Hi, everyone. In today’s news, we learn about AmazonBasic products becoming a leader in their product spaces. We take a look into consumer habits and how they’re impacted by marketing. A disturbing study shows U.S. air quality is decreasing. We learn that mortgage application rates are decreasing as interest rates rise. And an interesting article shows the correlation of your coffee expense and how it impacts your retirement.
With terabytes of sales and consumer interest data in its back pocket, Amazon ($NASDAQ:AMZN) launched AmazonBasics in 2009. It has since become the best-selling private label brand on Amazon.
I’m interviewing Chris, a 52-year-old man living a small coastal town, for the second time. We’ve been exploring the new checkout process for a client’s redesigned website. The new site isn’t performing as well as the company thought it would, so I’m exploring why and seeing what we can learn from competitors.
After decades of improvement, America’s air may not be getting any cleaner. Over the last two years the nation had more polluted air days than just a few years earlier, federal data shows.
Mortgage application volume wasn’t as stellar as it was last week as rates climbed slightly, but it was still up across the board on an annual basis.
Many mainstream financial experts have used coffee as a prime example of wasting money, saying your morning coffee ritual from Starbucks SBUX, -0.69% or a local cafe are killing your chances of properly retiring.