The coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, has spread to at least 25 other countries. It has killed at least 425 people, and infected more than 20,500 in China. Among the countries with cases of the coronavirus are Australia, Cambodia, Canada, France, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the United States, and Vietnam.
As usual, most of the end-of-the-year, round-up articles are about national issues or corporations. If consumers are mentioned, it’s usually about how they’re responding to some corporation. For the most part, it’s been a grim year for consumers.
A record number of Americans – 115.6 million – will travel this holiday season. That’s an increase of 3.9 percent over last year, or 4.3 million more people taking a holiday getaway. More than 104 million of those holiday travelers will drive to their destinations.
Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting was flying high this week, with a short airline ride to enjoy the company of her grandkids. She waited at a cheerleading meet, got manicures, sampled ice cream, baked cookies, and strolled a craft fair.
Best wishes to you and all your loved ones on Thanksgiving Day. I'm fortunate to be able to celebrate with my daughter and her family this year. I’m thankful for my friends and family, my journalism work, and for our country.
Corporations keep breaking the law, and the Department of Justice keeps refusing to prosecute them, a report finds. The DOJ’s refusal to bring criminal prosecutions against big banks, big pharma, and other big businesses has led to a failure to deter repeat offenders.
Rebecca Olkowski of Baby Boomster says she’s been paralyzed by the horrifying things that have been happening with four mass shootings in the United States in one week – Brooklyn, Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton. Myself, I find the inaction on responsible gun laws appalling.
Every month as part of my Comcast TV package, I pay Comcast $10 for sports programs that I never watch. That’s $120 a year. It’s so irritating. Most of the 3,480 Americans who wrote to Consumer Reports over the past 13 months, as part of the organization’s “What the Fee?!”...
Recently, when I visited Madrid, my granddaughter called her mom and asked her if the dishes in the dishwasher were clean or dirty. I laughed, but then I thought that the question must be one of the most popular questions ever that is asked over and over and over again....
Nearly 43 million Americans will be taking a Memorial Day weekend trip. The unofficial start of the summer vacation season, Memorial Day will see the second-highest travel volume on record since AAA began tracking holiday travel in 2000, with the highest set in 2005. Compared to last year, an additional...