U.S. Household Income Drops Dramatically Over The Last Two Years
In what appears to be the largest drop in decades, U.S. household income paced negatively the last two years.
During the recession, which economists say lasted from Dec. 2007 to June 2009, the median annual household income fell by 3.2 percent, from $55,309 to $53,518, according to a report authored …
Ivory Soap Gets A Facelift
One of America's oldest brands is getting a new look!  Proctor & Gamble announced plans to roll out a new logo and package for Ivory Soap.
The remake is part of an effort by the Cincinnati-based company to breathe new life into Ivory. It...
It’ll Cost You More To Save At Costco
Sure.  Why not.  Everyone raises their prices.  Costco announced that their membership fee is going up.
Costco, America's largest wholesaler, said Wednesday it plans to raise its annual membership fees by 10 percent -- a move that will affect some 22 million members...
Kodak Preps For Bankruptcy
Historically, changing technology has left many innovative companies in the dark as progress marches on;  It appears that this fate might be waiting for the Kodak film company.
Eastman Kodak (EK) has hired law firm Jones Day for restructuring advice as it faces growing concerns from investors ov…
Grocery Prices Continue To Escalate
No surprise to anyone:  Food prices continue their upward spiral.
The American Farm Bureau tracks the prices of 16 commodity food staples - determining an average price for necessities.
The organization sends volunteers to shop at local grocery stores and focus on a list of 16 items...
Faltering Economy Brings Deals To Fast Food Chains
One good result of the forever-failing economy:  Even-cheaper eats at your favorite fast food restaurant.
It's not because the fast-food behemoths want to go so low. It's because they have to. After some improvement late last year and earlier this year, the $236 billion fast-food indus…
Peanut Butter Prices To Skyrocket
Expect to pay more for your next jar of peanut butter.  A LOT more!
The makers of Jif peanut butter have said they expect to raise prices by 30-percent because of higher peanut costs.
Living People To Be Featured On U.S. Postage Stamps
These are challenging times for the the United States Postal Service.  These are also "changing" times.
Ending a policy that has been in place since it's inception, the U.S. Postal Service announced that it will begin featuring images of people who are still alive...
U.S. Income Down In 35 States
So much for the stimulus package(s) working.  Median income is down in 35 states.
The U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey indicates people might be buying less because they have fewer dollars coming in.
Coke Adds New, Smaller Bottle Sizes, Lower Prices
Blame the economy.  Blame changing dietary trends.  One things for sure - the Coca Cola you see on store shelves is changing.  And though we're not talking "New Coke" change circa 1984,  you'll still probably notice the difference.
Coke will announce th…
California May Ban Styrofoam Take-Out Containers
In a move that experts say will open the door to the rest of the country, the State of California is considering a ban on styrofoam food containers.
The bill by Democratic state Sen. Alan Lowenthal, would prohibit restaurants, grocery stores and other vendors from dispensing food in expanded polystyr…

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