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Americans Ditch Coffee Over Cash Fears: Poll

Workers opting for bagged lunches, reusable water bottles

(Newser) - Faced with an economy they fear is worsening, Americans are making the ultimate sacrifice: They’re no longer buying their morning joe, a Harris poll finds. Some 21% of respondents said coffee doesn’t fit their budgets, Fox News reports. They’re making other changes to their eating habits, too:... More »

Consumer Reports: Try Generic Brand Foods

They frequently beat brand names on taste

(Newser) - Consumer Reports offers some age-old advice the next time you're cruising the grocery aisle: Don't pay for the brand name. It recently sampled 21 food products and found that generic brands beat or tied the brand-name version in taste on 14 of them. Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup, for instance, lost... More »

Restaurants, Retailers Gulp as Consumers Tighten Belts

Penny pinchers shifting to generics, eating in

(Newser) - The rising price of staples like milk and gas, coupled with layoffs and flat-lining wages, is creating a nation of penny-pinching consumers, the New York Times reports. Industry is taking notice as buyers substitute generic brands for top-of-the-line products and skip eating out at restaurants. More »

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