Consumer spending

No lunch in Tokyo’s upscale shopping arena: Japan’s scaled-back spending & weak yen push economy to recession

To grasp the dynamics that bumped Japan into recession and off its perch as the world's third largest economy on Thursday, look no further than Risa Shinkawa's dining habits.Unlike unionised workers at big manufacturers such as Toyota Motor, the...

Manage your money on the go with the 5 best online business bank accounts

Online-only banks have grown in popularity in recent years thanks to certain benefits that brick-and-mortar banks can't match. With less overhead costs from not having to operate physical branches, online banks may offer lower fees and other perks like...

Ozempic Is Not Bad For Business Despite Snack Food Suppression

Could Ozempic, the appetite-suppressing drug, be bad for business? That question was raised by Matt Levine, a financial writer with a humorous side: “We have talked a few times before about how appetite-suppressing drugs like Ozempic are bad for...

Betting on the big game? Here’s what you need to know about paying taxes on sports bets

With the big game on Sunday, Americans are placing bets on who will take home the trophy.A record 67.8 million Americans are expected to bet on football's biggest matchup, according to an American Gaming Association survey, a 35% increase from...

From livestreaming to ‘shoppertainment,’ Gen Zers lead the way in Singapore’s online shopping space

Logos of online social media and social networking sites displayed on a smartphone screen on August 01, 2023 in Bath, England.Matt Cardy | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesSINGAPORE — As more businesses turn to social media to sell...

The best small business loans if you have bad credit but still need access to cash

Small business loans can be instrumental in helping businesses reach new heights. Getting approved for them, however, can sometimes be challenging for borrowers with lower personal credit scores (think scores below 670).Small Business Administration (SBA) microloans are ideal for...

China retail sales to weaken as falling home prices feed consumer insecurity: UBS

Falling home prices and fears about job prospects will deter Chinese consumers from freely spending on goods such as clothes and home appliances, weighing on the nation’s retail sales growth, according to UBS.Retail sales are expected to climb...

How to open a business bank account in 4 simple steps

Whether you're running a fledgling Etsy shop or a full-blown operation with employees, your small business should have its own dedicated bank account.Fortunately, the process isn't too complex as long as you stay organized and get the right documentation...

Consumers ‘showed up’ for holiday shopping, boosting sales – Furniture Today

PURCHASE, N.Y. — It was a better holiday season in 2023, according to preliminary U.S. retail sales results from Mastercard SpendingPulse. According to its measurement of in-store and online sales (excluding autos) between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24, holiday...

Retailers slash prices with shoppers rocked by inflation: ‘A more challenging year than if you looked across the last decade of Christmases’

Retailers are stepping up sales and other enticements in the final days before Christmas to lure shoppers who’ve been waiting for the best deals, or who didn’t have the time or the urge to wrap up gift-buying early.Incentives to...
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“Eating Bird Food”: Coach Greg Doucette Expresses Suspicion Over Fitness Sensation Tristyn Lee’s Insane 40lbs Bulk in Just 10 Months

IFBB Pro Bodybuilding coach Greg Doucette has suspicions about bodybuilder Tystin Lee’s insane bulking session. He recently put on...
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