Macroeconomics

  1. Global Ad Spending to Rise 4.1% This Year, Return to Pre-Recession Peak

    July 13, 2011 7:01 AM EDT NEW YORK - Global advertising expenditures will return to pre-recession peak levels this year, but the U.S. will take several years to return to its peak performance, media planning and buying firm ZenithOptimedia predicted Tuesday. "While th ...

  2. U.K.'s Recorded Music Wallet Share Dropping: Report

    April 19, 2011 2:40 PM EDT Music has commanded a lower amount of U.K. consumers' spending over the last 14 years, according to a report by PRS for Music Chief Economist Will Page. In 1997, both live and recorded music spending represented 0.38% of consumers' total ...

  3. U.S. Companies Make Combating Intellectual Property Theft A Top Priority To China's Visiting Leader

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST U.S. companies have long demanded that China let its currency rise to make U.S. exports cheaper. But as President Hu Jintao visits Washington this week, U.S. companies are stressing other goals: Stopping the theft of intellectual property. And get ...

  4. 80% Say Recession's Still On

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Though the savants at the National Bureau of Economic Research declared this week that the recession officially ended in June 2009, their opinion is unlikely to win much agreement from the public at large. In a Marist Poll conducted in the middle ...

  5. Gen X, Y Pave The Way To Economic Recovery

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Baby boomers led the U.S. out of a downturn in the last two recessions, but this time around, it will be Gen Xers and millennials paving the way to economic recovery, according to a new report issued by PricewaterhouseCoopers today. The study -- c ...

  6. Will Free-Spending Stage A Comeback?

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's a question that has preoccupied marketers ever since the economy went haywire: Will people revert to their free-spending ways once the economy recovers, or has their behavior been permanently transformed? Some observers insist that peopl ...

  7. Summer 2009 Preview: Why The Concert Is Looking Up

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In an episode of "The Sopranos," Steve Van Zandt's character Silvio Dante memorably reassures Tony Soprano that two businesses continue to thrive during a recession: "Entertainment, and our thing." The two ventures have so ...

  8. Borders Says Recovery In Spending May Take Years

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A recovery in U.S. consumer spending on discretionary goods could take "many, many years," the chief executive of U.S. No. 2 bookseller Borders said on Thursday (May 7). "Our view increasingly is that in certain discretionary catego ...

  9. EMI Revises Profit Warning

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Annual results 'slightly ahead' of expectations. Annual results 'slightly ahead' of expectations. News ...

  10. BMI Reports Record Revenue, Royalties

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fiscal 2004 revenues rose 6.8% from 2003. Fiscal 2004 revenues rose 6.8% from 2003. News ...