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Boomer-Focused Companies Face Rough Time

Baby boomers used to be big spenders. Not so much anymore, given the increasing array of expenses faced by this aging demographic in a tough economy. Some retailers in particular are suffering as a result; read on to find out which ones.

U.S. Consumers: Done Spending, or Ready to Restart?

Consumer sentiment is at its lowest level in two years, while the so-called "Misery Index" stands at a three decade-high. And it's true: Americans aren't spending as robustly as they once were. But when you look at the numbers, it becomes clear that U.S. consumers aren't down for the count just yet.