usually grow dull over time, something known as hedonic adaptation. Chopsticks offer one way to get some of that pleasure back.
Despite closures, there’s still room for real life shopping.
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Bricks and mortar stores can play a crucial component in the future of retail.
Australian businesses will not be forced to comply with or fall foul of the new data regulation merely because they maintain websites accessible in the EU.
Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) chairman James Shipton has come under fire for inaction on bad bank behaviour.
Even when ASIC has been sufficiently resourced to pursue litigation, the Australian courts have contributed to an environment where contravening behaviour is a rewarding option.
Organic? Conventional? Genetically modified? Decisions, decisions.
Affluent consumers may have more access to information about food than lower-income earners, but they are just as vulnerable to misinformation and pseudoscience.
An Egyptian street vendor selling bread walks past as a tear gas canister (background) fired by riot police during clashes with protesters near Cairo’s Tahrir Square on January 29, 2013.
In Morocco, bread is not only a symbol for wider demands but also the material basis of affordable and just living conditions.
Staffers listen to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt discuss this policy reversal.
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Manufacturers always have to make trade-offs when they design new cars, balancing the need to protect public health and the environment with their urge to wow customers.
China’s Xi and Trump look on as U.S. and Chinese business leaders sign trade deals.
A closer look at the US-China trade relationship shows why Trump's 'targeted' tariffs are likely to hurt American workers and businesses as well.
New technologies are invading fashion boutiques.
To survive the crisis, fashion companies are relying on new technologies. New players, new customer experience, big data – the whole sector is changing.
Coles was once the market leader thanks to its ‘down down’ low pricing marketing.
Coles plans to compete with competitors by moving away from low prices to a focus on other attributes, such as sustainability, local produce and community.
Product intervention powers apply across investment, insurance and credit products but it will never be easy for ASIC to prove the risk of “significant consumer detriment”.
Research shows the majority of consumers have low financial knowledge and experience, but they are also prone to behavioural biases that don't help.
Some worry Mick Mulvaney is putting banks before consumers as head of the CFPB.
Mick Mulvaney has only been in charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for two months, but he's already made many decisions that will leave consumers worse off.
If you communicate carefully, big retailers will listen.
Ingvar Kamprad's Ikea revolutionised retail by popularising flat-pack furniture and building maze-like stores.
You probably don’t remember the Kathie Lee sweatshop scandal of the mid-1990s. What about the more recent debacles?
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People who see themselves as conscientious consumers often buy items made by companies that violate their values because it's hard to keep that information in mind.
Actor Mark Hammill reemerged in ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘The Last Jedi.’
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Why did most fans shun the prequel series, but embrace the recent spate of 'Star Wars' films? A recent study offers some clues.
The rush of dopamine upon opening a subscription box is similar to the one experienced by gamblers.
Retailers are banking on some of our behavioural and emotional traits to get us to sign up to subscription boxes.
The current trend is to dispense with meat and even any animal products. What does science say about these new diets?