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Jul 31, 2014

FTC's in-app purchasing cases ignored consumer benefits, critics say

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission failed to adequately consider the consumer benefits of easy in-app purchases in its recent complaints accusing Apple and Amazon.com of allowing children to buy digital products without parental permission, according ... #Federal Trade Commission #Amazon.com

Jul 31, 2014

Thursday Sector Laggards: Industrial, Consumer Products

The worst performing sector as of midday Thursday is the Industrial sector, showing a 1.6% loss. Within that group, L-3 Communications Holdings (NYSE: LLL) and Pentair (NYSE: PNR) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 15.6% and 7.2... #NYSE #Pentair, Inc. #L-3 Communications

Jul 30, 2014

One Surprising Challenge For Same-Day Delivery Services: Consumer Guilt

Buoyed by investor cash and an obvious and universal desire amongst consumers to save time, the past year has seen same-day delivery and shopping services such as WunWun, Postmates, and Google Shopping Express take off in cities around the country. F... #NYSE #Pentair, Inc. #L-3 Communications

Jul 31, 2014

Adidas Warns on Profit

The German sporting goods company stunned investors by slashing its profit forecast for the year, citing challenges to its golf business, lower consumer spending in Russia and the cost of its World Cup marketing... #NYSE #Pentair, Inc. #L-3 Communications

Jul 31, 2014

Gluten-free diet may do more harm than good: study

The term "gluten-free" may lead some consumers to think they are getting an overall healthier option, according to new research conducted by nutrition experts at the University of Florida... #NYSE #Pentair, Inc. #L-3 Communications

Jul 30, 2014

Economy shows strong rebound in 2nd quarter, with 4% growth in GDP

After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4% annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending... #NYSE #Pentair, Inc. #L-3 Communications

Jul 30, 2014

NCAA "Arms Race" Metaphor Gets The Economics Backwards

College presidents, conference commissioners, and sports media frequently refer to an "arms race" in college athletics, implying an overkill of senseless expenditures. The Cold War metaphor gets the economics backwards. The expenditures on stadiums a... #NYSE #Pentair, Inc. #L-3 Communications

Jul 29, 2014

US consumer confidence expected to show further gain in July

The private Conference Board reports on consumer confidence for July... #NYSE #Pentair, Inc. #L-3 Communications

Jul 30, 2014

Wednesday Sector Laggards: Utilities, Consumer Products

The worst performing sector as of midday Wednesday is the Utilities sector, showing a 1.0% loss. Within that group, AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) and Ameren (NYSE: AEE) are two of the day's laggards, showing a loss of 2.2% and 2.0%, respectively. Among u... #AGL Resources, Inc. #NYSE

Jul 30, 2014

Alibaba Entertains Chinese Willingness to Pay

China Internet shopping giant Alibaba is moving into selling entertainment content online. Whether it can get Chinese consumers to pay for it remains a risky proposition... #AGL Resources, Inc. #NYSE