consumer spending


Living beyond our means

Extravagant, reckless, debt-ridden—Canadian consumers have maxed themselves out after a decade-long spending spree. When did we start to be like Americans?
Credit card tricks

Why Canada’s household debt problem could get worse

It’s easier to spend today when you know you don’t have to worry about saving for tomorrow

America’s economy is back

Jobs are returning, factories are humming -- the U.S. economy is taking off

What happens when shopping’s sense of plenty turns out to be fake?

Lessons from Bed, Bath & Beyond’s ’towel-gate’
2013 economy

Fourth-quarter GDP growth was bad: here’s why

The Canadian economy needs a lift, but the world isn’t co-operating