Some companies use in-home shopping parties to get customers to spend on items like jewelry and Tupperware in the company of friends -- and a lot of alcohol. Diageo Plc is going straight to the fun by shipping liquor and bartenders to clients’ living rooms.
Thailand’s baht gained this week, after falling in each of the previous two periods, on increased fund inflows as anti-government protesters removed blockades at four main intersections in central Bangkok.
McDonald’s Corp., the world’s largest restaurant chain, has begun offering pastries in some locations, part of an effort to turn around declining U.S. sales by attracting more customers in the morning.
Mexico’s peso volatility fell for an 11th session, the longest stretch of declines since August 2010, as investors awaited a report on U.S. employment for clues on the Federal Reserve’s plans to cut monetary stimulus.
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index measures Americans' perceptions on three important variables: the state of the economy, personal finances and whether it's a good time to buy needed goods or services. A new index reading is generated every week, making it a timely sentiment gauge.