We interviewed consumers about ethical fashion choices - they were well intentioned but overwhelmed. There are, however, some good sources of information for conscious shoppers.
Fast fashion is far from green. But the rapid expansion of online clothing resale platforms could help shrink the garment industry's negative impact on the environment.
Many businesses struggle with data security, but the new Privacy Act means they will have to make protecting customers' personal information a priority.
Many Americans have been unable to pay their electric bills during the COVID-19 pandemic, racking up billions of dollars in delinquent bills. Where will the money come from?
When deciding whether others should make trades, children may consider who likes what.
Lack of competition regulation created outright dominance of a few players in some industries.
Many Americans had trouble paying their energy bills before COVID-19, and the current recession is making the problem worse.
If you thought these sites were consumer champions, you're in for a rude awakening.
A scholar of slavery in the British Empire describes the first boycott against sugar made with slave labor in the West Indies.
The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a harsh light on global commerce in wildlife. But many accounts focus on demand from Asia, ignoring the role of US and European consumers.
The recent seizures of counterfeit testing kits by U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that the counterfeiters have begun to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis.
The science behind direct-to-consumer gut microbe testing is in its infancy. Here's what you need to know if you've been tempted to get your microbiome analysed.
In an era of data breaches and data privacy concerns, governments should enshrine in law a requirement for companies and banks to send paper bills and statements in order to protect consumers.
With the fairly recent launch of an ethnic corporate product line, Pantene's Gold Series Collection, are black women feeling the love?
How do you feel when your barista asks you for a tip before she makes your cappuccino?
The social and environmental costs of rampant consumerism are becoming ever clearer, and we’re all encouraged to use less and recycle more, but how can we shift more sustainable model?
An often invisible force is undercutting support for policies that help Americans facing economic hardship.
We are addicted to consumption during these holidays, which leads to a massive amount of landfill waste. Giant retailers like Walmart could help the problem, but they haven't.
Bad customer service is actually good for companies' bottom lines.
New tariffs on $160 billion of Chinese goods including smartphones and sneakers are set to take effect on Dec. 15.