Recessions

  1. Entertainment Stocks Pop Amid Stronger U.S. Economic Growth

    October 28, 2011 8:12 AM EDT NEW YORK - Big entertainment stocks saw a nice pop Thursday as U.S. stock markets rose following a European debt deal for Greece and news that the U.S. economy grew at its strongest pace in a year during the third quarter. Gross domestic product i ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Business Matters: Warren Buffett, Pandora, Sufjan Stevens

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- From concert promoters to record labels, people in the industry are wondering when consumer spending will return to pre-subprime loan mess levels. Earlier this week, the National Bureau of Economic Research declared that the recession official ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...