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The great recession is still a problem for most Americans

More that six years on Americans are still pessimistic about the state of the economy It has been more than six years since the financial crisis of 2008, and although the job market and the economy have both made great strides since then, the American public remains jittery and unsure that things are really back to normal.  And the most recent Economist/YouGov polls point out American worry about the future and continued anger at Wall Street. Just over half the ... read more


Politics

Americans find some tortures more acceptable than others

Americans find some tortures more acceptable than others image

Following the release of a major report on the post-9/11 CIA detention and interrogation program, a new survey by YouGov reveals that Americans hold conflicting views about torture. Most are prepared to say ‘torture’ can be justified in some circumstances, ... read more

Does America have a rape culture?

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Most Americans say that reluctance to report sexual assault is a greater issue than false reports, and two-fifths say there is a 'rape culture' read more


Consumer

Jimmy John's, Chipotle, Chick-Fil-A and Whataburger Inpsire Loyal Millenials

Millennials show a remarkable amount of brand loyalty for several dining brands, while some fast food veterans are less likely to see repeat customers from the demographic. Jimmy John’s, Chipotle, Chick-Fil-A, Whataburger, in that order, have the highest current millennial ... read more

Victoria’s Secret Purchase Consideration Spikes In 2014

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This Christmas may prove to be merrier (and more profitable) than usual for Victoria’s Secret: its purchase consideration scores for women, a key indicator of potential revenue, are much higher after this year’s nationally broadcast Fashion Show than last year’s. ... read more


Life

Clothing tops the gift list from parents: Technology lags in gifts for children

Clothing tops the gift list from parents: Technology lags in gifts for children image

98% of US parents with children aged  6-17 will be buying them holiday gifts this year.  The average expected spend by parents for 6-11 year old children is $241, while average spend for 12-17 year olds reaches $383.  This equates ... read more

The Holiday Conundrum: Finding the Perfect Gift for Your Spouse

The Holiday Conundrum: Finding the Perfect Gift for Your Spouse image

Every holiday season, in our respective households eventually comes the question, “What do you want for a holiday gift?” And the answer is always the same, “I don’t know.” This holiday season the question is particularly acute: more money will ... read more


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The great recession is still a problem for most Americans

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More that six years on Americans are still pessimistic about the state of the economy It has been more than six years since the financial ... read more

The unknown Lindsey Graham

12/04/2014

Even among Republicans the South Carolina Senator is relatively unknown despite making it clear he may run for President Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has represented ... read more


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