Good Day, Bad Day
A freer press, timid shoppers
GOOD DAY FOR: A freer press, as the Financial Times is making more of its online content free for non-subscribers. Starting in mid-October, registered users will be able to read 30 articles a month at no cost. The New York Times recently got rid of its paid Times Select service. (MarketWatch)
BAD DAY FOR: Timid shoppers, as a new survey by Consumer Reports shows that more than 90 percent of shoppers who asked for discounts got at least one in the past three years. The negotiated price cuts were on a wide range of goods and services, including furniture, electronics, and medical bills. (Reuters)
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
MOST POPULAR ON THE WEEK
- The world's dumbest idea: Taxing solar energy
- 31 TV shows to watch in 2014
- Why would a young person today be religious?
- He said he was leaving. She ignored him.
- Why we can't stop procrastinating, according to science
- Israel and Russia are getting along. Have the neocons noticed?
- Why Holy Thursday is so important to Christians
- How Community's Dean Pelton broke new ground for sexual politics on television
- Why I'm a pro-life liberal
- Texas has been holding this man hostage for 12,600 days
Subscribe to the Week