5 reasons why the sluggish robot revolution is about to speed up

Chris McGrath/Getty Image To date, the robot revolution has been slow-moving due to the amount of time and money required to develop industrial robots. In order for robots to become fixtures in our everyday lives, they need to become affordable, socially

Life & Style

Consumer Reports Names Best Airlines In The U.S. --And How To Nab Cheap Seats

55,000 readers ranked the carriers from best to worst, on everything from food to legroom. Spoiler: for business/first class, you're lucky if you're headed to the West Coast.


Consumer sentiment pops in March to highest level since 2004

U.S. consumer sentiment rose its highest level since 2004 in the University of Michigan's mid-month report.


U.S. Consumer Confidence Hits Fresh 14-Year High

U.S. consumers’ confidence hit a fresh 14-year high this month, with the gain attributable to lower earning households feeling more optimistic about the economy.


Householders may be 'in too deep' over debt, says FCA

Consumer credit levels are close to a 2008 peak, says a city regulator boss.


Unilever picks Rotterdam over London for its HQ but insists it's not about Brexit

Boss Paul Poulman says company has more investors in the Netherlands, but did the company seriously not discuss Brexit?


If The Consumer Is Strong, Why Are CPG Brands Struggling?

As new CPG brands are able to thrive by going directly to the consumer, the industry faces new changes on the horizon.


What Does It Take To Control A Brand Crisis Today?

Keep a pulse on consumer sentiment and follow these 10 tips.


Unilever denies Brexit is a factor as it picks Rotterdam as main HQ

Persil, Dove and Marmite maker’s decision not to choose London is a blow to UK’s status as financial centreUnilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant, has picked Rotterdam over London as its main base in a move seen as a blow to the government in


Citi launches a Facebook Messenger 'chatbot'

The chatbot on Facebook Messenger is available to Citi's consumer banking clients in Singapore beginning Thursday.


Unilever expected to pick Rotterdam over London for HQ

Brexit and favourable business conditions in Netherlands said to be behind decision Unilever, the maker of Dove soap and Marmite, is expected to choose Rotterdam over London for its main headquarters, according to reports.The Anglo-Dutch consumer group cu


A key engine of the economy is flashing a warning sign

US retail sales fell unexpectedly in February, the third straight month of declines, raising concerns about the strength of consumer spending, which accounts for over two-thirds of economic activity. Stocks fell sharply on the news, and economists are rev


Disney reorganizes businesses, creates direct-to-consumer unit

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co announced a reorganization on Wednesday that will create a new direct-to-consumer and international unit to reflect the company's priorities as it adapts to a rapid shift toward online and mobile viewing.


Brits should get free mobile roaming across the whole WORLD as part of Brexit trade deals, consumer group Which? says

BRITS should be able to get free mobile roaming all over the world after Brexit, a consumer rights group has said. Which? said ministers should look at scrapping huge fees tourists have to pay to use their phones when travelling around the world. Brits be


UK holiday firms urged to warn about risk of post-Brexit disruption

Flights to EU after March 2019 at risk if no aviation deal in place, says consumer group Which?Holidaymakers are not being adequately informed of the risks that Brexit could pose to their plans when booking, the consumer group Which? has warned.With sever


Blockchain Could Restore Consumer Trust In These 3 Industries

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool.  Though cryptocurrency valuations have taken center stage over the past year and change, it's blockchain technology that's been the primary driver of this incredible growth in virtual currency valuat


Wall St. higher as easing inflation worries outweigh Tillerson exit

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes rose on Tuesday as fears of faster interest rate hikes eased after a tepid U.S. consumer prices data and investors shrugged off news of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's ouster.

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U.S. consumer prices slow as gasoline falls, rents moderate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer price growth slowed in February amid a decline in gasoline prices and a moderation in the cost of rental accommodation, the latest indication that an anticipated pickup in inflation probably will be only gradual.


Inflation fears cool off as consumer prices rise in line with expectations

CPI likely rose 0.2 percent in February after a 0.5 percent gain in January, according to economists polled by Thomson Reuters.


EU experts' fake news report draws false conclusions: consumer group

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A consumer group on Monday said experts appointed by the European Commission to advise on tackling fake news had ignored the business model that gave the likes of Google and Facebook a motive for disseminating it.


RANKED: The 10 best European Airlines

Consumer aviation website Skytrax releases an annual ranking of the best airlines in the world. For 2017, five European carriers made it into the top 20. Every year, consumer aviation website Skytrax releases its list of the best airlines in the world. E


Lego voted UK's strongest consumer brand ahead of Gilette, Apple and Andrex

British Airways, Google and Amazon all dropped out of the top 20, as did Kellogg's and Fairy


DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Consumer digital health adoption goes mainstream — New York hospital suffers biggest data breach since 2016 — 23andMe cancer test gets FDA approval

Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, a newsletter providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by Business Insider Intelligence. Sign up and receive Di


How Digital Gaming In India Is Growing Up Into A Billion-Dollar Market

Better availability of funding, rise of smartphone users and wider consumer trends are contributing to the growth of online gaming in India

TV & Radio

When is Do The Right Thing With Eamonn & Ruth on Channel 5 and what’s the consumer affairs show about?

DO The Right Thing is a new show show hosted by TV duo Eamonn and Ruth. Here’s everything you need to know about the consumer affairs programme… When is Do The Right Thing on Channel 5? The first episode of Do The Right Thing will air tonight


Exclusive: readies move to sell electronics directly in Brazil - sources

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Inc met in Brazil last week with an array of manufacturers to discuss plans to stock and sell products from consumer electronics to perfume in the country, according to two people that took part in the meetings.


After CFPB drops investigation into payday lender, former CEO lobbies Mick Mulvaney for a job

Ex-CEO of payday lender under scrutiny wants to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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