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Exxon Valdez 2014: Does media coverage of manmade disasters contribute to consumer complacency?

Twenty-five years ago, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound. Americans found themselves cleaning up another giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ...

Tue 16 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Australia's consumer watchdog sues US games giant Valve

Australia's consumer watchdog Friday said it was taking online US video games giant Valve to court for allegedly making "false or misleading representations" and refusing to offer refunds.

Fri 29 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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An inconvenient truth: Does responsible consumption benefit corporations more than society?

Are environmental and social problems such as global warming and poverty the result of inadequate governmental regulations or does the burden fall on our failure as consumers to make better ...

Tue 26 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Getting things done: How does changing the way you think about deadlines help you reach your goals?

From doing yard work to finishing up the last few classes required for a college degree, consumers struggle to get things done. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, ...

Tue 26 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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US seeks light on shadowy online data collection

US regulators called Tuesday for more transparency from data brokers, citing potential for abuse in a rapidly growing industry that buys and sells information on people's Internet and offline ...

Tue 27 May 14 from Phys.org

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Why do the Abbotts wait, while the Zimmermans rush to buy?

The first letter of our childhood surname determines much about our consumer behavior as grownups, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

Tue 18 Jan 11 from Phys.org

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Who buys what? Research finds clues to marketing innovation

Introducing innovative new products and ideas to the marketplace can be a tricky proposition. Sometimes they take off immediately (like the iPod) and sometimes they can take a while to garner ...

Tue 27 Jul 10 from Phys.org

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Finding Murray's magic

Research suggests that it is Andy Murray's ability to manage his goals, as well as his skill, determination and motivation that makes him such a successful athlete. Murray dropped out of the ...

Mon 24 Jun 13 from Medical Xpress

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Daily Data Dump - Tuesday

Glenn Beck Wrong on Darwin: How Evolution Affirms the Oneness of ...

Tue 24 Aug 10 from Discover Magazine

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The art of persuasion: Are consumers interested in abstract or concrete features?

What types of messages are most persuasive? For example, would you be more likely to buy a TiVo if an ad described it as offering you freedom or if it explained how you could replay sports events? ...

Mon 24 Aug 09 from Phys.org

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