4.29.20 Unemployment compensation is still not going well; New consumer spending data; Where to cash your stimulus check; CVS & Walgreens testing stations

Florida is doing a terrible job getting unemployment payments to citizens who have applied. California is having a tough time funds to independent contractors, gig workers, and the self employed who are eligible. Consumer spending has fallen off a cliff. … Read more…

GSK Consumer Healthcare Recalls Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement and Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement Due to Possible Plastic Contamination from the Bottle Cap

GSK Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling five lots (listed below) of Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement powder and Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement powder due to the potential for green plastic pieces or shavings from bottle caps to be present … Read more…

BE Exclusive: Chase Consumer Banking CEO Thasunda Duckett Offers Strategies For Building and Preserving Black Wealth

Thasunda Duckett is on a mission. In addition to overseeing the retail banking arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. — a 5,000-plus branch network with more than $ 800 billion in deposits and investments — the driven CEO of Chase … Read more…

Consumer spending rose modestly in January as clothing store sales fell by the most since 2009

Sales at clothing stores declined by the most since 2009 in January, which could raise concerns about the economy’s ability to continue expanding at a moderate pace. Economy ECONOMY NEWS UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free … Read more…

New Trump bump? Consumer confidence hasn’t been this high since … Clinton impeachment

Surveys show that the Trump impeachment proceedings, like most current political issues, push Americans into their partisan corners. Economic impact is harder to gauge. The stock market is setting new records, and consumer spending continues to fuel the economy. Economy … Read more…

Vice President Mike Pence backs Trump’s call to lower interest rates, citing low consumer inflation

Trump and economic advisor Larry Kudlow have also called for lower rates, though the Fed generally makes decisions independently of political demands. Politics BEST DEAL UPDATE: Save 50% Today! Get 24/7 Access to Your Credit Scores & Reports with TransUnion

Bioethicists call for oversight of consumer ‘neurotechnologies’ with unproven benefits

The marketing of consumer ‘neurotechnologies’ can be enticing: apps that diagnose a mental state, and brain devices that improve cognition or ‘read’ one’s emotional state. However, many of these increasingly popular products aren’t fully supported by science and have little … Read more…

Consumer sentiment tops expectations in November, stays on pace for best year since 2000

A preliminary reading on consumer sentiment for November came in slightly above expectations. Economy ECONOMY NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: … Read more…

Bank of America earnings’ jump, topping Wall Street estimates, as consumer credit improves

Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan, 59, has focused on cutting costs while looking for profit opportunities that fit his "responsible growth" mantra.  Top News & Analysis COMMUNITY NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Consumer sentiment falls shy of expectations, but confidence in economic policy is at a 15-year high

Consumer sentiment in October fell just short of expectations on Friday. Economy ECONOMY NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help … Read more…