A government crackdown on foreign investment has sent speculators fleeing, but one man is more bullish than ever
The company has about 145 items on its U.S. menu, making operations complicated
Angelenos have to look hard for distinctions between the two candidates, Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel
If you buy certain devices, which can include light bulbs and bracelets, IFTTT and some free websites can start connecting your home
Simple tablets manufactured by such "local brands" as Eben, Micromax, and Texet are expected to account of one-fourth of global sales this year
The PepsiCo soft drink brand is dealing with two scandals and blown ad campaigns triggered by edgy, hip-hop spokespeople
For some, Joel Peterson says, online courses or specialized one-year programs may be better choices than the MBA
Bitcoin crashed last month. That hasn't stopped venture capital firms from investing in Bitcoin companies
By Arik Hesseldahl
Consumers are creatures of habit when it comes to cutting back during a downturn. Amid recessions in the past four decades, Americans have tended to reduce spending in the same areas, while continuing to seek value in comparable ways. For instance, they curtail high-end dining and vacations, but slake their thirst for cutting-edge technology that they believe saves money.
GfK Roper Consulting has studied these consumer buying habits through periodic surveys since 1973, and most recently in February. This BusinessWeek.com slide show highlights this survey information, underscoring the sometimes predictable ways we behave when the financial going gets tough.
Business Exchange related topics:
Recession Spending and Investing
U.S. Financial Crisis