New research on consumer behavior shows that we tend to match some types of choices the people around us make, but not others.
A group of America's most powerful CEOs said companies should no longer merely focus on maximizing shareholder wealth. A business professor explains why it's not a big deal.
InterContinental Hotels Group plans to switch miniature toiletries for bulk products, but it isn't likely to do as much for the environment as activists might think.
A new kind of capitalism is emerging in which companies value communities, the environment and workers just as much as profits. Even the Business Roundtable agrees.
On July 5, the online shopping powerhouse turns 25. A marketing professor looks back on how Amazon redefined retail for the world.
Skipping the hassle of flying – and the different headache of driving – gives self-driving cars a leg up when people are choosing how to travel.
The number of Airbnb properties has exploded since its founding in 2008. A hospitality management expert looked at how this has hurt hotels.
The Trump administration recently announced a plan to curb counterfeiting on websites and at ports of entry. But what's missing is the role consumers play in supporting this criminal activity.
More manufactured cars are integrating assisted-driving technologies such as parking support and networked dashboards. But what should a consumer look for?
Pet owners spend a lot more on dogs than cats, and new research suggests it has a lot to do with how differently canines and felines behave.
Unless it sparks joy, go ahead and scratch this task off your spring-cleaning checklist.
The practices and values of craftsmanship correspond well with the requirements for a sustainable economy. But they're threatened by industry.
JFK pushed consumer rights to the top of the national agenda in 1962, leading to a raft of new laws offering new protections. But without enforcement, such rights are meaningless.
There's a time cost and a risk of overspending for customers. For retailers, returns can be a massive headache.
The problems from a disappointing gift don't end once you've awkwardly thanked the giver and tossed the wrapping paper.
Forget Brexit or online competition. Millennials are just not consuming with the same fervour as their mums and dads.
People who use an appliance a lot save more from an energy efficient model. With the right app, they could easily get a sense of their own potential savings when they shop.
Most Americans underestimate how many calories nutritionists recommend they consume each day, which means maybe you can probably have one more treat without feeling guilty.
The run up to Black Friday is often shrouded in secrecy, which makes buying things on the day a lot more frenetic.
Some people are more inclined to give when they know their friends will find out.