Topic: Shopping

What Consumers Need to Remember About Valentine's Day

Feb. 12, 2015

Valentine's Day is a holiday that may appear light-spirited, but in reality, it is a complex event for many people buying gifts, especially young consumers.

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Theft Researcher: Avoid Using Your Debit Card This Holiday Season

Dec. 5, 2014
Theft Researcher: Avoid Using Your Debit Card This Holiday Season

It's the holiday season, and for many of us that means shopping.

But this year, leave your debit card at home.

That's not to say you shouldn't find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Just use a credit cardor better yet, cashto do it, if you can.

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Hiring Look-Alike Employees Alienates Customers

Oct. 8, 2014

In order to create brand ambassadors who can sell a certain look, clothing stores have been known to screen prospective employees based on appearance. In addition to creating ethical concerns, this practice may be alienating customers, according to research from the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Experts Available to Discuss Holiday Topics

Dec. 17, 2009

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss issues ranging from beating the holiday blues to timeless holiday traditions to children's fantasies of Santa Claus. E-mail is the preferred method of contact for these experts.

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Study on romantic rejection in USA Today

March 6, 2008
Study on romantic rejection in USA Today

When coping with a romantic breakup, women turn to shopping.

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